The best outlets near New York

Seeking to go on a serious shopping spree? Head to these outlets in New York (and nearby states) for bargain finds.
Settlers' Green Outlet Village
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By Anna Furman and Michele Herrmann |
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So you’ve been to all the best shops in NYC—how about the best outlets near New York instead? Even with sample sales, department stores, mom and pop specialties, and the uber-convenience of online ordering, shopping in NYC can be a pain. And retail outlets are too good of a bargain to pass up and offer the opportunity to trek outside of the city or out of state. Turn your buying mission into a weekend getaway in NJ or an overnight stay at a nearby bed-and-breakfast when you head to these prime outlets.

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Best outlets near New York

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Destiny USA

251 miles from NYC

This super shopping/entertainment complex has outlet, factory and company stores with a retail roster featuring Apple, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Disney Store, and Nordstrom Rack. Feast upon a dozen sit-down restaurants, a food court and children and adults’ entertainment. And stay overnight at Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse USA Hotel; specialty packages available. 9090 Destiny USA Dr, Syracuse, NY, (315-466-6000, destinyusa.com)

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Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods

138 miles from NYC

A two-hour drive away, have a high rolling weekend in Connecticut via this Tanger Outlets location, which is part of the Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Get lucky with over 85 brands from Coach and Kate Spade, to Brooks Brothers, J Crew, Calvin Klein and Columbia Factory Store. Grab a bite from Johnny Rockets, Stage Deli, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Cinnabon, Panda Express or It’s Sugar. 55 Trolley Line Blvd, Ledyard, CT (860-383-4340, tangeroutlet.com)

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Newport Centre

5 miles from NYC

Take the Path to get to this three-level mall adjacent to the Holland Tunnel. It has more than 130 stores ranging from Forever 21 to Sephora, to Armani Exchange, Zara and H&M plus Macy’s and JC Penney. Its 1,000 seat Dining Pavilion holds over 19 eateries such as Zinburger, The Cheesecake Factory, Pret a Manger and Johnny Rockets. Shop, eat and then see a movie at its 11-screen cinema. 30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ (201-626-2078, simon.com)

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The Outlets at Bergen Town Center

15 miles from NYC

Eight miles from the George Washington Bridge and 20 miles from the Lincoln Tunnel, this center can cross much off of your list: Whole Foods, Century 21, Target, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Homegoods, Nike Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Saks OFF 5th and Samsung Customer Service, you name it. Dining too: Olive Garden, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Red Robin, among others. 

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Jackson Premium Outlets

61 miles from NYC

Two miles from Six Flags Great Adventure, this outlet off of Interstate 195 and accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway is worth recalculating your Google Maps for last-minute items. Eateries are few (namely, Gloria Jeans Coffee, Nathan’s Famous, Sbarro, and Wok & Roll) but its 70 stores range from Banana Republic, Coach and Nike to Polo Ralph Lauren and Under Armour. 537 Monmouth Rd, Jackson, NJ (732-833-0503 premiumoutlets.com)

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Smith Haven Mall

54 miles from NYC

With over 130 brands, this Long Island shopping center makes joint excursions easier. Get gear from L.L. Bean, bath bombs from Lush Cosmetics, tech support from Apple, kitchenware from Sur La Table and apparel from H&M or White House Black Market. Over 20 restaurants equally vary: PF Chang’s, Bahama Breeze, The Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen, for starters. 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY, (631) 724-8066, simon.com)

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Palisades Center

25 miles from NYC

In the lower Hudson Valley, this four-level shopping center is a retail, dining and entertainment destination. Along with 200 stores and 16 sit-down restaurants, find an ice rink, a comedy club and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course. Check out Urban Planet, a young Canadian fashion label, alongside names such as Hot Topic, Gusset, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor. 1000 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY (845-348-1000, palisadescenter.com)

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The Crossings outlet
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The Crossings

92 miles from NYC

Plan a shopping and sightseeing trip at this 100-store complex within the Pocono Mountains. Along with 12 dining options, the retail range includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Zumiez, among others. The surrounding region is well-matched, with attractions and restaurant and lodging ops. 1000 Premium Outlets Dr, Tannersville, PA (570-629-4650, premiumoutlets.com)

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Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

99 miles from NYC

This Connecticut venue’s over 70 designer/name brand outlet stores suit many styles and budgets (think Under Armour, American Eagle Outfitters, Michael Kors, kate spade new york, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th). Along with meal choices, food trucks park here April through November; Food Truck Fridays happen on that first day of the month during this period. 20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT (860-664-0700, premiumoutlets.com)

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Settlers' Green Outlet Village
Photograph: Courtesy Simon Property Group

Settlers' Green Outlet Village

337 miles from NYC

While this outlet village houses 80 national brands, from Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, to Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger, dining ops are locally owned and operated. Try Wicked Fresh Craft Burgers, Barley & Salt Tap House and Kitchen, The Met Cafe, Black Cap Grille and Brandli's Pizza Grille. Then, unwind at a foot soak spa service. 2 Common Ct, North Conway, NH (888-667-9636, settlersgreen.com)

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