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McQueen, Helmut Lang, More Hit Desert Hills Premium Outlets

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As promised, yesterday Desert Hills Premium Outlets officially unveiled its highly-anticipated 50-store expansion, which includes Alexander McQueen's first-ever US outlet. The exciting event also debuted bargain boutiques for Helmut Lang and Belstaff, garnering a crazy crowd of shoppers who arrived as early as 7am. The Cabazon shopping center tells us that "sales were beyond expectations" by mid-morning. Damn.

Take a peek at more opening day snaps below—plus a bonus glimpse of that upcoming Rag & Bone outlet!—and hit the I-10 this weekend, because Desert Hills is keeping the party going now through Sunday. (We hear live music and in-store promotions are involved, as well as a $5,000 shopping spree giveaway.)

· Desert Hills Premium Outlets [Official Site]
· Alexander McQueen's First US Outlet Headed to Desert Hills [Racked]
· OMFG: Mulberry's First US Outlet Store Opens at Desert Hills [Racked]
· OMFG: Rag & Bone, Maje, Sandro, More Headed to Desert Hills [Racked]