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post #16 of 25
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Plus, where would you rather be, in Sawgrass or on Worth?
Actually I find Worth Ave. rather creepy. That whole Palm Beach society crap really bugs me. Everytime I go over there I feel like I'm going to be asked to leave at any time. So I'd much rather spend a day wandering Sawgrass than walking along Worth. Don't know if you've ever been to the Dolphin Mall in Miami, but I went there over Christmas and I found a much better selection of stuff in NMLC and Saks Off 5th than at Sawgrass. One reason for the downgrading, as you mentioned. They are opening more NMLC stores, so the good stuff is getter dispersed across a wider area than before, making it harder to find gems.
post #17 of 25
Matador - I second what Steve said. Cabazon is way better. Camarillo is only good on a few days of the year during the biggest sales. But I would time a trip to Cabazon on a sale day as well.
post #18 of 25
We were in Anaheim last week and to think of being so close to Cabezon and we didn't go. Oh well. As far as the Purple Label stuff at the Polo outlets, I had an experience a few years back where I purchased a 100% cashmere navy blazer at the Polo outlet in Park City, Utah. The price at the time was $129. At the time I also didn't know about Purple Label. Well...looking back it was a Purple Label jacket. Beautiful, but at the time I didn't want to spend $129 on a jacket. I returned it and the clerks were all dumbfounded as to the label and where it came from. They didn't know what it was and didn't believe I bought it at their outlet, even when showing them my receipt. In retrospect, I could hit myself for not holding onto that jacket.
post #19 of 25
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We were in Anaheim last week and to think of being so close to Cabezon and we didn't go. Oh well. As far as the Purple Label stuff at the Polo outlets, I had an experience a few years back where I purchased a 100% cashmere navy blazer at the Polo outlet in Park City, Utah. The price at the time was $129. At the time I also didn't know about Purple Label. Well...looking back it was a Purple Label jacket. Beautiful, but at the time I didn't want to spend $129 on a jacket. I returned it and the clerks were all dumbfounded as to the label and where it came from. They didn't know what it was and didn't believe I bought it at their outlet, even when showing them my receipt. In retrospect, I could hit myself for not holding onto that jacket.
Ouch. Man, that was a once in a lifetime buy. Jon. P.S. They did not know what RLPL was?... Yeah, that's about right.
post #20 of 25
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steve and mr. harris, i'm assuming the cabazon outlets are the ones near palm springs. i'll be going to vegas in a couple of weeks so i'll stop by if it's on the way. i think it is on the way but i haven't been to vegas in a while. thanks for the tips.
post #21 of 25
MP: I think it's a bit out of the way if you're going to Vegas. HOWEVER the NMLC at the outlets in Primm, NV, just S of LV is supposed to be the best one in the country....
post #22 of 25
I believe the whole business of outlet malls has changed. Originally it was a way to get rid of unsold or out of season merchandise. Then they took off, becoming the number one growth sector for new retail rentals (still is according to a REIT survey I saw). But the stores realized they were cannibalizing their own customers; in other words, Nordstrom customers were buying less at the retail store and more at the Rack. So the outles stores introduced more and more house brands and fewer items of retail merchandise. Now it seems the retail merchandise is limited to a few gems sprinkled amongst the "junk." The outlet store has become more like a hit or miss treasure hunt than a real bargain. I predict a decline in outlet stores as they are replaced by low-price branded stores entirely.
post #23 of 25
I was at the Primm Neiman Marcus last Saturday. Wow. If you're a fan of Bally shoes, the $700 range, that seems to be the place. Lots of stuff, depending on your likes.
post #24 of 25
How much were the Ballys going for? And what sort of styles?
post #25 of 25
I've lived in Las Vegas for about 4 months now and have made quite a few trips to the outlet stores in Primm. The NMLC, in particular, has some great items if you get there at the right time. I usually keep my eye out for suits and have noticed a fairly sizeable selection including Brioni, Kiton, and Oxxford. Unfortunately, most of the time the Brioni and Kiton items are only sports coats. The NMLC also has a large selection of Ike Behar shirts and a number of interesting ties. Shoes, in my 10ish size, are generally Magli and Polo.
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