New England's Finest
When Yankee Magazine asked readers to name their favorite shopping destinations, three primarily outlet markets took the top spots: Freeport, Maine; North Conway, N.H.;
and Manchester, Vt.
A year ago, 12 developers planned to open 15 phase 1 outlet centers. With three opening this year, hope springs eternal: 19 projects are planned to open in 2011.
Outlet retailing may have enjoyed comparatively smooth sailing during the last 18 months, but nobody’s saying the ride hasn’t had its scary moments.
Oops! Is No Mistake
Make no mistake, Oops! loves bloops. The rapidly growing chain of overstocks is finding customers with its bargain pricing and outlet positioning.