Yesterday my wife and I went to Birkenhead Point, where we paid $200 for something that used to cost $420 at retail. It was from the designer’s winter range, but because her spring collection is already out it’s considered out of date, and winter isn’t even over yet! (Although we have been having some unusually warm weather in Sydney lately.)
If you’re not after the absolute latest styles (but without sacrificing fashionability!) then it pays to shop at factory outlets. You can get perfectly good stuff at significantly-less-than-retail prices. If you’re lucky you might even find something in one of the seconds shops that you can fix simply with a bit of glue, a quick bit of sewing, or even just a bit of a wash.
Here’s a couple of factory outlet franchises that have branches in most capital cities:
For everywhere else, the Factory Outlet Directory site has a pretty comprehensive list of Factory Outlets in Australia.
Happy bargain hunting!
For discussion: what’s the best bargain that you’ve ever picked up at a factory outlet?