You know the score on Woodbury Commons and Tanger. But what many New Yorkers don't realize is that you needn't have a car to reap outlet bargains. Below, a list of outlet shops within our city limits.
BY JENIFER VAN VLECK
Portico's own line of luxury linens is sleek, contemporary, and sharp enough to add a bit of oomph to your bed. A 300-count sheet set normally runs around $300, but here such fineries can be had for up to 80 percent off. Depending on what's in stock, you can also get great deals on bath accessories, tableware, and even furniture.
233 Tenth Ave., near 24th St., 212-807-8807.
This simple little shop is to Century 21 what Scoop is to Bloomingdale's it has choice women's fashion without distractions. Labels on the color-coordinated racks change frequently, but we've spotted Katayone Adeli, Helmut Lang, and Paige Novick all for at least half off (mostly under $100). And don't miss the $5 and $10 bins. The downside? With miniscule dressing rooms and a perpetual crowd of intrepid bargain hunters, Find isn't for the claustrophobic.
361 W. 17th St., 212-243-3177.
229 Mott St., 212-226-5167.
Fisher's simple mix-and-match cotton and linen separates are comfortable, casual, and always roomy. The East Village clearance location offers bargains on casual work-to-weekend staples like boat-neck tank dresses and cropped crepe pants. Samples start at 20 percent off; seconds start at 35 percent off.
314 E. 9th St., 212-529-5715
A boon for Williamsburg's stylehounds, this year-old boutique outlet carries men's and women's clothing by Cynthia Rowley, Michael Kors, Earl, Diesel, Calvin Klein, and other coveted hipster labels. Tees start at $5, jeans around $25.
241 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 718-388-9273.
United Colors of Benetton
With three new stores in Manhattan, the label that made those sweaters you couldn't live without in 1986 is suddenly trendy again. Hop the 7 train to Queens for great deals (up to 70 percent off retail) on teeny tees, short shorts, bright swimsuits, and other youthful, sporty staples for both men and women.
40-06 Main Street, at Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, 718-461-7777. (Subway: 7 to Flushing-Main St.)
ABC Carpet & Home Warehouse
At ABC's outlet, mere mortals can afford the luxe goods sold at this temple to highest-quality home stuff glamorous furniture, mesmerizing oriental carpets, sumptuous linens. Prices are still high, mind you, but expect 30 to 80 percent off the original sticker shock.
1055 Bronx River Ave., at the Bruckner Expwy., the Bronx, 718-842-8770. (Click here for directions.)
The popular source for trendy, affordable shoes has two Brooklyn outlets that are easily accessible by subway. Deep discounts on Nine West's already-low prices (retail, averaging $29.99 to $129.99) are so worth the trek.
1419 Kings Highway, at 14th St., 718-376-0286 (Subway: Q to Kings Highway)
420 86th St., between Fourth and Fifth Aves., 718-748-4250 (Subway: R to 86th St.)