Steep discounts: Outlet malls near NYC

Deal seekers can take advantage of plummeting prices at these outlet malls.

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Woodbury Common

498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley, NY (845-928-4000, premiumoutlets.com)
Getting there: Take the Short Line bus (shortlinebus.com) from Port Authority to Woodbury Common ($40 one-way; save $8 if you book online), then hail a cab to get to the nearest ski resorts. Woodbury Common shoppers get 5 percent off Dollar Rent-a-Car (use promo code WCSHO) from certain locations in Manhattan (dollar.com).
This massive discount haven is home to the largest collection of designer outlets in the world; you could spend days exploring this 220-store shopping mecca. On a recent trip, impressive finds included Prada ruched skirts, slashed from $1,470 to only $183; Gucci brass-button jackets, cut from $1,835 to $365; and this Betsey Johnson polka-dot dress for $178 (originally $355). Merchandise is constantly changing, with some stores getting new duds daily.
Closest resorts: Mount Peter (mtpeter.com), 18 milesMountain Creek (mountaincreek.com), 30 miles

The Crossings


1000 Rte 611, Tannersville, PA (570-629-4650, premiumoutlets.com)
Getting there: Take Martz Trailways (martztrailways.com) to Mt. Pocono at Camelback Mountain ($35 one-way) or to the Delaware Water Gap at Shawnee Mountain ($32 one-way). Both resorts are a short cab ride to the mall. This shopping destination contains 100 stores—ranging from Burberry to Ann Taylor—with savings of 25 percent to 65 percent off every day. Currently you can score DKNY Jeans tuxedo jackets for $59 (normally $89). Multitaskers (those who ski and shop) can show a lift ticket to the management office and receive a coupon book packed with discounts valued at more than $500.
Closest resorts: Camelback Mountain (skicamelback.com),three miles Shawnee Mountain (shawneemt.com), 11 miles

Waterloo Premium Outlets


655 Rte 318, Waterloo, NY (315-539-1100, premiumoutlets.com)
Getting there: Take a Greyhound bus to Geneva ($71 one-way), then hop in a cab to get to the mall (ten miles away). Your best bet is to rent a car, though, because there's no transportation available from the ski resorts to the outlets.
Located in upstate New York, midway between Syracuse and Rochester, these outlets are packed with familiar names such as Coach, BCBG Max Azria and Old Navy. Check the website in advance for frequent promotions, when already low prices are reduced even further. For example, take an extra 20 percent off already reduced lingerie from Vanity Fair through February 1, snap up select fragrances from Perfumania for $10 through February 2, and snag an extra 50 percent off all Hanes clearance merchandise through February 10. Plus, the mall is conveniently surrounded by wineries. Just be sure to hit the bottle after you shop; drunk buying (and driving, natch) is dangerous.
Closest resorts: Brantling Ski Area (brantling.com), 19 milesBristol Mountain (bistrolmountain.com), 28 miles

Settlers' Green Outlet Village


Rte 16, North Conway, NH (888-667-9636, settlersgreen.com)
Getting there: Make sure you or your traveling buddy is at least 25, because the only way to get here is to rent a car.If you're up for some exercise, consider heading on foot to this outlet village, which is within walking distance of Cranmore Mountain. Enjoy fresh air, stunning mountain views and deep discounts (up to 75 percent off) while you shop more than 60 name-brand outposts. Save big on fashionable shades from Sunglass Hut, shower radios from Brookstone or fill your kitchen with stylish wares from Kitchen Collection (which is offering an additional 20 percent off premier cookware through February 2).
Closest resorts: Cranmore Mountain (cranmore.com), two miles
Attitash Mountain (attitash.com), 12 miles
Black Mountain (blackmt.com), 15 miles

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Marilyn
Marilyn

There is a nice mall in New jersey called Freehold raceway mall take the New jersey tansit bus from port authority and then connect to another njt bus in total about less than 2hours in travel.