Woodbury Common ups the super-luxe ante with designer discounts at Tom Ford — and more!
- Last Updated: 7:06 AM, July 14, 2012
- Posted: 10:53 PM, July 13, 2012
It’s that feeling which draws millions of shoppers to Woodbury Common and its 220 shops every year.
Almost every luxury brand from Jimmy Choo to Dolce & Gabbana have outposts in this delectable discount heaven. Here’s a peek inside some of The Post’s picks.
*Roberto Cavalli: Though it’s the designer’s hallmark, animal print isn’t the only thing shoppers will find here. Silk floral pillows are $75, down from $150, and graphic blue harem pants are practically a steal — at $450, down from $1,125. 845-928-9116
*Ugg Australia: With a cult following that includes Hollywood starlets and the fans who read about them obsessively in Us Weekly, the Ugg boot is still a juggernaut. Except here, they’re a tad cheaper. Glitter-dusted Ugg boots that retailed for $140 are now $119, and kiddie classic boots are $69, down from $90. 845-928-9981
*John Varvatos: Score everything from Varvatos’ Converse high-tops (originally $120, marked down to $49) to a rock-star leather jacket for only $597 (originally $995). Prices are knocked down to 40 percent off the retail price. 845-928-1050
*Saks Fifth Avenue: Off Fifth, the bargain-basement version of the venerable department store is chock-full of swanky labels such as Rag & Bone (cream tuxedo trousers are $299, down from $495) and kid-favorite brands like Joe’s Jeans. Skittle-colored jeans shorts are $29.99, down from $42. 845-928-4351
*Marni : The quirky Italian design house sells its signature bold prints and colorful frocks at 50 percent off. Currently the store is carrying gems from the 2011 and 2005 collections. 845-610-2240
*Tom Ford: Want that metallic sequin dress Beyoncé modeled in Ford’s super-secret fashion show in 2010? The price tag once said $5,750, but now it can be yours for a mere $2,300. 845-684-3100
*Reed Krakoff: Minimal leather handbags and Krakoff’s classic shoes are displayed among picks from the spring 2011 collection. A red leather dress from that season once fetched $2,690 but is now a paltry $1,295. 845-928-0004
*Ilori: The emporium of luxury eyewear just opened yesterday, so its stock including Persol and Oliver Peoples, at 30 to 50 percent off, should be in mint condition. As a bonus, there is an optician on site. 845-928-0632
*Fuel up: Though nothing tastes better than a half-price coat at Marni, one cannot live on discounted duds alone. And like any good shopping mall, Woodbury Common has a food court to quench any craving. Healthy and cheap fare at Au Bon Pain. Chow mein at China Taste and burritos at Desert Moon Mexican Grille. The usual suspects, like Cinnabon and McDonald’s are also there.
If you’re over fast food, grab a glass of red wine and traditional Italian red sauce grub at Positano Grill. The large menu has everything from seafood to pasta to hearty meat dishes. A refreshing tomato and cucumber salad is $9.50, while a pork chop in red wine, mushroom and onion sauce will set you back $19.95.
*Getting There: Shopping paradise is only an hour from Manhattan, at Exit 16 (Harriman) of the New York State Thruway.
Gray Line buses leave from Port Authority up to 12 times a day between 7:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. The round-trip ticket costs $42 for adults and $21 for children.
On the weekend, Metro-North travels to the outlets.
Or rent a car for the one-hour journey from Manhattan. Lease a car with Dollar, Thrifty and Zipcar, and get a VIP coupon book. Action Car Rental offers shop-and-drive rental packages.
True high rollers can take a helicopter from the helipad at 30th Street and 12th Avenue, but it will set you back $4,200 before you even get to flex your credit cards. (premiumoutlets.com, 908-474-9700).