Are you visiting the shopping capital and want to know what are the best things to buy in New York? The best clothing brands are in the outlets at a very affordable price.
If window shopping is like a magnet for you and you're already packing your second suitcase full of clothes for your trip to the Big Apple, read on. You'll have to go a little way out of Manhattan, but there are tours that take you to and from there - you'll want to visit the best outlet in New York!
The best fashion brands, at the lowest prices
Perfect if you want to go shopping during your trip to New York but don't want to spend too much of a budget. The Woodbury Commons Outlets have the best prices in town.
Woodbury Common is an open-air outlet: like a village, only every house is a shop. And there are hundreds of shops, along its avenues, boulevards and squares. In addition to the 50% and 70% discounts you'll find at the New York outlet, booking a trip to Woodbury Common from New York gives you a card with additional discounts to use at many luxury brands.
There you'll find luxury brands such as Prada, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Armani, Balenciaga, Dior... And so on up to 220 shops in total, distributed among restaurants and cafes as a shopping mall. It's about an hour's drive from New York and the best way to get there is to take a day trip to Woodbury Common, which will save you having to organise a round trip and will also give you some discounts to spend the day shopping.
Recommended if... you want to buy luxury brands without maxing out your credit card.
What brands can I find at Woodbury Common outlet?
Out of the 220 shops, I've selected the best known and most likely to interest you on a trip to the outlet in New York. Here is a list in alphabetical order:
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- adidas Outlet Store
- Armani Outlet
- BOSS-Hugo Boss
- Calvin Klein
- CH Carolina Herrera
- Christian Dior
- Clarins Factory Store
- Coach Men's
- Coach Outlet
- Diane von Furstenberg Outlet
- Dior Men
- Disney Store Outlet
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Forever 21
- G-Star RAW
- Gap Factory
- Guess Accessories
- Guess Factory
- Hackett London
- Isabel Marant
- Jimmy Choo
- Karl Lagerfeld Paris
- Levi's Outlet Store
- Marc Jacobs
- Michael Kors Outlet
- New Balance Factory Store
- NIKE Factory Store
- Paul Smith
- Polo Ralph Lauren Big & Tall
- Polo Ralph Lauren Children's Factory Store
- Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
- PUMA Outlet
- Ralph Lauren
- Saint Laurent Paris
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- TAG Heuer
- The North Face Outlets
- Timberland Factory Store
- Tom Ford
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Under Armour
- Vans Outlet
- Zadig & Voltaire
Organise your visit to Woodbury Common outlet
Woodbury Common Opening Hours
The Woodbury Common outlet is open every day of the year with the exception of 25 December and Thanksgiving Day. Opening hours are from 9am to 9pm, but on some holidays these hours may change, so check the opening hours for the day you plan to visit the outlet in New York.
Where to eat on Woodbury Common
Woodbury Common is huge, so I recommend spending the day there and this trip to the Outlet from New York is a great way to do it. You can take advantage of the visit to eat at one of several typical American chain restaurants such as McDonald's, Starbucks, Shake Shack and Chipotle, and have a coffee or a spectacular chocolate at the luxurious Godiva Cafe.
Another option is to bring some food in your backpack from New York, in case you're going to burn your credit card in the shops!
Best day of the week to visit New York's outlets
To avoid the crowds, go during the week and early in the day. Not only will this make for a quieter day, but you'll also find more products in the shops and won't have to rush to grab the best bargains.
Best time of year to visit New York's outlets
Actually, any time of year is a good time to visit the Woodbury Common outlet, as all the shops are obviously air-conditioned. But if there's one time of year when shopping makes the most sense, it's at Christmas time, when you can shop there for all your gifts.
If you're worried about coinciding with sales periods, forget it: there are offers and discounts on all brands at any time of the year.
Alex's Traveller Tip
Try to use all the discounts included in your VIP card, to which you can add the discounts on the Woodbury Common website.
Some tips for organising your visit to the Woodbury Common outlet
- If you're serious about your shopping day, it might be a good idea to bring an empty suitcase to carry all your purchases and make your trip back to New York easier. Of course, there are trolleys to carry all your bags and stroll happily around Woodbury Common.
- On the other hand, if designer clothes aren't your thing or you're only in New York for a few days, the New York outlet isn't worth the trip. You'll find plenty of shops in New York and, although not at outlet prices, you'll be able to buy something that reminds you of your trip.
- Remember that there are also many tours where you will visit shops in New York.
- Before you go, check out the official Woodbury Common website as you may be able to find additional discount codes for your visit.
- Keep an eye out for shops that have outlet or factory store signs - that's where you'll find the real bargains that will make your trip worthwhile.
Other interesting tours
Shopping lovers, in addition to visiting Woodbury Commons, can't miss this complete shopping tour of New York: The Hamptons, Sag Harbor and an outlet that includes transportation to Long Island, a guided tour of its most emblematic places and a wine tasting, as well as coupons for Tanger Outlets.
If you are still planning your trip to New York and you don't know what are the best day trips you can do, I recommend you to check my articles about Niagara Falls or Washington, which are a must if you are in the Big Apple.
Frequently asked questions
How many shops are there on Woodbury Common?
There are currently 220 shops on Woodbury Common.
Do I have to pay taxes on Woodbury Common?
Woodbury Common levies a tax of 8.125% on its products, except for clothing and footwear under $110, which is only taxed at 4%.
How long does it take to visit Woodbury Common?
The average visit to Woodbury Common is about 4 hours, but it will depend on your pace and whether you go to any of the various restaurants or bars.