Columbia sportswear

Opening of Columbia Sportswear in Gulfport, MS Mall

The grand opening of Columbia Sportswear’s all-new outlet will take place Friday at Gulfport Premium Outlets.

The store is next to Levi’s on the north side of the outlets, facing Interstate 10, in Suite 245.

Columbia opens at 10 a.m. Friday, and early customers will receive a free tote bag with a $100 purchase. Opening specials will continue throughout the weekend.

The first Black Friday deals are underway with the season’s lowest prices in store, said store manager Andy Zaprzala. New deals of the week are featured on the Gulfport Premium Outlets deals page.

The store will feature outlet pricing on clothing, footwear and accessories for men, women and children as well as camping gear.

For 80 years, Columbia has been developing apparel and products so its customers can enjoy outdoor activities — and look good doing it, Zaprzala says.

“Whatever the adventure, Columbia has you covered with clothes, shoes and gear that have been rigorously tested and will keep everyone in the family warm, dry, cool and protected year-round.” said David Lawner, senior vice president of retail for Columbia Activewear.

“In addition to breathable, sun-resistant styles that are perfect for Mississippi weather, we know people are looking forward to out-of-state adventures,” Zaprzala said.

Layered jackets with extra-strong zippers are popular with skiers, and Columbia offers breathable, sun-resistant styles designed for warmer climates like south of the Mississippi.

This story was originally published October 18, 2022 5:03 p.m.

Mary Perez has won awards for her articles on business and casinos for the Sun Herald. She also writes about Biloxi, jobs and new restaurants and developments coming to the coast. She’s a fourth-generation journalist.