By: Ashley Randall
So last week the ShopDrop team headed all the way to the Woodbury Premium Outlets to check out all the designers digs. So settle down in the air conditioning because we will be sharing all the secrets (going outside in this heat is NOT an option).
First off, if you are not familiar with the Woodbury Premium Outlet, it is a shopping center located roughly an hour of NYC. It features outlets for designers like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Prada and more. It is an oasis for a sale shopper since essentially everything is discounted from original retail prices, while a majority of the merchandise is past season (designer is still designer – right?). I know most of you are thinking, if everything is already discounted when is the best time to shop? The real key to shopping at Woodbury Premium Outlets is to go when stores put an additional discount on their merchandise. These extra markdowns include anything from an additional 20% to 50% off select merchandise. We spoke with several Sales Assistants at different designer boutiques to discover when the additional markdowns will take place. The most common answer we received was around Holiday season (literally just missed Fourth of July RIP). But do not worry! A lot of the designer boutiques mentioned that they would be offering a similar promotion for Labor Day. As well most boutiques mentioned Black Friday holiday deals. Additionally, a lot of Sales Assistants will ship merchandise directly to you (best news ever) and send you alerts when the additional markdowns are taking place. Last off, while the designer boutiques boasted some excellent deals, they couldn’t compare to Barney’s Warehouse which had shoes for 70% off with an additional 50% on top (cue us screaming). The clothes didn’t disappoint either. Shopdrop was also shocked to find that everybody’s favorite it girl brand Zimmerman has an outlet store!
So here are the key takeaways for shopping at the Woodbury Premium Outlets and check out some of the merchandise we spotted (advise we are not responsible for your next credit card bill)
- Remember everything is already discounted so don’t justify your purchases because “it was on sale” – get what you really need!
- The additional markdowns (anywhere between an additional 20% to 50%) are only on certain items and happen around Holiday season
- A lot of sales assistants (but not all) will send pictures if you request them and ship the items directly to you!
Happy shopping my Shopdrop friends!