Does the thought of shopping at outlet malls conjure visions of endless hours sifting through racks of damaged merchandise in last year’s style or in a color no one wanted?
Our favorite factory stores offer first quality, current season designer merchandise at a fraction of what you’d pay on the North Shore.
Eight Favorite Stores at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
The North Face
11211 120th Street #534
North Face is the new “brand of cool.”
A deal worth bragging about: Women’s Pitaya Jacket.
Blocks wind, repels water, soft fleece liner, hood
Outlet price: $95
Final Sale: $57
11211 120th Street #35
Synonymous with elegance. Anywhere else: unaffordable.
A deal worth bragging about: Long cream knit jacket.
Company Store: $1,017
Sale price: $695
Final price: $168
112111 120th Street #45
Preppy chic. Embraces a high standard of style, craftsmanship, and quality.
A deal worth bragging about: Men’s lightweight dress shirt.
Outlet Store: $36
Sale price: $27
Final price: $21
112111 120th Street #558
One of the most recognized fine leather accessories brands in the U.S., best known for fine ladies handbags and wallets.
A deal worth bragging about: Soho signature flap women’s purse.
Outlet Store: $199
Sale price: $99
Final price: $79
Polo Ralph Lauren
112111 120th Street #36
Upscale American lifestyle company with high-end clothes for men and women.
A deal worth bragging about: Ralph Lauren classic fit mesh Polo shirt.
Outlet Store: $35
Sale price: $27
Final price: $25
112111 120th Street #510
Upscale home furnishings and bath accessories.
A deal worth bragging about: Turkish Bath Towel (602 thread count):
Outlet Store: $18
Final price: $13.50
112111 120th Street #42
Mainstream luxury clothing retailer.
A deal worth bragging about: Charcoal women’s lightweight wool pants.
Outlet Store: $44
Final price: $33
112111 120th Street #33
American sportswear with a jet-set attitude.
A deal worth bragging about: iPhone Leather Zip Wallet/Wristlet.
Outlet Store: $68
Final price: $60
3 Insider Tips for Added Savings: Knowledge is power. So before you make the trip, check out these tips to save you even more:
Two websites to find out about discounts before you go:
Premium Outlets: National Sales & Events
This site will link you to upcoming promotions, including:
July 4th Summer Sale: Friday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 4
Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale: Thursday, Aug 2 – Monday, Aug 6
Labor Day Weekend Sale: Friday, Aug 31 – Monday, Sept 3
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets – Local Sales & Events
This link will allow you to sign up to be a VIP, which gives you access to exclusive coupons, sales, and in-store promotions at Pleasant Prairie stores.
Exclusive Coupons you can print them at home. Right now J.Crew& Crewcuts is offering a coupon from May 9 – June 17 that gives you an additional 10% off your purchase of $75 or more or 20% off your purchase of $125 or more.
Get alerts for great in-store promotions. For instance, at Crabtree & Evelyn: Now – June 27 a 3-Pack Hand Therapy Sampler is only $4.99 (a $15 Regular Retail Value).
50 Plus Shopper Perks: Go on a Tuesday.
Are you over age 50? Get 10% off all your purchases at participating stores. In the past, such stores have included: J. Crew, Cole Haan, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren and Restoration Hardware.
Sales Tax Savings
In Wisconsin sales tax is only 5.6%. In Illinois we pay 11.5% sales tax (total with max local surtax). So even without the mall’s discounted prices, you save about 5.9% on every purchase that you make.
How to get there: It’s closer then you think!
Depending on where you are coming from and traffic It will take you anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. Exit I-94 at Highway 165 (Exit #347). At the top of the ramp, turn right onto Highway 165. Turn right onto the East Frontage Road, following the road to the center.