My goal was the Coach Outlet in Medford at the Medford Outlet Center. When I arrived I was shocked that it no longer was in the space that it had once occupied. I stopped in at Bath and Body Works because, well, I was there so why not. I asked about the Coach store and found out that it was a pop up store and only there for a few months. I was a little bummed as I had gotten an email with all kinds of great sales going on.
So I decided to meander around a bit and see what there was to see and surprise of all surprises there was a new shop (and not a pop up one) that had appeared since my last foray to the outlet mall. Owner Nicole Winter has found the perfect combination of fun, whimsical and functional items to feature in the newest shop on the block.
Urban Finds and Bistro is conveniently located in the left side of the complex when you drive in the entrance and I was thrilled to find such a wonderful place. It is funky and eclectic, fun and quirky all at the same time and boasts a variety of items including kitchen ware, clothing, jewelry, re-purposed and salvage items as well as decorating items that can not be found anywhere else. I absolutely fell in love with the store and thanks to a helpful employee, Colleen, I was made to feel right at home and enjoyed whiling away a lot of time looking in every nook and cranny.
I could have really spent a lot of money in this place but I tried to reign myself in. I did buy some sweet coasters to use on our back deck at our new house. And I managed to find some really fun herb markers for the herb garden that I am finally going to be able to have again.From kitchen items to jewelry to clothing – you can find a little bit of everything at Urban Finds.
I shopped and then hit some more stores and then decided that the trip would not be complete without a trip to the Bistro side of Urban Finds and Bistro. The menu is varied and delicious. Tucked away in the far left corner of the store I was hard pressed to find a seat because it was a very popular place by the time I got hungry. But I was so glad that I ordered the most delicious Southwestern Chicken Salad served in an Avocado Bowl. Seriously? Why did I not think of this? It came complete with a slice of artisan bread and small bowl of beefy chili. Amazing! The one complaint I have had about the Medford Outlet Center has been the lack of any place to stop for a bite. Well, I will complain no more. I think this place is going to be a favorite of not only mall goers but anyone who makes it a destination. I was thrilled with the freshness and the taste of my lunch and it was reasonably priced as well.
My only regret is that this was my last trip to the Medford Outlet Mall but at least I can share my love of this new place with my readers and encourage any of you who are traveling I-35 to make a stop at exit 48. I don’t think you will be disappointed if you decide to take a few minutes to check out Urban Finds and Bistro. I know I wasn’t.