Whether you are stocking up on gym clothes, require specialty sports supplies or want the creature comforts of a fleecy sweatshirt, the Adidas Factory Outlet will help you achieve this goal on the cheap.
Located in good company amongst other factory outlets on Smith Street, the Adidas Factory Outlet has a large selection of men's, women's and children's clothing and shoes.
Some of the footwear selection at the Smith Street Adidas outlet.
Wall displays are fairy well organised, while racks on the shop floor are more of a mixed bag. The stock was quite different to that available on their online shop. There was a much larger range of items, all drastically marked down; conversely, there were few items in-store that I recognised from the sale section of their website. There were less of the staple pieces, and more experimental styles and garish colours. Some of the more outlandish pieces from the Adidas by Stella McCartney collection were in stock and on sale.
Brightly coloured sportswear on the racks at the Adidas Factory Outlet.
When I visited recently, the huge mark-downs and additional EOFYS discount for buying multiple items meant that my spree of two tank tops, a hoodie and a pair of shorts came to a mere $78. That's not bad when you consider that the hoodie on its own was marked down from $130.
The outlet does not have the issue of only very small and very large sizes being in stock; there was a decent distribution of sizing in the women's section. However, for some items in the women's section, pricing on the same garment varied by size. For example, one hoodie cost $45 if you happened to be a size eight, but was $65 for size tens and above. Sometimes the differential pricing worked in favour of the larger sizes; I saw a tank top that was $5 cheaper in a size 14 than in a size 10.
I would recommend going to the Adidas Factory Outlet at the same time as hitting some other outlets nearby; sportswear enthusiasts might also be keen on visiting the New Balance and Brooks outlets just across the street.