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Shopping Outlets in NYC

Updated: February 23, 2024

This post is about various shopping outlets in and around New York City. All of these can be reached by public transportation. 


Located in Central Valley just an hour north of New York City, this is arguably one of the region's best outlet malls.

Find discounts of 50% or more at over 200 retailers selling apparel, footwear, accessories, luggage, jewelry, housewares, handbags and so much more!

Outlets New York

Many bus and sightseeing companies organize day trips here, so we dedicated an entire post to it

We also provide some tips on surviving a day of shopping at Woodbury as well as tips on saving even more money than expected.

If you are considering purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass for your time in NYC, be aware that most passes offer either free or discounted tours to Woodbury.

For example, the Sightseeing Pass includes it in all passes. And if you use code FTBF, you get 15% off of the cost of the pass.

Be sure to also check out Groupon, as they often have discounts on bus tickets to and from Woodbury Common Outlet.


This is one of the premier New York shopping outlets. By bus from Port Authority, it is only a 45-minute ride

It has over 200 stores, both name-brand outlet stores as well as luxury brands.

Just a handful include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Last Call, A/X Armani Exchange Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Adidas, Sephora, The Puma Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th.

Depending on your shopping needs, we generally advise setting aside at least 4 hours of time at the outlet. You'll be able to take a rest and eat at the food court.

Also, make sure to plan some extra time for the return during rush hours or on weekends.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 9 pm (21:00), Sunday 11 am - 7 pm (19:00)

Location:  651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 (map)

Directions:  Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Number 111 or 115 from the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal at 8th Avenue.

Buses go daily, several times per hour, and take about 45 minutes each way. Here is the schedule for bus # 111.

Tickets are $7 each way. Buy your ticket in advance either at the ticket machines or at ticket windows.  Your destination will be "Elizabeth (Jersey Gardens)".

See the NJ Transit website for more information.

For exact directions from anywhere, use this link to Google Maps.



This is currently the ONLY outlet mall in New York City and it is just 20 minutes from Lower Manhattan via the free ride on the Staten Island Ferry.

Empire Outlets opened in 2019 to much fanfare and is one of the most exciting shopping destinations in NYC.

Not only are the savings fantastic, but the ride there is half the fun!

Amongst the stores are many popular chains including Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Gap Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Columbia Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet, and Levi’s Outlet. For designer finds, try Nordstrom Rack.

Hours: Every day 10 am - 9 pm (21:00)

Location:  55 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 

Directions:  Take the Staten Island Ferry from Lower Manhattan. See our post on taking the Staten Island Ferry

Once you arrive in Staten Island, Empire Outlets is just a 5-minute walk. Follow the signs at the ferry terminal. 

Use this link to Google Maps to get exact directions from anywhere.

Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, Long Island

This outlet has upscale designer stores Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, GUESS, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Perry Ellis, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Stuart Weitzman, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 9 pm (21:00), Sunday 10 am - 8 pm (20:00)

Location: 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 

Directions: If you do not have a car, you can reach this mall by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) which departs from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

The LIRR sells a discount package that includes a round-trip ticket to the Deer Park Station, a shuttle to/from Tanger Outlets, and a voucher to exchange at the outlet for a coupon book worth hundreds of dollars in additional savings.

If you are driving, here are directions.

The Outlets at Bergen Town Center

This outlet has well over 100 stores, both high-end and low-end.

Just a few of the shops there are Bloomingdale's Outlet, Century 21 Department Store, Elie Tahari Outlet, Gap Factory, Guess Factory Store, J.Crew Factory Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9:30 pm (21:30); Closed Sunday.

Location: Route 4 East and Forest Avenue, Paramus New Jersey

Directions: NJ Transit buses leave from Port Authority Bus Terminal at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street. Take bus #168 to stop "Paramus (Bergen Town Center)". 

Click here for #168 schedule. Click here for directions by car.

For more information on directions see their website.

Fulton Mall

This is an outdoor shopping district right next to Brooklyn Heights.

It has many outlet stores for familiar brands like Gap, Express, American Eagle, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor.

Plus, you'll find Old Navy, H&M, Aldo, Steve Madden, Primark, Target, and other familiar chains.

See a directory of shops here.

When you are done shopping, you can get a massive slice of the best cheesecake in NYC at the famous Juniors.

Hours: Vary by store.

Location: This district is located between Fulton Street from Adams Street to Flatbush Avenue.

Directions: Use this link to Google Maps to get directions from anywhere.

TIP: The entrance to the walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge is just 15 minutes away. It's a nice alternative to the subway.

See our guide to walking the Brooklyn Bridge.  We also offer a pay-what-you-wish walking tour of Brooklyn Heights.

Thrift and Vintage Stores

If you are looking for budget-friendly thrift and Vintage stores in New York City, check out our Gramercy Thrift and Vintage Shopping Day tour or our East Village Vintage & Boutiques tour!


About The Author

Courtney Shapiro

Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”. READ MORE...
Updated: February 23rd, 2024
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