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Published November 2nd 2018
Bag and bags of designer bargains (by Watertown)
Giant shopping centres, tiny pop-up shops, industrial warehouses and tempting chocolatiers have cut prices for Perth's bargain hunters. Instead of paying retail, choose from this list of Perth's best factory outlets.
DFO at Perth Airport opened in October 2018, with thousands of shoppers rushing to the new site on the opening day.
At 11 High Street at Perth Airport, and open daily from 10 - 6pm, it's transformed the Designer Discount scene in WA with: - Kidswear from Bonds, City Beach, Cotton On, Osh Kosh, and Volcom - Women's fashion and accessories from Bendon Lingerie, Calvin Klein, Coach, Diesel, Guess, Levis, Polo, Review, and Valley Girl - Men's fashion from Fossil, Hugo Boss, M.J. Bale, Oxford, Politix, Ralph Lauren, Superdry, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, and YD - Sportswear from Fila, Macpac, New Balance, Puma, The AFL Store, and Vans - Shoes from Athlete's Foot, Brooks, Converse, Skechers, Transit, and Vans - Homewares from Adairs, Bed Bath n' Table, House, Royal Doulton, and Sheridan
Another happy designer bargain hunter (by Hwellrich / Public Domain)
Watertown ruled Perth's factory outlet scene with stores appealing to every member of the family. It's now has competition with DFO but it's still a must-visit for the serious discount shopper.
Head to 840 Wellington St, West Perth every day until 5.30pm for: - 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 Watertown for special offers before you arrive. Most stores, including Bendon, Royal Doulton, Coffee Club and Gazman, have 2 for 1, half-price and other promotions.
After opening their first chocolate factory at 415 Harman's Mill Rd, Metricup, they expanded closer to home with an outlet at 5123 West Swan Road, West Swan in the Swan Valley. There's also a store in the CBD and an online shop.
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.
WA's oldest chocolatier has been making sweet treats in the Swan Valley for over 40 years.
Their factory outlet at 18 Hubert St, Belmont is open on weekdays from 10am – 2pm, with free tastings and specials, factory seconds and bulk purchase discounts.
Their range of chocolate boxes, Rocky Road, chocolate bark, choc pretzels, chocolate blocks, licorice and truffles is all on sale for a discount at the factory outlet store. Make a day of it, enjoying the Swan Valley with a hot chocolate in the Cocoa Lounge while the kids have fun in the nature playground and garden.