After seeing Dear off, I’m now myself getting ready for my 2nd day of Shopping Spree ALONE – YES!!! Alone again by myself just like yesterday……….but I had so much fun & am so looking forward to today heheh!! And no problem cos I’m sure I’ll get my way around town by myself just fine!!
My plan for first thing in the morning today is to embark on the I-Ride Trolley journey to the Prime Outlets International, & here’s its Information Pamphlet from Quality Inn International lobby too :
Below’s the I-Ride Trolley Route Map which I’ve actually found online in the Internet (together with information on the Trolley Ride Fares & Passes) back home in Singapore before coming to Orlando – cos one should really surf for as much Tourist information & gather & plan well before coming here, cos there’re just too much to see & do here believe Me!!
And when Bob knew that I’m visiting the Prime Outlets International, he gave me the following VIP Discount Cards :
I soon walk out of Quality Inn International at about 8.45am to the I-Ride Trolley – Red Line North Bound – Stop 15, located just outside of the Hotel at International Drive where I did my Shopping yesterday :
Prime Outlets International is located at Trolley Red Line North Bound Stop 1 at the North end of International Drive, as seen below :
Here’s a self-portrait of Me at Trolley Stop 15 :
A Single Trolley Ride fare costs US$1.25, & I’ve already prepared the exact amount for the Trolley Driver upon boarding, cos I know the Driver doesn’t usually carry cash for exchange :
In just about half an hour later, I arrive at the Prime Outlets International – here’s its Map Direction & Shopping Hours :
Featuring 175 brands under one Roof, Prime Outlets International is Orlando’s largest Outlet Centre – here I see Victoria’s Secret Outlet which I’ve to give it a miss cos I’ve a more important Mission to accomplish here today heheh!!
Actually, I used to collect lingeries – sexy, sweet, lovely, hot & even naughty ones – at one long period of time years ago – was crazy over them till I’ve got a huge collection todate – some which I’ve not even had the chance to put them on till now hahah!! So I tell myself I must not get anymore now!!
I walk past the Neiman Marcus Last Call Centre, in search of my “Mission” of the Day……………….
YES I find it within no time – COACH Factory there it is at the Prime Outlets International Directions Signboard……..heheh that’s my “Mission” of the day – to get a COACH Bag for my Mom cos I know she loves COACHES :
But haha, I just realise I’m way too early for the Shops cos they’re not open till 10am, & now’s only 9.30am – besides I’m like the only Asian soul around here except a few other Americans :
I start taking pics of the surroundings while walking towards COACH & exploring the Outlets :
Hey that’s a Kenneth Cole Company Store – hmm………..Dear & I used to like shopping at Kenneth Cole in Geelong & Brisbane, Australia, when we were students & dating there - we especially like its Men’s jackets & Suits for Dear heheh :
Lovely Water Fountain right in the middle of Prime Outlets International :
Haha, there it is – I finally find the COACH Factory :
But it’s yet to open except for an employee guy vacuuming the Store’s carpet & smiling widely at me when he sees me looking at its showcases from outside :
I walk further on & around the Prime Outlets International to check out what other specialty stores it has :
Then I see another lovely Water Fountain with neighbouring lovely Palm Trees :
And I arrive at the Guest Services Centre where I’m supposed to submit my Prime Privileges Concierge Referral Card (given to me by Bob Everland from Quality Inn International this morning) to exhange for a complimentary Coupon Book :
The Guest Services Centre’s only open at 10am which I later come back again – here’s my Prime Privileges Concierge Referral Card (from Bob), which I’ve already filled up this morning in my Hotel Room before coming out :
And here’s the Prime Outlets International Complimentary Coupon Book which is worth US$7 from the Guest Services Centre which I later receive – from this Coupon Book, you can find many Discounts Coupons starting from 5% up to 65% which you may use in your shopping purchases here at Prime Outlets International – but there isn’t any Discount Coupon for COACH Factory where I’m going to spend :
I also obtain the following Prime Outlets International Directory Guide from the Guest Services Centre :
After Ieaving the Guest Services Centre, I make my way further ahead towards the end of Prime Outlets International, where there’re dining Restaurnts & Cafes - look at the so beautiful bright blue sky in below pic - it’s another sunny day with cool breezes in Winter Orlando today – I just love it here!!
And guess what I discover soon – a Beard Papa Sweets Cafe here in Orlando Florida USA!! Oh I never knew that the Japanese Beard Papa has even come to America!!! Haha Dear loves Beard Papa alot so I should buy some back for him after my shopping later heheh :
Oh, there’s even a huge Food Court here at the Prime Outlets International – how convenient :
And I come across more Palm Trees – I just adore them so much :
Although the Outlets are not open yet, I see there’re already some people (Italian or Spanish Tourists & White Local Americans I believe) waiting outside the Shops, & some even brought their huge luggages (see below right bottom) waiting to load in their shopping items once the Shops open!!! Hahah guess afterall I’m not the only crazy shopaholic here!!
Finally it’s 10am now & the Prime Outlets International is officially open – from the below pic – I notice many local White Americans like FOREVER 21 cos many of them can be seen standing outside the Shop even before it opens :
I try finding shoes & clothings for myself but none is attractive………..& as I’m walking back towards the COACH Factory, this red-colored dressed lady from Picture Perfect, whom I believe is a Spanish, stops me & asks me to pose for her Camera which she starts clicking soom after :
And here comes my HUGE pic on her Screen - GOSH I look so fat!!!
Then within mins, I’m being persuaded to buy my pics!! Haha I should have known it!!
Well, I end up buying the following paper-formed Photo Frame of my pics, at US$15 - & after including Tax, it’s about $25 Singapore dollar!! Haha I think it’s pretty expensive considering they’re all in paper materials & that English speaking Spanish just cuts & pastes my pics onto the paper Frame!!
Haha, though I look really chubby in my pics, I think they turn out pretty nice considering I was earlier just trying to entertain her & anyhow posed here & there………..heheh Dear thinks they’re pretty unique, special & cute too when he sees my pics later in the night :
I soon walk away from Picture Perfect – snaping a pic of it surrounded with lovely Palm Trees :
Heheh I’m now back inside the COACH Factory – happy that I finally make it here :
Right inside the COACH Factory, I’m immediately attracted to its latest Spring Collection & pretty quickly decided on the ones that I wana buy for Mom & myself……………..
Well, I’m normally not a Branded Goods girl & doesn’t much fancy branded bags cos I find them rather common among the pool, & prefer more unique & rarely seen bags from everywhere……….
Besides, I know COACH Bags pretty well since my 4th Sister, who used to study & work in Houston, Taxes USA, often buys & carries them!
And I know Mom loves COACH Bags too, in fact Mom loves all kinds of branded bags so long as they’re beautiful!!!
And well, since I’m here to buy for Mom, I thought I might as well buy for myself too since Dear’s paying for me heheh…………..
Hey Mom has just recently got this below Red COACH Bag (with a matching Wallet) - gifts from my eldest nephew Daniel & his girlfriend Mandy who recently went on their months-long Canadian American Trip :
And while I wait for the Sales girl to bring out brand new pieces of my Bags from the back store, I continue browsing through the COACH Factory…………….
And I see some Japanese Tourists & many locals, especially Black Americans, shopping here at the COACH Factory, & the Blacks are really wealthy as many buy, with some even buying a whole range such as the same colored Bag & Wallet, Belt & Sneaker shoes!!
While I keep asking myself if I’ve chosen the right designs & colors & sizes………….& whether Mom will like what I’ve chosen…………Hahah I really wish Dear’s here with me right now cos he’s pretty good tastes………..& can help me choose & give me his opinions……………
Anyway, I still go ahead with the ones that I picked initially cos I find others either too dull in color, or too heavy in weight, cos I prefer something brighter in color & is light to carry………..I’m now paying for them :
Here’s the COACH guy wrapping my COACH Bags at the Cashier counter :
And this’s my very huge COACH package which I just purchased :
Below are my few COACH items from Prime Outlets International – that Sales guy really did a good job in wrapping them up so beautifully :
COACH latest Spring Collection – according to the Sales girl who served me in the COACH Factory, this is the latest SPRING color, & that the huge buckle is the nicest thing about these COACH Bags :
And the prices of these COACH Bags (in fact all in the COACH Factory) are much cheaper compared to the ones we have in Singapore!! However I still spent quite a BOMB!!! Anyway, this newest Spring color which I’ve just got is not seen anywhere in Singapore yet!! Heheh I’m so happy happy!!!
Well, the following’s been specially selected for Mom which she loves it upon first sight when she sees it back home in Singapore – it fits snugly around her shoulder & it’s extremely comfortable to carry……….& Mom & I just love the pretty Apple Green color & she loves the huge Buckle, so does Dear – haha guess the Sales girl’s right!!
I’m keeping this for myself which I carry as my Wallet together with my COACH Handbag, cos it’s too big for Mom & other deisgns too small for her liking :
And below’s mine as well – I’d actually wanted its bigger sized version but there isn’t a brand new piece from the store :
I also bought a bottle of COACH Signature Fabric Cleaner which is good in protecting the Bags’ Jacquard Fabric :
Here’s a snapshot of the COACH Factory in Prime Outlets International after I purchased my COACH Bags, feeling extremely pleased with myself cos I’ve just completed my “Mission” of today heheh :
I come upon the Dooney & Bourke boutique where I enter to take a look around………..remembering very well my very first Dooney & Bourke Handbag which Dad bought me when we were travelling in the USA back in 1992……….
Still remembering the so famous Duck symbol of Dooney & Bourke………..And back then, it was the in-fashion & MUST-have brand that all visitors to America gotta have, & the locals simply adore it too!!
The following 2 pics show ME (2nd from left) carrying my Dooney & Bourke Handbag which Dad bought me while we were in America - standing with my 4th Sister, Mom & Dad outside the White House in Washington D.C. USA :
Beard Papa’s Original Vanilla, Chocolate & Eclair Cream Puffs :
And I’m now getting out of Prime Outlets International for more shopping elsewhere………….
Well, may be Outlets Shopping is not what you think of when visiting Orlando Florida USA, but guesses are after seeing this Post of mine, you may wana consider coming to the Prime Outlets International cos I know you won’t regret it as there’re lots to see & buy & good bargains you can get here!!
Now, let us watch my Slideshow of all photos taken at the Prime Outlets International - Happy Shopping Shopaholics :