Category: Outlet Shopping

Shopping In Jacksonville

They say the day of the indoor mall is fading and the two newest and largest shopping centers in Jacksonville seem to support this theory. St. Johns Town Center is an outdoor shopping center that boasts 11 anchor stores and 150 brand name retail stores. You’ll also find many restaurants to choose from including, The Cheese Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Cantina Laredo, and may more. There are also apartments and condos close by.

River City Marketplace is on the North Side of Jacksonville near the airport. Built in 2006, they have a movie theater with 18 screens and a vast array of retail stores including a huge Wal-Mart Super Center, Best Buy, Michaels, Office Depot and many others. Restaurants include; Olive Garden, Chili’s, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, and many other types of restaurants to suit your taste buds and your budget.

If you want something a little more quaint and historical then you should check out the San Marcos Square. This is an upscale shopping area just south of downtown Jacksonville. There’s an eclectic mix of locally owned stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Be sure not to miss Peterbrook’s Chocolatiers. They have everything from chocolate covered popcorn to chocolate covered french fries! Also located in the San Marco area is The Little Theater. It opened its doors in 1937 and claims to be the oldest continuously operating community theater in the nation. There is also a movie theater that sells pizza and sandwiches allowing you to eat at little tables while you watch your movie.

If you decide you need to eat healthier, try The Farmer’s Market. It’s open every day of the year and offers over 200 vendors selling a huge assortment of fresh farm produce. It’s located at 1810 West Beaver Street, which has been its home since 1938. The Jacksonville Farmers Market is known to be the oldest farmers market in Florida.

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, George Street in St. Augustine offers a variety of small shops and deli’s offering unique menu items. Taking a trip to Centre Street on Amelia Island makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Enjoy the specialty shops, then have a cup of coffee at Seattle’s Best or stop by the bakery for a fresh-baked treat.

About Gurgaon Shopping Malls

At present there are about a dozen Gurgaon shopping Malls spotted across the city and about hundred and fifty are to be erected as planned. Renowned brands are now volunteering to sponsor the construction of the malls in Gurgaon. Every new mall cropping up is promising a unique specialty to attract shoppers. In fact, the infrastructure and the quality of the malls loaded with brand new goods and accessories are no way inferior to those of the Western countries.

List Of Gurgaon Shopping Malls

  • The Sahara Mall, DLF City Center Mall, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Shoppers Stop, Vishal Megamart are some of the famous shopping malls in Gurgaon. The following is the list of some of the most visited malls of Gurgaon.
  • Sahara Mall – Since the year 2001, Sahara Mall has been frequented by the shoppers coming from various parts of the city. The mall covers an area of about 3.89 acres.
  • The MGF Metropolitan Mall – This mall occupies about 400,000 sq feet. Famous national and international brands like Nike, Benettone, Denim, Levis, Shoppers Stop, Reebok, Nakshatra have opened their outlets here. This mall is also ideal for shoppers who are food buffs. Popular food corners like McDonalds, Baristaa and Café Coffee are located in this mall.
  • The DLF Mega Mall – The DLF Mega Mall is another commonly visited mall in Gurgaon. It is erected by the real estate giant, DLF. The total area covered by the Mall is about 300,000 square feet and boasts of having a three-screen multiplex.

Being located at one of the fast growing cities of India with highly developed and latest shopping facilities, the Gurgaon shopping malls have turned as one of the major attractions for the city dwellers.

Shop During The Sale

I’ve been guilty of being talked into buying something that wasn’t really ‘me’ or did not represent my style which I’ve later regretted, thanks to the pushy salesperson. Once I set foot through the doors of a shop, I can sense straight away if I am going to fall in love with something or not. It’s instinct. A classic example of my impulse purchases is driving to a shopping centre to get some ‘milk’ but at the back of my mind, I have a hidden agenda.

I end up going home with a pair of shoes, a clutch and a top on sale (minus the milk).

Shops have a subtle way of seducing innocent shoppers to spend more and stay longer. The upbeat or mellow music, the dark lighting, the scent, those wonderful mirrors that can make you look longer and slimmer. Fashion mistakes happen all the time. Wrong purchases are bought everyday. Time and time again I have vowed to stick to a written list which almost always disappears every time I head out. And with so many clearance sales, it’s so easy to be tempted and succumb to the reduced prices.

Here are some shopping tips to ensure you only buy items you need to fill the missing gaps in your wardrobe.

  • Say goodbye: Go through your wardrobe and cull items that you no longer need, want, are out of shape or you haven’t worn in months or years.
  • Shopping List: After de-cluttering your wardrobe, create a list of missing items. This is the most important step, so be honest and don’t skip this (and don’t forget this when shopping).
  • Go for comfort: Wear something comfortable and dress appropriately. You will find you will get treated better.
  • Luxury is sexy: When buying items on sale, go for luxurious textiles like cashmere, which can be very expensive when not on sale.
  • Love your shape: Buy for your body shape and ignore the size on the tag. Remember, if you buy something that is too small, you will end up with the dreaded ‘muffin top’.
  • Stick to classics: Classics will never be out of style. Think leather jackets, dark denim, white shirts and black dresses.
  • Feed yourself: Never shop when you’re hungry. As strange as it may sound shopping on an empty stomach could mean rushing a purchase and not being able to think straight.

Shop Fittings Manufacturers

Tegometall

Founded in 1954 by Rudolf Bohnacker in Blaubeuren, Germany. Tegometall is considered by many Europe’s and UK’s number1 shop fittings manufacturers. Initially Tegometall started producing shelving systems using a unique concept that evolved and it is now one of the most comprehensive shopfittings systems to date.

Over the years the company evolved and nowadays Tegometall uses state-of-the-art technology to produce world class shop fittings. Tegometall factories are equipped with automated processes including large scale press units, CAD supported laser press units and solvent free powder lacquers painting methods. All of Tegometall operating and auxiliary materials are free of chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons, and the use of PVC foils has been completely discontinued.

Caem

Caem Shelving Engineering is a steel modular retail shop fitting system that uses cutting edge technology to produce shelving systems of the highest quality tailored to your shop needs.

The design of the structural components and the speed and precision of assembling, guarantees a perfect visual merchandise for the most different retail outlets.

Caem shelves are robust and flexible at the same time. Such combination allows you to change your shop layout as you wish in a very quick and easy way.

Handbag Outlets

Bargain shoppers tend to visits outlets prior to shopping at a retail store. If you do not absolutely have to get the most recent bag, then this is a great way to get an expensive, high quality bag for a fraction of the price. The outlets will have current bags but they may not have the new season. These are typically overstock items that are sold for much less than the retail price.

There are many buying centers which are devoted to only one brand name. You’ll be capable of finding numerous from the well-liked designer bags from a number of various lines. They are the genuine label but are offered for a lot less. These buying centers are usually situated within the suburbs and might be a far distance from metropolitan areas.

You will find big and little buying centers of this type. They’re stocked with all the newest merchandise. This truly is a superb method to get discounted designer bags. There are a few buying days which are better than others. Many people visit these stores on the weekend. If you would like to beat the crowds, you need to go early on the weekdays.

The merchandise sold at these facilities are all top quality. There may be rare cases where the items are damaged in some sort of minor detail. In these cases, the mark downs on the prices are even more dramatic. It is important, however, to make sure that you are buying the genuine designer label. There are many facilities that try to sell knock offs. You must make sure that you are buying from the official shopping center and you should know how to authenticate the product.

These kinds of retailers could be discovered throughout the world. Numerous have web sites which means you can look to see what kind of merchandise they keep in stock. It’s usually better to visit the facility to determine what they have because new objects are available all the time.

The merchandise might be somewhat dated however they are in new and outstanding condition. These retailers allow it to be much more feasible for many more individuals to possess these higher priced bags. Not everybody can manage these higher priced bags but whenever you shop with these retailers, people that can not manage to buy one bag can manage to purchase a number of at one time.

These shopping facilities are very popular and frequented by all kinds of shoppers. They are a bit out of the way, and transportation will be needed to access them. There are coach buses, in some states, that make trips out to these shopping centers. For those that do not have their own car, this is a convenient way to get to the facility. Going to a handbag outlet can be a lot of fun and at the end of the day, you can get the bag of your dreams for more than half off the price.

Buy Gyaru Clothes in Tokyo

If Shibuya is a little bit too hectic for you, then I would personally go to Harajuku. This train station is only one stop before Shibuya. The shops in Harajuku are spread over a wider are, as there are no department malls. Instead you will find quaint little shops tucked away in alleyways. You will find a lot of boutique gyaru shops just by doing a little bit of discovering. I recommend that you start off by heading to Takeshita Dori which is accessed directly in front of the JR in Harajuku station.

There are other places where you can also get gyaru fashion however I found that Harajuku and Shibuya had more than enough shops that it took me two days to see everything that was there. If you would like to find counter fashion that is more appropriate for an older adult then I would suggest you check out one of the peak department malls such as Marui.

If you are in Osaka the easiest place to find gyaru inspired fashion is a Amerika-Mura and Shinsaibashi. The department mall called OPA is the closest thing to Shibuya 190 in the west of Japan. When I was in Osaka a couple of years ago, I noted that the gyaru fashion there was a little bit more laid-back and mature. If you want something that screams out a little bit more personality than Tokyo will have a boutique shop to fit your needs better. If you are into hime gyaru or Lolita fashion Harajuku has a better concentration of boutique shops.

Purchasing Silver Necklaces

Pearl Necklace

Pearl necklaces are considered to be one of the most popular and common type of necklace. You can wear pearl necklace to office, or simply when you want to do window shopping. There are no limitations! Ranging from the types that have similar pearls in a row to the ones that have different shades and shapes, pearl necklaces proof their worth.

Chunky Necklace

Do you have preference of something bling bling? Chunky silver necklaces make its breakthrough to jewelry industry by absorbing attention through its bold display with large pendants, beads and/or stones.

Pendants

Pretty much the type with popularity slightly higher than pearl necklaces. Sometimes its existence is shaken by dramatic designs, but it doesn’t stop pendants to persist its position as most favorite. Pendants embrace wider range of customers; from simple and girly designs like flowers, hearts, animals designs to cultural or spiritual nuance like gothic or crosses designs.

Layering Necklaces

The name itself is pretty much self-explanation. Add couple necklaces that are for layering, in this case not too bold so you can have many pieces hanging around your neck without looking like a walking jewelry shop. Layering necklaces have this trait to give you a sophisticated look for evening wear.

The most important thing when choosing the types of necklaces is to match them with your outfits and whole appearance. Be aware of the tops you’re wearing, your hairstyle and the occasion you’re going to so the silver necklaces can do its role; to enhance the beauty instead of outweighing your outfit or ruining your whole appearance.

Shopping in Boynton Beach

The Boynton Beach Mall is our mall of choice for everyday needs. It’s in a very convenient location and it offers a pleasant shopping experience blending great places to shop with a relaxed neighborhood feel. The main stores are Macy’s, Dillards, JCPenney and Sears, along with over 135 specialty stores and eateries, all set in a freshly renovated Florida garden setting. There’s even a wonderful kids’ play area with a delightful merry-go-round. Many retired people, who we call mallwalkers, enter the mall before it opens to briskly walk back and forth for exercise in a safe, air conditioned environment.

CityPlace in West Palm Beach is an exciting downtown destination set in an open-air plaza where old-world architecture, beautiful fountains, and sidewalk cafes create an atmosphere reminiscent of a European town center. There have many well known shops, fine restaurants, and a 20-screen movie theatre.

Another favorite is the Mall at Wellington Green. This Mediterranean-style mall features over 170 specialty shops and restaurants, plus four 2-level department stores: Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney and Nordstrom. The 1.3 million-square-foot, two-level mall serves as the premier year-round shopping for residents as well as tourists in the Boynton Beach area.

Now, for our upscale shopping safaris, the girls and I have two favorite sites nearby: Town Center in Boca Raton and the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. Shopping at the Town Center is always an adventure. They have approximately 220 specialty stores including Tiffany, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Cartier, Cole Haan, Burberry, Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, Hugo Boss, Sephora, Tourneau, Swarovski, Godiva, Anthropologie, Chico’s, The Walking Co., Coldwater Creek, Easy Spirit, Lilly Pulitzer and many others. The department stores are Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sears. And the people watching is amazing.

Shopping at the Gardens Mall is simply divine. This luxurious 1.4 million-square-foot center, featuring over 160 fine specialty shops, is anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Sears. The specialty shops include Chanel, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren. This is a world-class shopping destination, which blends award-winning architecture, fine art and natural landscaping with an innovative retail mix, plus casual and fine dining, such as P.F. Chang’s and Brio Tuscan Grille as well as California Pizza Kitchen and Ruby Tuesday. Shopping there is an elegant afternoon. And of course, both malls offer valet parking.

Our appetite for garage and yard sales is satiated by our two favorite flea markets: the Carnival in Delray Beach and the Festival in Pompano Beach. The nearby Carnival Flea Market is a 35,000-square-foot indoor, air conditioned building, with more than 180 booths filled with all new merchandise at discount prices, so you can shop till you drop!

The massive, quarter-mile-long Festival Flea Market Mall is a shoppers’ paradise with over 500 shops, restaurants, fragrance and cosmetic shops, shoe stores, clothing shops, jewelry stores, home furnishing stores and gift boutiques. Some of my girlfriends claim this is the best flea market in South Florida.

Last on my list of favorites is Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise. With over 350 brand name stores and more than 2,380,000-square-feet of retail selling space, it is the sixth largest mall in the United States, and the largest outlet mall in South Florida. When you shop here, plan on spending the whole day and be sure to wear your track shoes…this is not a stroll down Main Street, it’s a trek designed for super shoppers.

Well, that my list of the best shopping in the Boynton Beach area, from top to bottom. I love living here and so does my family, especially when I come home bearing gifts from my shopping expeditions.

Outlet Shopping in Minneapolis

The first thing I found to purchase was a long sleeved pink Juicy tee that read Confessions of a Couture Girl. I have told people before that I can’t stand Juicy Couture. I don’t want the word Juicy tattooed across my butt or chest (for the obvious implicit meaning) and, quite frankly, I can’t imagine spending hundreds of dollars on a sweatsuit because it says Juicy.
This shirt had Juicy written only on the label on the inside of the shirt and was marked down from $90 to $24.98 (and I must remind you that there is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota). The tee fit well and the sleeves were long enough, a rarity for a girl with arms as long and gangly as mine.
Sifting through the racks, my eyes landed on a gorgeous white cashmere Magaschoni sweater with sequined white snowflakes adorning the bottom and, don’t hate me, a rabbit trimmed hood with furry pom poms. I must clarify that I am not a believer in harming animals for any type of vanity. If I were not in a state of fashion euphoria at this gorgeous sweater, I would have checked the label. Instead, I gasped in delight, ripped the sweater off the rack, and then asked my mom, “do you think this is real fur?” She ran her fingers across the hood and replied, “No, I don’t think so.” So I slipped the sweater on and fell in love. The best part? The $500 sweater was marked down to $44.98. I could barely breathe as I made my way to the register.

At this point, I must note that my mother found a stunning gray Calvin Klein dress for $50, originally priced at $500.
I have recently began discovering the beautiful world of brown. I have always been a black and white buyer. In fact, in college I wore black dress pants nearly every day. I love the dramatic look that black and white can offer, but the recent purchase of the most comfortable chocolate brown skirt from Bebe has converted me to the delicious and versatile world found in the basic color. Before the fashion-altering skirt, my venture into the world of brown went as far as khaki pants. Yet, I have begun discovering the rich shades brown has to offer. My last two finds at the Saks outlet were creamy, long-lasting browns.
I first found a chocolate brown knit shrug by Gracie for $24.98, marked down from $80. The comfortable shrug is the perfect way to dress up jeans and a tee.

Last, I found a gorgeous sleeveless sweater in a smooth coffee brown with intricate beading combining yellow, orange, and brown wooden beads with real seashells. The beach-inspired style was perfect for my leading role as bride and program director for an upcoming week in Hawaii. Originally $96, I purchased this WR Studio top for $34.98.
I tried on the clothes in a tiny and dim dressing room, waited in a long line to check out, and walked out of the store with a heavy plastic bag (one of the handles even broke before I made it back to the bookstore to get my dad), but I must say this was one outlet shopping trip worth enduring.

Cheap Discount Outlets

Handbags have been one of the most popular items for a woman to shop for but in a tough economy people are looking for a popular cool brand but at a great price and this is where coach fits the bill. There are also many coach outlet stores around the country where you can find great handbags but at a discount price. Remember that a lot of the styles they have at the outlet stores are made for those stores and not the regular retail stores.

You want to search online to see if there is an outlet mall near where you live because it is possible that there is a coach outlet store there. Also you can find great deals on coach bags on auction sites because many people have access to these low prices outlets. They can then take these bags and offer them to people who can not find an outlet store near where they live. You of course need to be cautious because there are imitation coach bags that are cheaper than the real thing but the quality is not very good.

Remember that if you want to save money on a coach bag then you need to search to find an outlet near where you live. Another options of coarse is to search online for discount coach bags and this way you can get a high end fashion bag at a discount price.