Who doesn't love Coldwater Creek?

The Savvy Shopper

Jeanne Vogt

Who doesn't love Coldwater Creek?
What's even better...there is an outlet store!

Don't you love a great bargain? They've got one for you! I visited the outlet store of Coldwater Creek this week and was delighted to find the same quality clothing from their retail stores...only better! It is all at reduced prices! Cindy, the manager and Rachel the assistant manager gave me a tour and informed me that most outlet stores manufacture merchandise for their stores but the outlet at Coldwater Creek features merchandise from their retail stores. It draws from 12 stores from all over. There is an incredible selection of woman's apparel, footwear, jewelry, home accents and accessories at a savings up to 70% off!
There is a huge selection of the travelers group in moss green, royal blue, black and light blue. I always take it on a trip, it comes out of a suitcase perfect! There was a rack of travelers dresses on sale with an additional 50% off. Can't beat that!
Coldwater Creek is known for its wonderful, stylish jackets. They can top off any outfit. The jackets are in light weight fabrics, perfect for our Florida climate. These are obsessions that won't break the bank and come in every color. Loved the navy jacket with light blue slubs through it at $40. Many of the jackets are embellished and go with jeans or right out to cocktail hour.
My friend Angela works there, I swear she doesn't take home a pay check...but she is very stylish!! One of her favorites is the No Iron blouse. She swears by it, has washed them several times and they have never been touched by an iron. They are available in white and many colors and prints. A "must have" for your wardrobe!
Pair the two way moleskin pants at $50. with a number of the chic tops seen through out the store. The soft, sexy chiffon skirts are like wearing a painting, beautiful color combinations.
Find to-die-for denim. Jeans with decorative tape down the legs or embellished for a fun look.
Tons of different tees to go with them or soft sexy blouses. The Annibel fringed shawl comes in many colors and just perfect for evenings. I've got two of them!
There are dresses for daytime or evening wear. Many at great prices. Some are suitable for bridesmaids dresses like the little lavender, taffeta number with a big tied sash...perfect! Don't forget the mother of the bride, in soft chiffons, in the retail stores was $119. now $25.
The sleeveless knit tops came in all colors at $30. or pick up an apricot crinkle shirt that needs no ironing. It won't be hard to find a great fit in a pair of pants. They come in long, petite, and woman's sizes. Big selection of color. I loved the jacket to go with them in a bright, bold print of navy and red with splashes of yellow on a white background. There are racks of skirts from easy-breezy chiffons in a flared style to simple styles in solid colors.
To complete your outfit pick up a necklace to get you noticed! I found a wonderful selection of jewelry that was different from the norm along with scarves, hand bags and shoes. Oh, don't forget the selection of belts, some quite unusual.
There is an in-store kiosk, if they don't have what you want they will look it up on the computer, order it and ship it free! Their customers come from all over, with many tourists heading to Sanibel. The store has been opened about a year. Sizes carried are 4 - 24 and petites in 4 -16.
Coldwater Creek Outlet is located in Tanger Factory Outlets, 20350 Summerlin Rd. Ft. Myers
Phone: 690-9858
Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays.

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