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Published October 11th 2018
Shoes speak louder than words (by Birkenhead Point)
While Coles and Woolies wrestle with the homebrand bargains at Aldi, we still love the labels for fashion, fragrances, homewares and sporting goods.
You don't need to join the dawn riots on Boxing Day to bag designer special though. Browse the discounts at one of these factory outlets, open year-round for a dose of retail therapy:
Bag an old-fashioned bargain (by Paul Townsend / CC BY-ND 2.0)
At 19 Roseby St, Drummoyne, the centre's stores include: - sportswear from Converse, Fila, Lorna Jane, Puma, New Balance, and Nike (Nike also has an outlet at 126 Parramatta Rd, Auburn) - homeware from Adairs, L'Occitane, Peter Alexander, Lindt, Sheridan, Spotlight and T2 - women's fashion from Armani Outlet, Baku Swimwear, Bendon, Blue Illusion, Cue, Decjuba, French Connection, Lorna Jane, Portmans, Sass & Bide, Tigerlily, and Witchery - men's fashion from Bonds, Brooks Brothers, Country Road, Deus Ex Machina, Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lee Wrangler and Levi's
Adventurers can prepare for the next expedition with Kathmandu and North Face.
Birkenhead Point - freat views outside, great designer discounts inside (by J Bar / BY-SA 3.0)
3 Underwood Rd, Homebush is packed with many of the same outlets, including: - sportswear from Lorna Jane, Puma, Just Sport and Lacoste - homeware from Oz Design Furniture and Sheridan - women's fashion from Armani, Bendon, Cotton On, David Lawrence, Dotti, Escada, Esprit, Forever New and Jacqui E - men's fashion from Ben Sherman, Billabong, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Henleys, Hugo Boss, Industrie, Jay Jays
At 5 Viscount St, Liverpool, browse the range of: - sportswear from Asics, Fila and Just Sport - homeware from Bed, Bath and Table, Bohemia Crystal, Sheridan and World Kitchen - women's fashion from Bardot, Bendon, Cotton On, David Lawrence, Jacqui E, Portmans, SES and Supre - men's fashion from Connor, Politix, Reuben F. Scarf, Ron Bennett, Tarocash and Van Heusen
In this trio of supercentres, there are cafes, newsagents, telcos and a food court, fuelling you for a day of paywaving and credit card swiping.
Botany Road at Alexandria
Beside Green Square train station, you'll spot sportswear from Everlast, Lonsdale, New Balance, Rebook and Puma, homeware from Ascot Teak, Sunbeam, Victoria's Basement and World Kitchen and menswear from Ron Bennett. restaurants and cafes are dotted along the route toward Mascot, well-deserved after the long walk along Botany Rd.
For the best Australian bedding and towels, visit the outlet on 49 Forest Rd, Arncliffe.