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    Re: Outlet Shopping

    I agree with those above that said the outlets are no longer as "Outlet-y" as they used to be... Some of the manufacturers make and sell stuff specifically for the outlets... Stuff that they don't sell in the store, or isn't of the same quality... Gap and Old Navy come to mind... I would consider States that do not charge a State Income Tax... For Instance, North Conway NH is pretty good and doesn't charge Sales Tax... Kittery ME, is also pretty good, but they charge a 7% state sales tax in ME... I prefer the Kittery outlets, mostly because I'm in that area more often... I also enjoy going to the Freeport ME outlets... They have the LL Bean Store there...
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    Re: Outlet Shopping

    In the San Diego area:

    Carlsbad Company Stores (nicest area & convenient by car)
    Shops at Las Americas (NICE MALL in icky border neighborhood, but convenient by trolley/bus from San Diego)
    Viejas Outlet Mall (nice mall next to casino, but way out in the east county sticks)
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    Re: Outlet Shopping

    There are also some nice outlets in Atlantic City, NJ. But some of them aren't really "outlets"; they're just stores with some sales. But at least you could get in a day at the beach!

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    The nice thing about the outlets in Pennsylvania is that PA doesn't have sales tax on clothing. Just something to think about.

    I went to the outlet in San Marcos, TX a few years ago, and was very impressed. It had a lot of more upscale outlets that you don't see everywhere -- places like Kate Spade and Michale Kors.

    But I'd agree with Lucy that most outlets are not as outletty as they used to be. The nice part about that is that they are more like regular stores sothey're easier to shop -- the way the merchandise is displayed, etc. The downside to that is that you don't get the kind of savings that your mind says you should get.

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    Re: Outlet Shopping

    Regular stores are running such terrific sales right now, that unless you specifically want to shop at an Outlet mall, you can get great bargains at the regular stores. Sales of 50%, 60% and 75% off are not uncommon.
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    You can definitely get some good sales now. I was out on Monday and got two sweatshirts for $1.25 each!

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    and a lot of name brand stores often have coupons you can print off the internet. My favorite place is Dress Barn. They have great sales and I can usually find a 20% off coupon on line to use as well. Just google your favorite store followed by the word coupon and see what comes up.
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    Re: Outlet Shopping

    canadian angel, if you just hop one province to the west there's lots of good outlet shopping. I particularly like Signal Hill in Calgary and South Common in Edmonton. (Plus, I noticed yesterday our dollar has dipped below $0.80 US, which has my family re-thinking a winter vacation.)

    I also agree with those who mentioned the slashed prices at regular mall stores - in fact, I was at a Jacob store in the local mall and they told me they're basically going outlet. They had tons of stuff marked down more than 50%, and even some $5 sweaters - something I've never seen at that store.
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    Re: Outlet Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Veruka;3330156;
    I went to the outlet in San Marcos, TX a few years ago, and was very impressed. It had a lot of more upscale outlets that you don't see everywhere -- places like Kate Spade and Michale Kors.
    The one in Round Rock is like that too. Very nice "higher end" stores. Lots of good deals too.

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    Re: Outlet Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by AJane;3331113;
    canadian angel, if you just hop one province to the west there's lots of good outlet shopping. I particularly like Signal Hill in Calgary and South Common in Edmonton. (Plus, I noticed yesterday our dollar has dipped below $0.80 US, which has my family re-thinking a winter vacation.)

    I was looking at going to WEM originally, but everyone I've talked to said it's pretty expensive. Is that still the case?

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