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“The buildings are pretty, seems to be mostly designer stores”

San Marcos Premium Outlets
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in San Marcos
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: San Marcos Premium Outlets features an impressive collection of the finest brands for you, your family and your home. Include a shopping stop during your next trip to the area. You're sure to find impressive savings of 25% to 65% all year round. San Marcos Premium Outlets is located 30 minutes south of Austin and 45 minutes north of San Antonio. Complimentary hourly shuttle service is available from Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center. Shuttle service from San Antonio and Austin is also available.
Austin, TX
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“The buildings are pretty, seems to be mostly designer stores”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you don't know, there are actually two outlet malls here. When you drive in Premium Outlets is on the left and Tanger is on the right. I prefer Tanger, but here are my thoughts on Premium. This side has beautiful buildings and I love to walk around and just look on this side. However, unless you are planning to spend big money or buy a lot of designer brands this might not be your style. This side does have more of the home furnishing stores, which I tend to like to look in, but it seems that the Crate and Barrel outlet that I used to like is gone now, which is a bummer. The best deal on this side, to me, is the Bath & Body Works Outlet where you can get lots of bath supplies (some out of stock in regular stores) for cheap. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water and remember that just because it is in an outlet mall doesn't mean it's an outlet store!

Visited December 2013
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“Shopping”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This outlet has a super selection of stores. I prefer to shop early in the day. At this time parking is easy to find and the shops are less crowded. Parking behind the mall is usually a good choice if you don't get there early.

Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Huge outlet shopping!!!”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is by far the biggest premium outlet I have been too. Its a shopping heaven for those that really likes to shop. The only store I noticed that repeated was banana republic. There are a lot of high end stores - gucci, tory burch, prada etc. I was exhausted after one hour of walking around and I only covered 1/8 of all the stores.

Visited June 2014
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tahlequah
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“Great Shopping”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

So many stores!!!!!! There's no way you can make it to every store in one day. I'd for sure go back!

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“The Best Outlet Mall in the State”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Houston has added two huge Tanger Outlet malls over the past few years both of which are nice however unlike the San Marcos Outlets they do not have a Prada, Gucci or the other super high end stores, Gotta love the ones in San Marcos!

Visited June 2014
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