Here at Sassy, we like nothing more than a good bargain. In fact, our soon to be launched Sassy Sales section is dedicated to getting some of the best bargains on some of the hottest selection of things around. Anyway, with bargains on the brain, we have compiled a list of where to go and what to buy at some of the best outlet centres around the world.
Starting off local
So, let’s start off with the local outlets, for when the urge to splurge really needs to be scratched.
Johor Premium Outlets – Malaysia
Just a quick hop across the border (if you leave around 8am, it only takes about 1.5 hours to reach) will get you to Johor Premium Outlets. Home of some of the very best international names including DVF, Nike, Raoul, Kate Spade, GAP and even Charles and Keith, you are guaranteed discounts of up to 70%. What’s more, there’s even a Dome Café – hands down the best goats cheese salad around.
Johor Premium Outlets, Jalan Premium Outlets, 81400 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia, www.premiumoutlets.com.my
Just a short plane ride away …
Busan Premium Outlets
If you love high fashion, then you will adore Busan. With the likes of Isabel Marant, Joseph, Marc Jacobs, and even Joseph – this is every fashionistas dream. Nearly all of the boutiques are tax-free and discounts are up to a whopping 80%. See you there!
Busan Premium Outlets, 1133 Jungwan-lo, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, www.premiumoutlets.co.kr
Yeoju Premium Outlets
Also in Korea, but in the Seoul area is Yeoju Premium Outlet. Much like Busan, it’s a high-end haven with Lanvin, Nina Ricci, YSL and even Rick Owens and it’s also tax-free too.
Yeoju Premium Outlets, 360 Myeongpum-ro Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, www.premiumoutlets.co.kr
Gotemba Premium Outlets
Over in Japan, there are bargains to be found at Gotemba Premium outlets, along the coast of the country. With over 210 shops, there’s a fantastic mix of high and mid end ranging from Anna Sui and Alexander Wang to Adidas and GAP. Discounts range from 25-65% off retail and if that’s not enough of a push, the views of Mount Fuji are said to be spectacular.
Gotemba Premium Outlets, 1312 Fukasawa, Gotemba-Shit, Shizouka, Japan, www.premiumoutlets.co.jp
Bicester Village, England
Set in the picturesque village of Bicester, is discount retail heaven, Bicester Village. Expect discounts ranging from 40 to 70% off big name brands including Diesel, Fendi, YSL, Cath Kidson, Reebok and Anya Hindmarch. Oh and what’s more – the surrounding villages are stunning and make the perfect pit stop for lunch or even a nights stay.
Bicester Village, 50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, 0X26 6WD, www.bicestervillage.com
Foxtown Factory Store, Switzerland
Switzerland might be best known as the playground to the rich and famous, chocolates and watches but it also houses a pretty darn good outlet centre too. Literally a 30 minute drive from the Italian border, expect discounts of around 60% on the likes of Missoni, Valentino, Hanro and Superga.
Foxtown Factory Store, Via Angelo Maspoli 18, 6850 Mendrisio, Switzerland, www.foxtown.ch
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If you’re looking for Prada, then Space is for you. A huge haven of everything under the brand umbrella, (Prada, Miu Miu, Prada Sport and Church) it sells shoes, bags, clothes and accessories all at around 65% off. If that’s not enough to tempt you, Space regularly does a discount rail so dig deep, we have been known to find some beauties for as little as $80.
Space, Via Levanella Becorpi, Montevarchi, Italy
The Mall, Italy
We have to admit, we have got lost on our way to this outlet more times than we can count but we promise you, any directional mishaps are made up for when you pull up. One of the chicest outlets there is, expect Fendi, Tods, Bottega Veneta, Pucci and even Marni. Oh and the café is well worth a visit – they are famed in the neighbourhood for their pizza.
The Mall, Via Europa 8, 50066 Leccio, Regello, Italy, www.themall.it
And even further afield
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, New York
There are many reasons to visit New York; to see the Empire State Building, visit Central Park and even walk around Times Square. But if you have some time on your hands, Woodbury Common is well worth a visit. Just 45 minutes from central New York, it houses the likes of J Crew, Tom Ford, Gap and even Christian Dior.
Woodbury Common, 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917, www.premiumoutlets.com
Jeremy’s, San Francisco
San Francisco, famed for its culture, trams and indeed, its outlet malls. Jeremy’s is tucked away, slightly out of town but is a regular on any Bay Area visitors list. What’s to be found? Well up to 90% off Ralph Lauren, Nine West and even Jimmy Choo is what.
Jeremy’s, 2 S Park Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107 , www.jeremys.com