I was amazed at how many outlet stores that are here in North Conway - over 100. There is something for everyone with many of the well known stores here and some really good bargains to be had if you are prepared to be patient and look. There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops also. I found the LL Bean and Columbia stores to be particularly good.
What to pay: Shopping here is 100% tax free.
Conway is one of the major outlet shopping areas in NH. There are LOTS of stores there - J Crew, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, Jockey, Dress Barn, J Jill, Bass, Old Navy, April Cornell, Bombay Outlet, Pfaltzgraff, Oneida, Yankee Candle, Brookstone . . . there are a ton more.
What to buy: If you're going to be in NH anyway and need -- or want -- anything, buy it in NH, especially at outlet stores. There's no sales tax, so if you're going to be spending money on clothing, electronics, etc, spend it in NH. No sales tax + outlet stores mean more things or more money for you!