The arrival of (mostly) sunny days and warming temperatures has us turning our minds toward summer vacations just around the corner. If your family is anything like mine, stopping at an outlet mall on the way to, or home from, your vacation destination is as central to summer as mini-golf and sunburns. Shopping mall chains at deep discounts may be the domain of most outlet destinations. But the South is also home to retail outlets for some to-die-for designers and brands. From Maryland to Texas you’ll find high-end labels for a steal.
Here are our best finds:
Billy Reid | Destin, FL: The Emerald Coast can proudly lay claim to the Southern fashion phenom’s first ever retail outlet location, which opened earlier this month. Silver Sands Premium Outlets 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway, (850) 502-4520
Burberry | Williamsburg, VA: Check-in to some serious deals on the world’s most sought-after plaid at this sleek Virginia outlet. Williamsburg Premium Outlets, 5715-62A Richmond Road, (757) 565-0702
David Yurman | Cypress, Texas: New York native David Yurman’s sculptural jewelry has a cult following here in the South. Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Road, (281) 304-5820
Gucci | Queenstown, MD: Sweet deals on the uber-elite label await you at this just-outside-of-Annapolis outlet. Queenstown Premium Outlets, 441 Outlet Center Drive., (410) 827-8699
Kate Spade | Hagerstown, MD: Find bargains on colorful clothing and handbags in, well, spades, at this cheery outlet centrally located to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Hagerstown Premium Outlets, 495 Premium Outlets Blvd., (301) 790-0300
Lululemon Athletica | Orlando, FL: Stylish workout gear (nope it’s not an oxymoron) at great prices abound at this Sunshine State outlet. Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland Ave, 8200 Vineland Avenue, (407) 238-7787
Tibi | St. Simons, GA: Score high-society dresses for shoestring budget prices at this off-the-beaten-path outlet–fittingly located in the designers coastal Georgia hometown. 217 Redfern Vlg St Simons, GA 31522 | (912) 638-1221
Tory Burch | San Marcos, TX: As promised, we tracked down an outlet for, Tory Burch, the reigning queen of luxury accessories and apparel. It’s one of only a handful of outlet locations for the designer, which also holds true for the other designers above. Definitely worth adding to your Southern bucket list! San Marcos Premium Outlets, 3939 IH-35 South #900, (512) 396-2200
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