One nice thing about where I live is that I have some great outlets that are just a short car ride away from home. That said, I don’t get to visit them nearly as often as I’d like. But, over the past couple of weeks, I squeezed in a couple of trips to Pottery Barn Outlet and Ballard Designs Outlet.
One thing about outlet shopping – you never know what you’re going to find, and sometimes the outlet prices aren’t really that outlet-y. I will say, that over the years, I’ve gotten great deals at both Pottery Barn and Ballard – which is why I keep going back for more!
Pottery Barn definitely manages to deliver when it comes to providing beautiful vignettes that lure you in for more.
There were some pretty furniture pieces, and West Elm seems to have a corner of this store as well. Again, pretty – but not as outlet-y as one would hope.
I love this ottoman!
And another elegant one here.
Pretty red chairs (I want to say they were $169 – I need to take better notes on prices.) According to the Pottery Barn website, they’re $269, so this is a pretty good deal by comparison.
These chairs really caught my eye.
I spotted some orange hues and some fall pieces as well.
Gigantic lampshades anyone?
Ok, this one was a deal. Super sharp sconce.
For a cool $19.97. But I could only find one.
Love these side tables.
And more beautiful styling!
And now for Ballard. They ebb and flow in terms of their inventory, but boy, oh boy, did they have a lot on the floor when I stopped in! I wish I would have snapped more photos, but I had all three of my kids with me (slapping forehead with palm).
The great thing about Ballard, was that just about everything had an additional discount.
A similar table to what I saw at Pottery Barn Outlet.
With a close up of the price (and I suspect with all of the sales, that there would be an additional discount).
Loads of lighting with an additional 30% off too. I almost bought that hot pink lamp shade tucked in the back on that bottom shelf. It would have been about $40 with the 30% off – and it was a good size.
Love those gray shades, don’t you?
Some beautiful lamps too.
Oodles of dinnerware…
Pretty trays and baskets too.
They had tons of great office furniture and bar stools too. Again, sorry for the lack of pictures on those – next time I’ll leave the kids at home. 😉
Have you been outlet shopping lately? Did you find any great deals?