Outlet Shopping in Los Angeles

Steep discounts at LA area outlets

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For some visitors, a visit to L.A. isn’t complete without shopping for bargains — and that means scouring the great outlet malls in Los Angeles. These four major outlets offer a wide range of stores, featuring designer shops and popular chains like Banana Republic and J.Crew, at prices that are typically 25 to 70 percent off retail.

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Citadel Outlets

The Citadel Outlets shopping center is one of the closest outlets to Los Angeles. Appropriately named, the collection of shops is located within a “castle,” complete with 115 brand-name stores. All of your favorites — Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger — are available with merchandise at discounted prices. Take your time, and if you need a break, don’t hesitate to check out the upscale restrooms, which locals have jokingly claimed as major attractions in their own right.

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Ontario Mills Outlet Mall

Located east of L.A., Ontario Mills is a retail sight to behold, especially with the Improv Comedy Club anchoring the nightlife scene. Obviously not just for shopping, Ontario Mills Mall also boasts AMC movie theaters and Dave & Busters, in addition to its 200-plus stores, which include favorites such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Kate Spade, Levi’s, Polo Ralph Lauren and Lacoste.