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Outlet shopping

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Yesterday I went down to the Seattle premium outlets for some shopping. It’s been about 6 months since I’ve gone, so I was likely due. To visit the outlets from Vancouver it’s a quick trip. I find the border line-up much smaller on Mondays. I waited about 20min on the way down & 15min for the return.  Then the drive to the outlets is about 1.5 hours.  So it’s an easy daytrip from Vancouver.

I went to the mini outlet in Burlington, where I took a break at Starbucks. Happily I found my friend Leaha working!! I was soooo excited to see her again after about 3 months at least.  So great that I selected the correct location & the shift schedule worked out perfectly.  It was great seeing you again. Hopefully you’ll take more trips to visit hint hint 🙂

We continued the drive another 30min, to the larger Tualip outlets. There’s hundreds of stores to visit with basically something for everyone. There was surprisingly many people at the outlets for a Monday, but it was probably due to the summer.  I bought a nice pair of shoes from Kenneth Cole & my sis found some at Nine West. I unfortunately couldn’t find my suit at Benetton; I guess I’ll have to wait to buy on til fall/winter.  At least I found some nice body wash & hand cream at Crabtree & Evelyn. 

Returning back to Vancouver, it’s always nice to stop at Bellisfair for a full shopping extravaganza.  I went to Hollister, and some other stores that I find are nicer in the States.  It was a great shopping trip. What made it even better was after the short border crossing. I explained I spent $50 & my sis $80.. and they didn’t make us pay Taxes!!  I was really expecting to pay, so I’m happy I didn’t.  Great trip; i’ll need to make sure to go visit more often.

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Written by gloriastarr

September 1, 2010 at 9:51 am