Whether you’re spending a week’s vacation on the island or just stopping off for the day during or before a Caribbean cruise, make sure to save time to check out the bargains scattered around the island of Puerto Rico. Among the best of these are:
Belz Factory Outlets — Located in San Juan’s eastern suburbs, this outlet shopping center features 446,000-square feet of retails shops, restaurants, and services. Among the most popular stores are Claire’s, Bass, Gap, Mikasa, Calvin Klein, Timberland, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nautica. The complex also has a food court, a US post office, and a variety of services, including a hair salon.
Belz Factory Outlets is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Belz Factory Outlets, 18400 State Road #3, Barrio Pueblo-Canovanas, Puerto Rico 00729; 787 256-7040
Coach Outlet Store — Situated in the heart of Old San Juan, this stand-alone outlet store has hundreds of purses, briefcases, wallets, belts, and other quality leather goods–all at steep discounts. The store also stocks discontinued Coach items and seconds for even greater savings.
Coach Outlet, 150 Calle Cristo, Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901; 787 722-6830
Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Store — Another of the outlets along Old San Juan’s Calle Cristo, this popular store offers discounts of up to 80% off of Ralph Lauren mens’ and women’s clothes, housewares, and children’s clothes. Like the Coach store mentioned above, it’s convenient for those stopping in San Juan on a cruise.
The Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Store is open Monday through Saturday from 930am to 7pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Store, 201 Calle Cristo, Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901; 787 722 2136
Prime Outlets at Puerto Rico — This outlet shopping center, located about 25 minutes west of San Juan, offers over 50 discount retailers. Among them are Tommy Hilfiger, The Children’s Place Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Liz Claiborne, Polo Ralph Lauren, the Gap, IZOD, Bass, Calvin Klein, and Ecko Unltd. The complex also has a food court and several full-service restaurants.
Prime Outlets at Puerto Rico is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Prime Outlets at Puerto Rico, Route 22 at Exit 55, Barceloneta, Puerto Rico; 787 846-5300
Other outlet stores along Old San Juan’s Calle Cristo include Guess (at #213), Dooney & Burke (at #200), and Speedo (at #65).