Driving back down from Upstate in a downpour earlier this week, we decided to get out of the rain and check out a few of the outlets at Woodbury Common where the summer sales are in full force. The bad weather had cleared out the place. It looked like a ghost town.
We didn’t have much time, just an hour so I hit a handful of stores. One of them was the Prada Outlet where I headed right for the accessories to see the handbag and shoe selection. In the back, I found the end of season sale. Additional discounts were taken on most of the spring/summer shoes. The colorful woven strappy shoes from the 2011 collection were there on sale for around $360. Also available were platforms, strappy heels, flats in a range of color – leather, suede and patent leather. Most of the handbags were at most half off of the retail price. The Mister spotted a stylish black suit (with tuxedo collar) for a steal at $550. He would have considered it but the trousers were just a tad too tight.
Next stop, Marni where an additional 40% off was being offered on summer merchandise. A pretty good selection on clothing but the footwear was pretty much picked over where sizing was very limited.
Walking into Balenciaga, I was the only customer there. The sale merchandise is towards back of the store – an extra 40% off was being given for clothing and an additional 30% off the ticketed price for shoes.
At Chloe, they were giving anywhere from 10% to 40% off sale handbags. The only bag that caught my eye was still a pricey $1,700 with the discount. Select clothing at Chloe is now at 90% off retail but selection for the pieces hanging on those racks were so-so.
Had I made it into other stores, I might have found some things to take home. But the sun had come out and it was time to head home.
Where/When: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, 498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley, NY 10917; (845) 928-4000, July-Aug 2013.