Tim and I did a bit of Googling on factory outlets in Melbourne and whaddya know, we went factory outlet hunting on Saturday and had so much fun! A lot of the factory outlets were hidden away, and you really have to drive around to locate the stores. My highlight of our factory outlet escapade was discovering a Crabtree and Evelyn factory outlet store. I didn’t know that there even was one!
It’s a very small store, not exactly factory outlet-y, but a lot of the items were sold very cheaply. The products sold were mostly discontinued items, or slightly damaged ones at discounted prices (30% to 70% off selected ranges). They do stock a few of the more popular items, which were full-priced. A few of the small travel sets were selling at around AUD12, which was cheap, because these cost RM80 – RM85 in Malaysia.
Here’s a sneak peek of the store.
The bottles you see on and under the table are 500ml shower gels and body lotions Crabtree and Evelyn sells. I’ve never actually seen 500ml bottles of anything in Crabtree and Evelyn before, only the smaller ones.
As I wasn’t really in need of anything from Crabtree and Evelyn, but still wanted to get a little something from the store, I went home with a few goodies in my bag.
Spring Rain Environmental Oil
Original price – AUD14.95
Discounted price – AUD3.74
Summer Hill Scented Body Lotion
Original price – AUD34.95
Discounted price – AUD24.47
Spring Rain Weekender (the wee travel bag)
(contains Bath & Shower Gel, scented body lotion, soap and talc-free body powder)
Original price – AUD22.95
Discounted price – AUD11.48
Scented soaps were going for around AUD1.50, perfume around AUD10, etc. Cheap, cheap, CHEAP! Why shop retail when you can get ‘em at much lower prices?
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Crabtree and Evelyn Australia Pty Ltd
42-46 Fairchild Street
Heatherton VIC 3202
Tel: 03 8551 1003