The secret is out! Bargain hunters worldwide have discovered where to find top designer labels and brands for less money.
Premium Outlets offers shoppers impressive savings between 25 and 65 per cent every day. They feature the finest designer and name brands in one venue, each located in unique outdoor settings, with an architecturally distinctive village atmosphere.
Individual centres have their own mix of brands. The list of designers and brands ranges from luxury names such as Gucci and Prada to labels like Burberry, Coach and Michael Kors, while popular fashion brands include DKNY, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and leading sportswear names like Adidas, Nike and Puma. Besides fashion, Premium Outlets also offer other products, for instance, home furnishing and jewelry. At many centres, you can also find Bloomingdales The Outlet Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.
Each Premium Outlet offers a range of services to aid shoppers. These include a fully staffed Customer Service/Information Center, ATMs, stroller rentals, wheelchairs and international sizing charts. Select venues also offer foreign currency exchange, lockers and tickets to area attractions and shows.
There are 77 Premium Outlets worldwide – 63 in the United States, nine in Japan (Ami, Gotemba, Kobe-Sanda, Rinku, Sano, Sendai-Izumi, Shisui, Toki, Tosu), two in South Korea (Paju, Yeoju), and one each in Puerto Rico (San Juan), Malaysia (Johor Bahru) and Mexico (Mexico City). Its US centres are in or near major metropolitan areas and popular tourist destinations including New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The largest of which is Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in New York, with 220 shops.
Constantly adding to its portfolio, the 90-store Phoenix Premium Outlets in Chandler, Arizona recently opened shop next to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. In the coming months, three others will join the fold. Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills, Ontario will open on August 1, while St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield, Missouri will welcome customers on August 22. Abroad, another Outlet will debut in Busan in September of this year.
Before embarking on your shopping trip, check out www.premiumoutlets.com for a complete list of stores, sales and events and area hotels (many offer special “Shop-N-Stay” packages). There’s also the online VIP Shopper Club that offers members extra special coupons and offers. Premium Outlets are part of US-based Simon Property Group.