Like the area surrounding any major city, the Boston suburbs offer shoppers quite a few malls. But where can you go if you want discounted prices? Do you need to trek all the way up to Kittery, Maine to find outlet deals? No, you don’t. Before you head north of the Massachusetts border, check out the buys to be found at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, where you can shop for deals at outlet stores for The Gap, Nike, Bass, and a lot more.
Location. Wrentham Village Premium Outlets are located on their own street: One Premium Outlet Blvd in Wrentham, MA. The development is located at the intersection of Rte 1 and I-495. Coming north or south, visitors take exit 15 off I-495 to reach the outlets. It’s an open-air venue, with stores arranged in an easy mall-like formation. Parking is ample, but in peak seasons, especially around Christmas, the place is absolutely hopping and finding a place to park can still be a problem.
So what can you get there? Well, there are 170 stores at Wrentham Village, so, it might be more helpful to ask: what are you looking for?
Shoes R Us. In the market for a new pair of shoes? Or sneakers. Or sandals. Or flipflops…The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets shoe store count surpasses thirty. You can find here a Nike Factory Store (508-384-1800) which has not just an array of discounted sneakers, but all sorts of workout wear for men, women, and kids. There’s also a Reebok store (508-384-0241) with much the same set-up. Also check out Puma and Adidas on-site. And don’t forget the Timbs (Timberland outlet, 508-384-5780). If you’re looking for name-brands like Skecher (508-384-8001) or Vans (508-348-0406) or maybe Hush Puppies (508-384-9889) or StrideRite (508-384-9399) for the kids, they’re all there. Upscale shoe-seekers can also avail themselves of Liz Claiborne (508-384-1918), Ralph Lauren Footwear (508-384-0276), or Off 5th- The Saks Fifth Avenue outlet (508-384-9309). Casual footwear can be acquired in the sandal-havens of Bass (508-384-0962), Birkenstock (508-384-0299) or Rockport (508-384-3343). And there’s more- including the big Factory Brand Shoes (508-384-9851).
Clothes Make The Mall. If you’re looking for new outfits, there’re more clothing stores here than there are shoe stores. Big names include Gap (508-384-0870), Guess (508-384-2009), Nautica (508-384-0000), Calvin Klein (508-384-7830), J. Crew (508-384-4480) and Tommy Hilfiger (508-7443). You’ve also got a Levi’s-Dockers kind of combo-walk-through store (508-0162), and outlets for underlayers (Maidenform, Jockey) and outer layers (London Fog/Pacific Trail, 508-384-3183). Perry Ellis (508-384-1850), Hugo Boss (508-384-0358), Eddie Bauer (508-384-0635), and Kenneth Cole (508-384-7049) also find a home at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. You can also find many of the stores you see at the local malls, including Casual Corner (508-384-9750), Dress Barn (508-384-6008) and Wilson’s Leather (508-384-0033). For especially good deals on business-casual wear, check out Van Heusen (508-384-9896). For kids clothes, the Carter’s Outlet offers great prices on baby to younger grade school sizes (508-384-0700). There’s also an Oshkosh B’Gosh (508-384-0271) which is pricier, but has a funny name. Several other kids’ clothing stores are located at the Outlets including Children’s Place and BabyGap.
In The House. The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets have plenty of stores for the home, too. Searching for bedding, “home accents”, cookware, appliances, or the perfect gift? Almost twenty outlets carry this type of merchandise. For gifts for the home, try Lenox (508-384-7650), or Waterford/Wedgewood (508-384-7503) or Mikasa (508-384-6132). Kitchenware stores include Kitchen Collection (508-384-6206), Corning/Corelle (508-384-5853) and the big kahuna, Williams-Sonoma (508-384-1790). One Premium Outlets Boulevard Wrentham, MA 02093 (508) 384-0600 And if you’re tired after a long day of shopping, pick up a new pillow at WestPoint/Steven Linens (508-384-2555).
Eating. Traditionally, The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets were not the best place for eating. The food court had a pizza place, a sandwich shop, but nothing by way of traditional fast food or nicer places to stop and have lunch. Things have recently changed. The last few years have brought a Friendly’s, a Ruby Tuesdays, and new restaurants are being built onsite.