Vermont offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether it's to enjoy the ski areas, admire the views of fall foliage or just enjoy the slower pace of things, there is nothing more relaxing than a trip to the Green Mountain state. Sure, there may be less shopping malls and high-rise department stores, but there's no shortage of charming country stores and Vermont outlets to tour on a beautiful day.
Vermont outlets offer more than just maple syrup. In fact, they're the best of both worlds; great discounts on name brand clothing, footwear, accessories and home goods, plus the gorgeous backdrop of rolling mountains and a country landscape. The deals are out there, it's just a matter of knowing where to find them.
Here's a guide to great shopping at outlets in Vermont.
Manchester Outlets, Downtown Manchester, VT
HOURS: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
BRANDS: Ann Taylor, Ben & Jerry's, Brooks Brothers, Crabtree & Evelyn, Escada, Giorgio Armani General Store, J. Crew, Jones New York, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Polo Ralph Lauren, Theory, Yankee Candle and more.
In addition to these great designer outlets, you'll find outdoor gear supply stores like The Mountain Goat and Eastern Mountain Sports. Plus, a huge selection of books, magazines, calendars and more at the Northshire Bookstore and cafe.
On your way to the Vermont outlets in Manchester, swing through Bennington Potters to find beautiful and functional handmade stoneware pottery.
Brattleboro Outlet Center, Exit 1, Brattleboro, VT
HOURS: Monday - Thursday, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Friday 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
BRANDS: Bali, Bass Shoes, Carter's (kids), Cream of the Crop (consignment), Hanes, Leggs, Northeast Mountain Footwear, Playtex, Van Heusen
Found something great at one of the Vermont outlets that needs a little tailoring? Bring it to Jumi for alterations, located right in the outlet center in Brattleboro.
A long day of trying on new clothes can be tiring. Thankfully, the rental homes on Chimney Hill offer a comfortable place to relax, unpack and sift through the day's bounty. Plus, they're located in between the Brattleboro and Manchester, Vermont outlets.