welcome! and if milpitas is 45 minutes from you (if you're north of there) than gilroy is about 1.5 hrs from you! and that is a flagship outlet! i'm 25 minutes in between both. it's not good for my wallet.
Welcome to tPF! I am kind of new here myself and an addict to Coach and the forum. The ladies on here are very knowledgeable about anything and everything Coach. Gilroy and Milpitas are my closest outlets and they are both pretty good. Sometimes I go to both in one day! Lovely bag!