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September 27, 2011 > Celebrating women

Celebrating women

Submitted By Carolyn Popescu

For the first time, Great Mall, Milpitas, the largest outlet, value retail and entertainment destination in Northern California, will present "Celebrating Women," a month-long national initiative to honor and empower women everywhere. Celebrating Women, which culminates in a community fundraising event and fashion show with a special appearance by Miss California 2011, will also feature style presentations, community awards to female role models benefiting local charities, women's health awareness programs, in-store events and discounts.

"Great Mall's Celebrating Women is our way to empower women of all ages through fashion and self-expression," said Cristina Robles Miller, a spokesperson for The Mills. "This effort will showcase our unique brand of shopping with fashion forward outlet and value retailers, while engaging women who play a vital role in our society as mothers, caregivers, business leaders and community activists."

Celebrating Women will launch with a breast cancer survivor celebration on October 1, hosted by Lissa Kreisler, morning host of 94.5 K-Bay. This inspirational event will feature guest speakers including Dr. Vera Packard founder of HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, informational tables and a style presentation. In addition, Great Mall will host Living Great, a representation of different facets of women's life, starting at 2 p.m..

Women will also enjoy interactive fashion and style experiences, or Style Stops, hosted by more than 20 fashion-forward retailers at Great Mall on October 6 and 20. Along with these in-store events, attendees have will have access to a fashion stylist for a one-on-one consult on looks, accessorizing and more.

Thousands of Red Hat Society members will also enjoy a day to call their own at Great Mall's Red Hat Rendezvous on Tuesday, October 11. Guests will enjoy Great Mall's Sweet Shop Stop in the afternoon, receive a Celebrating Women cosmetic bag and special day-long discounts. Throughout the month Red Hats who bring their membership card to Guest Services will receive free coupon packet and more.

As the finale to this inaugural effort, on Wednesday, October 27, Miss California 2011 will host Role Models, a fundraiser to benefit several charitable organizations throughout Northern California, at which, Great Mall will honor inspirational women for their continuing efforts to improve the local community. Role Models will feature an awards presentation and a VIP cocktail reception.

For more information about Great Mall's Celebrating Women, please call (408) 956-2033, visit or check us out on Facebook at and Twitter at

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