Los Angeles is one of the top five major fashion hubs in the world and is quite well known for its famous shopping, of course. While it wouldn’t be difficult to drop a small fortune while shopping in Los Angeles, it doesn’t mean you always have to go that route. Savvy residents of the area already know about the area’s best kept outlet mall shopping secret.
Luckily, now visitors are quickly discovering the great deals they can find while shopping here too. Although the Citadel Outlets opened in 1990, the recent surge in outlet shopping popularity has made this location that much more desirable. If you are planning on visiting Los Angeles, CA or have recently made this area your new home, it’s time to find out more about what’s in store for you at Citadel Outlets.
Shopping the Citadel
Whether you shop by brand or by the category you need, you’ll find the directory for Citadel Outlets has got the whole family covered. Here’s a quick overview of some of the brand names you can expect to find during your shopping excursion to Los Angeles’ only outlet mall center.
- American Apparel
- Ann Taylor Factory Store
- Charlotte Russe Outlet
- H & M
- Juicy Couture
- Wilson’s Leather
- Plus countless more choices
- Calvin Klein
- Casual Male XL
- Columbia Sportswear
- Lucky Brand Jeans
Children’s Apparel & Toys
- The Children’s Place
- Gymboree Outlet
- Toys “R” Us Outlet
- And that’s just the start
And many other popular and stylish name brands
Leather, Luggage & Accessories
- COACH Factory
- El Portal Luggage
- Wilson’s Leather
- And the list goes on
As you might expect from some of the finest shopping in Los Angeles, that just happens to be outlet factory stores, there are still plenty of other choices for visitors. In addition to a regular who’s-who of brand names fashions, shoppers will also find categories such as:
- Beauty & Health – Think Perfumania and Vitamin World for example
- Housewares & Home Furnishings – such as Le Creuset and Kitchen Collection Outlet
- Jewelry & Sunglasses – such as GUESS Accessories or Zales the Diamond Store Outlet
- Electronics – you know, names like Verizon Wireless and Cell Phone Accessories
On top of all this you’ll still find other stores and choices listed on the Citadel Directory. For instance, even Hollywood fashionistas watching their figure will need to stop for a bite to eat during this major shopping excursion. Not to worry, the Citadel Outlets have you covered whether you want a small snack or a sit down meal. Some of the eateries you will find here are:
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzel
- Fresca’s Mexican Grill
- Hot Dog on a Stick
- Maui Style Hawaiian BBQ
- Panda Express
- Roll it Sushi
- Plus plenty more like Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt to keep your fed and fueled for your full day of outlet shopping
More in Store at Citadel Outlets
As with any mall or outlet shopping center you are bound to find some unique deals and special events. It is always a good idea to check before planning your trip to see if the mall or your favorite brands may be planning extra special savings. Look online too for brand or outlet mall coupons while planning your trip.
Upon arriving to the mall make sure to stop by the mall office to look for coupon books for free or for purchase. Also make it a point to take advantage of the military discount many of the stores offer. The percentages vary based on the store but can be as high as 15%, so check online ahead of time or ask while shopping at your favorite stores.
The mall also has its sales listed for mall-wide sales or by brand name, so a little prior research could save you a bundle. Also, check out mall-wide events the center has planned, as there always seems to be something going on in the Citadel Outlet Center.
Check out the Visitor Info section too. In addition to clear directions and options for transportation, the website also offers Shopping Packages, Group Tours and a VIP Savings Card. The VIP Savings Card is available for Triple A members, American Express Card Holders and first time Citadel Outlet Center mall visitors.
Sign up online for the Citadel Outlets eClub to stay informed of upcoming events and special sales. This is especially beneficial for residents and frequent visitors to the Los Angeles area. You can also find out on their website about the Express Shuttle that can make transportation and shopping the Citadel Outlet Center that much easier. Los Angles has plenty of shopping to offer, so make sure to take advantage of factory outlet shopping while here, too.