PEr FYI

April 30, 2011

Citygate Outlets, Hong Kong…I have never left empty handed.

September 15, 2010

Beijing Yansha Outlets, China…factory outlet equivalent with real (not fakes) branded stuff

This bargain mall is made up of three complexes. Building C has a number of outlet stores selling Branded stuff on the ground floor. Names like Kent & Curwen, Hugo Boss, Timberland, Kenzo, Tommy Hilfiger, Dunhill, Nine West….you get the point. Upon checking and reconfirming with the locals and those in the know, I have been assured that these are the real things…not fakes. I don’t recognise a single brand on the second floor while the third floor seems to have some restaurants and a small electronics section (Apple, etc..).

Buildings A and B are for those willing to brave the overwhelming selection. Both resemble big department stores; there are no individual outlets here, just divisions marked by shop signage. Building A has an impressive selection of sunglasses on the ground floor. The sporting goods on the second floor features a Nike Factory Outlet Store and selections from brands such as Puma, Adidas and Columbia.

I was told by the locals that this mall was very popular when it first opened but its popularity has since dwindled. Having been there personally, I can understand why. Though it’s understandable that most of these bargain malls carry fashion of a few seasons ago, it’s either you can’t find the size you want or the prices are not really low. But if you look hard enough, you will find some bargains that is a steal. That’s the true truth as I say it as it is…

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