Today marks the grand opening of the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick. The ribbon cutting ceremony was to happen at 9am this morning. To celebrate, the outlets are planning a four day Grand Opening celebration featuring prizes, live entertainment, special in-store promotions and much more.
For more information on this weekend's activities, see this program from their website.
The prices are NOT outlet prices. The only stores that were remotely discounted were Puma, Aldo, BCBG, and Banana. This is both horrible and amusing but here goes. I went into the Under Armour "outlet." There were winter running pants with an orange price tag over the original price tag. The orange price tag said 39.99..I don't usually splurge on running gear and wanted to see how much of a bargain that was so I tried to peel the orange sticker off. The original price was 29.99...$10 cheaper!!! HAHA.. I ried peelng a few more off just to be sure but they really had them on there so that when you pulled the sticker off you pulled the original price off as well.
I will NEVER go back there. I find much better quality and discounts and parking and service at Filene's Basement in Springfield PA.
This place is not worth your hard earned money...
For anyone living in Phoenixville,
if you go to these outlets on a weekend or close to rush hour, use the back way (23 to 724 to Linden...Look it up on Mapquest). Much better than the main entrance. Also once you pull in to the outlet center turn right and keep going to the parking lots nearest to 422 (Park near the Neiman Marcus entrance, plenty of parking). People are usually just sheep and as soon as the pull in to the center, they think there is no parking so they only look in front lots, which causes the traffic that Kristen experienced.
For all of the hype, I wasn't very impressed.
I didn't find very many 'outlet' prices here. Example- Liz Clairborne at FM has great sweaters and tops for $12. Here they are $29+.
Was Neiman Marcus supposed to be an OUTLET Store? LOL! I saw a few gowns on the racks for $2500+, marked down from $4500. Puleese.
I did enjoy the kitchen/cookware stores and Harry and Davids. Other than that, I'll stick to Boscovs and Kohls.
Traffic wasn't bad Saturday eve around 6pm. I can't say it was crowded. Perhaps the novelty has already worn off?