Anaheim offers incredible shopping opportunities for all styles, sensibilities, and budgets. Just outside of Los Angeles, Anaheim hits that perfect combination of affordability and access to some of the world’s finest retailers thanks to their outlet malls. Some of the most remarkable deals in fashion are found at these large complexes, where shoppers can expect to save 30%-70% off of the normal retail price on new items in perfect showroom condition. Cheaper retail space makes this possible, so it’s worth the trip out from Central Anaheim for savvy visitors. Better yet, sometimes brands sell designs from last season through their outlet mall locations, and the savings on these items are even greater.
The Outlets at Orange
The most popular of the Anaheim area shopping outlets is The Outlets at Orange. This mega-outlet mall offers over 120 different stores, all featuring incredible discounts. Just minutes from downtown, this mall features entire discount department stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Nordstrom Rack, as well as classic outlet mall favorites, such as the Banana Republic Factory Store and Levi's Outlet. Visitors can make a full day out of their visit. Featuring a Vans Skatepark, an AMC multiplex theatre with IMAX screens, a Burke Williams Day Spa, a Lucky Strike Bowling Alley, and a Dave and Buster’s, there is plenty for the rest of the family to do while shoppers have their fun.
Outlets at San Clemente
When you’re chasing savings, it pays to venture out further and explore the greater Orange County shopping outlet options. Head down the coast to experience seaside shopping at the Outlets at San Clemente. Here, a day at the beach is easily combined with a day shopping for new swimwear to flaunt on the surf. All of your favorite brands are nestled into shops modeled after a Spanish village with hilltop ocean views. The electric assortment of shops here includes brands like Cole Haan, Eddie Bauer, H&M, Puma, Swarovski, and even a taste of regional character at the San Clemente Store, a co-op of local artisans.
The largest outlet mall in the area, the Citadel Outlets in Southern Los Angeles is worth the drive. Architecture buffs will marvel at the facade of this mall, an almost century-old recreation of an Assyrian castle. Though this is the only outlet mall in Los Angeles County and it’s popular with Southern California shoppers, you won’t see big city prices here. Instead, you’ll find favorites like Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney Outlet, Hugo Boss, Armani, and Lacoste at rock bottom prices.