Discounter's Delight: Tales from the Woodbury Commons
Spring cleaning is a common ritual for many people, but perhaps even more important is the autumnal cleanse. Packing away your shorts and flimsy tees and pulling out the heavy outerwear is a crucial step to surviving the wicked devices that Mother Nature unleashes come winter. Yet this past weekend, when I found myself surveying last year's cold-weather duds, I felt -- well -- sad. I needed a wardrobe refresh and I needed it fast. While Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw somehow cultivated a treasure trove of designer goodies from what I can only assume was a paltry salary as a weekly columnist, the truth of the matter is that HBO was lying to us -- you and I both. Writers -- even of the fashion variety don't make that kind of dough.
But if you're smart, and fashion-hungry, there are solutions -- one very exciting on in particular. Should you happen to live in New York, I have a secret for you (sh!). It's called the Woodbury Commons and its a mere bus ride away. Head over to Port Authority and buy a two-way ticket to this retail Valhalla (who knew paradise was in Jersey?). Some snobs may poo-poo an outlet mall, but with shops like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Prada, Balenciega, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior there, this is by no means a cheapy swap meet. Luxury label's offer major, major discounts for past season's creations. Needless to say, our new Balenciega puffy coat will keep us warm all winter and didn't drain our bank account.
For more information on the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, click here.