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If you think sleep is for the weak on Thanksgiving night, you're probably already planning to do some outlet shopping on Black Friday. Arguably, the go-to spot for New York City shoppers is Woodbury Common, but it's definitely not the only option. Premium Outlets, the company that owns Woodbury, has about four other locations within two hours of Manhattan—and they're not the only ones.
After the jump, we've put together a list of seven outlets in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that you could easily ZipCar it to from the city. For driving directions, consult Google Maps. For tips on how to survive the crowds, consult our handy guide from last year.
Woodbury Common via Bridge & Tunnel Club
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Favorite shops at the granddaddy of outlets include high-end retailers like Tom Ford, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent, along with mid-level options like Theory, J.Crew, Diane von Furstenberg, and Rag & Bone, which opened yesterday. Stores open at 12am on Black Friday, though dozens will open during the day on Thanksgiving; 98 Red Apple Court, Central Valley NY.
Tanger Outlet Riverhead
At Tanger in Riverhead, shop everything from Michael Kors to H&M, with stores like Barneys New York, Saks Off 5th, Calvin Klein, C. Wonder, and more mixed in as well. If you're looking for home goods, be sure to hit up West Elm and Restoration Hardware. Stores open at 10pm on Thanksgiving; 1770 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY.
Tanger Outlet Deer Park
The Deer Park location of this outlet chain is a little more run-of-the-mill than Riverpark, with a shopping directory composed largely of stores like Coach, Guess, Lane Bryant, Gap, Banana Republic, etc., with Kate Spade, Wolford and BCBGMaxAzria shops to balance things out. Stores open at 10pm on Thanksgiving; 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, New York.
Jackson Premium Outlets via Factory Outlet Insiders
Jackson Premium Outlets
The New Jersey Premium Outlets skew a lot more commercial than high-end designer, so expect to find shops like Ann Taylor, Maidenform, Gap, Bass, Lucky Brand, and Under Armour. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Select stores will open at 9pm on Thanksgiving Night, with the rest opening at 12am on Black Friday; 37 Monmouth Road, Jackson, NJ
Liberty Village Premium Outlets
At Liberty Village, the shops are similar to those in Jackson, though the list is a little smaller. It includes shoe stores like Bass and the Nike Factory Outlet, as well as apparel from Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and J.Crew. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Select stores will open at 9pm on Thanksgiving Night, with the rest opening at 12am on Black Friday; One Church Street, Flemington, NJ
Tanger Outlet Atlantic City
There's a Forever 21 outlet at the Tangers in Atlantic City, which may or may not be something you want to participate in on Black Friday. There's also an H&M, Loft, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, and of course, plenty of casinos nearby, in case you want to make a day of it. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving, and don't open until 6am on Black Friday; 2014 Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ
The Crossing Premium Outlets via Discover Lehigh Valley
The Crossings Premium Outlets
And in PA, the stores at the Crossings Premium Outlet include Gap, Lacoste, Levi's, Brooks Brothers, Forever21, and a new White House Black Market. The outlets are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Select stores will open at 9pm on Thanksgiving Night, with the rest opening at 12am on Black Friday; 1000 Premium Outlets Drive, Tannersville, PA
· How to Survive Black Friday at Woodbury Common [Racked NY]