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10 invaluable tips for the best possible outlet shopping

With up to 70% lower prices, you can of course make fantastic bargains at Stockholm Quality Outlet. But it is easy to get carried away and buy clothes and products that will only take up space in the wardrobe or things that ends up – and forever stays – in the cupboards.

So, how to succeed in finding the best finds that you will enjoy for a long time? We have listed 10 valuable tips for your visit with us.

1. Scan your wardrobe
Before your visit, carefully go through your closet and scan what you actually have hiding in there. This will give you a first good idea of what you need and what is missing.

2. Make a list (but don’t let it limit you)
Now compile a list of what you need and want. This will make your visit more efficient and also provide you with a lifeline if you suddenly feel overwhelmed by the massive offering once you are here. With the list in hand, you’ll feel safer to discover – and be inspired by – other things you encounter while calmly discovering what each new store offers.

3. Dress properly
You will spend a lot of time in the dressing rooms, so make sure to wear comfortable clothes that are easy to put on and take off. Skip the tightest downpipe jeans, tops with too many buttons and shoes/boots with complicated lacing. Dress in neutral colors, which usually suit most of the things you try on.

4. Bring another pair of eyes
Bring that (sometimes brutally) honest friend, whom you wholeheartedly trust and that keeps you on alert. This way you can be each other’s guiding stars through dressing rooms and clothes racks filled with attractive bargains.

5. Don’t stress – take your time
The shopping tour may take its time, but in the end, you will only be happy the more time you spent (although, of course, in the heat of the moment in the dressing room, it can feel a little stressful). So, set aside a full day for your visit with us. Make sure to pause between the laps, relax, have a coffee and some snack or food to recharge the batteries when they’re running low.

6. Navigate your way through our website
Where should you go, and how should you find it? No problem. In the menu at qualityoutlet.com you will find all of our shops in the area and a selection of what they offer, so you can easily plan your visit. In addition to the many physical maps you’ll find in the area, you can also download an overview map to your mobile.

7. Check out our Nordic brands
Nordic fashion is by far the best in the world when it comes to tasteful, minimalist design. Many tourists make a pilgrimage to Stockholm to be able to shop for just that. Take advantage of the luxury of actually already being here and check out the Nordic brands we have in our area. We are talking about By Malene Birger, Acne Studios, Newhouse, Nudie Jeans, Sand, Samsøe & Samsøe, Kavat, just to mention a few.

8. Basic garments are always a safe bet
This point may sound a bit boring – but it’s a good idea to invest in basic garments. After all, they are the foundation of any well-thought-out wardrobe. Invest in a stylish and useful jacket in good quality, white and blue shirts and dressy trousers – things that aren’t patricularly thrilling to buy at a full price.

9. Do not let the price determine
That motley, patterned ruffle top that is sold at a real bargain price may feel like a fun purchase, but think about it – are you really going to use it? If it will most likely just collect dust and take up space in your closet, then skip this particular purchase.

10. Visit us on a weekday
Last but not least – if you can visit Stockholm Quality Outlet on a weekday instead of a weekend, do so. It’ll be much calmer both in the shops and in the parking lots. It’s a well-established fact that a less stressful shopping experience usually results in the best purchases. But what if you are busy working during the day? Easy. Come after work, unwind and try on clothes in peace and quiet.

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