I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this, but while I was in college, I almost exclusively shopped at our local outlet mall. It was my jam. To be honest, we had really no other shopping to speak of. But the outlets were also just good. To this day, stopping at Williamsburg Premium Outlets is a must when heading to my alma mater. So when I heard that Simon was opening the Norfolk Premium Outlets, I was all about it. I jumped at the chance to attend their opening celebration, and of course, do a little damage.
Aaron, Layla, and I arrived about an hour after opening, and the shops were already popping! I guess I wasn’t the only one stoked about the opening. 😉 I was so excited to see some of my fav retailers there. Banana Republic Factory, Calvin Klein, Le Creuset, Nike Factory Store, Express Factory Outlet, Old Navy, Steve Madden, francesca’s® Outlet and Under Armour were all open for business, offering savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. All in all there were 50 well-known brands already open with more shops opening throughout the remainder of 2017! I think I’m probably most excited about the Tory Burch Outlet! But Coach, H&M, Michael Kors, True Religion, and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Outlet are also slated to open soon. Basically, I’m going to need to make a lot of drives to Norfolk to keep up with all the new stores!
I’ve been to quite a few outlet malls in my day, and let me tell ya: Norfolk Premium Outlets got it right. It’s an outdoor center, but the shops face each other in a village-style setting. That means no walking up and down strip center after strip center! I love that the walkways are also covered. (It was essential in the Summer heat!) It boasts a fountain, a fireplace, and spacious courtyards too. It’s just pretty, y’all! And they also offer stroller rental, which we 100% took advantage of. Mamas, spend $6 and get your kids the car cart. Layla didn’t want to get out of it when it was time to leave! I’m all for anything that makes shopping with a little one easier and more enjoyable.
We didn’t end up staying for lunch because someone was tired. (That someone was me. Layla could’ve spent the day in her car cart! 😉 ) But the center does have a Market Hall with dining options and outdoor cafe seating. There were also several food trucks on the premises. We may or may not have indulged in some fresh mini donuts. 😉 Yum.
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If you’re headed to Norfolk Premium Outlets, be sure to check out the Simon Premium Outlets VIP Shopper Club, where guests can receive extra deals and exclusive offers!
And for my Virginia residents, (or anyone planning to make a visit to Virginia Beach / Norfolk soon, read on! Simon is generously giving away a $100 gift card to one of my readers!! Yay! Before entering, I must mention that the gift card MUST be picked up at Norfolk Premium Outlets.
No purchase necessary. Giveaway runs from 7/6/2017 00:00 AM ET until 7/16/2017 at 11:59 PM ET and is sponsored by Norfolk Premium Outlets. Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Winner must be able to pick up prize at Norfolk Premium Outlets (1600 Premium Outlets Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502). Enter using the rafflecopter widget below. Winner will be selected by random.org and all entries will be verified. Giveaway winner will be notified via email. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be randomly selected.
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