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Outlets in New York: Woodbury or Jersey Gardens?

Anyone who comes to New York – or to the United States in general – always ends up enjoying the trip to do some shopping. Among those who want to do that, there are those who want to visit the outlets. Although they are quite popular in Florida, New York also has options: Jersey Gardens, which is in the city of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Woodbury Commons, in Woodbury, NY. And then, there is the question:  which outlet to choose?

And the answer is: it depends! In fact, even the simple fact of going to an outlet depends on your profile. For example, I think New York has a great number of discount stores and if you are not looking for very specific things, these stores will be good for your needs – check the guide at the end of the post.

But back to the question about the two outlets, this subject is very recurrent. There are people who prefer Jersey Gardens, some other people prefer Woodbury. How to decide which one is best for you? Today’s post can help you decide. I also would like to thank André Luiz Rossi, a reader who posted these information on the Facebook group and allowed me to use the information for today’s post.

Stores: Woodbury has 237 stores and Jersey Gardens has 203 stores.

Distance and transportation:

Woodbury: 49 miles by car from Times Square (approximately 1h11min, depends on traffic). By bus, the ticket costs from $35 to $42 (round trip), leaving from Port Authority Bus Terminal (42th street & Eighth Avenue) and the trip takes approximately 1h15min. You can buy the ticket with the company Coach Usa and I also recommend to check out Groupon, because once in a while there are deals.

Jersey Gardens: 17 miles by car from Times Square (approximately 43min, depending on traffic). By bus, the ticket costs $14 (round trip), leaving from Porth Authority Bus Terminal and the trip takes approximately 31 minutes. You can buy the ticket at the NJ Transit terminals at the Porth Authority Bus Terminal. (bus 115)

Structure:

Woodbury is open, rain or shine, summer or winter. Jersey Gardens is a closed-mall with heating and air conditioning, which in the winter of New York makes all the difference because you do not have to be taking off and putting on your coat every time you enter or leave a store.

Taxes:

The price of a product on the shelf is not the amount you will pay when going to checkout because the taxes only appear at the time of purchase. The percentage varies according to each state and city. At Jersey Gardens, taxes are 3.5% – and there is no charge for clothing. At Woodbury, the tax charged is 8,125% for all items – except clothes and shoes under $110, which have a 4% tax.

Now, a very important information that few people know: there is no sales tax on an item of clothing or footwear that costs less than $110. An item of clothing or footwear that costs $110 or more is subject to the full 8.875% tax rate. Sales tax is calculated per item, so even if you buy two or more items that add up to $110 or more, you only pay tax on the items that individually cost $110 or more. Check ou more information.

Stores and restaurants:

LOJA/RESTAURANTE WOODBURY JERSEY GARDENS
7 for All Mankind X  
16 Handles   X
3D Innovation   X
Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet   X
Abercrombie Outlet   X
Acne Studios X  
Adidas X X
Aerie by American Eagle Outfitters   X
Aeropostale X X
Aerosoles   X
AG Adriano Goldschmied X  
Against All Odds   X
Agent Provocateur X  
Alana’s Beauty Supply   X
Aldo Outlet X X
Alex and Ani   X
Alfred Dunhill X  
Alicia Adams Alpaca X  
AlliedBarton Security Services X  
AllSaints X  
American Eagle Outfitters X X
Ann Taylor Factory Store X X
Anne Fontaine X  
Applebee’s X X
Aquamassage   X
Arc’teryx X  
Armani Exchange X X
Armani Outlet X  
ASICS X  
AT&T   X
Au Bon Pain X  
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels   X
Balenciaga X  
Bally X  
Banana Republic Factory Store X X
bare + BEAUTY X  
Barneys New York Warehouse X  
Bass Factory Outlet X  
Bath & Body Works   X
BCBG Factory Outlet X  
bebe X X
Bed Bath & Beyond   X
Bose X  
BOSS Outlet X X
Bottega Veneta X  
Breitling X  
Brighton Collectibles X  
Brioni X  
Brooks Brothers Factory Store X X
Brunello Cucinelli X  
Burberry X  
Burger King   X
Burlington Coat Factory   X
Burlington Shoes   X
Burton X  
Call It Spring   X
Calvin Klein X X
Calvin Klein Accessories   X
Calvin Klein Clearance   X
Canali X  
Carter’s X X
Catimini X  
Cellairis   X
CellDoc   X
Céline X  
Century 21 Department Store   X
Charlotte Russe Outlet   X
Chili’s   X
CH Carolina Herrera X  
Chipotle X  
Chloe X  
Chock Full o’ Nuts   X
Christian Dior X  
Cinnabon X X
Citizen Watches X  
Claire’s   X
Clarks Bostonian Outlet   X
Clarins Beauté de France X  
Clarks X  
Club Monaco X  
Coach Men’s X X
Coach Outlet X X
Cohen’s Fashion Optical   X
Cohoes   X
Cold Stone Creamery   X
Cole Haan Outlet X X
Columbia Sportswear Outlet X  
Converse X X
Corner Café X  
Corningware Corelle & More X  
Crabtree & Evelyn X  
CR Jewelers Diamond Outlet   X
Crewcuts X  
Cricket   X
Crocs X X
Diamond Crown   X
Diane Von Furstenberg Outlet X  
Diesel X  
Disney Store Outlet X X
DKNY X  
Doc Popcorn   X
Dolce & Gabbana X  
Dooney & Bourke X  
Dr. Martens   X
Dressbarn   X
DSQUARED2 X  
Dunkin’ Donuts   X
Easy Spirit Outlet   X
ECCO X  
Eddie Bauer Outlet X  
Elegant Creations   X
Elie Tahari X  
Elizabeth Arden Company Store X X
Ermenegildo Zegna Outlet Store X  
Escada X  
Express Factory Outlet   X
Famous Footwear Outlet   X
Fashion To Figure   X
Fendi X  
Finish Line   X
FOSSIL X  
Foot Locker   X
Footaction USA   X
Forever 21   X
Fragrance Outlet X  
Frette X  
Furla X  
G by GUESS   X
Gabriel Jewelers II   X
GameStop   X
Gap Factory X X
Gap Outlet ­ Kids & Baby X  
Garage   X
Garden News   X
GEOX X  
Givenchy X  
GNC   X
Godiva Chocolatier X  
Group USA The Clothing Company   X
G­Star RAW X  
Gucci X  
Guess Accessories X X
Guess Factory X X
Gymboree Outlet X X
H&M   X
Haagen­Dazs   X
Hanes X  
Helly Hansen   X
Helmut Lang X  
Hollister Outlet   X
Hot Topic   X
Hunter X  
Hush Puppies| Sebago |Merrell X  
Icing   X
IHOP­International House of Pancakes   X
Ilori X  
Island of Treats   X
Jared Vault   X
J.Crew Factory X  
James Perse X  
Jewelers on Fifth Jewelry Exchange   X
Jewelry at Jersey Gardens   X
Jimmy Choo X  
Jockey X  
Joe’s Jeans X  
John Varvatos X  
Johnny Rockets   X
Johnston & Murphy X  
Journeys   X
Journeys Kidz   X
Just Salad X  
Justice   X
Karl Lagerfeld Paris   X
kate spade new york X X
Kays Jewelers Outlet X X
Kelly’s Cajun Grill   X
Kenneth Cole X X
Kids Foot Locker   X
Kidstown   X
Kipling X X
Kohesion   X
Kung Pao Wok X  
La Perfumerie   X
La Perla X  
La Tapenade   X
LACOSTE X  
Lady Foot Locker   X
Lafayette 148 New York X  
LALIQUE X  
Lane Bryant Outlet   X
Le Creuset X  
L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex Factory Outlet   X
LEGO Store   X
Le Pain Quotidien X  
LensCrafters X  
LeSportsac X  
Levi’s Outlet Store X X
Lids For Less X X
Lladro X  
L’Occitane X  
Loewe X  
LOFT Outlet X X
Longchamp X  
Loro Piana X  
Lucky Brand Jeans X  
Lululemon Athletica X  
LUXURY BEAUTY STORE X  
Maidenform Outlet   X
Magnolia Bakery X  
Maje X  
Mandee   X
Maoz Vegetarian X  
Marc Jacobs X  
Marshalls   X
Marni X  
Max Mara X  
Maxstudio.com X  
McDonald’s X  
Melt Shop X  
Metro Mart   X
Michael Kors X X
Michael’s Jewelry Repair   X
Modell’s Sporting Goods   X
Modern Design   X
Moe’s Southwest Grill   X
Moncler X  
Montblanc X  
Motherhood® Maternity Outlet   X
Movado Company Store X  
Mrs. Fields Cookies   X
Nathan’s Famous   X
National Luggage   X
Naturalizer X  
Nautica X X
NauticaKids X  
Neiman Marcus Last Call X X
New Balance Factory Store X X
New York & Company Outlet   X
NIKE Factory Store X X
Nine West Outlet X X
NYS Collection   X
Oakley Vault X  
Old Navy Outlet   X
Original Penguin   X
Oscar de la Renta X  
Oscar’s Fine Jewelry   X
OshKosh B’Gosh X X
PacSun X X
Pandora Outlet X  
Papaya   X
Patricio’s Jewelry Repairs   X
Paul Smith X  
Payless ShoeSource   X
Perfumania X X
Perfume Shop   X
Perfumes 4U   X
Perry Ellis   X
Perrin Paris X  
Philipp Plein X  
Piercing Pagoda   X
Pinkberry X  
Polo Ralph Lauren Men   X
Polo Ralph Lauren Big & Tall X  
Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s X  
Polo Ralph Lauren Clearance X  
Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store X  
Popeyes Louisana Kitchen   X
Prada X  
Prato Fine Men’s Wear   X
Pret A Manger X  
Pro­Tech   X
PUMA Outlets X X
Quiksilver Factory Store   X
Rag & Bone New York X  
Ralph Lauren X  
Reebok Outlet X X
Robert Graham Outlet X  
Robert Wayne Footwear   X
Roberto Cavalli X  
Rockport X  
Royal Jewelry   X
Saint Laurent Paris X  
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH X X
Salvatore Ferragamo X  
Samsonite X  
Samsonite Factory Outlet   X
Sandro X  
Sarar X  
Saucony X  
Sbarro   X
Scrubs & Beyond   X
Seiko Company Store   X
Shake Shack X  
Skagen X  
Skechers X X
Solstice Sunglass Outlet X  
South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries X  
Sperry Top­Sider X  
Sprint   X
Spyder X  
Stacy Adams Shoes   X
St. John X  
Starbucks Coffee X X
Steve Madden Outlet X X
Steven Corn X  
Steven Corn Furs X  
Stuart Weitzman X  
Sunglass Hut X X
Sunglass Outlet   X
Superdry X  
Surprise   X
Swarovski X X
TAG Heuer X  
Ted Baker X  
The Children’s Place Outlet X X
The Cosmetics Company Store X X
The London Jewelry Collection X  
The Luggage Collection   X
The Luggage Factory X  
The Massage Mob   X
The North Face X  
The Team Station Kids   X
The Threading Station   X
The Threading Station II   X
Theory X  
Theory Men X  
Thomas Pink X  
Timberland X X
Time Factory Watch Outlet X  
T­Mobile   X
Tod’s X  
Tom Ford X  
Tommy Bahama X  
Tommy Hilfiger X X
Tony + Benny’s X  
Torrid   X
Tory Burch X  
Tory Sport X  
Toys R Us Outlet X X
Travelex Currency Services X X
True Religion X X
Tumi X X
U.S. Polo Assn. Outlet X  
UGG Australia X X
Umi Teriyaki X  
Under Armour X X
Uniqlo   X
US POLO ASSN   X
Valentino X  
Van Heusen Clearance   X
Van Heusen | IZOD GOLF X  
Vans X  
Vans Outlet   X
Venchi X  
Vera Bradley X  
Verizon Wireless | Mobile Guru   X
Versace X  
VF Outlet   X
Victoria’s Secret Outlet   X
Vilebrequin X  
Vince X  
Vince Camuto   X
Vineyard Vines X  
Vitamin World X X
Watch Express   X
Watch Station International X X
Wilsons Leather X X
Windsor   X
Wolford X  
Woops!   X
Xios   X
Yankee Candle X  
Yeung’s Lotus Express   X
Yo Sushi X  
Zales Outlet X X
Zwilling J.A. Henckels X  
Zumiez   X

You can also check the stores directory on the websites:  Woodbury & Jersey Gardens.

Discounts:

– When you arrive at Jersey Gardens, you will see the Concierge Desk. You can get a discounts book for $5.

– For Woodbury, you should join the  Vip Club, to enjoy member benefits such as exclusive online coupons,  voucher for a free savings passport and more.

Learn more:

I’ve been at Jersey Gardens and Woodbury and I shoot some videos. They are in Portuguese, but maybe you can get some information.

Discount stores guide in New York

In addition to these two outlets, there are some smaller outlets in New York and several discount stores. There are some blog posts here for you to check out:

Bloomingdale’s outlet 

Saks outlet 

Macy’s oultet 

Discount stores guide 1

Discount stores guide 2

Rego Center 

Tj Maxx 

And there’s more: starting November next year, New York City will also have an outlet (remember that the two cited here in the post are not in the city). Located on Staten Island, Empire Outlets will have about 100 stores! You can check more information here and follow the news.

I hope you liked this post!


2 Comments

  1. Oi Laura, muito bom seu post parabéns.
    Uma duvida que eu sempre procuro e não encontro resposta, afinal no Woodbury tem imposto pra roupas ou não? se sim qual aliquota? O estado de NY tem insenção correto?

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