Are you visiting the shopping capital and want to know what are the best things to buy in New York? The best clothing brands are in the Outlets at a very affordable price.
If the shop windows are like magnets for you and you are already preparing your second suitcase to bring it full of clothes from your trip to the Big Apple, read on. You'll have to go a bit far from Manhattan but there are tours that will take you to and from there, you're going to want to visit the best outlet in New York!
The best fashion brands, at the lowest prices
Perfect if you want to go shopping during your trip to New York but don't want to spend too much budget. At the Woodbury Commons Outlets you'll find the best prices in town.
Woodbury Common is an outdoor outlet: like a village, only every house is a store. And there are hundreds of stores, along its avenues, boulevards and squares. In addition to the 50% and 70% discounts you'll find at the New York outlet, taking a trip to Woodbury Common from New York gives you a card with additional discounts to use at many, many luxury brands.
There you will find luxury brands such as Prada, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Armani, Balenciaga, Dior... So up to 220 stores in total, spread between restaurants and cafes as a shopping mall. It is about an hour from New York and the best way to get there is to take a day trip to Woodbury Common, which will save you from having to organize the round trip and will also give you some discounts to spend the day shopping.
What brands can I find at Woodbury Common?
Out of the total 220 stores, I've made a selection of the most well-known and the ones you're most likely to be interested in for your New York outlet excursion. Here is a list in alphabetical order:
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- adidas Outlet Store
- Armani Outlet
- BOSS-Hugo Boss
- Calvin Klein
- CH Carolina Herrera
- Christian Dior
- Clarins Factory Store
- Coach Men's
- Coach Outlet
- Diane von Furstenberg Outlet
- Dior Men
- Disney Store Outlet
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Forever 21
- G-Star RAW
- Gap Factory
- Guess Accessories
- Guess Factory
- Hackett London
- Isabel Marant
- Jimmy Choo
- Karl Lagerfeld Paris
- Levi's Outlet Store
- Marc Jacobs
- Michael Kors Outlet
- New Balance Factory Store
- NIKE Factory Store
- Paul Smith
- Polo Ralph Lauren Big & Tall
- Polo Ralph Lauren Children's Factory Store
- Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
- PUMA Outlet
- Ralph Lauren
- Saint Laurent Paris
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- TAG Heuer
- The North Face Outlets
- Timberland Factory Store
- Tom Ford
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Under Armour
- Vans Outlet
- Zadig & Voltaire
Arrange your visit to Woodbury Common Outlet
Woodbury Common Hours
The Woodbury Common outlet is open every day of the year with the exception of December 25th and Thanksgiving Day. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but on some holidays these hours may change, so check the schedule for the day you plan to visit the outlet in New York.
Where to eat in Woodbury Common
Woodbury Common is huge, so I advise you to spend the day there and this Outlet tour from New York is a good way to do it. You can take advantage of the visit to eat at one of several typical American chain restaurants such as McDonald's, Starbucks, Shake Shack and Chipotle, and take the opportunity to have a coffee or a spectacular chocolate at the luxurious Godiva Cafe.
Another option is to carry some food in your backpack from New York, in case you are going to burn your credit card in the stores!
Best day of the week to visit the New York City Outlets
To avoid the crowds, go on weekdays and early in the day. This will not only allow you to have a quieter day, but you will also find more products in the stores and you won't have to run to get the best bargains.
Best time of the year to visit the New York Outlets
Actually, any time of the year is a good time to visit the Woodbury Common outlet, considering that all the stores are, obviously, well air-conditioned. But if there is one time of the year when shopping makes the most sense, it is during the Christmas season, when you can take advantage of the opportunity to buy all your gifts there.
If what worries you is to coincide with sales periods, forget it: there at any time of the year there are offers and discounts on all brands.
Alex's Traveller Tip
Try to use all the discounts you can included in your VIP card, to which you can accumulate the discounts on the Woodbury Common website.
Some tips to organize your visit to Woodbury Common
- If you are serious about your shopping day, it might be a good idea to bring an empty suitcase to carry all your purchases and make your trip back to New York easier. Of course, there are trolleys to carry all your bags and happily stroll around Woodbury Common.
- On the other hand, if brand name clothing is not your thing or you are only going to be in New York for a few days, going to the New York outlet is not worth it. In New York you will find many stores, and although not at outlet prices, you can buy some clothes that remind you of your trip.
- Remember also that there are many tours in which you will visit stores in New York.
- Before you go, check the official website of Woodbury Common as you may find additional discount codes for your visit.
- Keep an eye out for stores that have "outlet" or "factory store" signs, that's where you'll find the real bargains that will make your trip worthwhile.
Other interesting excursions
Shopping lovers, in addition to visiting Woodbury Commons, should not miss this complete shopping tour of New York: The Hamptons, Sag Harbor and an outlet or this other shopping tour of the Garment District.
If you are still planning your trip to New York and you don't know which are the best excursions you can do in one day, I recommend you to check my articles about Niagara Falls or Washington, which are a must if you are in the Big Apple.
Frequently asked questions
How many stores are in Woodbury Common?
There are currently 220 stores on Woodbury Common.
Do I have to pay taxes on Woodbury Common?
Woodbury Common applies a tax of 8.125% to its products, except for clothing and footwear under $110, which is only taxed at 4%.
How long does it take to visit Woodbury Common?
The average visit to Woodbury Common is about 4 hours long, but it will depend on your pace and whether you go to any of its various restaurants or bars.