Who can resist the allure of a good bargain? A few weeks ago we were invited Upstate to Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets to check out the newly re-designed Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outpost and happily accepted. We're known to follow the deals, but are often turned off by the disorganized, picked-over feel many outlet stores and sample sales afford. However, shopping at the revamped Saks Off 5th was a true pleasure. The space feels like a luxury loft, complete with modern mirrored furniture, platinum manikins, stage lighting, and well styled merchandise. And there is certainly no shortage of discounted designer duds and private label pieces inside.
Our first stop was of course the shoe department, which didn't disappoint. Though the Christian Louboutin heels and Chanel sandals were unfortunately unavailable in our size, we did manage to score an awesome pair of brown Rag & Bone combat boots for $149 (originally $450). From there we hit up the racks of Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Yves Saint Laurent before settling on an effortless Thakoon dress in the perfect shade of green. The $229 price tag (originally $595) was well worth it as we've already gotten several wears out of it!
If you're looking for an excuse to get out of the city this summer or need to enhance your wardrobe, we strongly suggest you hop in the car and take the scenic drive to Saks Off 5th.
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
498 Red Apple Court, Suite 850
Central Valley, NY 10917