I always find the BEST deals at Carlsbad Outlet Mall. They have lots of name brand stores and the prices are excellent with sales. Stores include Carters, Oshkosh, Crate and Barrel, Gap, Bass, Geoffrey Beene, Calvin Klein, Nike, Brooks Brothers, etc. There are also decent restaurants, one upscale one, several fast food and Ruby's Diner for casual sit-down.
Currently they are offering a coupon booklet with discounts from many stores if you have a AAA card. Go to the customer service area and request this for free.
There are 2 fountain areas to sit and relax with the kids. The restrooms are kept tidy and at least one of them has a nice mother's lounge for diaper changes and nursing (comfortable chairs, footstools and magazines). The restrooms also have family areas inside them that fit a stroller. I highly recommend this outlet mall.