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Published December 14th 2018
Red, white and blue bargains (by Jacqui E)
At factory outlets, you'll find big discounts on your favourite designer labels in fashion, homeware, furniture and food. In Adelaide, more brands are challenging online offers with their own factory outlets. Start your savings with this list of Adelaide's top factory outlets.
Adelaide's premier factory outlet site bursts with brand names. Pick up: - Accessories from Cosmetics Fragrance Direct, Empty Hanger, Lovisa, NYS Collection, Oroton, Sunglass Hut - Children's fashion from Cotton On, Kids Who, Ollie's Place, Pumpkin Patch, Seed Heritage - Women's fashion from Ally, Bikini Island, Blue Illusion, City Chic, Crossroads, Cue, Jacqui E, Lorna Jane, Millers, Portmans, Sorbet, Supre, Temt, Valleygirl, Witchery - Men's fashion from Gazman, Industrie, Politix, Roger David, Tarocash, YD - More fashion for women, men and kids at Bonds, Factorie, Jay Jays, Just Jeans, Levi's, Oxford, Rivers, RM Williams - Sportswear from Adidas, Converse, Brooks, Fila, JT Surf, Lorna Jane, Puma - Footwear from Betts, Nova, Sandler, Shoe Shed, Step, Urban Trends, Windsor Smith, Wittner - Homewares from Adairs, Bed Bath n' Table, Kathmandu, Royal Doulton, Sheridan
Harbour Town also has jewellery, fragrances, chocolate, books, luggage and items for pets.
While in Town, do your grocery shopping at the supermarket after a snack in the food court or cafes.
Visit the Harbour Town for special offers. Most stores, including Lindt, Royal Doulton, Oxford, Levi's and Sheridan have 2 for 1, half-price and other special promotions.
Harbour Town, at 727 Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach, opens daily, with late-night shopping on Thursdays.
The Australian manchester company, first opened in 1967, sells quality quilts, sheets, pillows, bath towels, robes, cushions, throw rugs. They recently added pyjamas, leather goods and loungewear.
Sheridan, at 101 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood, has the full range. It's stocked with heavily discounted out-of-season and discontinued items.
Check the Sheridan Outlet deals page for fantastic offers, including half-price on high thread count sheets and quilts. They're open till 5pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 4pm.
Australia's oldest (and best) chocolate maker for over a century, is a national favourite. Every Easter and Christmas, there are long queues in their Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney stores as we buy the best bilbies and choc delicacies for the holiday seasons.
They create: - chocolate bars, including caramel, hazelnut praline, cherry, nougat, vanilla fudge and milk peppermint - novelties, including frogs, freckles, bilbys, teddy bears and Murray cod shaped - block chocolate, with flavours of fruit and nut, dark, honeycomb, orange and ginger - loose chocolate individual pieces with dozens of flavours ranging from dark mulled wine, salted caramel, turkish delight and Cointreau truffle to cherry and coconut cluster, dark almond vanilla and rum and raisin
Take a guided tour with free tastings at their factory on 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside. During Christmas, there are no tours to cater for the holiday rush.
Stocking world-class kitchen, laundry and office counter tops and cabinet units, with soft close drawers and high gloss, painted doors.
Adelaide's top importer, they supply the building industry but this outlet store is open to the general public for brand-new surplus stock, custom-made for your home's dimensions and design.
Send your specs by email or phone and they'll assemble the high-quality European cabinetry, ready for quick installation in your home – no need for baffling Ikea-style instructions and clumsy Allen keys.
Visit Amorini at 12 Deeds Road, Camden Park Monday – Thursday 11am – 4.30pm, closing at 4pm on Friday.
Miele Clearance Centre
Miele has big discounts on the German manufacturer's high quality range of appliances, including ovens, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, coffee machines and dishwashers.
The award-winning products are top the Choice Magazine ratings for reliability.
Unboxed Miele products are on sale at the Clearance Centre on 5d Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport. Visit them from 8.30am – 4.30pm on weekdays.
Visit the home of the Inch Block Licorice, chocolate bars, blocks and balls. Melba's also sell choc-flavoured frogs, cow pats (why?), dinosaurs and racing cars.
At the outlet on 22 Henry Street, Woodside, you can watch the magic as chocolate treats flow through the depositing room, cooling tunnel and panning room.
Taste test your pick with coffee at the cafe after buying batches of chocolate and factory seconds at great prices.
Harbour Town - some have really low prices at outlets, others there is very little difference. It pays to look around before making some purchases. e.g. some had sunglasses (same brand and standard) at a lot lower prices than others. At the large Pharmacy prices of some general goods were no lower - in fact some were definitely more expensive.