If you know anything about shopping (and we know you do) you’re well aware that a good dose of outlet shopping will give you both a bargain-hunting high and quickly cure any current wardrobe blahs. We recently told you about some of our favorite outlets: the Manchester Designer Outlets set smack in the middle of picture-perfect Manchester, Vermont, where you can find 40 fabulous outlets that cover every category and offer up to 70 percent off designer styles every single day. That alone is good enough for us, but we’ve got even better news. Once a year, all of the Manchester retailers set up shop outside for the Manchester Vermont Annual Sidewalk Sales, when they seriously slash prices and offer amazing deals. This year the big event takes place August 9 through 12 so if you’re thinking about making a trip, that’s the time to do it. Oh and while you're there make sure you stop to refuel because there will be no shortage of yummy eats to snack on while you power shop. Food Trucks will be on site on August 11th (1pm and 4pm), or linger a little longer at the popular Depot Cafe, Luiza's Homemade with Love Polish Fare or Mio Bistro's Mobile- and don't forget to leave room for ice cream from Happy Cow Cones! Read on for a list of stores and their promotions. And since more sales will be announced as the event gets closer, check their website for updates.
Bass Factory: Get your footwear fix with summer clearance sale prices and discounts. Apparel prices are slashed, too!
Clarks: The British manufacturer of the world’s most comfortable (but still cool-looking!) shoes will have a big tent on its front lawn clearing out shoes that will start at $29.99
Eileen Fisher: The women’s apparel retailer will also have a tent filled with sample sale pricing and additional discounts on clearance items.
J.Crew Factory: If you’ve got a J.Crew loyalty card, use it to get 40% off your fourth purchase.
New Balance Factory: We know the kids are in the market for new sneaks and athletic ware for the upcoming school year, so stock up here and get BOGO 50% off full-price footwear and accessories, 25% off full-price apparel, 25% to 50% off clearance merchandise.
TSE Factory: Look for sale racks outside of this cashmere company’s new location, offering up to 90% off regular retail prices.
Tumi: The maker of lovely leather goods, bags, and luggage will be selling plenty of product outside with promotions and discounts galore.
Vineyard Vines: Everyone’s favorite prepster line will have a tent and racks outside the store offering deals and discounts.