I had never been to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores all under one roof. It opened in 1999 but has recently undergone a complete transformation. It's bright, clean, and features tax-free shopping (gotta love that!), and an amazing selection of stores.
Most outlet centers in New Jersey are outdoor malls, but The Mills at Jersey Gardens is completely enclosed, similar to a traditional retail shopping mall. It features a food court, restaurants, and plenty of convenient parking located near major mall entrances. I pulled into a spot and within 20 seconds I was inside and about to get my shopping on.
The mall is laid out nicely with escalators located throughout. I liked the way the big department store outlets were located in close proximity to one another. Since I had planned to spend most of my time in stores like Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Neiman Marcus Last Call, I was happy that they were side by side.
Now let's talk about the deals. I've been known to find deeper discounts at retails stores than outlets, but that wasn't the case at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. The sales were stellar! I picked up a Rebecca Minkoff tote for just $127 at Saks Off 5th. It was discounted from its original price, and it was on sale for 40% off. As soon as I got home, I transferred everything to my new bag, and it hasn't left my side since.
I also picked up this shorts romper at the Gap Outlet for a steal. It was $12!!! How could I not? It's super comfy and has a wide elastic waistband. I've worn it with flip flops for a casual look and with wedges for a dressier look when we've gone out to dinner.
The last fabulous find is my pair of Ray-Ban aviators. I scored these at Century 21 for $85. I'm not one to splurge on sunglasses, but I have long wanted a pair of Ray-Ban aviators, and these fit perfectly. No buyer's remorse here.
The Mills at Jersey Gardens boasts over 200 stores including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Century 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall’s and Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael Kors, Coach, True Religion, Nautica, GAP Outlet, and many more. For a full list of stores, click here.
The Mills at Jersey Gardens is conveniently located just off exit 13A of the Garden State Parkway, making it easily accessible from north or south Jersey, and New York City. Grab a girlfriend and make a day of it!
Disclosure: I received gift cards to facilitate my shopping experience and review of The Mills at Jersey Gardens.