Situated amidst the historic Manchester townscape with Vermont’s green mountains in the near distance, today’s Manchester Designer Outlets is a collection of more than 40 designer outlet boutiques. It’s a carefully curated, world class shopping experience catering to savvy shoppers and discerning travelers alike. “MDO is unique. It wasn’t artificially designed and developed to look like a village. It’s a real life town, with a vibrant culture and a sense of style, and history. And the shopping experience blends right in, and bolsters it.”
“People have been coming to Manchester since the late 1800s because of what we have here, " says Lana Hauben, Director of Marketing. "The summers, the foliage, the skiing, and while lots of people come to the country for peace and quiet, there are those who come because they want to get out of the city, although they haven’t gotten the city out of them. The great thing about Manchester is that you can relax and unplug, but still have wonderful, cultural activities and events at our fingertips!”
Lana is charming; high energy and whip smart. She’s a licensed therapist, a children’s book author, a patron of the arts, and Marketing Director at MDO, Manchester Designer Outlets. One thing we love immediately about her is that she gives all the credit for her successes to the important people in her life; her mother, her husband Ben, and their three daughters. She talked with the folks at manchestervermont.com last month about Vermont, and Manchester, and the birth of MDO. Get the entire behind-the-scenes story by clicking here!