Wednesday, October 19, 2011
DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) is a large shopping centre outside the main are of Fyshwick. They brand themselves as a 'shopping mecca' with leading brands up to 70% off. Personally (and maybe I'm just not a dedicated enough shopper) I find it inconveniently located, full of the same sort of shops you find in every other shopping centre, and with much the same stock - some discounted certainly, but that seems to be older stock, overstocks, and odd sizes. So I'm not a big fan, although many other people are keen on this sort of place.
Apparently there are ten of these centres, all in the eastern states, and they've been in some serious financial difficulties, but they're still operating in Canberra, at least for now. And whatever I think of them, I do like the cloud pattern in this photo!