By: Shayla Ward
Elizabeth, N.J. – With nearly 1.3 million square feet of space, over 200 retail stores and several delectable eateries, The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens is literally a one-stop shop that has become a major economic boon for the city of Elizabeth since it opened for business in 1999.
Formerly known as Jersey Gardens Mall, the shopping complex was renamed this year. With newly added stores such as G by Guess and Puma, and the pending opening of an Applebee’s restaurant, the outlet mall is a mecca of merchandise for patrons from all walks of life. In fact, according to www.jerseygardens.com, approximately 18 million visitors, some with their large suitcases filled to the brim with items, from 160 countries shop at the mall each year! Why, you ask?
Here’s the reason. The deals and discounts at The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens are just too good to pass up, and it’s bargain shopping at its best! Plus, unlike other outdoor outlets, you can do all of your shopping indoors, where you will find an eclectic mix of low to high-end retailers, and everything else in between!
For example, The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens houses both Burlington Coat Factory and Marshall’s, and that is truly unheard of as those stores often serve as anchors for strip malls. Of course, high-end retailers such as: Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Last Call By Neiman Marcus, A|X Armani Exchange Outlet, and Kenneth Cole are all big draws for shoppers who want to add some name brand items to their closets without breaking the bank.
While the lure of the outlet stores sets The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens apart, the mall also includes popular stores such as H&M, Forever 21 and Old Navy. However, the mall offers so much more than clothing stores, including, for example, Corningware Corelle Revere Factory Store for those of you that may need items for your kitchen. And the kids will have a great time at Toys R Us Outlet and Disney Store Outlet.
In addition, if you log on to the mall’s web site, and click on the Shop tab, then you will find a directory of every store and eatery at The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens. You can click on the name and find information such as store hours and in some cases, specific information on sales. But if you want to take a short cut, just click on the Deals tab. There, you will find a compiled list of weekly specials.
Right now, for example, Gap Outlet and Calvin Klein are in the midst of End of Summer Sales, where they have slashed prices by as much as 70 percent in preparation for shipments of fall merchandise. So this may be the perfect time for you to grab those cute pair of shorts that you’ve had your eye on before it’s too late. Finally, there is another reason why you should take a trip to The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens. There is no sales tax on clothing or shoe purchases. Now that’s a shopper’s dream!
For more information about The Outlet Collection | Jersey Gardens, go to: www.jerseygardens.com