22 September 2007

outlet mall: no longer for those looking for deals.

Lately, when I think of outlet malls, I think of tourists, cheap crap, and Rue 21 (why does that store pop up at every outlet mall from here to Vegas?) The outlet malls here are especially frustrating because they are littered with NON-OUTLET stores. What's the point? Last time I ventured to an outlet mall, I saw regular Aeropostale, regular Eddie Bauer, and other dull (yet non-outlet!) stores.
Well the kind folks over at Neiman Marcus have turned my world upside-down and opened a Neiman Marcus Last Call in the outskirts of a particularly crappy outlet mall. It is gorrrrrr-jussss! I tried on Prada platforms for the first time in my life. They are still around $250, but unlike full-priced Prada, I could actually buy these someday (maybe). I also tried on YSL, Marc Jacobs and Loeffler Randall shoes (so fun!). They had a great selection of clothing from all the brands I always drool over but never actually buy (yet). Theory, Marc by Marc, 3.1 Philip Lim, Vena Cava, Rachel Pally, and more- all from past seasons, but all on heavy discount. I will definitely be back once my financial reserves are-a-flowin' just a little bit more.

1 comment:

Allie said...

Isn't Last Call just wonderful? I haven't bought anything there yet, but I love to putter around and try on brands i can't usually afford. :-) My nearby outlet mall has one (and an Off Fifth for Saks) but also, all the normal stores like Ann Taylor Loft, White House/Black Market, Bath & Body Works... very annoying because you deal with the traffic and horrible parking and walk a mile int he mall to barely catch a bargain break.