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Jun 20

The Best Shopping Under the Sun

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 5:15 PM by Cambria Jones

We know that Black Friday and Back to School get all the headlines when it comes to shopping. But in Allen, a host of exciting store and boutique openings are making this summer the new must-shop season.

When the night is warm and there’s a breeze in the air, there are few places more pleasant than
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. With acres of green space and eco-friendly design features, each visit feels like a stroll through a park –  one that is also home to an amazing collection of shops and restaurants. Moms will love the selection of children’s dresses, skirts and accessories at the delightfully named Zuzu’s Tutus, while aspiring interior decorators will find inspiration among the unique home furnishings on display at The Green Tuffet.

If you take your shopping seriously (and you really should), you know that
Allen Premium Outlets is where the professionals play. But you may not know that the center recently underwent a substantial expansion, adding some big names to an already-incredible portfolio of retailers. Begin your excursion by picking up some lightweight running shoes at the New Balance Factory Store. They’ll give you a definite competitive advantage as you round out your collection of footwear with some comfy slip-ons from TOMS and stylish sandals from Tory Burch.

As the summer days get hotter, it’s imperative to adjust your wardrobe accordingly with options that are light, airy and on trend. Of course, that describes pretty much everything you’ll find at
Francesca’s newest location. When there’s a pool or beach in your not-so-distant future, grab some on-point swimwear from Volcom and moisturizing sunscreen from bare BEAUTY. And Express Factory Outlet will help you dial up your style game when you’re at work or grabbing libations at one of Allen’s weekend hot spots. (Speaking of libations, have ya’ll tried the mango margarita at Bar Louie? You won’t be disappointed.)

If you like your high fashion at a low price, get ready to make
Uptown Cheapskate your new retail home. This new boutique at The Village at Allen features gently used clothing and accessories from brands like Coach, Anthropologie, Michael Kors and Urban Outfitters at deep discounts.

In Allen, we’ve always been your destination for great shopping. And this summer, your fashion forecast only gets sunnier when you #VisitAllen.