However, any time of year is a good time for bargain hunting in Texas - with top outlet malls that dot the landscape offering native Texans and visitors alike the opportunity to shop till they drop!
Just up ahead, check out the best of Texas discount bargain hunting with a list of major outlet malls, including contact info and related information resources for your next bargain vacation trip to the Lone Star State:
Allen Premium Outlets 820 N. Stacy Rd., Allen TX About a half hour's drive north of Dallas, the Allen outlet features more than 80 outlet stores including Perry Ellis, Lane Bryant Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Off the Page Catalog Clearance Store, Movado, Bombay Outlet, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, and Cole Hahn.
Allen Premium Outlets is open Monday - Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours 972-678-7000.
Katy Mills, I-10 at Pin Oak Rd., Katy TX
About 25 miles west of Houston, Katy Mills offers more than 90 outlet stores including Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers, Gap Outlet, Levi's Outlet, Mikasa, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland, and Perry Ellis.
Katy Mills is open Monday - Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours 281-644-5000.
Tanger Outlet Center, I-35 at Exit 200, San Marcos TX, Equally distant about an hour's drive from both Austin and San Antonio, the Tanger Outlet in San Marcos offers more than 90 outlet stores including Adidas, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin
Klein, Coldwater Creek Outlet, Easy Spirit Outlet, Eddie Bauer, Fila, Levi's Outlet, Old Navy Outlet, Nautica, SAS Shoes, Timberland, and Royal Doulton.
Tanger Outlet Center is open Monday - Saturday from 9am to 9pm and on Sundays from 11am to 7pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours 512-396-7446
San Marcos Premium Outlets, 3939 IH-35 South, San Marcos TX
Located nearby the Tanger Outlet Center (see above), San Marcos Premium Outlets is a tourist attraction in itself, designed to resemble St. Mark's Square in Venice and offers more than over 90 outlet stores including A/X Armani, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Bebe Outlet, Bombay Outlet, Chico's, Coach, Crate & Barrel Outlet, Gap
Outlet, Lane Bryant Outlet, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Off 5th - Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Pottery Barn Furniture Outlet, and Yankee Candle.
Prime Outlets San Marcos is open Monday - Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours 512-396-2200.
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