The array of outlet stores in America can be as overwhelming as they are enticing. With more than 13,000 to choose from, we decided to do a bit of the handiwork for you and cherry-pick some of the best. Whether you’re a fierce lover of fashion or just happy to stop by a few stores among your tourist trail, the U.S. has plenty to offer when it comes to outlet malls.
Guaranteed to satisfy your discounted retail dreams, check out the following destinations to get your hands on an ‘almost too good to be true’ piece or two (or three).
Boasting over 100 stores with options ranging from Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic to Adidas and Kate Spade, this Floridian hub is a fashion haven that plays host to style as much as it does substance. Offering a VIP-loyalty scheme for dedicated spenders and unique events like The Nike Factory Store’s weekly runs on the divine Destin’s Beach, this place is home to temptation and tantalisation for almost everybody. This shopping universe is partnered with hotels including Residence Inn Sandestin’s and Courtyard Sandestin, and WaterColor Inn & Resort. These accommodation choices also feature ‘’shop and stay’’ incentives with all-inclusive packages so you won’t even need to worry about transportation to and from the shops.
With Premium Outlets in both the northern and southern areas of Las Vegas, this extravagant city is like the gift that keeps on giving. Particularly when it comes to retail offerings, visitors can shop from both high-end and affordable options – all while indulging in famed casinos, shows, and restaurants. The North stores offer more luxurious options including Cole Haan and Armani, while the South store situates a mellower set of fashion treats like Ann Taylor and Aeropostale. These two sites are positioned around 10 miles apart, so you’re likely to want to stop by some of the gloriously impressive (though sadly full-price) shopping sites like the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes and the Forum Shops at Caesars along the way.
Situated in a prime location in the northern entrance of the Florida Keys, you can conveniently add a stop-off at this outlet centre to your southern Florida itinerary. Inclusive of 50 mid-range stores, including Guess, American Eagle, and Coach, you can invest in some retail therapy while taking a break from the luscious beaches and thrilling watersports, and the intriguing wildlife in the surrounding area. This open-air centre is suitable for both girly visits and family trips, with everything from stunning shoe outlets to cutesy childrenswear. If you haven’t quite shopped until you’ve dropped at this outlet, be sure to make a visit to the centre’s sister mall, ‘The Falls’ which is located just 20 minutes away from the main site.
Proudly known as the largest outlet centre in Eastern North Carolina, Carolina Premium Outlet Marketplace is home to stores that include Calvin Klein, Under Armour, and Skechers. Just 30 minutes from Raleigh, this shopping destination is bound to lure you in with its VIP Shopper Club, offering exclusive discounts and an array of special events and activities throughout the year. It’s best to get all of your friends involved for this one as their VIP scheme is particularly suitable for larger groups, featuring exclusive deals and coupons for parties of 15 or more people. Hotels in the surrounding area also offer a ‘Girlfriends Getaway Package,’ inclusive of free goodies, spa deals, and discounted admission for the Ava Gardner Museum.
Considered to be a regional highlight, the area of Secaucus near New Jersey is the place to go for a variety of impressive designer outlets. You’ll be spoiled for choice with 40 outlet malls from which to choose, and its proximity to New York City means you can also treat yourself to some time in Manhattan after working your way through as many stores as your energy permits. Fashion-lovers can indulge in designers as covetable as the Italian luxury house of Gucci, to the fun and flirtatious casualwear of Juicy Couture. Particularly alluring for those seeking higher-end purchases, Secaucus plays host to a dreamy cluster of delightful deals.