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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Member Name: kellylouj
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Advantages: So many shops, so many bargains
Disadvantages: You will not have enough arms to carry bags
Well after visiting Woodbury Common you may not select any of the above but simply state SHOPPING!!!!!
On my second visit to New York we had decided to make the trip to Woodbury Common as we had heard this mentioned so many times before on our last trip but never had the money to make the trip over there.
**What is Woodbury Common?**
It is a member of the Chelsea Premium Outlets group and is a much larger version of our McArthur Glen Outlets, so if any of you have read my previous review on Cheshire Oaks you will know that I was in heaven when I read up on Woodbury Common.
Claiming to have over 220 branded stores the thought of it was getting my credit card crumbling with fear!
**Where is Woodbury Common?**
As a visitor to New York I recommend you book a ticket with Grayline Tours you will see these dotted about throughout the streets of New York wearing red bibs with Gray line tours on they tend to ask you "Do you like shopping?" if this gets asked your on to the right people!!
A ticket cost us $37.00 dollars and this got us the coach trip from the Port Authority which is located just off Times Square on 42nd Street Avenue direct to the Outlet which is a 45 minute journey there and back and a discount booklet at the Information Desk when we presented our receipt fantastic if you ask me I love bargains!!
If you are brave enough to hire a car though Woodbury Common is located on Route 32 in Central Valley just 1 hour from New York City, for directions I recommend using Mapquest.
I do recommend the coach for a relaxing journey but a car for the boot space that you will need.
If you do want the trip on the coach pre-book at www.keithprowsetickets.com
There are so many shops it is unbelievable so I will list the ones I managed to visit:-
Adidas, Aeropostale, Anne Klein, Ashworth - Callaway Golf
Banana Republic, Barneys New York Outlet, Benetton, Burberry
Calvin Klein, Caroline Herrera, Chanel, Claiborne Menswear
Diesel, DKNY, Dolce and Gabbana, Donna Karan
Fendi, French Connection
Gap, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Guess
Lacoste, Levi's Outlet, Liz Claiborne
Off 5th Saks Avenue
Polo Jeans Co, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma
Yves Saint Laurent
There really are some amazing stores where everything is outlet price with discounts ranging from 35-75% of that price so you can snap up designer products for a fraction of the original retail price.
**What did I buy?**
I invested in 2 Tommy Hilfieger Sweaters with Anghora wool in the material for less that £15.00 each and it is very rare that you can find designer items as cheap as that in the UK.
The Gap outlet was amazing I managed to buy my Niece a gorgeous pink sparkly dress for just £4.00 which is not available in the shops over here.
I spent $70.00 in Polo Ralph Lauren Store and could of got so much more, in that I got a sweatshirt for my boyfriend a t-shirt, I got a Polo Shirt and a plain logo t-shirt for myself a real bargain!
I got my boyfriend a Hugo Boss sleepset which was a t-shirt and boxers for just under $5.00!
I was trying to stick to my budget and as I had finished most of my Christmas Shopping didn't need to buy all that much.
The Levi's Outlet I spend $25.00 and came out with two pairs of Levi Jeans which were slight seconds but a bargain all the same.
If you want bargains for designer wear I do recommend a visit, but plan a whole day into your itinerary as there is so much to actually see and do there and a whole host of places to eat.
There are Chelsea Premium Outlets located all over the United States and they include:-
Opening hours can vary during holiday periods so it is always worthwhile checking general opening hours are 9am-9pm and believe me the time flys!!
There are plenty of places to eat at Woodbury Common I opted for China Taste where I got a value meal for just under $10.00 this got me Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried rice and a large spring roll and soft drink, fantastic value for money and the food is pretty much cooked fresh. It is a small cafe area that has a fast food style order to it but the food is fantastic and you get so much it is difficult to finish!
There is always a starbucks and McDonalds if you feel that you need to refuel!
There are plenty of toilets located around the shopping areas as well as Cash Machines.
If you plan on taking Children there is a facility to hire a stroller for the day which saves space in the car/coach.
There is also an onsite playground for when the children get fed up.
Wheelchairs are also available for hire should they be required.
Woodbury Common is a must for shopper holics and cannot recommend it enough, a whole day of shopping and I came back with so many bargains, yet New York itself I saw hardly anything as low in price even at the sale in Macy's.
The queues are organised and there is hardly any waiting time as there are so many tills operating you whizz through.
There are a great deal of bargains and is by far one of the best places that I have ever been too.
Buses run frequently form the Port Authority to Woodbury Common so you never need worry about missing the bus home.
A must to do in New York!!! Something for all ages
Summary: If you are planning a visit to New York to shop, go here it will get you a lot more for your money.