You can shop particularly cheaply and conveniently in the outlets outside the city. For example, in New Jersey, The Mills at Jersey Gardens , about 40 minutes from Manhattan .
Jersey Gardens Outlet
Return: Bus 111 departs from Port Authority, 40 St. and 8 Ave., Gate 223. Round trip ticket is $14. Queues often form at the terminal at the bus station in both New York and New Jersey, so always expect at least an extra 30 minutes of travel time.
To New Jersey from New York
To New York from the New Jersey outlet
The video about the arrival and return journey and the mall itself
Pros and Cons of New Jersey Garden Malls:
• The shopping center is covered, making it easy to visit even in bad weather
• Buses are overcrowded and queuing for the return journey is unavoidable
• No high-end designers like Versace, Gucci, Prada, Yves Sainte Lauren
You can find the direct comparison between the two shopping malls Jersey Gardens and Woodbury Outlet here CLICK