I am fortunate in that I live very close to Katy Mills Mall, which is an outlet mall featuring a number of well-known retail stores. It can be deceiving in that not all of the stores (such as Old Navy and Bed, Bath, and Beyond) are actual “outlet” stores. There are plenty of other “outlet” stores, though, including Gap, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, Bath and Body Works, Carter’s, Osh Kosh, and The Children’s Place, so the convenience of all of the stores in one location is worth it to me. This particularly pays off when you are shopping for post holiday deals.
The mall is huge and is divided into “neighborhoods.” Even during the busy holiday shopping season, parking was not too hard to come by. The mall is family friendly and includes a number of play areas with rides (usually .50-$1 per ride) as well as a carousel, rock climbing wall, AMC movie theater, and food court. In addition to your typical “fast food” restaurants, they also have Johnny Rockets and a Rainforest Café. Both locations are a bit pricey, but kids enjoy them.
Some of my favorite locations to check out for post holiday deals are: Bath and Body Works oulet, Nautica outlet, Aeropostale, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Old Navy. There are so many different stores that you could easily make shopping here an all day event.
To learn more about this location or to browse the stores, click here: http://www.katymills.com