We cannot deny that New York is a paradise for shopping and clothing lovers in particular. It is one of the favorite cities in the world for shopping. And it is that in this city you can find anything you are looking for, all kinds of clothes, watches, bags and footwear from big brands, even many rare in our country.
A few years ago with the favorable euro-to-dollar exchange it was very beneficial to buy clothes at any store in New York, although now, with the current change, prices are similar to Spain, so purchases in the Big Apple have lost part of charm.
But all is not lost, if you want to buy cheap and quality products, your place is, thanks to their great discounts and promotions, the outlets in New York. These large malls that sell inventory clothes or from previous seasons can be found in the city and on the outskirts of New York the largest.
If you have the opportunity, we recommend you go during the week and enter first thing to avoid rush hours. Although it may not seem like it, outlets in New York They are an essential visit for many travelers.
We leave you a list of those we believe, are the best outlets in New York.
1. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Woodbury Common Premium, with its more than 200 major brand stores, is for us the best outlet in New York. Located just over an hour by bus or car from New York, their discounts range from 25% to 65% of the original price.
On its official website you have a map with all the stores so you can prepare your visit before going.
Also, from this same page, you can order a book of discount coupons, which will serve you in many of the outlet stores.
In Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, discounts on American brands such as Nike, Levi's, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, American Apparel are quite important, so there are people who buy large quantities of clothing for Renew almost all your wardrobe.
In addition to the brands mentioned above, there are luxury brands such as Dior, Gucci or Jimmy Choo, in which even with a discount for many pockets they are still prohibitive, although it does not hurt to enter any of them to try their luck.
As a curiosity we will tell you that one of the things that surprise most when entering the Woodbury Common outlet is that many people go with a large suitcase, either recently bought in the same outlet or brought from the hotel, and they are filling it with their purchases .
In addition to shopping and shopping, it is advisable to spend some time enjoying Woodbury Common Outlet and strolling through its streets, surrounded by shops that are located in white wooden houses, forming a small town with perfectly organized squares and streets They allow you to shop in a relaxed environment, away from the city's shopping centers.
It also has a great restaurant offer with all kinds of food. We have to say that between buying and buying, we couldn't resist eating delicious burgers at Shake Shack, one of the best burgers in New York.
To go to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, the best option and the one we chose was booking this excursion to the Woodbury Common Outlets by bus. You can choose the departure times, at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. and back, 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
We chose the option of leaving at 9:30 in the morning and returning at 18:30, to go without hurry and we have to say that we had plenty of time to do all the shopping with peace of mind and also, tour the area giving a walk.
The point to catch the bus in New York is located next to the Row NYC Hotel, in the Times Square area. Upon arrival you will see the queue of people on one side of the hotel.
When you arrive at the outlet they will give you a discount booklet, next to a map with the distribution of the stores, which is worth taking with you to make the most of the time.
Woodbury Common Premium opens every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday closes at 9:00 p.m.
2. Century 21, one of the best outlets in New York
Century 21 is another one of the best outlets in New York and the one with the easiest access. There are several Century 21 or C21 in the city and in Manhattan although the most famous is the one located at 22 Cortlandt Street near Ground Zero.
If you want to go to other C21 with less people and quieter you can go to the one located at 1972 Broadway, near Lincoln Center or at 472 86th Street in Brooklyn.
On our first trip to New York in 11 days and in the 40 days we spent in an Airbnb apartment in New York we entered the Cordlandt street in downtown. To go to this Century 21 the best option is the subway, since it has two stations next to it: Cortlandt St Station and Fulton St Station.
Although C21 has nothing to do with Woodbury Common, since here you will find yourself in a single building with several floors full of clothes, sunglasses, bags, shoes, suitcases ..., of all kinds and at a very good price, it is another of the places where you can buy at much cheaper prices and that is why it is considered as one of the best outlets in New York.
The organization is made by brand and types of clothing, something that at least for us, is a bit chaotic, in addition to the large number of people who are going to buy.
On its official website you can see the type of clothing and brands that are there and that are Nike, Adidas, Calvin Klein, D&G or Tommy Hilfiger among many others.
As in most shops of this type, you have to spend time looking around the mall and finding the real bargains.
Century 21 opens every day. The schedule from Monday to Friday is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If you do not want to pay commissions when taking money from ATMs in New York and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.
You can find much more information in the post of the best cards to travel without commissions.
Century 21, one of the best outlets in New York
3. Jersey Gardens The Outlet Collection
Jersey Gardens is another one of the best outlets in New York, rather, from New Jersey. To get to the outlet you have to take the bus asking at the box office for a «round trip to Jersey Gardens«, At the Port Authority station in New York, easily accessible by subway.
Once on the bus, in one hour you will be at the entrance of Jersey Gardens. With buses every half an hour, it is an easy outlet to reach and the price is about $ 14 round trip ticket.
As advice we will tell you that at the entrance of the outlet, showing your passport they will give you a book with discount coupons for certain stores. **Upgrade: «Now you don't have to show your passport to have the booklet of discounts, you have to pay $ 5 for it. I also bought it and it goes on account. You can use one per group to pay together and they give you the total ticket discount. ». Thank you very much Silvia for letting us know and explain how the process is now.
This outlet in addition to discounts has many promotions and special discounts in many of the 200 stores, although in others they have almost no discounts. Another great advantage is that in New Jersey no taxes are paid, so you will save 15% compared to New York.
On its website you can check the stores it has and the map with its location. Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Other worthwhile outlets in New York are the Newport Center Mall in Jersey City which you can reach with the Path subway and the Tanger Outlet in Deer Park, where you can get there by train from Penn Station.
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