Over 120 clearance outlets for well-known brands can be found in one place at Direct Factory Outlets, Moorabbin. DFO is famed for its capacity for bargains, with heavy reductions to be found all year round. While the cheapest stock tends to be the oldest, you can find some on-trend pieces for a fraction of their usual retail price.
A hotspot for discounted women's fashion, DFO boasts over fifty stockists of ladieswear. Well known brands such as Jacqui E, Calvin Klein, and Portmans have current season stock as well as bargains on older pieces. Younger shoppers will enjoy stores like Dotti, Jay Jays, and Cotton On. Shops which are especially renowned for always having a bargain are Table Eight, Reload and Brands United.
DFO has a surprising wealth of discounted sportswear, with Adidas, Converse, Puma and Fila outlets. A myriad of activewear brands can be found at Podium Sports and The Big Brands Store.
When you are exhausted from shopping, there are several decent eateries scattered around the centre, such as Subway, Gloria Jean's, and Villa and Hut. Gourmet focaccias and cakes can be found at Cafe Maldini, located right near the main entrance.
Allow about an hour or two for your journey through DFO, which is circular in shape. Beware- once you walk in, the easiest way to get out again without backtracking is to circumnavigate the entire centre until you get to the start again.
Free parking abounds outside DFO, or you can take the 827 or 828 buses from Cheltenham station.
While DFO has sales all year round, find out the best deals at the moment from the specials page on their website.