This sprawling outdoor outlet center, lies about 40 miles north of its namesake city in Tulalip. There’s plenty of parking for drivers, not to mention a grand neighboring casino for those hoping to win big before hitting the mall’s 125 stores. Shops range from luxury brands like Burberry and Michael Kors to casual, family-friendly mainstays like Columbia Sportswear and the Disney Store. Visitors can also schedule shuttle services to Seattle Premium Outlets from various cities, including Seattle, Everett and Vancouver, Canada.
Serenely situated in the Cascade foothills town of North Bend, the North Bend Premium Outlets have 50 shops, including local outfits and international brands. Browse the factory stores of Bellevue’s Eddie Bauer and Portland-based Pendleton Woolen Mills before perusing outlet staples like Coach, Nike, Banana Republic and more in the outdoor space. For the kids, Toys “R” Us Express isn’t an outlet, per se, but it carries value-oriented playthings in a space that’s cozier than the retailer’s traditional locations.
Formerly the Supermall of the Great Northwest, Auburn’s Outlet Collection is the largest indoor mall in the region. Plan ahead and give yourself the whole day to take on the center’s 130-plus stores, which span nearly a million square feet, but be aware that not every storefront is an outlet. The mall is anchored by an expansive Nordstrom Rack and includes the factory stores of J.Crew, Coach, Levi’s and more alongside traditional stores like Sports Authority and a recently opened H&M.