This post is sponsored by Seattle Premium Outlets.
In the days when I used to back-to-school shop, Seattle Premium Outlets was the hot spot. Believe it or not, fifteen years later, I visit some of the same shops—the Vans outlet is still a favorite! But one thing is different these days: I’m spending my own money instead of an allowance from my parents (thank you, Mom & Dad!), which means I’m much more aware of the savings to be found. And let me tell you, there are many.
Since my shopping focus has been workwear lately, I headed straight to the Tory Burch and Kate Spade outlets. Both of these brands are pretty well known for their tote/work bags and shoes at mid-range prices. But on Labor Day Weekend, no surprise—prices were marked down even farther, and I was glad I picked that weekend to go! At Kate Spade, I was torn between two gorgeous green leather crossbody bags, both at 70% off marked down from $400. Which one do you think I went with?
Let’s get back to the Vans outlet. Not only did I find my favorite flannels at buy one get one 50% off (for a total of over 80% off!), but the shoes were buy one get one 50% off too! I got to check one item off my longtime wishlist—platform Old Skools in classic black—and picked up a tiny pair of baby size 5s for my little nephew.
Still, my favorite find of the day has to be the Tory Burch ‘Gemini’ tote. I’ve been eyeing it to haul all of my work stuff for months, but knew it would be out of my price range for a long time—that is, until I saw it sitting on the shelf at Seattle Premium Outlets, with a sign next to it that said it was an additional 50% off the already marked-down price. Saying goodbye to summer with a good sale and hello to fall with a great handbag is just how I like my seasons to change.
It’s really quite a privilege to spend a day shopping, indulging in mall food (I ate two Auntie Anne’s pretzels) and spending a very reasonable amount of money on what you want rather than stressing about how much you can or can’t afford. Thanks for helping make my fall fashion dreams come true, Seattle Premium Outlets!
What pieces are on your fall wishlist this year?