The Great Singapore Sale is almost over. It’s ending on the 24th of July. For those like me who haven’t had the chance to go shopping spree during this year’s GSS, don’t despair, There are still places where we can buy branded clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories at cheaper and more affordable prices. All we need is to really go hunt for them.
My husband and I have been on the hunt for sports shoes . Frederick’s first preference is Nike next would be adidas. According to him, they may be expensive but the quality of their shoes is superior specially when it comes to running shoes and they last longer than others. That’s what he calls value for money .
Well for me, it really doesn’t matter what brand of running shoes I wear as long as it serves the purpose (and that is for running), comfy to my feet specially when I’m running/walking/ having any kind of work out, it lasts, and doesn’t cost me a hundred dollars! My current running shoes is already 2 years old. It has been my daily running buddy for 2 years, and yes I use it every freakin day. It is so comfortable to use and has taken care of my feet since day 1. And I bough it a discounted price of SG$ 49. That’s my Fila running shoes. Well I am not endorsing Fila of course. I’m just saying that I love my Fila running shoes. But it already needs replacement, it is already at its near extinction state :-(
I need a new running shoes, in short, and my husband wants to buy a running shoes too as his more than 3 years old adidas, though it’s still wearable and looks decent, might say bye bye to him soon. He needs to have another pair of sports shoes he can use alternately with his old one. Experts recommend having at least two shoes to wear rotationally specially for running shoes simply to make the life of both shoes last longer.
Anyway, my husband wants Nike, it’s his first choice and adidas, second. So I suggested that we take a look at the factory outlet of Nike. I’ve already known years before that there is a Nike factory outlet store inSingaporebut I really never had the chance to take a look at it as it is located in a secluded mall in the outskirts ofSingapore. It is really really really far from our place in Serangoon. This time, since my husband wants to check it out, so off we went to visit the factory outlet last Saturday.
The Nike factory Store is located at theWest CoastPlaza. It’s a medium-sized mall that is situated inside an HDB village far from any bus interchange and MRT lines. The mall is so quiet that it gave us an eerie feeling, like we are inside a deserted museum of clothes and foods. There are no people around except for some students reviewing at coffee shops, the stores salesmen and sales ladies, and just us lingering the mall’s corridors. Surprisingly, the Nike factory store is filled with shoppers, bargain hunters like us.
The Nike factory store is large and it sells a wide array of sporting apparels and footwear for both men, women, and there’s also a small section for kids. Upon entering the stores, you will see racks of sports clothings from women’s training bras, tank, tops, running capris, shorts, and pants to men’s tshirts, hoodies, sweat pants, shorts, jackets, etc. There are kids wear that I haven’t paid much attention to. There are also nike accessories from foot socks, wrist bands, etc.
The shoes and other footwears are located at the back of the store. They have several racks, within customer’s hand reach, that displays several women’s and men’s running, training, casual, and other sport’s shoes. some of the styles are from previous season which are no longer on display in normal Nike stores however, there are still some designs you can see in normal Nike stores’ shelves that the factory outlet are selling on discounted price.
The store is organized, no clutter and it is easy to find the things you seek. Aside from separating the apparels from the shoes, and segregating women’s, men’s, and kids stuffs, they also categorized the shoe displays by sizes. It is a self-service store but there are available service crews that are friendly and really very extra helpful. They gave us information as to what is best for our feet, what shoes are for what purposes, how to know what’s best fits us, etc.
The best thing about the Nike factory outlet is that the prices are definitely lower as compared to those in normal/regular Nike stores nationwide. But of course it is expected that some of the models/styles/design we like and our sizes might not be available, so do not expect much. If you are not willing to compromise on the design then better visit a regular Nike store. BUT if you are after the low prices, then you can always find a different design with your size.
If you want to check the Nike factory outlet, the details are below:
Nike Factory Store
Unit # 01-63-66, West Coast Plaza
Direction for commuters: take the green line MRT. Get off at clementi MRT station. Take the SBS# 175 or 189 at the bus stop located in front of Blk 324. tell the driver to drop you off at west coast plaza. Or take the shuttle bus going to the mall from the same bus stop.
By the way, the factory store replenishes its stocks every Mondays and Thursdays.