Travel Deals: Find bargains at these Florida outlet malls



Orlando Premium Outlets (credit: Orlando Premium Outlets)

Orlando Premium Outlets (credit: Orlando Premium Outlets)

Top outlet malls for bargain shopping on your Florida vacation

Wondering where to shop for bargains? As people are cutting back on spending, outlet malls are becoming to go-to shopping destination, where discounts are the norm and can range up to 65% off. There are more than a dozen malls with stores carrying everything from designer clothing for people and dogs to gift items and sports equipment. When shopping at outlet centers, always check into the Customer Service desk or office when you arrive as they often have discount coupons and information on the latest promotions and sales going on.

St Augustine Premium Outlets

In northern Florida, St Augustine Premium Outlets is the largest shopping mall with a good cross-section of stores from Banana Republic Factory Store and L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex to Stride Rite Keds Sperry and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. They also have the 50 Plus Shopper Perks every Tuesday where you can save an additional 10% with proof of age photo identification at a variety of participating stores such as Rufino’s Pizza and Brooks Brothers Factory Store.

Orlando Premium Outlets

The largest outlet chain in the United States, there are two gigantic Premium Outlet malls in Orlando with the largest one  at the end of International Drive. There’s a similar list of outlet stores here as in other malls but the setting is unique with waterscapes and long landscaped walkways of  individual stores and smaller plazas.

Tanger Outlet, Fort Myers

Although not as large, Tanger outlet has a good sampling of popular outlet stores from Guess Factory Store and Coldwater Creek Outlet to Samsonite Company Stores and Zales The Diamond Store Outlet. And it has a price guarantee – if you buy anything and see it advertised at a lower price within 30 days of your purchase, you get the difference in cash if you bring a copy of the ad and your store receipt to the Shopper Services counter.

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