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- Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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When it comes to shopping there is one thing that we can all agree on, and it’s that everyone loves a bargain. For as long as fashion has been around so too has shopping. And with shopping comes label lust; shoppers and fashion lovers all want those big name brands. The only problem with wanting these designer brands is the hefty price tag that comes with them. However, thanks to the outlet mall these labels and big names have become more accessible thanks to discount shopping. In these penny-pinching times the chance to get some designer brands at discount prices has seen a surge of shopping addicts turn to outlet malls for some discount shopping. The outlet mall and shopping village give shoppers a chance to buy directly from the factory outlet stores and offer them a discount price for doing so. The USA is the home of outlet shopping malls, so we have picked out some popular outlet malls for you to visit when you want to splash your cash on some top designer brands at bargain prices in their outlet stores.
Outlet Malls New York - Woodbury Common
This is a popular outlet mall based in Central Valley, an hour north of New York City. Its close proximity to New York City makes this outlet mall a top choice amongst city dwellers and tourists looking for that discount price. Woodbury Common outlet mall covers up to 800,000 square feet and has over 220 outlet stores. This outlet mall attracts both locals and tourists from New York City as it is easy to get to via car or public transport. Woodbury Common is also colour coded due to its size, making it easier to navigate. Its discount outlet stores span all areas including designer fashion, sports, children, home and jewellery and its outlet stores are open daily.
Outlet Malls New York - Tanger Outlet Centre
Tanger Outlet Centre is another popular outlet mall in New York. This is based in Riverhead on Long Island, about an hour outside of New York City. The Tanger Outlet Centre is open daily and this outlet mall boasts over 140 discount outlet stores all offering factory prices.
Outlet Malls Illinois - Chicago Premium Outlet Mall
Based in Aurora, this outlet mall is the home to over 120 outlet stores. It is located just 45 minutes west of downtown Chicago, and it is easily accessible by car, bus or train. The Chicago Premium Outlets shopping village is packed full of discount shopping from many designer stores. Some big brand names with outlet stores in this shopping village include Calvin Klein, DKNY, Hugo Boss, GAP, J. Crew and Michael Kors to name but a few.
Outlet Malls Illinois - Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall
With over 200 outlet stores offering 70% discounts, it’s no wonder that Gurnee Mills Mall is often hailed as the “Best in the Midwest!” Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132) in Lake County, Illinois, midway between the major markets of Chicago and Milwaukee. It’s easily accessible from both cities by car or public transport. Its large selection of outlet stores means that this outlet mall has something for everyone.
Outlet Malls Massachusetts - Wrentham Village Premium Outlet Mall
Open daily, this outlet mall boasts over 170 outlet stores offering discount shopping with savings from 25% to 65%. The Wrentham Village Premium Outlet is a charming shopping village that’s located near Boston and Providence. It is a popular choice with both locals and tourists in these areas. This outlet mall is easy to access by car or public transport and is open daily. Some of the designer stores offering cut prices include Adidas, Quiksilver, Tommy Hilfiger and Coach to name but a few.
Outlet Malls Washington - Seattle Premium Outlet Mall
This impressive outlet mall has 110 discount outlet stores to choose from that all offer impressive savings. The Seattle Premium Outlet Mall is located 30 minutes north of Seattle and 2 hours south of Vancouver near Marysville. This shopping village is easily accessible by car and bus and is open daily. The Seattle Premium Outlet Mall is home to designer names such as Burberry, Guess and Juicy Couture.
Outlet Malls Nevada - Las Vegas Outlet Centre
With over 130 outlet stores to choose from, this indoor outlet shopping mall is conveniently located south on Las Vegas Boulevard. It offers everyday savings with discounts in its outlet stores ranging from 25% to 65%. The Las Vegas Outlet Centre is open daily until at least 8pm (varies depending on day/season) and is just 2.5 miles south of the Strip with buses servicing the area. If you are looking for a discount shopping trip while in Las Vegas then the Las Vegas Outlet Centre has plenty of outlet stores for you to shop in.
Outlet Malls New Jersey - Jersey Shore Premium Outlet Mall
A shopping trip to Jersey Shore Premium Outlet Mall offers you an array of discount prices with over 120 outlet stores from top brands and designers to choose from including Kenneth Cole, True Religion and Nine West to name but a few. Discount shopping of up to 65% is available in the many outlet stores throughout the mall. Located in Tinton Falls, this shopping village is easily accessible by car or public transport.
Outlet Malls California - Desert Hills Premium Outlet Mall
With over 130 designer brand names on offer in this outlet mall, it’s a popular choice for discount shopping in California. The outlet mall is located in Cabazon, just 20 minutes west of Palm on I-10, Fields Road Exit. The Desert Hills Premium Outlet Mall is also easily accessed by car, bus and rail making those discount stores even easier to get your hands on. Some of those outlet stores include 7 For All Mankind, Barneys New York, Dior, Giorgio Armani and Diane Von Furstenberg.
Outlet Malls California - Gilroy Premium Outlet Mall
Located close to the idyllic San Francisco Bay area at the gateway to the Central Coast, this shopping village offers some great discount shopping with up to 145 outlet stores packed full of designer brand names. The Gilroy Premium Outlet Mall opens daily and is about 30 minutes south of San Jose, 45 miles north of Monterey. This outlet mall offers excellent savings with its discount stores and is easily accessible by car, bus and train.
Outlet Malls Florida - Prime Outlets Orlando
This is the largest outlet shopping mall in the Southeast and is just minutes from Walt Disney World Florida, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios. If you are planning a shopping trip in Orlando then make sure you come here to avail of all the discount prices on brands such as Aldo, Kenneth Cole and Juicy Couture. Based on International Drive, the Prime Outlet Mall boasts savings of up to 65% in its 175 luxury brand-name outlet stores.
Outlet Malls Florida - Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall
Sawgrass Mills is conveniently located at the crossroads of West Sunrise Blvd. and Flamingo Road just 15 miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 30 miles from the Miami International Airport. This outlet mall is home to over 140 discount brand-name outlet stores and offers great value. The Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall is open daily and is about 40 minutes north of Miami or south of Palm Beach.
Outlet Malls Texas - Round Rock Premium Outlet Mall
With over 125 outlet stores, this North Austin outlet mall has impressive savings to be made on discount shopping. The Round Rock Premium Outlet Mall is located just 20 minutes north of Austin in Round Rock and is open daily for all your discount shopping needs. A shuttle bus runs to this shopping village from the city and the airport.
Whatever state or city you are visiting or even living in, there is plenty of discount shopping on designer brands on offer. Just remember to buy an extra suitcase so you can bring all your bargain buys from the outlet stores home with you!
By: Tracy Lynch