East Midlands Designer Outlet
East Midlands Designer Outlet is a large designer outlet which is close to junction 28 of the M1, just off the A38 Alfreton Road. The address is East Midlands Designer Outlet, Mansfield Road, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2JW. The outlet has plenty of free parking.
East Midlands Designer Outlet is run by Mcarthurglen and has over 70 stores. Some of the brands at the outlet include Antler, Bench, Hooch, Calvin Klein, Camille, DKz, Gap Outlet, Famous Footwear, Home & Cook, Jacques Vert, Jaeger, Julian Graves, Klass, Moss, Mountain Warehouse, Petroleum, Nike Factory Store, Phase Eight, Port Meirion, Pro Cook, Perfume Point, Reebok, Revlon, Rockport, Tog 24, Tula and Whittard.
There is also a food court with places to eat and drink, which is served by Harry Ramsdens, Burger King, Kana Blue, Spud U Like and Subway. Also scattered throughout the outlet are coffee bars including Cafe Thorntons and Starbucks.
Special events take place throughout the year. At the time of writing, there was a chance for the children to meet the Cadbury Monkey. Other events planned included fashion shows and sports event.
The East Midlands Designer Outlet is situated in the heart of Robin Hood country and just a short drive from the Peak District. If you are staying in the area, places to visit include Chatworth House, Bolsover Castle, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle and Caves and, especially for the children, Gulliver's Theme Park
East Midlands Designer Outlet opens at 10:00am Monday to Friday and Sunday, although larger shops open at 11am on Sunday; they open at 9.30am on Saturday; the stores close at 6:00pm on Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 8.00pm on Thursday, when there is late night shopping and 6.30pm on Saturday. They close at 5pm on Sunday. Bank holiday opening hours are 10am-6pm.