Kyle and I (Lennox too!) love to shop! I think Kyle loves clothing shopping more than I do, actually! One of our favorite spots to shop lately have been the new Premium Outlets in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Grand Prairie Premimum Outlets has 110 great stores including Bloomingdales, Gap, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Lucky, Joe Jeans, Nike, etc. There is something for every type of shopper. We actually went Easter Weekend and the weekend after – once with my friend Meagan to do some mega shopping for her and one more to explore some VIP deals, offers and to work with the center. (Thank you!)
The first deal we found were actually 2 winter coats (one for me, one for Kyle) at the Merrel outlet. These fleece jackets usually go for $150 – since it was spring and we won’t need them again until the winter, we were able to get them $20 each! 20 BUCKS! That’s a great deal!
My second great deal was a brand new pretty handbag from Kate Spade. The Kate Spade outlet is small but has some great deals to find. The whole store was 40% off, but they also had a clearance area, where everything was an additional 50% off the lowest marked price. I found this beauty marked down from $400 to $200, then take 50% off and another 10% off for being a VIP member. So I ended up getting this bag for about $90 (and I had a $100 gift card to the outlets, curtosy of Premium Outlets!). SCORE!
Some other great deals that I found was a cute new dress for #SOFABCON14 at Banana Republic Factory Outlet – Marked down from $70 to $17! Some cute flats at Gap Factory, marked 50% off to make them $15. Some linen pants & shorts for $15 each!
Lastly, I finally found a new bathing suit I really love. I hate bathing suit shopping, honestly. Post baby moms shouldn’t’ have to wear bathing suits! But I found one that is cute and practical at the Bloomingdales Outlet for $40 total.
I love the deals I found and every time we go – there are always some great gems to find! My tips for hitting an outlet center/mall is to go on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday AM. Holiday weekends have great sales too and at the end of a season. I always head to the clearance section first since the best deals are usually found there.
What are you best outlet shopping tips? What are some great deals you have found? What is your favorite outlet store?