On the weekends you can get a bus from the Sannomiya bus terminal straight to the outlets for 670 yen, which is way less expensive than taking the train/bus route.
This outlet mall is a lot bigger than the Marine Pia outlets and has most of the stores in that mall, plus far more luxury stores. I didn't take a picture but for anyone following more mainstream Japanese style there's also a Marui outlet ^.^
I didn't buy anything this day. I was looking for a new coat, specifically, but all of them seemed to be too tight in the armpits (?!). I also saw a lot of flyaway stitching and buttons that weren't sewn on great...is gilfy quality declining?....
Another interesting store in this outlet is Plaza, which carries a ton of whatever the regular Plaza stores have overstocked.
Connected to the outlet mall by a bridge is the Aeon Mall...it's a very family oriented place so I wasn't interested in most of the stores in it - lots of kiddie clothes and toys. However, there's a Liz Lisa fusion which has both sweet and cooler Liz Lisa styles.
There was also a store that stocked Ghosts of Harlem but my feet were killing me by then and I didn't go down and see it. ^^;;