After months of anticipation, on Thursday, Nov. 8, the new Paragon Outlets located in Livermore opened to many enthusiastic shoppers.
With over 120 premium factory outlet stores, The Paragon Outlets carry luxury and top brands such as Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Prada, Coach Factory, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Gap Factory Stores, DKNY, Abercrombie and Fitch Factory Stores, American Eagle Outfitters, and many more.
The Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley is the first outlet mall to open in California since 2001. The outlet center is 543,000 square feet, has a big food court, and has brought more than 2,000 jobs.
Similar to the Gilroy Outlet Mall, the Paragon Outlets are outdoors. Shoppers can enjoy the fresh air while walking on the nice textile floors and snagging the great deals offered at every store.
However, unlike the Gilroy mall, where shoppers would have to cross the streets in order to get to different stores, the Paragon Outlet stores are all in one generalized area.
With its vastly increasing popularity, the Paragon Outlets are attracting more consumers everyday. Horrendous traffic has been occurring at the freeway exits as well as at all intersections surrounding the mall during these first few weeks of the mall’s opening. The Tri-Valley police officers have been directing and regulating traffic to make it a safer and smoother process for drivers to come to and away from the Paragon Outlets.
Shoppers are also expected to wait in long lines in order to get into popular stores such as Kate Spade, Prada, Gap Factory Outlets, Coach Factory, and several others. More stores are expected to be added, as this is just phase one of the Paragon Outlets.
Besides from horrifying traffic and long lines at some of the stores, the Paragon Outlets are well worth the visit. The mall is well constructed, clean, and has many great deals on big labels.
The Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The mall is located located at 2774 Paragon Outlets Drive in Livermore. More information about the outlet mall could be found at its website, http://www.paragonoutletslv.com.