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Best Places for Outlet Shopping in the USA

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The USA is a top holiday destination for a number of reasons. Among these are its incredible outlet shopping opportunities, which offer both tourists and locals the chance to save big bucks on their favourite brands. Here are some of the best outlet shopping malls you can find in the States:

San Marcos Premium Outlets, San Marcos, Texas

Perhaps the most beautiful of America’s outlet shopping malls is San Marcos Premium Outlets in Texas. This mall was modelled after the Piazza San Marco in Venice and comes complete with a fountain, a tiny footbridge, and Venetian-style gondolas floating on the azure water. The outlet contains 145 stores which include the likes of Michael Kors, Converse, Victoria’s Secret, Armani and Bose. Despite being located just an hour south of Austin, San Marcos Premium Outlets has been voted the third-best shopping destination in the world by popular talk show The View.

King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

If you support the idea that “bigger is better”, then you can’t go past the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania. With close to 260,000 square metres of retail space, this is the largest shopping mall in the States. It’s 450 or so outlet stores include popular brands such as Tiffany & Co., Macy’s, Apple, Sears, Nordstrom, Abercrombie & Fitch and Burberry. The King of Prussia Mall can be found approximately 30 minutes northwest of Philadelphia.

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Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

Minnesota’s Mall of America might be a few square metres behind the King of Prussia Mall, but it more than makes up for it with the sheer number of stores packed within its walls. With more than 520 stores to its name, the Mall of America has a wider range of shopping opportunities than any other mall in the USA. What’s more, it also houses Nickelodeon Universe—the largest indoor theme park in the United States—complete with roller coasters and family-friendly rides. If rides aren’t your thing, exhausted shoppers can also take a break by visiting the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium. Home to the busiest transit station in the state of Minnesota, the Mall of America makes it all too easy to shop until you drop.

Sawgrass Mills Outlets, Sunrise, Florida

Sawgrass Mills Outlets has got to be one of the most popular shopping outlets in the United States. Located about 25 minutes west of Fort Lauderdale, Sawgrass Mills Outlets is a massive outlet of more than 350 retailers. You can find virtually anything here, from Bed Bath & Beyond, T.J. Maxx and Nike to Versace, Prada and Saks off 5th. With a tonne of dining options and an IMAX theatre to boot, Sawgrass Mills Outlets has your entire day covered.

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Tanger Outlet, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Just minutes from sunkissed Rehoboth Beach, Tanger Outlet features well over 100 retail stores. This outlet is home to a wide range of popular brands including GUESS, Adidas, Coach, Levi’s,Timberland and Old Navy. Sweetening this already fantastic deal is the fact that Delaware offers tax-free clothes shopping across the state. Score!

Las Vegas Premium Outlets, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sin City is the perfect place for a carefree escape to forget your troubles. What better way is there to treat yourself than by going on a discounted shopping spree? Las Vegas is home to two huge shopping outlets, Las Vegas Premium Outlets North and South, each boasting about 150 different stores. The major difference between the two outlets? The north outlet has more luxury brands, is mostly outdoors, and receives more visitors per year. The south outlet is an indoor mall and features a more affordable range of products. Whatever your style and budget, you’ll be sure to find a bargain in Las Vegas.

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