By Molly Dwyer
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
20-A Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413
The Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are Connecticut’s best high end shopping for the greatest savings. If you are looking for back to school outfits, new suits for work or just some amazing deals from your favorite designers you can count on the outlets to have what you seek. Summer is the perfect time to check out the outdoor mall and take advantage of a variety of shops, its friendly staff and the clean facilities. Tucked just miles down the road from Connecticut’s scenic shoreline, why not make a day of it? Hit up the outlets after some time on the beach and then head out to one of Westbrook’s delicious seafood restaurants like Boom!
You are sure to discover new deals with every visit, but there are certain stores you can always count to knock your shopping socks off. Most stores will showcase products different from their full price locations. Here are the top 5 must shop stores at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets:
Best for Clothes:
Barneys New York Outlet
Connecticut locals must make the trek to New York if they want to indulge in the greatness that is Barneys, but we luck out by having the outlet nestled in Clinton Crossing. The outlet has nearly 40% markdowns from original priced merchandise and typically has additional sales to make those designer clothes and accessories within reach for the typical shopper’s wallet. It’s still a bit pricey, but a good deal for an outfit for that wedding or interview next month.
Back in my Boston days I would come back to Connecticut just to go to the J.Crew outlet and bring back loads of goodies for the upcoming semester. The outlet has unbelievable deals on bathing suits (always a fav!), dresses, skirts, pants and shorts. Don’t expect to miss out on your favorite J.Crew classics either, the cardigans are available in all styles and colors at $10-$20 off the regular price. And the sales rack? Double the size of their retail store!
Best for Shoes:
The same luxury and fine leather shoes we love but at 50-65% off. Cole Haan also sells outerwear, handbags and other accessories. I have always found the Cole Haan outlet to be incredibly organized and they always have my size; an experience missed at most shoe outlets. The styles don’t fall short of anything but gorgeous! Check out their bright sandals for the end of summer.
Best for Handbags:
This outlet has been a longtime favorite for my girlfriends and me. Everyone always leaves with something new whether it’s a wristlet lined with a playful print, a bright leather handbag or a bold wallet. Kate Spade knows how to turn over style season after season with nonstop fun and the outlet offers nothing less. Walking into a punch of color and a variety of bags is an exciting opportunity to snatch up sophisticated joy at an incredible value.
Best for Accessories:
The ever fashionable Michael Kors puts his stunning wallets, clutches, belts, watches, sunglasses and more at outlet prices we can all afford! Like many outlets, the styles are from seasons past but Michael Kors’ trends are timeless and can offer exceptional detail to outfits in every season. You can always find a great gift at the Michael Kors outlet including “MK” keychains or the perfect size makeup bag.
I hope you enjoy your day at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets and discover some stellar deals! Don’t forget, you can always find some additional savings with coupons by joining the free VIP lounge: https://www.premiumoutlets.com/vip/index.asp
Molly Bryn is a 23-year-old New England girl. She can frequently be found styling friends, scouting sales or digging for buried treasure. Molly shares secret lessons from elephants – because she finds them graceful and extremely fashionable- on her blog: http://lessonsfromelephants.blogspot.com/.