What's a weekend without some serious shopping? So, attention outlet lovers! The Vacaville and Folsom premium outlets are welcoming a variety of new stores to both locations. Some of the stores already are open; some are to come. A rundown:
Folsom: Calvin Klein, BCBG Max Azria, Gap Kids and Lane Bryant (opening next month); Vacaville: Movado Company Store (luxury watches), BCBG Max Azria, Zales Fine Jewelry, Timberland, J.Crew and Lane Bryant (also opening next month).
One newcomer that especially caught my eye - and wallet - is J.Crew at Vacaville. There already is an outlet version at the Napa Premium Outlets, but who wants to drive all the way there, unless you're making a day - or weekend -of shopping AND eating?
J.Crew is a great source for summer essentials, such as polos for men, Bermuda shorts for women, tank tops, flip flops, shorts, tees and lots of cute sundresses.
And a plus for the Vacaville store is there's always that In 'N Out Burger. According to the J.Crew store manager, folks from New York have even discovered it. "They shop and then make a beeline for the In 'N Out," she says.
So yes, the East Coast might have its Hardees and Biscuitville, but we'll always have our In 'N Out. And yes, it's best to nosh after shopping.
Outlet hours (for both locations): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Extended hours will be observed for the upcoming holiday sale, which runs June 30 through July 4.
For more info, visit www.premiumoutlets.com. It lists all the venues, with maps you can download.
-- Leigh Grogan