Big savings are on offer at the Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets shopping center with 65 factory outlet stores in Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.
The Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets is a typical European factory stores outlet shopping mall with 65 shops representing over 80 brands offering huge discounts on out of season and overstocked items. Most factory shops at the Halle Leipzig outlet mall sell clothes but there are also a few selling household items, toys, and Lindt chocolate. The mall is around half an hour’s drive from Halle or Leipzig. Free shuttle buses are available on Saturdays.
Brands with Factory Stores at Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets
The brands with factory outlet shops at the Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets include the usual mix of casual wear, shoes, accessories, and popular European fashion brands such as Adidas, Barutti, Brax, Bruno Banani, Bugatti, Camel Active, Cecil, Converse, Daniel Hechter, Desigual, Esprit, Fossil, Gant, Geox, Guess, Hunkemöller, Jack & Jones, Jack Wolfskin, Levi’s, Marc O’Polo, Mountain Warehouse, Mustang, Nike, O’Neill, Odlo, Pepe Jeans, Puma, Salamander, Schiesser, Skechers, Tom Tailor, Triumph, and Wellensteyn. Samsonite is on hand if more luggage is required to transport everything home.
Houseware shops include Blank Home, Möve, Tefal, and WMF. Souvenirs bought at WMF are high quality and infinitely more useful than fridge magnets. The same goes for toys from Ravensburger.
The Lindt factory outlet store sells chocolate at big discounts. The best deals are on out of season mixes — Christmas stuff in January, Easter eggs in May.
The purpose of outlet malls is to shift out of season stock and overstocked items so big additional discounts are often available around season end, after holidays, especially after Christmas, or any period when retail sales were slower than expected.
Regulars at European outlet malls that do not have shops at Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets include amongst others CK, Calvin Klein, Polo, Reebok, Timberland, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets Visitors Information
The Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets shops are open mostly Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 19:00; Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. As with most other shops in Germany, the mall is closed on Sunday and religious holidays. Longer opening hours are common in the run-up to Christmas.
Non-European residents may claim some sales and value-added taxes back if exporting the shopping unused. Also, as with other outlet malls it is often useful to sign up for the newsletter to receive special discounts — it is easy enough to cancel the newsletter afterwards.
Food choices are rather limited. In addition to the Coffee Fellows cafe, waffles and ice cream are available from Mamalicious, Asian food from Street Kitchen, and fast food from Globus Döner.
Transportation to Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets
The Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets shopping center is at the intersection of the B100 and the Autobahn A9. Use exit 13 towards Halle-Bitterfeld. For satellite navigation GPS systems use “Thiemendorfer Mark 1, 06796 Brehna”. The center may be seen and is signposted from the autobahn exit. Ample free parking is available. Driving time from central Halle is around 20 minutes and from Leipzig around half an hour.
A free shuttle bus is available from Halle and Leipzig main stations on Saturdays. Although free, advance reservations are essential — book at least noon the day before travel.
Halle Leipzig The Style Outlets certainly is not the most exciting outlet mall in Germany but it is easy to get to and worth stopping over at when in the region. The brands here often have spectacularly good deals on offer. Closer to Berlin, the McArthur Glen Berlin Outlet mall has around 90 stores while the large Adidas factory outlet mall near Nuremberg is a regular stop for many Germans traveling south for the holidays.