PacSun has always lived by the philosophy that you did not have to live in sunny California to want to live the California lifestyle. Now sold in more than 600 stores across the United States, the brand has expanded to include retail and outlet stores as well as other shopping options such as catalogs and the online shopping portal. PacSun sells items that range from clothing to accessories and more for both men and women.
PacSun for Men: A Breakdown of What You Will Find Here
For the man in your life, you will find the following:
- Tee shirts
- Crew fleece
- Tank tops
- Vee neck shirts
- Polo shirts
- Board Shorts
Men’s Accessories at PacSun:
- Outdoor items
- Tech items
- Cologne and fragrance sets
PacSun for Women
There is also a wide range of items for women that includes:
- Sweat shirts
- Dresses and skirts
- Home items
In addition, PacSun also features a number of stores that specialize specifically in women’s swimwear.
Why Swimwear Is so Important
Because PacSun is so dedicated to the California lifestyle, things such as swimming, surfing and just enjoying the weather are mainstays. You will find that every taste and style is catered to with the swimwear sold at PacSun, including barely there bikinis, sold by the piece for the best possible fit, to full coverage surf wear that can be used for more endurance swimming and related activities. Sizes for swimwear range from extra small to size ten. Many of the swimwear items can often be found at the outlet stores, usually during the off season for the stores in the cooler parts of the country.
There are a number of brand names that are featured in the PacSun retail and outlet stores. Here is just a partial list of those:
- Bullhead Denim
- Cropped and Cozy
- Brandy Melville
- Been Trill
- Diamond Supply Company
- LA: Hearts
- Vans- Off the Wall
Bullhead Denim Company has released a new jean cut that features the uber high waist. This waist hits far above the natural waist as a direct counter to the low rise jeans of the past. Also just arrived is the new Brandy Melville Collection.
PacSun Swimwear Brands
Brands featured in the swimwear section include:
- Rip Curl
- Beach Riot
- Kandy Wrapper
Billabong also has a wide range of board shorts and other items that are carried in the PacSun retail and outlet stores across the country as well as sold online through the website.
PacSun Outlet Stores
Finding a PacSun outlet store is not really difficult. In fact, there are six of them located in Las Vegas alone. Others can be found by searching by brand or by going to sites that list outlet malls. If you are going to be in a specific area, you can also search to find the nearest PacSun outlet mall to that destination so that you can include a bit of shopping in your trip.
A Few PacSun Outlet Locations:
- You can find outlet stores at the following malls.
- Polaris Fashion Place located in Columbus, Ohio
- Albertville Premium Outlet in Albertville, Minnesota
- Aurora Farms Premium Outlet in Aurora, Ohio
- Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets in Clinton, Connecticut
- The Las Vegas Premium Outlet in Las Vegas, Nevada
- The Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Successful Shopping at PacSun Outlet Stores
Before choosing items at the outlet stores, no matter where you are shopping, be sure that you understand the return policy. Certain items cannot be returned after purchase, and some outlets do not allow any returns at all. It is always a good idea to try on an item whenever possible and to inspect it for any defects or flaws that may not have been noticed during shipping or stocking. Some items are tried on in the store and then returned to shelves with ripped seams, stains or even smells, so be aware of what you are looking at when you are shopping. Pay attention to details such as zippers or other closures as well because these are the most likely to fail once you get home.
Set a budget for yourself so that you are not tempted to buy more than you really need. Unless you are a professional surfer, you do not need the board shorts in every color that is available! If you are shopping for gifts for birthdays or holidays, keep in mind that you may not have the right sizes- some brands run either smaller or larger than other brands making it impossible to know exactly which size is right. It is far safer and less nerve wracking to stick to accessories for these gifts especially if you don’t know the person’s tastes very well. Sunglasses, hats and cologne are easier to ship and will be less expensive as well.