Banana Republic Factory Store: Good Priced Tee Shirts
My wife is picky when it comes to her tee shirts and this store usually has the fit and style she wants. My wife prefers v-neck tee shirts in a soft cotton and they have them here in abundance. During our last shopping excursion in May 2015; my wife picked up several tees for $7.99 a piece which is amazingly cheap for the quality you get.
Bass: A Great Sale on Knockaround Shoes
Bass is where I usually go for knockaround work shoes that won't break the bank. They are always having sales so it's easy to save a buck or two. Our last visit here I found a pair of sneakers, loafers and a pair of boots al marked down significantly. I was fortunate to find my size and color preference (if they don't carry your size or color preference; they will call other stores and have them shipped for you). All three pairs of shoes in total cost $130 which was very good in my opinion.
Aldo: Good Shoes but no real discount
This store carries shoes and accesories for men and women. My wife likes the Albo brand for knock around shoes so we chose to check out the store. My wife found a pair or metallic flats that she liked and the price was good at $29.99 Just like any other outlet store you need to know your prices so you know you are getting a good deal.
OshKosh B’gosh: Nice Kids Clothes
This store has become a regular stop for my wife and I. The prices here are quite good for children's clothing especially when they are running a sale. We have bought many things here for my wife's nephew and my nieces that are good quality and good looking.
Our last visit here during May 2015; they had sale. Kids tee shirts were as cheap as $2.99-4.99 and shorts were under $8. We walked out with a huge shopping bag full of clothes for Rober and some things for Anna.
Luggage Loft: Affordable Luggage and Travel Gear
Luggage Loft carries a variety of luggage brands and travel accessories. They have a large assortment of name brand merchandise in varieties of sizes and colors to appeal to anyone taste or travel style.
My husband an I came here to find my Mother some new luggae for her upcoming trips to California, Spain and Portugal. She wanted a large, light weight, soft cover case with wheels that rolled 360 degrees. She also wanted a smaller light weight rollaboard for easy travel by train through Europe. We were able to find two pieces from Travel Pro that suited her needs and didn't break the bank. The large case was 28 inches and was $250. The smaller case was 18 inches and $160. They both were in a medium blue gray color which was perfect for my Mom; she loves anything blue.
My Mom was very satisfied with her luggage and they held up very well after her travels.
Coach Outlet: Handbags and Accesories
The Coach Outlet carries women's handbags, accesories, sunglasses, belts, scarves, shoes, jewelry and a few men's items such as wallets. I'm not one to always need the "latest" bag or trendy item and prefer to pay less than department stores.The outlet can have a nice selection of items if you hit it at the right time and during a sale. I'm a bit picky and prefer less flashy looking bags so sometimes I leave here dissapointed with the selection.
I have found some good items here at very reasonable prices and the style I prefer. I have bought many wrislets here as well as a simple tan colored shoulder bag. I do prefer the Coach Outlet in Connecticut as their prices are better with more frequent sales.
OshKosh B’gosh Outlet: Children's Clothing
OshKosh B’gosh is a childrens brand of clothing. My brother wore tons of this brand when he was little and now his son does as well. Kids outgrow clothes so fast so why spend a fortune on them.... I was so glad when we first found this outlet for my little man.
This particular outlet always seems to be running special sales on top of their reduced prices. Every time we are in Kittery, hubby and I stop here to pick up some clothes for my little man. The clothes here are well made and they have a nice selection for boys. It is very hard to find cute and colorful clothes for boys but at this store I find tons to choose from.
Our last visit to the outlet we walked out with three huge shopping bags of clothes for $250. I was amazed at the prices with some items being only $2. My brother was amazed that so much was so little. I will continue to come here for clothes until they no longer carry a size for my nephew...the prices are so good.
Skechers: Shoe & Sneaker Shopping
Skeckers is a name brand manufacturer of shoes and sneakers for men, women and children. I often come here to buy my work sneakers, they are often buy one get the next pair 1/2 off. Why spend alot on sneakers just for work? I also buy my favorite black and gray walking sneakres that I love to wear when I'm doing alot of walking when we travel. They are lightweight and very comfortable.
Crate & Barrel Outlet: Kitchen and Homewares
The Crate and Barrel Outlet carries just about anything you'd need or want for the home. They have a large selection of furnishings, rugs, accent pices, kitchen appliances, dishes, serving pieces, glassware, flatware, storage pieces, kitchen gadgets and seasonal items. Believe it or not my Husband loves this store more than I do. He doesn't even cook but loves to peruse the newest kitchen gadeget or stemware. I have never left this store without at least two or three items solely picked out by him.
The prices here are very good as is the selection of items. It's a nice place to shop for yourslef or for the much needed Bridal shower wishing well gifts.
What to buy: I've bought so much stuff from this store it is hard to keep track: mixing bowls, beer glasses, cast iron skillets, bakeware, storage containers, serving dishes...
Ann Taylor Loft: Basic Women's Clothing
This outlet carries women's clothing and accesories. I often come here to shop due to their large selection of petite items. I am rather short and appreciate a store that caters to my frame. They carry women's dresses, tops, sweaters, skirts, pants, shorts, hats, jewelry, belts, tights and hair items. Selection here is usually very good and quality is good for an outlet(I know some brands make outlet only clothing and it can be irregular in design or quality from the original brand).
I have purchased several tops, sweaters, shorts, pants and dresses from this outlet in particular and have always been happy with the price and quality of the goods.
Coach: Liz needs a new Bag..........
The Coach store here in Kittery has the same basic bags, wallets and accesories of any Coach outlet. The store is a nice size with a large selection of merchandise. Knowing your prices and mechandise always helps when shopping here. There are better deals to be had at the Clinton Crossings Outlets in Connecticut. Some of the bags are on the odd side with strange colors and weird prints but to each his own.
Our last trip here my wife found a black wrislet to replace one that was becoming quite worn. The price was good at $28.
What to buy: On this particular trip Liz bought a wristlet for $28 since her other one has become a bit worn looking over the past few months. The wristlet was in basic black.
Le Gourmet Chef: Yeah, I'm loving this store
Le Gormet Chef is the place to go if you are serious in the kitchen or just wish you were. They have a large array of professional knives, pots, pans, utensils, appliances, stemware, linens, spices and so much more. My wife and I have spent countless hours in this store perusing the merchandise.
Our last trip here we purchased some large mixing bowls, some pyrex measuring cuts and some Himalayan Sea Salt that my wife adores cooking with. Prices here are much cheaper than regular stores on average by about 15-20%. Our total was under $40 for all our purchases.
Crate & Barrel: Stocking up on Kitchen Supplies
This is one of my favorite stores of the outlets. I'm not a "cook" by any means but I am trying to learn slowly. This store has many of the items you'd find in a regular Crate & Barrel store: furniture, linens, kitchen supplies, pans, pots, glassware, stemwear and household accesories. Whenever we are in the area we stop here to see if anything catches our eye.
Our last visit here was in May 2012. We purchased several items: a large ceramic chip & dip set for Liz's Mom, large glass kitchen storage containers, a cast iron skillet and a plastic storage container for onion/tomato. All of the purchases were rather inexpensive with the total being under $100; not bad at all.
What to buy: Anything you could need for the home.
The Children's Place: Children's Clothing at Discount Prices
I'm not the expert at kids clothes so I leave that to my wife. We have several kids in the family so we are always in need of buying them something. The clothes at this store are of good quality and are very inexpensive. Our last trip here we neede to buy some clothes for our friend's daughter, Isabelle.
Liz found several cute summer dresses with head bands and sandals. The prices were surprisingly cheap with one dress costing $2.99. Needless to say we left the store with 5 dresses, two pairs of sandals and a headband.
J. Crew: Preppy Clothes
My wife is a big fan of J. Crew and I must admit I have grown to like many of there clothes as well. This store is a decent size and carries men and women's clothes along with shoes and accesories. It seems everytime we come here there is a Sale occurring....coincidence or good timing?
Our most recent trip in April 2010, had a nice Sale and plenty of new summer clothes being displayed. Liz found a nice summer dress and a tee shirt. I found a few graphic tees in nice summer colors.
What to pay: Liz's dress was listed for $89 but was $79 with the dicount. The tee shirt was $8. My tee shirts were $12 a piece.