August 15, 1996
In the sport of shopping, the thrill of victory comes in the evidence of a receipt. Sharon Deal carried gold-medal proof around for years after she transformed a $500 bonus into $1,500 worth of suits and slacks in a single shopping trip to a Macy's outlet near San Francisco. "That receipt was my trophy. I pulled it out to show it to people. It was better than any Christmas I ever had," she says.
August 1, 1996 |
Shirley Selim will go to great lengths to get a bargain--90 miles, to be exact. That's the distance from her Irvine home to the factory outlet center in the border community of San Ysidro where she shops for silk and cotton clothing at upscale shops such as Georgiou. "I can leave at 8 a.m. on Saturday and return by 1 p.m. because I know exactly what I want to buy," said Selim, a contract administrator for a federal agency.
April 18, 1996 |
A disastrous fire last year destroyed the premises and inventory of a local manufacturer's outlet store. It seemed as though they were gone for good. But San Fernando Valley bargain shoppers are in luck--The Clothing Factory has just reopened, the racks are full and a grand opening sale is now in progress to mark the event. The name of the game here, as it was before the fire, is modular dressing, which allows the consumer to create myriad possibilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996 |
To encourage residents to shop locally, the city will focus this year on sprucing up the Del Mar shopping area, including the possibility of bringing in factory outlets. "The city is putting out feelers," said David Lund, San Clemente's economic development director, and is trying to set up meetings with representatives from various national factory outlets. San Clemente is losing 55% to 65% of its potential sales tax revenue, Lund said, because many local consumers shop elsewhere.
October 17, 1995 |
If the September announcement that Saks Fifth Avenue would become part of the Camarillo Factory Stores didn't hammer the point home, then last week's addition of upscale clothier Barneys New York probably did the trick. The 8-month-old discount retail center is trying to make a name for itself with big-name merchandise. "This brands us as more of an upscale, fashion-oriented outlet than anyone else in the market," said Michele Rothstein, vice president of marketing for Chelsea GCA Realty Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1995 |
After a lengthy delay due to the Northridge earthquake, Burlington Coat Factory is scheduled to open a new store Friday in the Fallbrook Mall, company officials said. The company, which traditionally moves into vacant department stores and redesigns them to fit its needs, will occupy the lower level of a two-story building formerly occupied by Sears, Roebuck & Co., company officials said. A K mart store, which is scheduled to open Sunday, will occupy the top level.