Love shopping? Nothing beats getting a deal in-store in the USA and there's always something you can pickup cheaper over there. Here’s our pick of the best places to go for bargain shopping in the USA.
King of Prussia Mall, Pennsylvania
Want to find the largest retail shopping mall in the United States? The massive King of Prussia Mall in The Countryside of Philadelphia, right,
covers more than 2.9million square feet of retail space. It’s home to seven department stores including Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s as well as more than 400 luxury shops, from Jimmy Choo to Diane von Furstenberg. Bargain-hunting bonus? Clothing and shoes which are tax-free shopping in the state of Pennsylvania
El Paseo in Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, California
Looking for a completely different shopping experience, head to El Paseo in Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs
, a sort of the Rodeo Drive in the desert. Along this smart flower and statue-lined shopping street, there are stylish shops to suit all tastes and budgets, both independent, high-street and luxury-brand. There are more than 300 different clothing stores and a Westfield shopping centre in this shopping district, including Lululemon, Brook Brothers, Ralph Lauren and more.
New York City, New York
The city of New York
is a classic go-to shopping destination, with its hundreds of boutiques, pop-up shops, vintage stores and department stores. Look for mega bargains during the Black Friday sales
at the department stores in Manhattan including bloomingdale's, Saks 5th Ave and Macy’s, rake the racks for designer bargains at Century 21, then explore local boutiques for unusual items.
The Downtown Ithaca Commons
Looking for bargains from local companies rather than big American brands? Go to Downtown Ithaca Commons
, in Ithaca. It’s one of the country’s first and only remaining outdoor pedestrian shopping districts. Nearby is the Dewitt Mall, where you’ll find a wide selection of locally-owned speciality shops and restaurants housed in an attractive historic building. Shop til you drop, then get stuck into a meal at the famous vegetarian Moosewood
restaurant. There’s more local shopping around the corner at Press Bay Alley, a series of micro-retail spaces that includes shops, an espresso bar and ice cream.
Tyson’s Corner Center, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia
Combine a holiday in Washington DC with a shopping trip to
Tyson’s Corner Center, right. Opened in 1968, it was one of the first fully enclosed, climate-controlled shopping malls in the Washington, DC area. Hop on the Metro Silver line from DC and rake more than 300 stores for bargains - its flagship stores include Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom and L.L.Bean.
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Massachusetts
Bargain hunters will love Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. You’ll not only benefit from deals on clothes and shoes that are already marked down, but the fact that there’s no tax to clothes and shoes in the whole state of Massachusetts
. Get ready to stock up on great clothing for a steal, from brands including 7 For All Mankind, Barneys New York Warehouse, Disney Store, Guess, Merrell, Tory Burch, Bose, Coach, Carter’s - which sells super cute kids clothes.
Tanger Outlets-National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland
Double down on deals with a visit to Tanger Outlets where you’ll find top brand clothes for a song at more than 3,000 outlet stores. Classic American brands at this shopping haven in the Capital Region
selling cut price include Banana Republic, Coach, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York, Old Navy and Steve Madden.
Promenade Shops, Briargate
Combine retail therapy with some outdoors adventures at the Promenade Shops, in Colorado Springs, left
. Shopping is very satisfying at this lovely spot with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.
Mall of America, Minnesota
Serious shoppers should make a beeline for the largest mall in the USA, Mall of America
for a massive shopathon. This huge shopping centre in Bloomington
, is the national’s largest by size, with more than 520 shops selling fashion, clothes, toys, tech and more. It’s so massive that it is home to an entire Nickelodeon Universe theme park - the nation’s largest indoor theme park, Crayola Experience, a Sea Life aquarium, an American Girl doll-making experience, and no less than two indoor golf courses.
The Galleria Mall, Houston, Texas
Go on a shopping spree in style at The Galleria Mall, in Houston, Texas
. This glamorous building was modelled after the exquisite Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. It is home to 400 upmarket shops and restaurants. It’s such a popular shopping destination that you’ll find great ‘shop and stay’ packages on offer at local hotels - including two Westin Hotels that are hosted within the complex.