Woodbury Common = Bargain Shopping Mecca

Woodbury Common – I’d heard about it for years and years but was never afforded the opportunity to visit the holy grail of bargain shopping. However yesterday was my day. So I trekked out to Central Valley, New York to get my shop on.

I don’t think you all understand just how much I love shopping for designer deals. I seriously LOVE it. The feelings I had in the days leading up to my epic shopping trip was equivalent to a child counting the days down til Christmas. It was that serious. I studied the store directory and had a good hard look at the map to get my game plan in order.

Of course nothing went as planned. I needed to have started shopping way earlier in the day than I did because the stores closed before I was finished shopping. But the shopping experience was so magnificent I will be back, in October to be exact.

Here are some of the stand out stores that I visited and a few that I plan on visiting next time I go:

  • Saks OFF 5th
  • Neiman Marcus Last Call
  • Barney’s New York Outlet
  • Valentino
  • Tom Ford
  • Chloe
  • Marni
  • Balenciaga (they closed 15 minutes early so I didn’t get to go in)
  • Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • J. Crew
  • Missoni
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Wolford
  • Jimmy Choo


Oh and here are a couple of tips for shopping at this magical outlet center:

  1. Wear flats: Sounds like a duh but some people try to be cute while their shopping.
  2. Know the hours and watch the clock: The stores close at 9pm. So plan your shopping accordingly.
  3. Bring a map: This is like a shopping village so definitely carry your map with you, you’ll need it
  4. Check the info center: They have coupons so hit up the information center that is located in the food court
  5. Put things on hold: You might find a better deal elsewhere and who wants to carry all those bags around?


Ugh, so amazing!! Have you all been to Woodbury Common? What did you think of the shopping experience?

4 thoughts on “Woodbury Common = Bargain Shopping Mecca”

  1. I had a great time there, but it definitely required patience and perseverance. My best purchases were a Chloe Heloise tote for $800 and a pair of Yves St. Laurent booties for $250. I did end up buying some things just for the deal, and I regretted it afterwards. Lessons learned :). I actually spent the night at the Hampton Inn and spent two days at Woodbury which was awesome.

  2. If you want a truly amazing designer outlet experience, head over to Tuscany in Italy :). I was there last week and went to the world-famous Prada outlet and a designer outlet called “The Mall” (Gucci, Ferragamo, McQueen, Stella McCartney…). The prices were unbelievable. Even better – unlike US outlets where the merchandise can be in questionable condition, everything was pristine. I was in heaven! Honestly, that day was one of my highlights of my trip to Italy :).

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