What is outlet shopping?
Outlet centers are comprised of stores that are owned and operated by the manufacturer. Shoppers save money through purchasing goods directly from the manufacturer. The same goods would cost the consumer more at a department store, as the department store would need to “mark up” the price of the goods to earn a profit over its cost of purchasing the goods from the manufacturer. The middle step (and therefore the markup) is omitted when shopping outlets.
What else is there to do while the group visits Fashion Outlets?
With more than 150 designer and top name-brand outlets there never seems to be enough time to visit all of the stores! However there is plenty of fun and activity to keep any group busy all day or over several days. Fashion Outlets is just minutes to the majestic Falls, Casinos and other attractions.
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Niagara Reservation State Park-the oldest in New York State, where the Falls and Three Sisters Island is located. Experience the awesome view on the Maid of the Mist or shoot the white waters of the Niagara River on the Whirlpool Jet tours. Relive history at Old Fort Niagara or taste the unique flavor of Ice Wine available only in the Niagara Wine Region.
How long should I plan for the group to stay at Fashion Outlets?
Fashion Outlets hosts several thousand groups each year. The average stay at the mall for shopping is 4 hours. Many groups, however, stay up to 6 hours or more and incorporate a meal plus visit the casinos or attractions.