It\’s fascinating to know, that there\’s another \”world\” behind the walls of the California border. It felt like, I was back in Singapore (because of its proximity to Malaysia).
It\’s one of the busiest borders in the world. Border Patrol
agents are everywhere (by land, air and sea). My husband strictly advises me to bring my identification card ALWAYS. Just in case an agent randomly ask me for an ID, I can show them proof of my residency.
| Tijuana is right there…
Before crossing the border, there\’s a place in San Ysidro that attracts shoppers. It\’s located in Camino de la Plaza, the last USA exit.
Las Americas Premium Outlets is the area\’s largest outlet center. With 125 stores featuring Adidas, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more plus an excellent choice of eateries and restaurants. —source
I love it there. The best day to visit: weekdays. Don\’t ask about the weekends ( I don\’t want to get started on store queues, parking and stream of people). Some stores don\’t actually announce further sale promotions, it\’s a hit-or-miss kind-of-thing. It depends on the store most of the time. Tip: Know your holiday dates (holiday promos) and fashion calendar (end-of-season clearance – way better than Black Friday). Consider yourself lucky if you dropped by on the mentioned time of the year. I have to warn you, items/sizes runs out fast. It\’s advisable to come early.
Just be patient in looking for a clothing that will last you a long time and doesn\’t break the bank. Take your time, you\’ll find what you\’re looking for.
Photo Sources: Las Americas – from here