INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 4, 2012) – The Mills®, popular outlet and value retail shopping destinations owned by Simon Property Group in several major U.S. markets, will launch a national contest for the chance to win a meet and greet with E! News co-anchor Giuliana Rancic. The contest, now through Sept. 27, coincides with “Celebrating Women,” a signature Mills event which includes a runway event at select Mills properties, including Ontario Mills near Los Angeles, Ca. which will welcome Rancic as a celebrity guest host on October 17. One lucky winner selected at random will win ‘star’ treatment with complimentary airfare for two to the Los Angeles area, a two-night hotel stay at the modern, fresh and fun Aloft Hotel, dinner for two at Market Broiler, VIP seating at Ontario Mills’ Celebrating Women runway event hosted by Rancic and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Ontario, a $1,000 shopping spree at Ontario Mills and a makeover from a top LA stylist. Rancic fans are encouraged to visit Facebook pages of the participating Mills properties hosting Celebrating Women to register for the chance to win:

Concord Mills (Charlotte) – September 22        

Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) – September 22

Katy Mills (Houston) – September 28-29          

Ontario Mills (Los Angeles) – October 17         

Grapevine Mills (Dallas) – October 19            

“Celebrating Women is the perfect platform for us to showcase The Mills’ unique brand of shopping,” said Kelly Mikesell, Vice President of Marketing, The Mills. “We are excited to work with Giuliana Rancic again as we use this signature event to showcase our unbeatable mix of fashion forward outlet and value retail stores.”
At each Celebrating Women event, fashion lovers will enjoy a professional runway presentation with models dressed in fashionable looks from leading outlet stores within The Mills. Hot fashions from top designer brands will turn heads such as Prada, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana and more, which can be found at select stores such as Last Call by Neiman Marcus, OFF 5TH Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s-The Outlet Store and Nordstrom Rack, as well as Coach Factory Store, Tommy Bahama Outlet, J. Crew Factory, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and more.
Celebrating Women will also include Style Stops, interactive fashion and style experiences hosted by select retailers. These in-store events will include special discounts, informal modeling, trunk shows, personal shoppers, giveaways, entertainment, refreshments and more.
Rancic is considered a jack of all trades in the television industry and beyond. She is co-anchor of “E! News” alongside Ryan Seacrest, co-star of E!’s hugely popular “Fashion Police” show and star and executive producer of her reality show on Style Network, “Giuliana and Bill.”  She has also served as co-host of numerous red carpet events at award shows in the entertainment industry and was host of the Miss USA 2011 and 2012 beauty pageants.  On October 17, 2011, Rancic announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and has since undergone surgery to treat the disease.  She has become a public advocate for the cause, as well as a long-time supporter of several other charities, including Operation Smile, Dress for Success, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago and the Children’s Miracle Network.
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About The Mills, A Simon Company
The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group's five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world.  The Company currently owns or has an interest in 335 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 244 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at


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