Columbus Day these days doesn't mean much unless you work in banking, work for the post office or love a good sale weekend. It's still a bit early for mainstream retailers to begin heavy discounts but that doesn't mean there aren't deals to be had.
Those looking for some fun day-off discount shopping should proceed to your local outlet center. Just beware, some outlet stores are better at the holiday hype than the holiday discounts. Read below to find out the promotions at some of our favorite outlet stores at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.
If you're looking for extra savings on a supple woven bag you're out of luck. The only additional discounts for the weekend will be in the shoe department where shoes are an additional 60% off.
Shoppers at Chloe can save an additional 20% off the outlet price when shopping over the weekend. Right now the majority of the collection is a full year behind what is currently in stores. We were also told that the outlet got a nice shipment of Marcie and Paraty bags. The prices on these brand classics, however, are full retail. See, we told you outlets can be sneaky!
Every weekend throughout the month of October, shoppers can save an extra 25% off of almost everything in the outlet store. Exclusions include classic shirts for men and women. The majority of the merchandise is winter 2011 and a bit of spring 2011.
All Moncler merchandise is 35% off of retail. We are told that the store, which has been open about a year, does not offer any additional promotions. Those looking to stock up now will find a good variety of colors and textures including shiny styles, full length coats and even some wool varieties.
Columbus Day at Tom Ford looks like it may be the best of the bunch. The outlet is offering an a additional savings between 25% to 50% off already reduced merchandise. You can see the full sale lineup and prices with this link, which will be continually updated throughout the year. (You have to love a store that understands how to use the Internet!)
Weekend shoppers can save an extra 15% off shoes and handbags at the Valentino outlet. The majority of the merchandise is currently last winter's collation.