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“Not the deals they used to be”

Ellenton Premium Outlets
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Ellenton
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Find an exciting collection of 130 outlet stores from the world's leading designers and brand names like Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, offering savings of 25% to 65% every day.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I guess the raison d’etre of places like Ellenton Prime Outlets are branded goods at a low price.
The low price promise has been eroded somewhat as a number of Outlets don’t really offer the low price promise eg Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Under Armour, Skechers etc
There are a few good deals and they all run seasonal promotional kickers but the value proposition is a bit of a myth these days.
When we went in May 2018 there were a few stores who had sold up, maybe a sign of the economic times, but maybe people are wising up to the fact that the really great deals are hard to find.
But it’s a pleasant enough experience and we spent over three hours there and did get a few good purchases.
Parking is aplenty (unless you go on Black Friday!) and there is a Food Court which offers a variety of different options.
It’s just off the I75 so very easy to get to.
Local’s tip: if you want something to eat waterside try Woody’s Roo which is very close by. It’s a fun experience.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Most stores do NOT have outlet prices. I went for the Converse store and they had high prices and a crappy shoe selection. Many of the other stores had high prices for an "outlet mall" as well.

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Not as good as the outlets in Orlando the same shops but certainly not as well stocked. We will find an alternative as not worth a return visit

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I had never really explored Ellenton before but I spent a day last week going into many of the stores! Fabulous...oh my goodness, Saks is amazing with bargains and Chicos and several places with great up to date clothing and accessories! Will go back often!

Thank Gay W
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

It was tough to make it to all the stores in one afternoon. Very nice variety of stores! Loved the Vanity Fair store which had a variety of clothing and very good prices!! Enjoyed a kitchen store with all the gadgets and kitchen supplies! If you can't find something you have seen for cooking or baking, this is the place to go!!

Thank Gina G
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