If you and your family, or you and your friends, LOVE to shop – then Maine has a wonderful assortment of outlet centers and malls to provide you with the shopping adventure of a lifetime! It’s worth the trip to the state just to enjoy the likes of the famous L.L. Bean Outlet Stores in Freeport, the Kittery Outlets, South Portland’s Maine Mall, or Old Port’s quaint selection of shops along its cobblestone streets in downtown Portland. What are you waiting for? Gather your family or friends and head to your favorite outlet centers and malls in the Pine Tree state!
Maine’s Outlet Centers
Maine’s capital city features Factory Outlets including the Eddie Bauer Outlet, Pac Sun Outlet, and the Wonder Hostess Bakery Outlet.
This Northern Maine town features the Bangor Factory Outlet Malls that include Home Fashions Outlet, L.L. Bean Outlet, Mallside Discount Outlet, North Face, and Old Town Canoe Factory Outlet.
This gateway town to Acadia National park features Factory Outlet Malls including the Ice Cream Outlet, Home Fashions Outlet, L.L. Bean, North Face, and Sears Hometown Store.
Home to the famous L.L. Bean outlet stores, this “world-renowned shopping destination” of Freeport bustles with activity for shoppers. Its nearly “A to Z” shopping opportunities range from apparel, bath and body products, and fashion accessories; to footwear, gifts, and jewelry; to Made in Maine products, thrift shops, and wine. Shoppers may find items at both retail and outlet stores. Just a sampling of stores in addition to L.L. Bean’s various specialty stores include the J. Crew Factory Store, The Mangy Moose, Reebok/Rockport Outlet Store, Cuddledown Catalog Outlet, Yankee Candle Company, Georgetown Pottery, Hartman Factory Store, Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers, Nike, North Face, and the Pet Pantry. Eager shoppers may contact the Freeport Merchants Association for more information at 1-800-865-1994 (automated Vistor Guide Request line) or 1-207-865-1212.
The Kittery Outlets are as numerous, if not exceeding, the Freeport Outlet stores. Dubbed “America’s Maine Street for Shopping,” the quaint town of Kittery hosts dozens of outlets for stores offering men’s and women’s apparel, children’s wear, activewear, sporting goods, shoes, lingerie, accessories, home furnishings, and specialty stores. A sampling of familiar as well as unique stores include Banana Republic Factory Store, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Adidas, Kittery Trading Post, Carter’s Childrenswear, Corningware Corelle, Yankee Candle, Gap Outlet, Cape Cod Crafters Outlet, and Tanger Outlets. For more information, call 1-888-KITTERY (1-888-548-8379).
North Conway, New Hampshire
Wait, you might say, this is not in Maine! Well, that’s true, but North Conway is in close proximity to the Maine border, and it has a large number of wonderful malls and outlet centers. Especially well-known among the North Conway Outlet Stores is the Settlers Green Outlet Village, offering a shopper’s paradise since 1988, now with over 60 intriguing outlet stores. Several outlet stores featured at Settlers Green include the Time Factory Watch Outlet, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Dress Barn, J. Crew Factory, Wilson’s Leather Outlet, Book Warehouse, Stonewall Kitchen, Famous Footwear Outlet, and Nike Factory Store. For more information, call (603) 522-5357.
Aroostook Centre Mall
Located on Presque Isle, this mall features about 36 stores and businesses. The mall’s anchors include Sears, J.C. Penney, Staples, K-Mart, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Ruby Tuesdays. For more information call (207) 764-2616.
Central Maine’s city of Auburn hosts this mall that features nearly 40 stores and businesses in an enclosed split-level mall. The mall’s anchors include JC Penney and TD Bank. For more information, call (207) 786-2977.
The northern Maine town of Bangor hosts this enclosed one-level mall featuring over 80 stores. The mall’s anchors include Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney’s, Macy’s, and Sears. For more information, call the Mall Management and Shopping Line at (207) 947-7333.
Maine’s Antiques Malls: The state of Maine features over 400 antiques shops, stores, and malls. Contact the Maine Antique Dealers Association for more information at (207) 879-9253.
Maine Coast Mall
The town of Ellsworth, in northern Maine near Acadia National Park, is home to this mall featuring a dozen stores, ranging from groceries, dining, and banking, to clothing, electronics, and entertainment. For more information, call Maine Coast Mall Management: 207-667-9905.
South Portland hosts this expansive 2-level Maine Mall, with its anchor stores of Sears, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Sports Authority. The mall features over 140 specialty stores, restaurants, and an enclosed Food Court that seats 550 people. For more information, call (207) 774-0303.
Maine Turnpike Mall
The Pine Tree state’s capital city of Augusta features this strip mall, located directly off I-95 via exit 109. Sears is its anchor store, while a few other stores include T.J. Maxx, Olympia Sports, Christmas Tree Shops, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
While not technically a mall, you won’t want to miss this historic section of Portland – think of it as an outdoor strip mall. The area features nearly 160 shops, dozens of galleries, over 60 restaurants, and several pubs. A small sampling of notable shops include Andrea’s Bridal, Springer’s Jewelers, Second Time Around, Carla Bella, Club 21, Port Boutique, Queen of Hats, The Alpaca Shed, Edgecomb Potter’s Gallery, and Harbor View Gifts. For more information, call 877-314-8926.
This strip mall is anchored by Hannaford and features other stores such as Payless Shoes, Levinsky’s, Family Dollar, and Fashion Bug. For more information, call 207-893-0902.
Prepare Your Shopping List! So have you prepared your shopping list? Decide which outlets and malls you want to visit. Gather your family or friends for an exciting day in scenic Maine. Ready? Set? Go – shopping – NOW! Maine’s outlet centers and malls await you.