First and foremost, the shopping center is difficult to get to. There is no freeway connection and you have to exit well before you see the sign. Once you've finally made the right exit, it's easy to pass the only entrance to the mall. A u-turn later and we were in.
Once in the center, it is pleasantly landscaped. A number of desirable stores were available and a few even sucked me in.
When reviewing this outlet center, I felt compelled to compare it to Napa Outlets, which has a lot of great stores in a compact design. However, the architecture at Petaluma Outlets far outweighs the Napa Outlets, the people were friendlier, and the selection of stores is good enough.
In all honesty, I expected to not like Petaluma Outlets, but I was wrong. It's worth a visit if you are a factory outlet shopper.
Read my updated review of Petaluma Outlets.