While some get a kick out of exploring the great shopping options throughout downtown
, there are others who prefer the serious savings and selections just outside the city at several large outlet stores. So if you’re looking for deals and designer duds or other products only available at select outlets, it’s just a 45-90 minute drive from Seattle to reach several discount shopping destinations.
With a remodel freshly completed, this welcoming outlet center has more than 25 stores to make the drive from Seattle worth your time. Newly added stores include Volcom, Aeropostale and Polo Ralph Lauren. There’s also a Helly Hansen outlet for those about to head into the mountains for adventure.
Getting There: Take I-5 south about 80 miles. Exit 82.
Outlet shopping goes upscale with stores such as Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Restoration Hardware and more than 100 others. Here you can find everything from fine leather to housewares, designer clothes and specialty items. Take advantage of extended hours and extra savings during Midnight Madness, which begins the day after Thanksgiving at midnight.
Getting There: Take I-5 north for about 35 miles. Exit 200. The outlets are located in the Tulalip tribe’s Quil Ceda Village.
North Bend Premium Outlets
Enjoy mountain views and impressive savings at 50 designer and name-brand outlet stores, including Adidas, Coach, Gap Outlet, Nike, Nine West and PacSun. Shoppers can sign up to receive a VIP coupon book at www.premiumoutlets.com/vip (also good at Seattle Premium Outlets). An added bonus for those who shop until they literally drop, there are nearly a dozen lodging options nearby, including some that offer shopping gift cards to those who book a night.
Getting There: Take I-90 east for about 28 miles. Exit 31.