I’ve been to Discover Mills Mall (up 85 north near Sugarloaf) before but never stopped into Bass Pro Shops “Outdoor World”. Maybe I was sure there was nothing inside that would interest me or thought it was all fishing and hunting stuff which I don’t really need. BOY WAS I WRONG! 2 hours later I left with a shopping cart full of clothes and Muck Boots (perfect for rain, mud, winter….) The building itself is like a log cabin on steroids and walking into the “lobby” is awe inspiring. An employee motions me to please walk this way into the store through the turnstiles into the land of Bass. Since this was my first visit they handed me a map. I shoved that in my pocket and immediately started drooling over all the apparel I would ask Santa for and some I had to buy immediately! “Red Head” is the private label for Bass Pro Shops and I must say I was really impressed with the design and quality. In addition, the prices were less than other sporting goods retailers. Could it be that because they buy and sell in mass quantity the prices were lower? On Black Friday alone, more than 24,000 customers shopped Bass Pro Shops Gwinnett location!! On Saturday, more than 16,000 customers and Sunday was a little off–only 11,000 customers strolled the aisles…climbing the rock wall, looking at the massive aquarium, trying on any of the hundreds of pairs of shoes and boots or simply taking the kids to see Santa. I love this place and now I’m hooked!
Another store at Discover Mills that has some great deals is the Sears Fashion Outlet. Now, don’t expect a lot of frills but you’ll find the thrills in all the great deals. Sheet sets from Lands End were priced at just $34 King, and all clothing was $7.00 or under! Names like Dockers, Arrow, Southpole, Structure, Lands End, Canyon Creek and more all fill the racks and walls in no particular order. Craftsman thermal underwear normally $26.00 were just $6. All merchandise carries the Sears money back guarantee and Land’s End merchandise guaranteed, period. Merry Christmas!