Outlet malls or outlet stores set in a shopping plaza, which is like a mall but outdoors, are excellent ways to save money like never before. If you want to find upscale, designer labels at an affordable price there is just the outlet mall waiting for you. This information could not come at a better time for the upcoming holidays or whenever the shopping mood strikes you.
Luckily, the Tampa Bay area has an enormous outlet mall situated between Tampa and Bradenton just off I-75. The other two outlet stores come from a regional department store featuring Florida wear and other items for the Florida lifestyle, while the other is nationwide department store that’s been around for over a century. These latter two are located in a shopping plaza or stand alone.
Ellenton Premium Outlets – Ellenton, Florida
If you want DKNY, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Nike or any other designer labels this is the outlet mall paradise you’ve been waiting for. Each designer outlet store has their own hours, so you need to call them individually.
On the website it is categorized into designer fashions and sportswear, shoes, fine leather and luggage, accessories and jewelry, housewares and home furnishings as well as many others. Whether you’re traveling north or south on I-75 you will see the exits marked clearly for Ellenton.
The outlet mall is visible from the interstate. It is located between Tampa and Bradenton. For their after-Thanksgiving sales weekend they will be opened starting at midnight on Black Friday.
Bealls Outlet – Tampa Bay, Florida
Bealls Department store is a regional department store for the Florida lifestyle and fashion conscious. They are located in upscale shopping center and plazas throughout the state. There are several Bealls Outlet stores in the Tampa Bay area. I always shop at my local Bealls Outlet. Their apparel and accessories is outstanding.
You can get a discount card for free for even more savings. On Fridays from opening to closing there are 15% discounts when you use the card for ages 18-49. For those 50+ cards the 15% discounts take place all day Mondays. Check their website’s store locator for the one nearest you.
Sears Outlet – Tampa Bay, Florida
For over a century this department store that is now one of the anchor stores at most major shopping malls throughout the U.S. features outlet stores in Tampa, Clearwater and St.Petersburg. They sell appliances and other merchandise from 20% to 60% off their retail prices everyday. Apparel is sold between 60%-80% off. You truly can’t beat these savings.
Whether you want fashion, housewares or appliances there is an outlet store near you in Tampa Bay. If you want to take it a step further for designer brands then a trip to Ellenton Premium Outlets will be worth it.
Outlets – Tampa Bay, Florida, Google