I’ve shared this before, but Williamsburg Premium Outlets hold such a special place in my heart! As a college student at William & Mary, let just say the shopping was….limited. And by limited, I mean the outlets were the only shopping in Williamsburg. 😂There was a mall in Newport News, but we always preferred shopping at the outlets. J.Crew Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren, and (a no-longer-there) BCBG were my go-to’s! In fact, I still remember (and still own!) an ice blue J.Crew Factory coat I bought while I was in school. Y’all, that coat made me feel fancy!
And since leaving school, the Williamsburg Premium Outlets have just grown and expanded so much! They now boast over 125 stores and restaurants, including some current favs like that J.Crew Factory (still love it!), LOFT, Kate Spade, Carter’s, Build-A-Bear, Bare Minerals, and Gymboree! My hubby always makes a stop at Johnston & Murphy, and that new Aleworks Brewing Company won him over big time. 😂If you ask Layla, she’ll tell you that the kettle corn stand is a must. (I think we actually all agree there. That popcorn is so good! 😂)
For the first time this year, Williamsburg Premium Outlets hosted a Be Merry and Shop Spectacular. And when they asked me to attend of course I said yes. Any excuse to get to the outlets is a good one, and I couldn’t wait to check out decorations and sales they were having!
Along with some major deals that rivaled Black Friday, several stores had in-store activities and goodies. Layla’s favorite stop was at Tommy Hilfiger for the stickers, temporary tattoos, and shopping tote. But there were also elf ambassadors around the property handing out gift cards, a tree lighting ceremony, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! We had the best time getting a head start on our Christmas shopping and getting in the holiday spirit. I could have stayed there all day, much to my family’s dismay. 😂
If you’re heading to Williamsburg Premium Outlets this season (or any time of year!), be sure to sign up for their VIP Shopper Club! You’ll receive special coupons and offers and can pick up a VIP Savings Passport on the property with even more coupons! I actually joined the club years ago (I told you my love is legit! 😉), and I always try to print my coupons before heading to Williamsburg! If you don’t live in the area, but have a Simon Premium Outlet near you, you can still sign up and receive the deals for your local property!
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