PAC SUN Outlet: A review of the PacSun Outlet Store

It’s summertime and that means I can finally get my surfboard ready to hit some waves. And it also means that is time to treat myself for a little online shopping tour at one of my favorite stores, the PacSun Outlet. But before we get started, here is a little bit of history about this brand.

It started out modestly as a small surf Newport Beach shop back in 1980 and from there it just mushroomed. PacSun has evolved to a world leader not only in surf and beach apparel, but clothing and fashion in general. The company has over 800 stores across the United States and features many well-known brands including Billabong, Fox, DC, Element, Kirra, Vurt, WeSC, Zoo York, Lost, Rip Curl, Quiksilver, etc. All products resemble typical and authentic California lifestyle elements, in other words, themes that are usually associated with fashion, action sports, music and arts rooted in the West Coast area.

Alright, I just punched www.pacsun.com into my browser and landed on their homepage. Well, it’s probably a matter of age and since I’m not the youngest guy anymore, but the site looks a little bit too crowded to my taste. I mean, I get it, I am probably not necessarily their typical customer with my 45 years of age.

So I usually stay with the navigation bar on the left to find my way around and that works very well because they laid out and organized everything logically and in a structured fashion. Today I want to check out their selection of boardshorts. They have over 150 different types in their product portfolio, so plenty of options.

Here is what I love about the Pac Sun website – it’s called the quick preview. This feature allows you to quickly get the basic information about an item, including the available designs, colors and sizes.

Okay, I found three nice PacSun Shorts and the total comes to $112. Nice! Here is something you need to know when you’re shopping at their website: while the regular prices seem to be on the higher side, they always have some special deals and promotions such as “Buy One and one 50% off”, or “Plus 30% off at checkout. All three items combined would have come to a regular price of over $200, but with all the promotions going on, I almost saved 50% on my purchase.

That actually reminds me of something that an ECONI.ORG visitor had asked us:

Where do you find PacSun Coupons?

I am not a coupon hunter like my daughters, but there are two websites that I usually check for PacSun Coupons, or actually any coupons or promo codes for that matter:

http://www.retailmenot.com

http://dealspl.us

Again, as I said, I’m not the expert on where to find the best coupons, but what I do know for a fact is that those two sites always have coupon-codes that WORK! I, for instance, just found one that is valid and that gave me another 10% off – I’m now down to $101! 😉

Since I had already created an account the whole checkout is very simple, but here comes the best part:
PacSun accepts Paypal! I love that. I use Paypal all the time and I seize any opportunity not to provide my credit card information. In addition to that, they also have a process called “Bill my parents” – but please do me a favour and don’t mention that to my daughters ;-).

Shipping is free on standard orders over $60. It usually takes them to 2 or 3 days to have the order shipped. As for their customer service, I have not spoken to anybody in person yet, I only used their live chat to ask for a product that was out of stock. They were very friendly and took care of everything right away.

Alright, all I need to do now is waiting until my boardshorts arrive in the mail! In the meantime, here are a couple of extra tips:

  • If you are looking for PACSUN outlet locations, just do a quick internet search. They are literally all over the place. I just checked on locations nearby where I live and I found 9 in very close proximity, meaning less than 15 miles from my house.
  • It is not a surprising that many young folks are not only attracted to the stylish and high quality clothing, but also can see themselves making a career working for an employer that is focussed on creating fashion for teens and tweens. In case you are interested, just visit their official website and fill out a PACSUN application – who knows, maybe in not too distant future you will be part of the brand’s success story.
  • In addition to that they also feature a dedicated area just for special ‘Sales’ – right now they have deals on Tees, Tanks, Swimwear, Shirts, Dresses, Sweaters, Hoodies, Jeans, Shorts and accessories starting as low as $2.99.

…… Okay, it is Monday and today I got my order. Three nice Pacsun shorts. The quality is great as usual. The only problem, I think I was little bit too ambitious when I chose to get them in size 33. I might have gained a couple of pounds recently, oh well – anyway, they still fit okay and I’m ready for the beach now.

PacSun Swimwear and clothes are synonymous for style and quality and the best part is, it is actually very affordable, but not ‘cheap’ by any means. Please visit their website, do some shopping and then come back and share with us your experience.

Thank you.

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