The Best Outlet Malls in the Atlanta, Georgia Area

Sugarloaf Mills
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You might remember obligatory trips to your closest outlet mall at the end of each season to save on unsold items from your favorite brands, but outlet malls have come a long way and increased in popularity over the past few years. In fact, brands such as J. Crew, Ann Taylor, and Nike have created outlet-specific lines for their brands in order to meet the rising demand.

Georgia is home to nine outlet malls, and we’ve outlined them all to help you decide which is most suited for your shopping interests. They are listed from closest to farthest from Atlanta.

  • 01 of 07

    Location: 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

    Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Holiday hours vary.

    Distance from Atlanta: about 30 minutes (27.6 miles).

    Need to Know: With more than 180 stores, Sugarloaf Mills is Georgia’s largest, climate-controlled outlet mall. Many luxury outlets call the complex home, including Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. There are an array of specialty retailers, including the LEGO outlet and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Perhaps the most unique aspect about this outlet is the AMC theater, where you can grab dinner and a movie after your shopping day. The mall also has free Wi-Fi for shoppers to use during their visit.

    Dining Options: Being the largest outlet mall in the state has its perks. There are 28 places to grab a bite to eat, ranging from quick options like Jersey Mike’s subs, relaxing coffee houses such as Starbucks, and full-service dining like Shoney’s. Perhaps the mall’s most amusing options are the popular entertainment venue Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament as well as the largest Dave & Buster’s in Atlanta. You can view a full list of dining options in the mall directory.

    Special Offers: Check out the mall’s website before you shop to print out the coupons and special offers currently running at your favorite stores. You can also check the mall’s list of special events, which include reminders about Tax-Free Weekend and mall-wide sales.

  • 02 of 07

    Location: 915 Ridgewalk Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188

    Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Holiday hours vary.

    Distance from Atlanta: about 30 minutes (31.7 miles).

    Need to Know: The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is one of the city’s newer outlet shopping centers, having opened their doors in the summer of 2013. Today the shopping center boasts more than 100 stores, including J. Crew, Carter's, Nike, Brooks Brothers, Le Creuset, Bose, Yankee Candle, and Michael Kors. 

    Dining Options: After a long afternoon of shopping, we suggest grabbing a bite to eat at Taqueria Tsunami, which boasts fresh Latin-Asian fusions at an affordable price. If you are craving a classic burger, you can find a Johnny Rockets on-site, as well as other fast-casual restaurants nearby including Charleys Philly Steaks and Bistro Fresco. 

    Special Offers: Stay up to date on the sales happening at each retailer on The Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta website. There you can also find the VIP Club, where you can snag savings and invitations to special events. Last, visit the customer service center in the food court for a coupon book with extra savings at your favorite stores.

  • 03 of 07

    Location: 1000 Tanger Drive Locust Grove, GA 30248

    Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Holiday hours vary.

    Distance from Atlanta: about 40 minutes (35.7 miles).

    Need to Know: Closest for those living south of Atlanta, the Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove may be smaller than most of the Atlanta-area outlet malls, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on great deals. With 66 stores, guests will find beloved companies such as Banana Republic Factory Store, Under Armour, American Eagle Outfitters, and Lucky Brand Jeans. There are also a vast number of shops offering children’s clothes including Polo Ralph Lauren, OshKosh B'gosh, The Children’s Place, and P.S. from Aeropostale.

    Dining Options: There is no food court at this shopping center, but you can take a break from shopping at the nearby fast-casual Denny’s diner chain or Chick-Fil-A for an affordable meal. If you need to refuel but don’t want to sit down for a full meal, visit Maui Wowi on-site for refreshing Hawaiian-inspired smoothies and Hawaiian-sourced coffees.

    Special Offers: Remember to check the mall website for current promotions happening at your favorite stores. 

  • 04 of 07

    Location: 800 Highway 400 South Dawsonville, GA 30534

    Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Holiday hours vary.

    Distance from Atlanta: about 1 hour (51 miles).

    Need to Know: With more than 130 outlet stores, the North Georgia Premium Outlets are one of Georgia’s largest outlet mall shopping centers (second only to Sugarloaf Mills). In addition to outlet mall benchmarks like Ann Taylor, Gap, and Converse, the center boasts many luxury shops as well including Burberry, Armani, and Pottery Barn.

    Dining Options: Although the mall has traditional food court dining options, consider driving one mile away from the mall property to take advantage of Big D's authentic North Georgia barbecue.

    Special Offers: In addition to staying informed about current sales on the mall's website, members of the military, veterans, and military families can receive a VIP Coupon book and sign up for the VIP Shopper Club with exclusive online coupons. 

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  • 05 of 07

    Location: 455 Belwood Road Calhoun, GA 30701

    Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Holiday hours vary.

    Distance from Atlanta: about 1 hour 15 minutes (66.4 miles).

    Need to Know: With just under 50 stores, the Calhoun Premium Outlets are the smallest in the Atlanta-area, but your savings will still be worth the trip. With an Ann Taylor Factory Store, Loft Outlet, and Nike Factory Store, this complex is also home to a handful of specialty stores including Bath & Body Works, Direct Tools Factory Outlet, and Kitchen Collection. 

    Dining Options:  While shopping, take a lunch break at Teriyaki Passion, serving soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. In addition, Java Junction has all of your favorite espresso drinks, and Popcorn World is a great choice for a quick snack. 

    Special Offers: Members of the military, veterans, and military families will receive a special VIP Coupon Book when they present their IDs with savings to many of the mall’s retailers. Don’t forget that you can always check the current sales going on at your favorite stores on the mall’s website. 

  • 06 of 07

    Location: 800 Steven B Tanger Blvd Commerce, GA 30529

    Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Holiday hours vary.

    Distance from Atlanta: about 1 hour (68.7 miles).

    Need to Know: Seventy retailers call this east Georgia outlet mall home, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Kirkland's, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer and more. Visitors will also find more than 15 shoe stores for both children and adults.

    Dining Options: While many bargains can be found at the Tanger Outlets in Commerce, dining options are scarce. In fact, the center's only food option available is the Great American Cookie. If you aren't opposed to driving, Athens is located about 30 minutes away and has countless one-of-a-kind dining options like The National, Seabear, Last Resort Grill, and The Branded Butcher.

    Special Offers: Be sure to become a TangerClub member to receive special coupons and sales offers not available to any other shoppers. 

  • 07 of 07

    More Georgia Outlet Malls

    There are two more outlet malls in Georgia located farther away from the Atlanta area. Although they are smaller complexes – each has less than 30 stores on-site – they still offer big savings from brand name stores to unique, local retailers.

    Peach Shops at Byron

    • Location: 311 Georgia 49, Byron, GA 31008
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Sunday. Some retailers may open or close at different hours.
    • Distance from Atlanta: about 1 hour 30 minutes (92.3 miles).
    • Contact Info: 804-308-1603 

    Lake Park Outlets

    • Location: 5327 Mill Store Road Lake Park, GA 31636
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Holiday hours vary.
    • Distance from Atlanta: about 3 hours (237 miles).
    • Contact Info: 229-559-6822