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Published December 8th 2016
Giant shopping centres, tiny pop-up shops, industrial warehouses and sweet-smelling chocolatiers are all offering big discounts for bargain hunters looking for Perth's best prices. Instead of paying the RRP/full retail price, choose from this list of Perth's best factory outlets.
The announcement of a DFO at Perth Airport is exciting but we'll need to wait till 2018 to sample the discounts and variety already enjoyed in Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland.
(by Hwellrich / Public Domain)
Watertown is the dominant site for factory outlets in Perth, stacked with stores appealing to every member of the family. Visit Perth's discount super-centre at 840 Wellington St, West Perth every day until 5.30pm.
- Accessories from Oakley, Oroton, Strandbags and Sunglass Hut - Kidswear from Bonds, City Beach, Pumpkin Patch and Seed - Women's fashion from Alannah Hill, Bikini Island, City Chic, Cue, Dotti, Gorman, Jacqui E, Portmans, Supre and Valley Girl - Men's fashion from Gazman, Politix, Roger David, Tarocash, Tony Barlow and YD - More fashion for women, men and kids at Factorie, French Connection, Kathmandu, Levis, Merrell, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Rivers and RM Willams - Sportswear from Adidas, Fila, Lorna Jane, New Balance and Puma - Shoes from Converse, Florsheim, Nine West, Sketchers, Windsor Smith and Wittner - Homewares from Adairs, Bed Bath n' Table, Mountain Designs, Royal Doulton, Sheridan and Villeroy and Boch
Visit the website to check for special offers before you arrive. Currently, many stores, including Bendon, Royal Doulton, Coffee Club and Gazman, have 2-1, half-price and other special promotions.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company first opened their chocolate factory at 415 Harman's Mill Rd, Metricup. Fortunately, we can visit their store in Perth at or their 2nd factory at 5123 West Swan Road, West Swan in the Swan Valley. Feast on the "food of the gods" with truffles, block chocolate, sauces, sugar-free chocolate, chocolate-coated ginger, fruit and nuts, coconut rough, fudge and special treats for Christmas and Easter. Their guide to tasting chocolate ensures you'll savour every bite, resisting the urge to rush.
(by Margaret River Chocolate Company)
Laura Star, specialising in ironing systems and steam stations, has an outlet at 133 Fitzgerald St, West Perth. The Swiss-designed ironing systems combine the iron with a steam delivery system in the ironing board for quick, delicate crease crushing in a single stroke.
Steggles, one of Australia's largest producers of fresh and frozen chicken and turkey, has a factory outlet at 122 Howe St, Osborne Park. Steggles chicken is served in Red Rooster, KFC, Nandos, Subway and McDonalds meals. They open all day on weekdays and Saturday morning.
The Foam Home and Bean Bag Factory at 43 Hutton St, Osborne Park has the largest range of bean bags in Western Australia. You can request custom designs and collect polyurethane foam, cut to size.
Whistler's Chocolate Company, WA's oldest chocolatier, has been creating sweet treats from their store in the Swan Valley for over 40 years. Their factory outlet at 18 Hubert St, Belmont is open on weekdays from 10am – 2pm offering free tastings and specials, factory seconds and bulk purchase discounts. Their full range of show boxes, rocky road, chocolate bark, choc pretzels, chocolate blocks, licorice and truffles is available at the factory outlet store or enjoy a day out in the Swan Valley, relaxing in the Cocoa Lounge while your children explore the nature playground and garden.
The Bathroom Outlet at 97 Hector St West, Osborne Park has factory direct basins, spas, mirrors, taps, toilets, vanities and LED lighting for home renos in the kitchen or bathroom. They also have stores in Canning Vale, Midland and Subiaco.
Where is your favourite place to grab a bargain? Do you prefer food or fashion factories? Please leave a comment to let us know.