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NewNiagaraFallsOutlet

The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls have officially opened the doors to their new expanded wing and we’re pretty excited about some of the new stores they’ve added! If you needed further incentive, most if not all of their stores are having huge sales for the soft opening with a Grand Opening happening November 6th. Below are the top 5 New Stores* which easily justify a visit to Niagara Falls.

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
The first store you’ll notice upon entering is the revamped Saks Off 5th location. With a more open format, the store is much more spacious with a hugely expanded shoe department and is much easier to navigate without all the bobbing and weaving you had to do in the old store just to get in the mall. My only compliant is that the environment is a little too stark, with hardly any resemblance to the actual department store. Still, there is some great stuff to be found if you don’t mind searching through the racks.

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Clarks Outlet
Several great new shoe stores have opened up (including a Sperry Top Sider store which pales to it’s Galleria Mall location) but the Clarks store has some fantastic shoes in pretty much every style/color you could want. I’ve always been partial to the Bass store at the Outlets, but right away I found 4 or 5 shoes that I had to have.. Looks like Bass may have some competition with this store.

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Perry Ellis / Kenneth Cole
This is actually a tie between Perry Ellis and Kenneth Cole because the stores are pretty similar in what they offer, with Kenneth Cole have more casual stuff and Perry Ellis being more business focused. Still, both stores have some great looking stuff that are certainly worth a visit if you’re looking for a new suit, dress shirt, jacket or accessories.

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Barbour
This store is an easy favorite of mine. Renown for their everlasting (and expensive) jackets, the Barbour Outlet Store offers a glimpse into the lifestyle brand I never knew existed within the company. For how expensive their jackets are, I found everything in the store pretty affordable from fantastic fair isle sweaters, bags, accessories and of course, various styles of jackets. If you’re looking for their signature model at a reduced price, you’re going to be disappointed, but they have so much other fantastic styles to choose from that I didn’t even mind. 

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Sarar
This last one doesn’t really count because the store isn’t open yet, but after a quick goggle search and just by looking at some of their other locations, this store could be great. Only time will tell…

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*Brooks Brothers is being included as part of the “new” store openings but since they’ve been in their new location for quite some time I didn’t count them. Personally I preferred the look of the old store, but they still have a lot of great stuff and are worth a visit. Plus with the closing of their Eastern Hills location, this is now the only Brooks Brothers in town. Luckily they’ve been carrying a lot more of their Red Fleece Collection, so the styles and fits have a much more modern look to them. Just saying…

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