Labeled as New Jersey's largest outlet mall, Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth located off of the New Jersey Turnpike at exit 13A, boasts a wide array of brand name stores at discount prices. What sets this outlet mall apart from Woodbury Commons, is that it is all enclosed.
The mall's anchor tenants is a literal who's who of off-price, discount shopping. The anchors include Last Call! From Neiman Marcus, Cohoes, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Filene's Basement and DSW Shoe Warehouse combo store, Burlington Coat Factory, and Marshalls which features a Shoe Megashop.
Some of the mall's others retail establishments include; Bed, Bath & Beyond, F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment), Nautica Factory Store, Tommy Hifiger, Gap Outlet, Mikasa, Nike, Maidenform, Guess? Factory Store, Jewelers on 5th Jewelry Exchange, Perry Ellis Company Store, Geoffrey Beene and Reebok.
There is a large Old Navy that I was impressed with. It is one of the larger Old Navy's that I have been in, in quite some time. There is a Steve & Barry's store, which sells all collegiate merchanidise at a fraction of the price. Sarah Jessica Parker recently unveiled her new line of afforfdable clothing, Bitten. Our own Erica Dietsche and Evelyn Shih went to the big gala a few weeks back in New York City.
Jersey Gardens recently opened some new stores catering to the teen crowd. Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Hollister Outlet, Modell's, Zumiez, Hot Topic, H & M and Robert Wayne Footwear.
The one downside at Jersey Gardens is lack of food establishments. The food court features mall staples such as; Burger King, Nathan's, The Great Steak & Potato Co., Ranch 1 and Cinnabon. Sit down restaurants include; Johnny Rockets, Mama Sbarro's, and Chili's Too, which has a limited menu then other Chili's restaurants in the area. There is a Ruby Tuesday adjacent to the mall property, but it is a hike if you want to walk over.
After spending a busy day of shopping, you can kick back and relax and enjoy a flick at the AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20, which is located in the parking lot right outside the mall entrance by Marshalls. The theatre features stadium-syle seating throughout.
For more information on Jersey Gardens, click here: www.jerseygardens.com.