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.
Woodburn Premium Outlets
Woodburn is the go-to outlet for upgrading your closet with outdoorsy Portland, Oregon, duds. Drop by Adidas for kicks that will survive the rain, search The North Face for fleeces and protective shells (those will be important on your bike rides to work), and pillage Levi's and J.Crew for some understated basics. Then there's the one-two punch: The Eddie Bauer Outlet and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store abound with enough dark plaids, oversize flannels, and toggle coats to get you through a few damp winters. [Woodburn Premium Outlets; 1001 N Arney Road, Woodburn, OR 97071]
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