Description - Published on Aug/02/2009
An outlet store or factory outlet or -Best Saving Outlet- is a retail store in which manufacturers sell their stock directly to the public through their own branded stores. Often these stores are grouped together in outlet malls. The invention of the retail outlet store is often credited to Harold Alfond, founder of the Dexter Shoe Company.
Clothing, sporting goods, electrical products, cosmetics, and toys are among the types of items sold at outlet malls.
Outlet malls first appeared in the US as a development of the traditional factory outlet: a store attached to a factory or warehouse. An outlet mall places several such outlets under one roof in a convenient location, usually an out-of-town site. The out-of-town site minimizes overhead costs.
Although Canada has its own outlet malls, American outlet malls located in border states have become tremendously popular with Canadians engaging in cross-border shopping.
In Europe they are more commonly referred to as Designer Outlets.
2700 Potomac Mills Circle,
Prince William, Virginia.
Mall Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunday: 11 - 7 p.m.
Potomac Mills is conveniently located 30 minutes south of Washington, DC and an hour and a half from Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA. The mall is situated immediately off of Interstate 95 (Exit 158B).
The mall was the first in the Mills Corporations chain of shopping malls, and has over 225 retailers and an 18-screen AMC movie theater. According to the Virginia Tourism Corp., Potomac Mills is the 10th most popular tourism site in the state.
Potomac Mills is the largest single-floor mall in Virginia and the second largest mall in the D.C. area, behind Tysons Corner Center.
Featuring designers and brand names including Nordstrom RACK, OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Polo Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Nautica, Banana Republic, Mikasa, Gymboree and much more. Potomac Mills has numerous dining options ranging from fast-food to the Olive Garden, Silver Diner and Ruby Tuesdays. There is an AMC 18-screen movie theatre and a Mugsy Meadow Kids Club that offers free family programs throughout the year.
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets,
241 Fort Evans Road NE, Leesburg, VA 20176.
Regular Hours:Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 10am-7pm
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets is located at the intersection of Route 7 and US 15 Bypass in Leesburg. Just 15 minutes from Dulles Airport.
It is an upscale outlet shopping mall in the DC area with more than 110 stores featuring designer and sportswear apparel, home and furnishings, jewelry, gifts and much more.
There is something here for everyone, with stores like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Eddie Bauer, Jones New York, Reebok, OshKosh BGosh, Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn.
There is a food court and a small childrens playground.
Other nearest outlet malls to DC metro area :
441 Outlet Center Drive
Queenstown , Maryland 21658
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sun: 11-8 p.m.
Prime Outlets at Hagerstown
495 Prime Outlets Blvd.
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sun: 10-7 p.m.
Tanger Outlet Center
311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd
Lancaster, PA 17602-1467
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sun: 10-6 p.m.
City(s) = Prince William, Leesburg; State(s) = VA; Country = USA.
Title = Outlet Malls - Potomac Mills and Leesburg, VA, US - Video.
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