The stores at the "step-child" mall include Levi's, Dockers, Dexter, Jockey, Bass and Farberware. If it were the only outlet mall within 50 miles, I might be more impressed. As it is, with so many superior outlet malls nearby, I find it really underwhelming. Last time I was there (for after-Christmas sales) it was practically deserted (while the Prime Outlets was absolutely packed).
I really only stopped there because I wanted to get a first-hand look at the One Stop Shop, since I'd read that they offered Busch Gardens discount tickets. Well, they do, but what a disappointment. It's really little more than a kiosk in the center of the mall.
So unless it's raining (this is an indoor mall, unlike Prime Outlets and Patriot Plaza), or unless you want to visit a specific store, it's probably not worth your time. And if you want Busch Gardens discount tickets, here's where to get them.
The Williamsburg Pottery Factory--
Acres and acres of EVERYTHING, from dried flowers, to housewares, to a make-your-own-lamp shop. We've been finding bargains here for years. What a funky and eclectic place! Here are the best bargains we've found at the Pottery.
Williamsburg Antique Mall--
Over 400 dealers offering unique gifts and finds, from Depression glass to turn-of-the-century silver.
Basketville of Williamsburg--
Basket-lovers will find discounts on handmade baskets from around the world.
Williamsburg Doll Factory--
Not just a store, but an excursion, where you can watch artisans craft delicate Lady Anne dolls.
Broke a dish or two? Replace that hard-to-find Lenox pattern, plus see White House Presidential china at their museum.
Looking for one-of-a-kind finds & historical fun?
Colonial Williamsburg Historic Shops--
Buy a gift they can't get at Toys R' Us-- go for the unique! How about a tri-cornered hat for your grandson? Or a penny whistle or authentic hoop game for your little one? You can buy handmade Colonial-style jewelry, silver spoons, pewter, handmade candy, candles, costumes, bakery items at more at the Colonial-themed shops at Merchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg.
Check out this service: the historic shops will even deliver what you've bought to your Colonial Williamsburg hotel room or to the visitor center..for free.
Colonial Williamsburg's Merchant Square--
Merchants Square boasts 41 shops and restaurants along its brick-lined walks. Personally, we love the Christmas store, Whyte's Candy makers, Barnes and Noble (it has a nice children's section where you can plant the kiddies awhile while you give your feet a breather), and the toy store.
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