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Outlet Malls - Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Raleigh Outlet Mall | Regional Outlet Malls


If you're looking for an outlet mall in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill, you're going to need to plan a road trip. While there is an outlet mall located near the RDU airport -- the Morrisville Outlet Mall -- I don't recommend it. However, there are three fabulous outlet malls within an half hour to hour and a half drive depending on which side of the Triangle you live on. Why not fiind a friend, plan a marathon shopping day, and enjoy!

1. Tanger Outlets - Mebane

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If you live on the western side of the Triangle, this is probably your most convenient outlet mall. Built in 2010, this complex focuses on upscale shopping.  The 75 store outlet houses brands include Coach, Michael Kors, Guess, Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, BCBG and more.  If you're going to make a day of it, beware that there are few food choices within the complex. However, there are a few ok places to grab a bite across the street.

2. Corcord Mills Mall


The Concord Mills Mall is top of the line when it comes to outlet malls. It's located about an hour and a half from Raleigh, in Concord, NC (about 45 mins. north of Charlotte, NC). Concord Mills is home to over 200 stores, including outlets and specialty stores, including a Bass Pro Shop. Entertainment includes Dave &  Busters, AMC Movie Theaters and a NASCAR SpeedPark.

3. Carolina Premium Outlets

The Carolina Premium Outlet shopping center is located in Smithfield , NC , about half an hour from Raleigh and about an hour from Chapel Hill. It's very close to the junction of I-40 and I-95. This is the closest "good" outlet mall to the eastern side of the Triangle. Carolina Premium Outlets is home to over 80 up market outlets, including Banana Republic, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap and Brooks Brothers. Carolina Premium Outlets also has a VIP shoppers club that offers special promotions and coupons to its members. The club is free to join, and you can join it online.

4. Nordstrom Rack

This is one of only two Nordstrom Rack outlets in North Carolina. The other is in Charlotte. Located across from the Streets at Southpoint in Durham (where there is a regular Nordstom),Nordstrom Rack offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at reduced prices, as well as special value items purchased just for Nordstrom Rack.

5. Burlington Outlet Village

Burlington Outlet Village, formerly known as The Burlington Manufacturers Outlet Center is located in Burlington, NC, just a few exits down I-40 from either Raleigh or Durham. Burlington Outlet Village is home to about 20 outlet stores, including a Hanes Mills outlet, and a Pepperidge Farm outlet. I don't recommend a special trip to Burlington Outlet Village because there just aren't enough stores to make it worthwhile. However, if you're in Burlington anyway, it might be worth stopping in.

6. Morrisville Outlet Mall

The Morrisville Outlet Mall is located in just off I-40, near the Raleigh-Durham Airport. To be honest this mall is fairly empty, but according to their website they are actively trying to recruit more stores. They've also filled the empty space with several churches. There are only about 10 stores there now. Its best offerings are Saks Off Fifth and Nine West.

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