San Francisco Factory Outlets
Although you won't find any factory outlets right in San Francisco - there are a great variety within a one to two hour drive in almost any direction. Huge factory outlet malls serving San Francisco and the Bay Area boast top brands at deeply discounted prices. Outlet stores include branded merchandise from the biggest companies (Nike, Adidas, Coach, Levi's, Gap) and variety / department stores selling a wide variety of different brands. Always available are factory outlet resellers like Marshall's and Ross stores that sell very similar brands to the outlet malls in more convenient locations. If you are a shopper and want to get great bargains - the factory outlet malls just need a day of your time. Our review guide will give you the scoop on our personal recommendations on the largest factory outlet malls - directions how to get there - and what stores they offer that are worth your time.
San Francisco Bay Area Factory Outlet Malls:
Gilroy Factory Outlets (South):
Phone: 408-842-3729 / True Outlets=133
Recommended Stores: DKNY, J. Jill, Kenneth Cole, Levi's, Brooks Brothers, Adidas, Nike, Jones New York, J. Crew, Guess, Nautica, Reebok, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rockport, Timberland, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic.
Estimated 1.5 - 2 hours from San Francisco depending on traffic.
Vacaville Factory Outlets (East):
Phone: 707-447-5755 / True Outlets = 93
Recommended Stores: Adidas, Nike, Jones New York, J. Crew, Guess, Nautica, Reebok, Polo Ralph Lauren, Rockport, Timberland, Coach, Restoration Hardware, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic.
Estimated 1.25 hours from San Francisco depending on traffic. Right next to the Jelly Belly Factory, a fun diversion with some shopping too.
Great Mall of the Bay Area (South):
Phone: 408-945-4022 / True Outlets = 78
Recommended Stores: Abercrombie and Fitch, Banana Republic, Sharper Image, Tommy Hilfiger, Sanrio, Reebok, Ecko, Brooks Brothers, Aeropostale, Nine West, Nike.
Napa Premium Factory Outlets:
Phone: 707-226-9876 / True Outlets = 46
Recommended Stores: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, J. Crew, Jones New York, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger.
Petaluma Factory Outlet Mall:
Phone: 707-778-9300 / True Outlets = 45