Looking for a bargain or a great selection of shopping venues? These outlet shopping malls in Maryland and Virginia are worth the time it takes to get there. Within an hour's drive from Washington, D.C., you will find a great selection of stores and the best prices on designer and brand name items. Whether you're in the market for clothing, electronics, or houseware items, here are the best places to go shopping near our nation's capital.
These outlet malls extend their hours over the holiday season, so be sure to look online to see when they're open during this time.
Clarksburg Premium Outlets at Cabin Branch
This regional outlet center brings upscale shopping and dining—plus an outdoor amphitheater—to northern Montgomery County in Maryland. The village-style center features 90 high-quality upscale retailers including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Disney, Fossil, Gap, Fragrance Outlet, Motherhood, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sketchers, Under Armour, and more. If you need a pick-me-up, you can hit up mall classics like Auntie Anne's Pretzels, DAVIDsTEA, and Starbucks.
It's best to drive here. If that's not a possibility, take the Red Line to the Shady Grove Metro Station and pick up a Lyft, Uber, or taxi from there.
Clarksburg Premium Outlets is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Tanger Outlets National Harbor
Located in Prince George's County, Maryland—just 8 miles from downtown Washington, D.C.—Tanger is the closest outlet center to the nation's capital. Leading brand name stores include Calvin Klein, H&M, Van Heusen Izod, Gap Factory, American Eagle Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic Factory, White House Black Market, Chico's Outlet, Columbia Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, J.Crew Factory, Le Creuset, and many more.
For those who don't have a car, the National Harbor circulator can pick you up at several locations in the area, including the Downtown National Harbor and Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (an all-day pass costs $5). Alternatively, you can take the NH1 or NH2 buses from Southern Avenue or Huntington Metrorail Stations.
The outlet center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
This is one of the largest shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area. Arundel Mills features over 200 retailers, including Wal-Mart, H&M, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors. There's also a variety of restaurants, a 24-screen movie theater, and a teen entertainment complex.
To get here, you can drive or pick up Local Bus 17 at various locations around Baltimore. You can shop here Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
Expect upscale outlet shopping in an outdoor village setting here. You'll find over 110 stores featuring designer and sportswear apparel, home and furnishings, jewelry, gifts, and much more. Retailers include stores like Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Reebok Outlet, and OshKosh B'Gosh.
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Potomac Mills Outlet Mall
With more than 220 discount stores, Potomac Mills is one of the world's largest outlet malls. Designers and brand names include Nordstrom RACK, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Brooks Brothers, Nautica, Banana Republic, GAP Factory, fye, J.Crew Factory, and The North Face. There are numerous dining options and an 18-screen movie theater here as well.
To get here by public transportation, take the Metro to Franconia-Springfield on the Blue Line. From there, you can take an OmniRide bus to the mall via the Prince William Metro Direct route Monday through Saturday.
The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Hagerstown Premium Outlets
This outlet center has over 100 retailers, a food court, and a children’s playground. The name brand outlet stores include adidas, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and Under Armour.
You can drive, or take the Airport Connection, Bay Runner, or Road Runner shuttles to get here. Hagerstown Premium Outlets is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Queenstown Premium Outlets
Located just 10 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Queenstown Premium Outlets is home to over 60 designer outlet stores. Retailers include COACH Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, and Old Navy.
Queenstown Premium Outlets isn't available via public transportation, so you will need to drive or order an Uber or Lyft. You can shop here Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.