I finally bit the bullet this week and ventured out to St. Louis’ two new outlet malls: Taubman Prestige Outlets- 17017 N. Outer 40 63005 and Premium Outlets-18521 Outlet Blvd 63005. You can bet this made Mr. M all kinds of nervous. No doubt he was picturing the damage I could do at not only one, but two outlet centers so close together. However, it was an entirely work related mission. (I managed to type that sentence with a straight face) My goal was to sift through the offerings and see if I could spot any trend setters for fall. I’ll admit it took a while.
First impressions? Much to my surprise, both shopping centers were fairly empty of consumers. Perhaps the excitement is wearing down. Each mall was clean and well laid out, with lots of choices for every budget. Just beware of chains who now create specific labels just for their outlet stores, like Gap and J.Crew. Not really much of a bargain there. “Off Fifth” by Saks Fifth Avenue located at Premium, is one outlet that truly carries big name labels from prior seasons or over-runs. The greatest find of the day was discovered here. When I spotted these, the skies parted and a sunbeam shone down. No really.
Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous? Red is THE color for fall and these shoes are a perfect shade! They would be amazing with so many outfits like dark skinnies or your favorite LBD. Love them! Definitely an investment piece, but I would wear these everywhere. Pumping gas, in the carpool line, I mean who says you can’t get groceries in eye catching heels? Now that’s HANTASTIC!
*special thanks to Jennifer E. for her help with this post*