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Outlet Malls and Shops Around the St Petersburg/ Clearwater Area



Shopping may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting St Petersburg/Clearwater, but even on those sunny days, you may feel the need to go inside, escape the sun and browse for clothing, accessories and more.

Fortunately, there are many choices where you can “shop till you drop” in a host of outlet stores, which will save you some money along the way.

About 30 miles south of St Petersburg for instance, Ellenton Premium Outlets promise a wide range of shop “ops” in a beautifully manicured outdoor setting. Closer to “home,” you’ll enjoy HSN Retail Outlet, where you may just find that “treasure” you didn’t get around to purchasing when you saw it on TV.

Bealls Outlet – always a favorite – has branches throughout the area with bargains galore for the whole family – and special discounts on different days.

If you’re into shoes – and who isn’t – then be sure to visit DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, conveniently located at Tyrone Square Mall.

No matter where you go, you’ll be happy with the discounted prices at any of these popular stops.



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Madeira Beach
Sears Outlet
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Shopping at a Sears Outlet may not come immediately to mind when you're in the market for washing machines, dryers, refrigerators etc. but this store is truly a "one-stop" shopping event. In addition to appliances, they also have a selection of furniture, lawn equipment, mattresses and tools. Prices might sell for 50 percent off of retail and while some appliances may have a slight dent or small defect, the cost-saving is enough to sway the most discerning shopper. Name brands such as Kenmore, Frigidaire, Samsung, Whirlpool and GE are just some of the options. There are a number of Sears Outlets in the area, but this one is unique in that it sells refurbished appliances in addition to new ones.


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Bose
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Live demonstrations and one-on-one attention are part of the novelty of shopping at this Bose outlet in Ellenton Outlets Mall. If you've ever wanted to sample and receive instructions about Bose products before actually making your purchase, then this is the place to be. An assortment of laptops, computer parts, computer monitors, desktop computers line the shelves, in addition to home theater systems, headphones, radios and more. Highly trained sales specialists make shopping easy as they will explain – and give you hands-on demonstrations – of all their products. Whether you're a novice or a conoisseur of all things technical, you'll learn a lot when shopping here and may just walk off with some incredible deals.


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Adidas
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One of Ellenton Premium Outlets' most popular stores is Adidas, where you will find a varied selection of sport apparel, footwear and accessories, designed to "elevate your performance and fit your style," according to their philosophy. With a tagline like that, how can you go wrong? The selection for men, women and children is ample and the service is excellent. Adidas has been in business for more than 80 years and it is known for its state-of-the-art merchandise. Everything is nicely displayed and if you can't find your size, sales clerks are extremely accommodating and will do their best to fit your needs.


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Michael Kors
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The world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxurious accessories happens to have astore in Ellenton Premium Outlets, which draws hordes of vacationers and local residents alike. This namesake company, which was established in 1981 produces a wide range of products under the Signature Michael Kors Collection and Michael Kors labels. In addition to accessories, you'll find watches, jewelry and footwear as well as ready-to-wear clothing and swimwear for both men and women. While you're there, you can also pick up designer eyewear and select from a full line of fragrances. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, but be sure to check their return policy as it's rather vague and some customers have had issues when taking something back.


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Dress Barn
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Women ranging in size from 4 – 24 will revel in the assortment of clothing found at this popular clothing store in Ellenton Premium Outlets. A fashionable – and very affordable - selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and purses. More than anything they pride themselves in their dresses (hence the name), which are designed to cover everything from work, to late-night, weddings and all elaborate occasions. That's not to say that you won't find a very pleasing collection of casual wear, too. Their other claim to fame is their focus on "creating an emotional connection with customers by providing current fashions, personalized service, the right price and a commitment to its national charitable causes." With so much going for them, how can you go wrong?


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Coach Outlet
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Fashionable accessories for both men and women have been a mainstay of Coach since 1941 and are highlighted at the popular Coach Outlet - also in Ellenton. You'll find everything you need here ranging from shoes, accessories, wallets, wristlets, jewelry and more, typically at prices reduced anywhere from 30 – 60 percent than you'll find in department stores. The staff is very eager to please, so if you don't see what you want on the shelf, be sure to ask if they might have what you want in the stockroom. Everyone knows that the Coach logo is synonymous with sophistication!


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Ellenton Premium Outlets


 

Located about 30 miles south of St Petersburg, Ellenton Premium Outlets offer a host of tempting outlet stores where shoppers can literally shop till they drop in 130 designer and brand outlet stores for the whole family. Covered walkways lead past sparkling water fountains and lush, tropical landscaping to deliver you into the hands of shops including Coach, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Chico's, Bose, Fossil, Saks Fifth Avenue, Off 5th and many more. Deals can be had throughout the year but – as you would expect - the holidays draw the most traffic as well as additional discounts. A small food court offers a respite along the way.


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DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
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Conveniently located near Tyrone Square Mall in St Petersburg, DSW is a dream-come-true for shoe aficionados - men, women and children. Seemingly miles of shoe racks stretch as far as the eye can see with a huge assortment of discounted designer and brand name footwear and handbags. The selection changes seasonally, and there's always something for the whole family. Even if you wouldn't expect to find those wonderful winter boots you've always wanted in Florida, they do have them seasonally, in this wonderful store. The prices are hard to beat and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. If you can't find your size, ask one of the clerks to look in the stockroom and they can usually produce exactly what you need.


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St. Petersburg
Bealls Outlet
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Name brand merchandise for the whole family can be found at this popular outlet store, which has branches throughout the state of Florida, Georgia and Arizona. You'll find shoes, clothing, accessories, jewelry, make-up and bath amenities for the whole family as well as bedding, toys and more at about 70 percent off department store prices. The free Monday card entitles customers 50 and older to 15 percent off their entire purchase, while the free Friday card does the same for anyone 49 and younger. The merchandise is seasonal and the selection is enough to keep you happy - and in the store - all day.


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HSN Retail Outlet
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Shopping tends to varied, fun and full or surprises at the various HSN Retail Outlet stores scattered around the area. You can find everything from make-up and health and beauty supplies to women's and men's apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, luggage, cookware, bedding and more. Merchandise comes from HSN TV and HSN.com and it changes all the time. Depending on the product, shoppers will be treated to daily discounts ranging from 25 – 75% off of the original on-air-price. Senior discounts of an additional 10% are given on Tuesday for anyone 50 and older. Employees are extremely helpful, which adds to the pleasant experience.


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