This October, Ottawa’s West end welcomed the 89.3-square-metre (293,000-square-foot) Tanger Outlets Mall, which is the first outlet mall of its kind in the city!
Located in Kanata, at about a 20-minute drive from downtown Ottawa near the Canadian Tire Centre (CTC), this new outdoor mall offers some of the best brands in fashion for the whole family. From high-end brands such as Coach, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren, to active wear, outerwear, children’s clothing and home accessories, you’re sure to find exactly what you need or simply want at the mall. And with more than 70 stores, including several shoe stores such as Town Shoes, Naturalizer and SoftMoc, it’s easy to spend the day here, outlet shopping to your heart’s content.
The pedestrian-friendly mall itself has a boutique-like feel that echoes the atmosphere of famous shopping avenues such as Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive. Covered roofs make it easy to shop in any weather. Little ones are also sure to be entertained by the mall’s outdoor play structure. And if you’re shopping during the colder weather months, stop to warm up at one of the charming fire pits that are placed throughout the complex.
If deals are what you’re after, you’ll find them at Tanger. Here, in-season items are sold directly from the manufacturer in beautiful boutiques, allowing consumers to obtain a 30 to 70 per cent discount off of regular retail prices. Tanger also offers coupon books for college students and members of the military, and other discount coupons for certain Tanger retailers can be found online.
Tanger is a great alternative or addition to Ottawa’s downtown shopping scene that includes the high-end Sussex Drive, known as the city’s high-fashion row, the eclectic ByWard Market neighbourhood and CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa’s downtown indoor mall.
If you’re coming to Ottawa, why not take advantage of all its interesting shopping scenes? Start downtown and then head out to Tanger. And if you’re getting away with the girls, book Ottawa Tourism’s Shop, Dine & Unwind package that includes your hotel accommodation, a CF Rideau Centre Savings Directory and admission to one of Ottawa’s cultural attractions. Come to Ottawa and shop until you drop!