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Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

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Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

I want to get some great outlet shopping in when in the LA area. I have been to Ontario mills before and loved it, was wondering which Outlet malls you think are the best. We have a car so getting around is not a problem and we will be going to San Diego as well so if there are better malls that way please let me know.

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1. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

There aren't any in LA. You'd have to go an hour or so outside LA to Camarillo or the one on the way to Vegas...

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2. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

Actually, there is one in Los Angeles, the Citadel Outlet, just off I-5 south of Downtown.

http://www.citadeloutlets.com/

While the Citadel Outlet center is expanding, I still think that the two outlets mentioned above near Palm Springs in Cabazon is a better choice.

Edited: 11:49 am, September 02, 2010
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3. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

On the drive down to San Diego, there is one nice Outlet Center in Carlsbad, near LEGOLAND.

www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp…

Once again, just off the I-5 so easy to get to.

Was there a few weeks ago, got a nice Sports Jersey at the Adidas outlet, and my wife picked up a couple of items at the IZOD outlet.

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4. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

There are a couple more in San Diego County, though you might need to drive a bit.

One is at the Mexican Border, but on the American side. (It is not recommended to go to Mexico right now due to violence - official goverment warning).

http://www.lasamericas.com/eng/the_shops.htm

The other one is on the eastern end of San Diego County, as part of an Indian Casino property.

http://viejas.com/VOC/index.html

Save some money at the stores, and then lose it in the Casino ;)

The free show in the Viejas Outlet center is good for its price, so you might want to time it to see it.

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5. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

I should add the links to the two outlets near Palm Springs on I-10, about one hour east of Los Angeles, IMHO, the best in the area.

www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp…

http://www.cabazonoutlets.com/

The two centers are right next to each other, and you can park in one of the lots, and easily walk to the other.

You could make it a day by taking the Palm Springs Tram up the mountain, and of course, plenty of Indian Casinos are in the area.

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6. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

One more I just thought of, not a "true" outlet mall, but has many outlet stores.

The Block of Orange in the Disneyland/Anaheim area..

http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1236

Also just off the I-5, just south of Disneyland.

You might also like checking out some Swap Meets (also known as Flea Markets). Here are two main ones, one in Orange County, one in San Diego.

http://www.ocmarketplace.com/

http://www.kobeyswap.com/

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7. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

I agree with Darkbeer. Cabazon is my favorite and I believe the best outlet mall in Southern California. It is fun to combine it with a trip to Ontario Mills.

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8. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

What is it with "casinos" and Outlets.... ( I know, MONEY!)

The Citadel Outlets are near the Commerce Casino. (Not a full gambling casino, basically a card room).

If you are headed to the Las Vegas area, there are a few. The first (but not the best) is at Primm, on the border of California and Nevada, and then a few in Las Vegas itself.

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9. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

Another vote for Camarillo Premium Outlets. This is owned by the same company as Cabazon and had a major expansion, recently. It is closest to L.A. (besides the Citadel which is pretty small) and, in my experience, a great place to shop. Info is here (check out the store directory):

premiumoutlets.com/outlets/store_listing.asp…

Here's a map showing:

Desert Hills Outlet (marked as "A" on the map)

The Hollywood area in central L.A. (marked "B" on the map)

Camarillo Premium Outlets (marked "C" on the map)

As you can see from the directions provided, the travel time by car between central L.A. and the two malls is as follows:

Cabazon: 1 hour, 39 minutes

Camarillo: 52 minutes

In addition, with Camarillo's new expansion, the number of stores in the two malls is as follows:

Cabazon: 130 stores

Camarillo: 160 stores

Have fun!

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10. Re: Best Outlet Mall Shopping in the LA area

As you can see from HopSkipJump's info, Camarillo and Cabazon are the biggest outlets in the "L.A. area." They probably have about 4 or 5 times as many stores as some of the other mentioned outlets, like the Citadel, Carlsbad, etc.

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