If you’re a die-hard Bloomingdales‘s shopper like myself, you need to get acquainted with the super-affordable merchandise in their outlet stores ASAP. It’s easy to rack up a pretty expensive tab when you shop the regular Bloomingdale’s merchandise, so their outlet selections are like a saving grace. You still get the same high-quality, trendy and clothes and accessories, but at 30-70 percent off regular price. Bloomingdales previously followed in the footsteps of retailers like J. Crew Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic Factory, Gap Factory and many others by launching the crazy good deals once reserved for their outlet stores online in 2015. However, they have unfortunately since taken the online outlet shopping feature off their website. Don’t fret—here’s everything you need to know to still get the best deals at Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store.
1) Use the store locator feature. Still dying to be a savvy shopper and get your hands on discounted merchandise? Find the nearest brick and mortar Bloomingdale’s outlet with their store locator tool. Just make sure “Bloomingdale’s Outlets” is selected in the drop down menu when you search. Voilà!
2) Know about the inventory. Even if there’s not a Bloomingdale’s outlet super close to you, it might be worth it to make a road trip to one of the stores for the unbeatable deals. While some outlets for other retailers have lower-quality products, Bloomingdale’s has a specific buying process for their merchandise in the outlets. According to the Bloomingdale’s website, the products in the outlet stores come from “vendor closeouts or overruns.” Each item has a tag with a “compare at” price, which is the full price of the item if you were to buy it from the the regular Bloomies store. They also have products made specifically for the outlet stores, so you can find brand new products you wouldn’t see at the actual department store itself. Talk about a steal. Brands range from French Connection, Calvin Klein, Sam Edelman, kooba, Halston Heritage and much, MUCH more. What are you waiting for? Get shopping!
3) Shop the regular store sales. If you want even more bargains, you can still shop the regular Bloomingdale’s sale items online and in-store. You still have access to a wide range of must-have clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories and even home goods at prices so low you’ll forget you’re shopping at Bloomingdale’s. You can also order an item online and pick it up in a store if there’s one near you. Because shopping is tiring and scoping out clothes online is just so much easier than trekking to the store. Shopping at Bloomingdales’s doesn’t have to drain your bank account with these bargain shopping tips.
We’re not sure if you’ll be able to shop Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store online again in the future, but we sure hope so. Nothing’s better than stocking up on cheap new essentials from the comfort of your couch.