Premium Outlets Opening in Halton Hills, Ontario in 2013

Premium Outlets’ Woodbury Common is one of my favourite outlet malls to visit when I’m in the New York area.  With stores like Prada, YSL and Ferragamo as well as factory stores for Banana Republic, J.Crew and Coach, what more could a girl ask for?  Soon, we Canucks won’t have to go across the border for our sprees as a Premium Outlets will be expanding into the GTA, opening in Halton Hills (401 at Trafalgar Road) in just one year’s time!  The mall will be over 200,000 square feet and will house some 100 stores.

Woodbury Common in Central Valley, NY

I wonder what stores will be opening at this mall.  With so many first-to-market non-outlets opening at Yorkdale later this year, we will likely see names like Tory Burch, J.Crew and perhaps Ann Taylor, Theory and Kate Spade.  Of course, Banana Republic and Coach (warning for those who’ve never been:  Coach outlet = crazy lines) will likely be there too.  I also won’t be surprised if Holts Last Call packs up their current Vaughan Mills location and sets up shop at this location.  However, I’m not sure if we’ll see many of the big names found in the US spots just yet.  It could be just me, but I find it a little weird to see outlet versions of department stores before the so-called “real thing.”  Besides, there are also some business-related issues that they need to work out before moving up.  Still, I am excited about this.

What’s your take?  Who would you like to see open?

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UPDATE: The mall opened on August 1, 2013. Read my thoughts on the stores.

About Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.

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  • Chickeee

    Now if they'd only open one in Metro Vancouver. 🙂

  • cantwaittoshop

    Can't wait. I have been driving by the Coming Soon sign for too long and I get excited every time. Great location!

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  • I hope they open Laine Bryant — we need fashionable stuff for real plus size women (3X)…I'd even work there I am soooo excited about the mall.

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