A little retail therapy will do wonders for your soul, there’s no doubt about it. Your wallet though, probably not so much.
Never fear though, we’ve got the solution and it comes in the form of factory outlets, which, in case you aren’t aware, are stores where you can find all your favourite brands at discounted prices.
Excitingly for us, there are plenty on the Gold Coast so we packaged them up into this list for your spending pleasure.
Go forth and treat yo’self.
All your favourite Ripcurl things on sale all of the time. From wetsuits to surfing accessories, clothing for men and women, surfboards, sunnies, whatever you need in terms of surf gear, you can find it in Nerang. Which is cool because summer will be upon us again before we know it and there can never be too many bikinis in your life.
Where: 2 Pappas Way Way, Nerang
The holy grail of factory outlets and a favourite amongst both Gold Coasters and visitors alike is Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Biggera Waters. Harbour Town is Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre and stocks over 240 national and international brands. If you walk out of there with empty hands, we will eat our discounted Mimco handbag. From Hugo Boss to Adidas, Bonds to Converse, Sunglass Hut, JB HiFi, Lorna Jane, Sheridan, Seed, you get the picture. They have EVERYTHING and you need never shop anywhere else again. Not only that though, the stores always have further discounts on already discounted things. Another 20% off that, buy one of these, get one of those free, the possibilities are endless. Do yourself a favour and get up there next time you feel the need to drop some dollars.
Where: 147-189 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters
Another local centre filled with plenty of your fave brands, Ashmore Factory Outlets can be found only 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise. From Billabong to Quiksilver, Nutrition Warehouse, Pet Discount Outlet, Skate Connection and Sunglass Clearance Warehouse, you’re certain to find a little something to spend your hard earned dollars on.
Where: 12 Central Park Ave, Ashmore
With three locations on the Gold Coast alone, Sideways has absolutely exploded in popularity. Their largest space, on Greenway Drive in Tweed Heads is home to all of the surf-related goods, from clothing to surfboards and accessories galore. We have been known to drop a good paycheck or two down there and we expect you will too. Closer to home perhaps is the Ashmore outlet and there the latest can be found at Burleigh Homespace. Each one does up to 70% off retail prices on all the big name surf and street labels. Get it.
Where: 1-2/16 Central Park Ave, Ashmore, Shop 7, 1 Santa Maria Ct, Burleigh Waters and 28-30 Greenway Drive, Tweed Heads South
Is there a more Australian thing than UGG boots? We think not. Did you know there’s an UGG Australian Made Since 1974 factory outlet on the Gold Coast? It’s true! All your super warm, fluffy footwear dreams come true, right there in Miami. You can stock up on everything from the snuggliest of boots to UGG slides (yep), clutches, handbags, rugs and gloves. Choose from a ready-made pair of UGGs or design your own, sparkly sections come at us. ALSO you can get custom printed boots with pictures of your pet on them and if that’s not the greatest thing you’ve ever heard you must hear a lot of great things.
Where: 23 Christine Ave, Miami
Words by Kirra Smith