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Best Outlet Malls Near Orange County

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No matter how great your interest in fashion, keeping up with the latest fashions can be difficult and expensive. Still, southern California is pretty fashion-conscious, so you want to make sure that your clothes are in line, even if they're not the most-recent styles. Luckily, there are options if you want to look fashionable, but can't afford to update your wardrobe every season. Try these outlet malls for clothes (for everyone in the family) that are both fashionable and affordable.

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Carlsbad Premium Outlets
5620 Paseo del Norte St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 804-9000

This outlet mall features 90 different shops, so you're not very likely to come up empty after a visit here. You'll find a little bit of everything here from the Adidas store to Kate Spade New York. This center also features Destination Maternity Outlet as well as BabyGap. In addition to all the fine stores, this place is charming because it is an open-air plan, so you can enjoy the weather while you shop.

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Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 888-1724

Traveling on I-5 usually is not a desirable task. You couldn't be blamed if you wanted to avoid the mess of traffic you normally find on this freeway. However, Citadel Outlets is a worthwhile destination. Among the clothing stores you might want to check out are American Apparel, an A|X Armani Exchange. If you're someone who likes to be outdoors, you might want to explore the Columbia Sportswear store. You'll find plenty of options for the kids too, with Hurley and Billabong stores among others.

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The Outlets At Orange
20 City Blvd. W.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 769-4000

If you want to do some outlet shopping but don't want to leave Orange County, head to The Outlets at Orange. You're sure to find some good deals at stores like Loft and Neiman Marcus. If your kids are still growing, the Old Navy outlet is a good place to get them some new clothes at excellent prices. You'll find plenty of shops for new shoes as well as places to eat, so it's easy to make it a day when you visit this mall.

Related:  Best Bargain Hunting In Orange County

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Rip Curl Outlet
1408 Village Way
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 617-3700

This isn't an entire outlet mall, but it's a pretty great place considering how important the beach is to southern California culture. To put it another way, a Rip Curl outlet is unnecessary in most of the country, but it's essential here. At this outlet, you'll find everything you need for the beach like swimsuits and flip flops. You'll also find an array of surfing gear for which the company is known. Whether you need a swimsuit or a wetsuit, this is the place to find great deals on your gear for the beach.

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Ontario Mills Mall
1 Mills St.Circle 
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-8301

It's true that you'll have to drive a bit from Orange County to reach the Ontario Mills Mall. Still, you won't mind the drive when you see the stores available here. Among the clothing stores are American Eagle Outfitters and Victoria's Secret Pink. Shoe stores like Aldo are also open here. You'll also find good places for the kids, from Carter's to Hot Topic.

Related: Best Shopping Centers And Malls In Orange County

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on
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