VIEW FINDER: FILL IT UP WITH FASHION—NOT GAS Forget the long drive to Grove City, PA or Woodbury Common, NY. For the first time ever fickle fashionistas will no longer have to plan a weekend getaway south of the border to score great deals on major fashion brands.
On August 1, the first ever Premium Outlet centre opens in the Toronto area with a slew of high-end designer labels that you and your closet will crave. Luxury brands include Brooks Brothers, Burberry (slated for December), Cole Haan, Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, J Crew, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ports 1961, Ted Baker London and Victorinox. And for the frustrated decorator in all of us, there’s a Restoration Hardware to round out the rustic chic of your already, I’m sure, fabulous pied-a-terre.
Toronto Premium Outlets is Canada’s first Premium Outlet centre. “For the first time in Canada, shoppers will have an impressive collection of outlet stores close to home,” says general manager Megan Johnson. “Many of you have already shopped at our outlets in the US and kept asking why we don’t have these outlets north of the border. Well here we are. Toronto has some of the best retail brands, but none of them have been in the outlet form until now.”
So what kind of savings are to be had? “Customers can expect 25 to 65 per cent off Canadian pricing every day at all stores,” says Johnson. “And though Canadian prices are often higher than in the US, if you factor in the time and gas to get to the outlets south of the border, Toronto Premium Outlets is a great deal.”
Toronto Premium Outlets. 13850 Steeles Avenue W. Halton Hills, Ontario. premiumoutlets.com.