Outlet malls take the best things about regular old malls—sale prices and a huge selection of stores—and fuse them together. These oases of designer deals are made for the bargain hunter in all of us, and fortunately you’re never too far from one in New England. Here’s where to find the very best outlet malls near you.
Assembly Row is the place for Bostonians to get some affordable shopping done when Newbury Street isn’t going to cut it. The Somerville development features outlets and factory stores for Columbia, Express, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Brooks Brothers, to name a few. The Assembly Row Marketplace is also home to larger chains like Trader Joe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and T.J. Maxx, so you can pick up the essentials on your list while you’re out trying on new threads.
355 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA, assemblyrow.com.
Lee Premium Outlets
Located about 40 minutes west of Springfield, this Western Massachusetts outlet mall has everything you need for a successful shopping session. Lee Premium Outlets has factory stores for a long list of popular brands, including Nike, Gap, J. Crew, and Ann Taylor, not to mention the handful of food vendors scattered around the center.
17 Premium Outlet Blvd., Lee, MA, premiumoutlets.com.
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
Located just over the border in Wrentham, this shopping center is the closest thing Rhode Island has to its own outlet mall. Wrentham Village Premium Outlets has something for everyone, with high-end luxury brands and kids’ clothing stores alike. Popular outlets include Armani, Guess, Gap Kids, and the Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s Factory Store.
1 Premium Outlet Blvd., Wrentham, MA, premiumoutlets.com.
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
These outlets are located just east of New Haven and feature popular brands like Nautica, Timberland, and Banana Republic. Clinton Crossing also has an excellent list of food options so you can fuel up for some serious shopping. Rumor has it that a Ben & Jerry’s location is even set to open in spring 2019. (You can’t say no to Ben & Jerry’s.)
20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT, premiumoutlets.com.
Tanger Outlets Foxwoods
This outlet chain’s Foxwoods location has become the shopping center of choice for Eastern Connecticut. Tanger Outlets Foxwoods features outlets for brands like Eddie Bauer, Samsonite, and Talbot’s, and it’s just down the road from the Foxwoods Resort and Casino, so you can squeeze some shopping in during a weekend getaway.
455 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT, tangeroutlet.com.
The Westbrook Outlets are just down the road from Clinton Crossing and include rarely seen outlet stores for brands like Williams-Sonoma, Loft, and New Balance. The Westbrook Outlets also feature a movie theater, Marquee Cinemas, and have plans to open a skating rink very soon, so you and your family can make a day of it.
314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT, westbrookoutlets.com.
The Essex Experience is just 10 miles outside of Burlington and features outlet stores for brands like Gymboree, Famous Footwear, and Brooks Brothers, as well as a movie theater, several eateries, and the Double E Performance Center, which hosts musical acts and serves tacos. The Essex Experience is also committed to serving the environment as well as the community, and has promised to be fully solar-powered by 2019.
21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT, essexexperience.com.
Manchester Designer Outlets
Situated in Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont, the Manchester Designer Outlets feature outlet stores for some of the very best high-end names out there. Find affordable deals on gifts from stores like Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, Crabtree & Evelyn, and Finnish design house Marimekko.
97 Depot St., Manchester Center, VT, manchesterdesigneroutlets.com.
Freeport Village Station
This outlet mall in Freeport, ME, has an excellent selection of stores, with big deals on items from L.L. Bean, Francesca’s, Oakley, and Old Navy. After you’re finished shopping, catch a movie with your family at the Nordica Theater attached to the shopping center. Freeport Village Station also has 500 free, covered parking spots to protect your ride from the harsh Maine elements.
1 Freeport Village Station, Freeport, ME, onefreeportvillagestation.com.
The Kittery Outlets
One of two outlet malls in Kittery, the Kittery Outlets provide shoppers with a more casual experience while still playing host to a shockingly long list of factory stores and outlets. Some of the stores on hand at the Kittery Outlets include Christopher and Banks, Levi’s, lululemon, and Crate & Barrel.
306 U.S. 1, Kittery, ME, thekitteryoutlets.com.
Kittery Premium Outlets
Cross the bridge from the Kittery Outlets and in less than a half mile you’ll arrive at Kittery Premium Outlets. Here you’ll find even more deals on brands like Ann Taylor, Columbia, Johnston & Murphy, and Nike. Kittery Premium Outlets is also home to an art gallery that displays work by local and international artists, plus handmade gifts.
375 U.S. 1, Kittery, ME, premiumoutlets.com.
Merrimack Premium Outlets
New Hampshire’s newest outlet mall, Merrimack Premium Outlets, is located just off the Everett Turnpike between Nashua and Manchester. It features a whole host of outlets that you’d have a hard time finding anywhere else, including Coach, Cole Haan, the Disney Store, Puma, and the Children’s Place.
80 Premium Outlets Blvd., Merrimack, NH, premiumoutlets.com.
Settlers’ Green Outlet Village
This North Conway, NH, outlet mall offers a range of stores where you can score deals for the whole family. Settler’s Green features names like L.L. Bean, Chico’s, Carter’s, Justice, and Gap among its outlets and factory stores, as well as dining options like Brandli’s Pizza Grille and the Barley & Salt Tap House and Kitchen. The majority of stores at Settler’s Green also allow you to bring your dog, so even your furry family members can come shopping with you.
2 Common Court, North Conway, NH, settlersgreen.com.
Tanger Outlets Tilton
Tanger Outlets’ New Hampshire location serves up steep discounts in stores like like Banana Republic, Kay Jewelers, and Famous Footwear. If you’re feeling peckish while you shop, Tanger Outlets has a Five Guys, an Uno Pizzeria, and a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on site. It also has one of the only Yankee Candle outlet stores in the state, so stock up on sweet-smelling stuff while you’re in town.
120 Laconia Rd., Tilton, NH, tangeroutlet.com/tilton.
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