Four new stores open at Altoona’s Outlets of Des Moines just in time for back-to-school shopping

Get ready for some back-to-school shopping.

Four new stores opened at the Outlets of Des Moines, the discount shopping center in Altoona, bringing sports apparel and shoes, classic attire for the entire family, home decor and more. By the end of the year, another five new stores bring fashions and more to the outlets.

The center offers more than 50 shops and restaurants ranging from Skechers and Michael Kors to Kate Spade and Old Navy. The open-air shopping center debuted in 2017 with more than two dozen stores and a couple of quick-serve restaurants.

Now for its fifth year, the outlets bring in nine new stores, including Puma, Bizzy’s Boutique, Windsor and J.Crew Factory, which just opened. Here’s a look at all that’s new or on the way.

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Puma opens a new location at the Outlets of Des Moines.

Puma opens a new location at the Outlets of Des Moines.


Puma is the most recent opening at the discount center, bringing a 7,492-square-foot store filled with sneakers and sports equipment for men and women to space 810. Shoppers can find sportswear including footwear, apparel, and accessories at value pricing.

While stores such as DW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Champs Sports, Famous Footwear and Foot Locker carry Puma, this is the only stand-alone store in the region.

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Bizzy’s Boutique

Bizzy’s Boutique offers women’s and children’s clothing as well as accessories, home décor, gifts and game day apparel in a 3,500-square-foot store in space 570. The company’s Love, Izzy Project provides a swaddle blanket for babies admitted to a local NICU for each one purchased, with a goal of 1,000 swaddles a year.

Bizzy’s already has a location in Ames at North Grand

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