Men generally shop in one of two ways: They go in search of a signature piece or a new wardrobe. The latter strategy is a good deal more expensive than the former, which can be done in any hip neighborhood in any city in America. The best bet? Heading to an outlet mall. The outlet experience may lack the romance of boutique browsing, but it allows goal-oriented shoppers to swiftly and effectively dress themselves in corduroy, denim, and slick new suits. But not all outlets are created equal. These are the best spots for men ready to make a day of it.
Napa Premium Outlets
Along with the usual array of big stores like J.Crew, Banana Republic, and American Eagle, Napa Premium Outlets boast some heavily discounted high-end retailers like Barneys New York, TSE, Calvin Klein, and Wilson's Leather. The vibe – and the clothes – are distinctly NorCal, and even the fancier stuff you'll find is very laid-back and loose. Head to Barney's for broken-in tees and sweaters and take your time in TSE, which has a surprising quantity of casual-but-elegant stuff. Then go drink some wine. [Napa Premium Outlets; 629 Factory Stores Drive, Napa, CA 94558]
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