Update your wardrobe for Spring

April 3, 2009 9:51:03 AM PDT
To save money updating their wardrobes for Spring, some shoppers are turning away from retail stores to outlet, like the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick.

"You get the benefit of having 25% to 65% off great name-brand designers every day of the week, " says Keri Gradey, assistant General Manager of the Philadelphia Premium Outlets.

Keri says to update your wardrobe for Spring -- on a budget -- add bright colors, and just a few statement accessories.

A model named Michelle showed us a transitional Winter to Spring outfit, featuring a cropped denim jacket, lemon-yellow graphic sheath blouse and khaki capris from the Banana Republic Factory Store. They would've retailed for $180, but at the outlets cost $92. The outfit was paired with a brown leather hobo bag and snakeskin pumps from Aldo, where together, they cost $100.

A second model, named Christina, showed us a Mark Bower halter dress, with a bright pink and yellow geometric print and ruffle trim, from Neiman Marcus Last Call. The dress was originally $550, but sells at the outlet for $192. The dress was paired with Dolce and Gabbana strappy sandals that were originally $295, but at the outlet cost $132. Yellow and pink are the hot colors for Spring.

A final model, Mary Kate, showed us a metallic-sequinned dress, with metallic sandals and a metallic clutch, all from the French Connection. The dress originally sold for $248 but was on sale for an incredible $20! The sandals were $128, reduced to $59, and the purse, which was $118 was reduced to $69. Metallics are making a comeback this Spring.

To save even more shopping at the outlets, you can become a member of the VIP club. Then you can get coupon book for additional discounts each time you shop.

For more information about the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, including directions, click here.

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