Outlet malls are often located off the beaten path, but retail experts say the trip might be worth it.
"You can get up to 40% off at outlet malls versus the deals that you would find at retail stores," said Andrea Browne with Kiplinger.com.
Browne said many of the biggest brands in retail now have their own outlet stores to sell out-of-season, overstocked or slightly damaged merchandise.
She said there are also deals on clothing at outlet malls with an added bonus if you are buying for children.
"You're not really concerned whether it's going to last you 5, 6, 7 years down the line, so you buy a ton of stuff cheap for your kids."
Browne recommends checking out the outlet's website in search of coupons before you shop.
"They offer an additional percentage off the already lower prices at the outlet locations so that's definitely something that shoppers should take advantage of."
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