THE SAVVY SHOPPER
Another new store in Miromar Outlets...
Columbia Sportswear Company.
Finally an outlet store for the popular Columbia sportswear. This bright new store is well organized. It is a fairly large store offering casual sportswear for the entire family from youth to men and women.
I asked where all this merchandise comes from and Gerald explained it is overstock or cancelled orders from stores like Bass Pro Shop, Belk, Steinmart and Beall's for example. He said they never know what they are going to get, everyday is like Christmas, it's a surprise when they open the boxes.
I noticed they now carry a lot of Titanium with Omni-shade UPF 50 and some with UPF 15, This is an innovative fabric that provides UV protection from the sun. It was designed into high quality garments for active, outdoor enthusiasts who refuse to let the elements stop them. What better place to wear this apparel than sunny Florida?
I loved the Titanium pant that you can wear as a long slack or roll up for a cool capri. It is the softest fabric and comes in the basics, black, brown or navy. They sell for $44.90. There were also matching tops on display from $19.90. Also find a large rack of cotton slacks and capris.
You will find all kinds of jackets for the whole family, The tiny fleece jackets were so cute at $14,90. A lot of the jackets for adults were priced at $39.50.
The work out pants that seem in so much demand now were $29.90. I loved the the soft sweat suits. Find a nice selection of many capris and pants with lots of colorful tops to put with them.
In the men's department you will find the traditional cotton Columbia shirt in an array of colors. Of course what's Columbia without the convertible zip off pants at $39.90. Plenty of assorted tees in many colors from $19.90. Cotton short sleeve shirts in small plaids and checks, $34.90.
The "must have" cargo shorts in a soft nylon for easy care and dries fast for you fishermen. There were many things for the "fisher guys" from outer wear in nylon jackets, fish themed shirts and fishing vests.
In the toddler section I saw the cutest skorts in darling little prints with matching tees. They are so cute in those little sizes.
There is a good selection for the youth too in most of the items mentioned above plus the popular surfer shorts. And don't forget the cozy fleece jackets. These came in all sizes and colors.
Columbia also carries socks, shoes, flip-flops, bags of all kinds, even tents.
The new Columbia Sportswear Company is located at 10801 Corkscrew Rd. #76 in the Miromar Outlet Mall. (close to Niemen Marcus)
Hours: 10 - 9 Mon. - Sat. on Sundays 11 - 6
So go ahead, get out there! Enjoy!