If your California vacation list includes finding new designer duds, head to the San Francisco Premium Outlets for name-brand clothes at steeply discounted prices. The collection of more than 180 designer-brand retail outlets is about 40 miles east of San Francisco in the Tri-Valley city of Livermore. Shopping here means you’ll probably have enough cash left over to buy an extra outfit or two.
Read the roster of brands in this mall’s store directory and you’ll feel like you’re skimming through the latest issue of Vogue. Armani, Burberry, DKNY, Kate Spade New York, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada—it’s a wish list of designers, all with prices at up to 65% off full retail. You’ll find more than clothes here too: Le Creuset has an outlet, with big price cuts on high-end cookware. Also browse for baubles at Swarovski and other jewelry outlets, get a fresh scent at L’Occitane, tell time at Movado, and snag a pair of Skechers. Then buy a new suitcase to pack up your finds at the Samsonite outlet.
As if that’s not enough temptation, plan your visit to this mall, formerly called Livermore Premium Outlets, by signing up for the free VIP Shopper Club to get extra discounts at your favorite stores.