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What Johor Premium Outlets?
I have some time to spare today since it is Federal day and we are off! :)
So everyone has been talking about this premium place in Johor Bahru town and being a Johorean myself, I have never like.. NEVER heard of this place called the Johor Premium Outlets.
Main entrance of the JPO
It is nothing like a factory outlet. But what I heard from people who have been there is that this place offers various kinds of branded goods at a fairly reasonable price.
I don't consider myself a branded person and I have never been into an LV, Chanel, Burberry, or Prada shop until my colleagues insisted to pop my cherry..Not even Coach until recently. So I figured that since I had a long break during this CNY, why not drag my friends along.
So this is how the JPO looks like.
Its location is in the middle of nowhere, away from the main town/city, away from malls and nearer to the airport in Senai.
When we got there, I was shocked by the number of cars. It was so freaking packed that cars were parked on the main roads, even before the turning into JPO.
Tell me how many out of the lot actually walks home with a Burberry or thousands worth of products? 2 out of 10? heh.
Just look at this.
The queue just to take a sneak peek at what Coach here has to offer. Kiasu bor.
I gave up queuing after waiting for 20mins.
Why on earth would people want to visit Johor Bahru since it is full of 'crime', 'lala' people, and you can find better malls in the nearby cities? This has always been the stereotype from many people that I know. But in contrary, growing up here makes me realize how special this town is, let's put aside the dark side for a bit. There are many nice places that you can visit for sight seeing, plenty of good food and most Johoreans here are kind too =P
Anyway, some of the brands that you can find here include Charles and Keith, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Cotton on, La Senza, Vincci, Pedro and a lot more.
Lingerie started from as low as 8 undies for RM 60 and 2 for RM 100.
Shoes in both C&K and Pedro were as low as RM 39 ++
But if you ask me, although prices did make a slight difference, the items were mostly off last season.
However, I did find some cheap accessories at Vincci although I did not find many things recognizable. They were pretty old and I was particularly disappointed with the C&K there because although the prices of their shoes started from as low as RM 39, designs were bluek. The cheaper brands like Padini, and Cotton On were more or less the same price as the ones you can find elsewhere. Heck, even the Starbucks and Coffeebean also same price =P
So it's either lower prices for older goods. Or higher prices for nicer, newer products. Which one is it? If you ask me, the JPO is pretty overrated and it is worth going to only if you have spare time in your hands ;)