The Waterloo Premium Outlets provide access to a very wide selection of retailers and the prices, indeed, generally are good. But the cost savings seem comparable to those available at most outlet malls across the country. The arrangement of the stores follows a "strip mall" design, meaning access to nearly every store front is from a walkway that is outdoors. So if you plan to shop the mall in winter, then wear a heavy coat, and because the mall is BIG as well as outdoors, wear comfortable shoes. Oh, and bring the van (or SUV) and leave the sedan at home!