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Woodbury Commons


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Jan 8, 2007
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Hey everybody, I am new here so this is my hello! I will be moving to New York this summer for good. The list of stores in the outlet directory is mindblowing. What kind of deals can one reasonably expect? The three stores that really caught my eye were Diesel, Tod's and Zegna. I appreciate any and all feedback.


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Oct 25, 2004
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The Zegna store is not great. Things are about 50% off retail, but given Zegna's high retail-to-quality ratio, this does not really result in good deals. There is a rack at the back that has 75% off stuff, and there are some good deals once in a while.

The Tod's store is great if you like that sort of thing. All their loafers and driving mocs that retail for $395 can be had for $199, and they regularly have sales where you can take an extra 30% off.


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May 2, 2006
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Yea, I got totally burned on the Zegna outlet in Desert Hills.

So, I had 4 pairs of pants in front of me, all retailing for 400 bucks excluding one pair. I did not see a price on the 4th pair, tried them on, and low and behold they fit me the best and were frankly the nicest pair.

Turns out they retailed for approximately 695 and they have a no return, no exchanges, no exception policy so I ended up paying about 300 dollars for a pair of pants which is freaking ridiculous. Stupidity on my part but it seemed a little shady to me.. live and learn.

Also got a belt and a pair of Couture XXX shoes that I really like for about 550 total.. which could have been a better deal but they matched and all and I figured I'd never be at a Zegna outlet again any time soon.

I purchased a pair of boots from Tod's for 140.. plain-toe brown chukka that I managed to puke all over on Saturday.. the leather is alright, and they have rubber gommini soles.. not bad for 140 bucks.


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Jun 6, 2006
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I never get around to ask when is the good time of the year to hit that place up. Evidently anybody who's anybody has a retail presence @ WC. My local Wrentham outlet is a ficken joke, the reason I ask

While the prospect of getting 50% off discounts won't get me all moist, I might consider driving 200 milles - each way - to drop a few Gs provided the deals end up being in the 60-75% off range

BTW, how active are the ebay bunnies in that area


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Aug 13, 2006
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I have only really done well at Woodbury once in four visits.
It seems to be something you need to check in and see what is there as often as you can or know when the stores receive new goods.

Keep in mind that Zegna has a line directed solely for the outlets,
it is made in the same shop as the Z-Zegna line and is no great deal.
the bulk of the stock on my last visit was from this line.

My last few visits to the Zegna shop at woodbury saw me leave empty handed.

I have never been in the Tod's or Diesel stores, sorry.

Given the amount of people pulling wheeled full size suit cases, of which they plan on filling by day's end, the discounts don't need to be what they once may have been. The bigger need in that market place is purely the suggestion of huge savings which may or may not be present.

My one and only great deal came from Sak's Off 5th.


Jul 18, 2006
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Does anyone have any experience with the sarar outlet in woodbury commons? I looked over the suits and shirts there briefly and they seemed reasonably priced and attractive. However, I was not that knowledgeable of the brand or quality. Does this outlet represent a good value? Thanks.


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Aug 13, 2006
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I'm a regular at Woodbury but it's a hit or miss proposition, i.e. great stuff is not waiting for you.......timing is the thing.

Some guidelines to consider:
1) Always ask when new merchandise comes in at NM Last Call....sometimes great Incotex trousers, RLPL garments and Ferragamo's. Use the NM card and knock off another 5%. They have semi-annual sales with half off of already reduced merchandise, but pickings tend to be thin then.
2) Etro has an outlet and twice a year items get reduced 50% off already reduced prices.
3) Ferragamo has Tramezzas...sample sale now going on with couple three pairs of Tramezzas, but weird sizes.
4) Shop Tuesdays and if you're over 50, get 10% off most stores.
5) Burberry's has a few of their Prorsum products throughout the year but it is very spotty.
6) Hickey Freeman has some nice stuff but their sale threshhold is not that remarkable over retail..unless you are a hard size, then the outlet is a great resource.

My biggest disappointment is the departure of the Ascot Chang outlet, it was a great resource with great prices........gone forever.

Good luck and happy hunting!


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Jul 24, 2006
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Originally Posted by kronik

Turns out they retailed for approximately 695 and they have a no return, no exchanges, no exception policy so I ended up paying about 300 dollars for a pair of pants which is freaking ridiculous. Stupidity on my part but it seemed a little shady to me.. live and learn.

Ooof, that's a kick in the teeth. The lesson learned here is "never again pay the 'bargain' price of $300 when edmorel will sell you the same pants for $60 to $110"


Stylish Dinosaur
Aug 26, 2004
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I never really end up going out to Desert Hills anymore, even though I know a lot of LA area people love it. I just don't think its worth it what with the potentially ridiculous traffic and lack of good deals. About the only thing that's good there is the Saks and its very hit or miss. I suppose the J Crew outlet is good too if you're into their stuff. I did buy a blazer from there for like $50 3 weeks before xmas.

mr. magoo

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Aug 22, 2003
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I'll pile on...

Malo: small selection in odd sizes (mostly XXL), and high prices.

TSE: decent selection in close-to-retail prices.

Loro Piana: large selection in close-to-retail prices.

For TSE or LP, if you wanted a particular item (e.g., a navy sweater in large) and wanted it from one of these buyers, you'll do better than retail, but it's no sweet bargain -- like from $600 to $450.

Tods: broad selection though limited sizes. I've bought a pair or two there.

Ghurka: narrow selection but decent pricing.

Overall, when I go there I'm as likely to walk away with nothing. I have found some amazing deals there, but I'm more likely to find them in Manhattan than Upstate NY.

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