The Guide to Outlet Shopping in Williamsburg, VA

If you are on a  getaway to Williamsburg, take a morning shopping the “outlets:. There is maybe no shopping experience than outlet shopping.  Sure you have to sift through some of last season’s mistakes but there is a definite “thrill of the chase” that goes along with outlet shopping. Not only that, but you can get more sweaters, bags, tea pots, or whatever it is your heart desires for your hard earned money. That is why you will be “all smiles” to OUTLET SHOPPING  …. Williamsburg Premium Outlets.

 

 

I don’t know if you have ever thought about this but there are different kinds of outlets. There are the “factory warehouse” type outlets that sell “first quality” or damaged merchandise, low-end outlets that sport vague stores like “name brand discounts”, and then there are large and small outlets featuring premium (and even up-scale designers). With Burberry, COACH, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand and others featured on every corner Williamsburg Premium Outlets are certainly the latter.

 

 

These particular outlets are housed around three parking lots. Theoretically, you could drive from lot to lot.  I recommend park once and shop all day. A few trips back to the car never hurt anyone and you can even score a little cardio that way!

 

Do you have a “system”when it comes to outlet shopping?  Perhaps start (and end) at COACH. On this trip that turned out to be a wise choice. HINT:  Check google for coupons before arrival. This was an additional 30% off whatever the sale prices were. For example, I saw a 400.00 bag marked down to $300.00 with an additional 50% off. My coupon would have entitled me to 30% off of the $150.00 sale price making said bag $105.00. It was crazy! I am sure you see how a gal could get into trouble like that.  Anyway, I did not purchase a bag for myself on this trip but I think I will have some very happy girlfriends this holiday season. I may have also gotten myself a bauble or two. ;) COACH and their killer sale was my top “steal and deal” for this trip.

 

 

We made more stops during our shopping trip and I can proudly say I am 100% done with my holiday shopping. These outlets had every price point from the very inexpensive (Claires, Gap, Etc) to average (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klien, Lucky Brand) to higher end (Kenneth Cole, COACH, White House Black Market) to (almost) couture (Burberry, Michael Khors etc). In sum, there was something for everyone.

 

 

Pros:
-Very Accessible: You can drive from lot to lot or simply make a day of walking
-Something For Everyone: Along with the varying price points there were stores for teens, men, the cook/homemaker, fashionista, shoe lover, sports lover, etc. -Its outdoors: This may be a con for some but I LOVE shopping outdoors (except when it is raining) .
-Location: There are lots of good restaurants nearby

 

Cons:
-Seating:  There were not many benches for taking a little mini break.
-Food and Beverages: Food courts – enough said.
-Traffic:  However, no deals and there would be no traffic.

 

Steals and Deals Examples:
-Lucky Brand Jeans retail $128.00 for $39.99
-Fossil summer bags (last season) Retail $115.00 for $25.00
-Additional 50%  Clearance at Tommy Hilfiger
-Cutting Boards (beautiful thick wood) for $16.00 at Le Gourmet Chef
-COACH (Additional 30% off your purchase, even sale items)

NEED A PLACE TO STAY (and store all of the goodies) — www.BeachAndGolfGetaway.com/Kingsmill.html – You can afford it with all the $$ you save!

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