NYC's First Outlet Mall Opens in Staten Island
With a whopping $450-million price tag the Staten Island outlet promises discounts and attractions that will make the 25 minute ferry trip worthwhile.
In a city obsessed with bargains and sample sales it seems rather obvious the need for an outlet.
While developers are adamant they are not looking to be the "Shops at Hudson Yards" it is rather obvious that they are trying to create a retail playground, not just a shopping outlet.
There will be many reasons besides shopping for tourists and New Yorkers alike to schlep to the 340,000 square-foot mall. "Instagrammable ferry voyages", jazz bands, petting zoos and fashion shows add up to the excitement of a bargain hunting experience.
The stores already open are: Banana Republic Factory Store, Guess Factory Store, Samsonite, Lids, Walgreens, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Columbia Factory Store, Old Navy, Gap Factory Store; H&M, Jockey, Nike Factory Store, Starbucks
Before the end of the summer expect the following stores to open their doors: Levi’s, True Religion, Converse, Dennis Bass, iOptics, U.S. Polo Assn,Royal Jewelers, Crocs, American Eagle Outfitters, Aerie, Broome & Greene, Samsonite, True Religion, Lucky Brand, Parfum Europa, Verizon Wireless and GNC.
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