New York Shopping
It was the first time we came across a tour guide who for the past 14 days barred us from making big purchases. He probably was too rich to refuse any commission. But we came to appreciate that on the day he said to us ” Here we are, New York shopping, let’s go! ” We stormed out of the bus like kids, only to realize after the shopping that we were lucky we were not allowed to spent freely earlier, for money is never enough in a New York shopping, made worst by Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.
If you are coming to New York for shopping , my only question is why pay the extra in regular outlets when things here are so much cheaper in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets! There are even buses available at Times Square to bring shoppers here.
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets has about 220 stores retailing designer products. One can easily find impressive savings of 30-70% as compared to any regular shopping outlets.
One of the highlights of our tour is a visit to the Premium Outlets. The group was really excited about this trip. Phew, it was a shop-till-you-drop day, 7 hours of shopping was barely enough, not just for me, but for all others. Everything here seems to be a bargain, some are old stocks, but who cares. By old stocks meaning those which are retailing about 2-3 seasons ago, but these were really good bargains, the stocks were new, and the design still looks fashionable. Forget about buying from any online stores, if you’d find online products are cheap, the price here was even lower! We did a general check on our group of 30 tour mates, the average spending was USD$1,600.00 per person. Even the few who initially claimed they are not interested in premium products could not resist the temptation to part a few hundreds of their hard earn cash eventually.
**Do note that I’m not sponsored, paid, nor asked to recommend this attraction or any service in anyway. As a tourist, I love it and had really enjoyed the experience, and find the information or service rather relevant to what I’ve personally seen or heard and just wanted to share.
5 things to note before you even shop at the Premium Outlets:
1. Worry not if you need a meal, as there is a large restaurant offering a variety of good food at surprisingly low price.
2 Basically it’s an adult’s shopping heaven, nothing much to do for the old or young, they would get bored.
3. If you intend to have a shopping spree, bring your 28” travel luggage along for a hands-free experience, don’t worry, it’s a common sight, though few shopping trolleys are provided.
4. If time is a constraint, plan your route well. It’s impossible to finish the place in one day, unless you plan to buy only a particular brand.
5. Budget well, don’t get carried away, do not buy what you didn’t plan for just because it’s a steal.
6. Carry cold hard cash, not credit card. Cash has the restrictive power of limiting your budget, credit card do not, you’d tend to spend more than what you’d intended.
** Do not be deceived by the pictures below, inside each outlet is packed with bargain-hunters.
The place looks rather deserted from the outside, but enter into any of these stores and it’s a shopping war zone, everybody ‘fighting’ to get something. Everything seems to be a good buy. Some brands has product at 80% off regular price, these are usually off-season fashion, but are actually a steal for those who do not bother. After all, these are brand new products, not those recycle. Our guide told us he had the experience to be patiently waited for a particular product he was eyeing to drop to a mere 30% before he finally strike. Well, he could do that since he came here regularly.
Some brands has product at 80% off regular price, these are usually off-season fashion, but are actually a steal for those who do not bother. After all, these are brand new products, not those recycle. Our guide told us he had the experience to be patiently waited for a particular product he was eyeing to drop to a mere 30% before he finally strike. Well, he could do that since he came here regularly.
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets- maps and information
At Woodbury Common Premium Outlets visitors can get a map and a discount booklet of the outlet provided free from the Information Counter, which is located inside the only restaurant there. I attached a few pages here for a better shopping experience. Don’t worry , almost every products we seen here offers great discounted price from regular shopping outlets. But, as always, do check with the relevant business outlets for an update. Happy shopping!
Obtain the map from the Information Counter to better plan your day.
Collect this free Discount Booklet from the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Information Counter. We didn’t use any though, as the booklets looks a bit outdated, the current promotions is more attractive, with less terms and conditions attached.
The moment we got the map, everyone was studying it and planning their route with intense focus. The ladies, especially were preparing as if going to take an examination. New York shopping? I thought it looks more like we’re going to take the Woodbury Common Premium’Examination’. With less than 10 hours here, and came far away from another continent, no one wants to miss out purchasing anything.
In Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, money is always not enough. One thing we liked most was the service standard. Of course, we don’t expect personalized service like the one we got from New York Times Square, especially Fifth Ave, but the staff at these Premium Outlets were generally attentive and service-oriented in almost all the outlets we had been (more than 18 brands and stores).
All customers are treated equally regardless of the amount spent. We had went into few stores and made no purchase yet were served like a king when we approached the staff.
My kids went crazy with this brand, hereafter, I felt the need to ‘rob’ the bank for cash.
Often most shoppers would ended up buying more than what they initially intended to. At the end of the day, everyone hates the guide for allowing us less than 10 hours here. Time and money is never enough in New York!