I headed to the 'Village last weekend with a few of Boston's most beautiful bloggers - The Bostonista, Style-Wire, and Literally Everything - to take on our shopping lists. Here are my must-visits for your most stylish giftees:
image via Wrentham Village Premium Outlets / Simon
VINCE: Hello, cashmere. Stock up on super-soft sweaters, colorblocked blouses, and leather-accented tops from this normcore mecca.
MICHAEL KORS: Just in the nick of time! Kors opened its doors for the first time a few days ago, so be sure to stop by for giftables like monogrammed bags and zippered wallets that double as clutches.
KATE SPADE: Walk in with wide eyes, walk out with arms full of beautiful, structured handbags and stocking stuffers like wallets, key chains, and passport covers in every color of the rainbow.
TORY BURCH: Bags and wallets greet you as soon as you enter the store, and as you follow the siren call of the shoe corner toward the back, stop to check out sumptuous jewel-toned wool separates and dresses in store.
ELIE TAHARI: This is always among my first Wrentham stops. The flowy, silky dresses and blouses get me every time, and I always make sure to slip into a leather jacket or two while I'm browsing. Bonus points for oversized, plush dressing rooms and good lighting.
SAKS: You'll be greeted by racks of BCBG and Vince when you walk in, and just past that say hello to jeans, workout wear and homegoods. Everything you need for formal events this season is in the middle of the store, and as you make your way to the dressing rooms in the back, check out the shoe sales.
BLOOMINGDALES: An exceptional shopping experience. Spacious and well-lit, the store is clearly organized and has lots of attentive staff on hand. This is particularly a great stop for workwear for the men in your life. (Hint: Hugo. Boss. Everywhere.) The women's shoe selection is not to be missed, as well. Need a stocking stuffer? Head to the sunglasses - Prada, Ray-Ban, and Burberry do not disappoint.
BARNEYS WAREHOUSE: Want to win the Holidays? Snap up some Proenza Schouler accoutrements at Barneys. Small pouches started in the $100's, all the way up to the line's trademark bags. Also in store: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag and Bone, and a delicious L'wren Scott fragrance that stuck with me all day.
J.CREW MEN: Another newbie that just opened at Wrentham Village. Everything you need, for brother, boyfriend, boss, or dad. Winter is really when the layer-loving brand shines, with accessories, vests and sweaters that beg to be piled on, so you'll have no shortage of inspo.
BROOKSTONE: If you're not sure about sizing, Brookstone is a safe and sure bet. On my wish list: Pedicure spas, chair massagers, and portable phone chargers for when you're away from a power strip.
Updo by Drybar. Blazer, Trouve; Dress, Theory;
Boots: Charles David at Bloomingdales Wrentham Village Premium Outlets (c/o)