While some are celebrating 12-days of Christmas, we are still scouting out the best post-season shopping. Since we have already scoured our neighborhood and the vicinity, we thought we would take a little road trip to see what deals can be found at the outlets.
At the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets the deals are about the same as they have been throughout the month of December. Many sales associates say that the merchandise has been pretty well picked over. And then there are the crowds. If you're looking for a more sane shopping experience, local experts suggest waiting to at least mid-week to head North. The next big outlet markdown will come during President's weekend. In the meantime, this is what we found.
Select bags an additional 50% off and clothing is an extra 80% off. Sizes on clothing are running low and the bags with the highest discount are not the most desirable styles.
Merchandise is selling very quickly, which means there isn't a lot to pull at your heart strings about. There is a Sally clutch looking for a good home but there is no additional markdown on current style bags. On older style merchandise you can save an additional 20% off outlet prices. Winter merchandise is now 80% off retail and new spring preview is an additional 20% off outlet prices.
There are no additional markdowns in the outlet store but that may be the reason why there is a healthy selection of bags and shoes. Clothing sizes are starting to run low but next month new winter merchandise will arrive.
Dolce & Gabbana
Right now there is an extra 30% off fall 2010 inventory and 60% off older merchandise. There are still some nice items but sizes are running low and the store is very crowded.
The iconic paisley print emporium is now offering customers an extra 50% off outlet prices for a total saving of about 75% off. Men's merchandise is starting to run low but the women's selection is still plentiful. Check back over Presidents weekend for additional markdowns.
The outlet is offering an extra 50% off their normal discount for a total saving of about 75% off retail. Men's merchandise is running low but the women's selection is still stocked. An additional discount will be taken over Presidents weekend.
As usual, there is a great deal of sample size 7 shoes. In addition, there is a section of shoes that are marked down up to 75% off retail. Sizes of these shoes are most abundant in larger sizes. Overall, the word is that it's been pretty well shopped over.
The Prada outlet has really locked down their discount policy. Right now the markdown is just 30% to 40% off retail prices. We are told that there are only additional discounts in November and June. We suggest skipping this crowded outlet store and keeping an eye on the boutique sale, which is poised for another discount later this month.
There are no additional promotions going on right now. All prices are 30% to 50% off retail. The big discount will come during Presidents weekend. For now, the boutiques and department stores are offering better deals. We even spotted a $1500 Roady at Saks for just $550!