Friday, November 26, 2010
Gotemba Premium Outlet 御馬場
2週前逛了在箱根的御馬場outlet，那時正有冬季促銷，還能欣賞到美麗的富士山風景。和加州的Chelsea Premium Outlet不一樣的是，這間outlet有比較多名牌商店，例如Prada, Ferragamo, YSL, Jimmy Choo, Bvlgari，等。御馬場也是全日本最大的outlet。
The Prada and Miu Miu outlet had discounts of up to 50% off whether there was sale or no sale. On the other hand, Ferragamo had additional 10% discounts, making their classic vera pump shoes on sale for only SG$580! Coach was also giving away coupons which entitled shoppers to an additional 20% off. It was sure tempting to spend some money on these luxury goods but because I can't afford these anymore, I just headed to GAP, swept a lot of their discounted winter clothes and deposited them in a nearby locker for 200yen. Their logo apparel were on 50% off, but sizes and colors were limited. I also bought a wool coat in another Japanese boutique for 6210yen.
Prada和 Miu Miu outlet平時就有高達50%的折扣。那時Ferragamo有額外10%折扣的促銷，Coach也在發額外的20%折扣券！雖然我很想買，但是現在是稍微*窮一點*的留學生，所以只好放棄，直接去GAP掃了有30~50%折扣的衣服。然後再去另一家日本品牌的店鋪，買了6210yen的半羊毛外套。
The Body Shop outlet participated in the sale as well but I found their prices after discount was still more expensive than our Singapore prices. Nevertheless I bought some necessities so I don't have to "import" them from home.
Body Shop 也參加了冬季促銷，但是即使打折後，我還是覺得新加坡的價錢比較便宜。因為不想從新加坡運過來，所以還是買了一些日用品。
Overall, we had a great time there and I might return again during the end of January for their bargain sale :P
How to get there from Shinjuku 從新宿出發：
1) First time when I went there was by the Odakyu coach tour. 6 hours there wasn't enough for me!
2) Second time: we bought the Odakyu Highway bus tickets at our selected time slots. This would have allowed us up to 8-9 hours if there were no traffic jam. The only trouble is to change for the free shuttle bus at the Gotemba station.
3)I think I'll try either the Romance Car or the train next time.
Each transportation method costs almost the same at 3000yen for return trips. One-way journey is around 90mins. More information: