Tom Ford to open first discount outlet store in New York


You won’t need a passport to get into this Tom Ford store! Designer to open first discount outlet

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14:58 GMT, 5 April 2012

Bargain hunting fashionistas in the New York area will be chomping at the bit in anticipation with news of the latest addition to the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

Master of exclusivity and scrupulous in-store security, Tom Ford is to open his very first and only outlet at the Central Valley retail village in mid-July.

The Texan designer is famous for keeping his work and the promotion of it carefully controlled so access to his coveted collections at more affordable prices will be a welcome surprise to clotheshorses near and far.

Village-y: Sleek, exclusive designer Tom Ford is set to open his first and only outlet store at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets north of New York

Village-y: Sleek, exclusive designer Tom Ford is set to open his first and only outlet store at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets north of New York

City boy: The first menswear store located on Manhattan's Madison Avenue reportedly has passport check, an appointment room and security everywhere

City boy: The first menswear store located on Manhattan's Madison Avenue reportedly has passport check, an appointment room and security everywhere

At the time of his first New York menswear store opening, The New York Times reported having to get through 'passport control' and being closely monitored while shopping so as not to stray into 'appointment only' areas.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence recently gave eager fans of the designer's sharp style a glimpse of his Fall/Winter 2012 collection with stunning red carpet appearances.

Not so exclusive: Tom Ford is known for controlling the promotion of his collections

Not so exclusive: Tom Ford is known for controlling the promotion of his collections

Ford then unveiled the collection to
an intimate group of the fashion world's most prominent figures, leaving
the public to make do with a video of the luxury line.

A rapid rise to fame as Gucci's
creative director and subsequent success at the helm of Yves Saint
Laurent along with his own brand's soaring popularity earned him a place
this year on Time's top 100 most influential fashion icons.

And by opening at outlet at Woodbury the fashion house will find itself in good company.

Other
high end labels with outlets include Balenciaga, Burberry, Chloe, Dior,
Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino, to name but a few.

The Tom Ford store will house both
his men's and women's collections as well as his famed line of
accessories that recently made headlines thanks to a pair of $3000
spectacles.

To what
extent prices will be slashed at the Tom Ford outlet will remain to be
seen but in any case we doubt Ms Paltrow or Miss Lawrence will be
hopping on the next bus North any time soon.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Jennifer Lawrence in Tom Ford

Lucky ladies: Gwyneth Paltrow (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right) in Tom Ford dresses from his Fall/Winter 2012 collection

For those eager to emulate the red carpet look for a slightly more affordable price, doors are set to open on July 15.

The shopping centre is located an hour North of Manhattan and regularly hosts featured sales and in-store promotions.