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Prime Outlets Lee

Tax Free Outlet Shopping in the Berkshires

Heading out to the Prime Outlets Lee is near the top of my 'Things to do in Massachusetts in Winter' list.

While it is pleasant to walk from store to store in the warmer weather via the outdoor entrances, going to the outlet stores is a nice respite to the cabin-fever type feeling a local or visitor might get in the winter months. I know I definitely fall into this category.

Summers, and the great weather it brings, in the city of Boston and other cities across the state of Massachusetts welcome many tourists and sight-seers looking for things to do and places to see. While this is great for the Massachusetts tourism industry, the traffic can build up pretty quickly.

Although Boston and the eastern half of Massachusetts are one of my favorite places to visit regarding cultural, historical, and nightlife type attractions, my clothing and shopping needs can be satisfied at the tax free outlets in Lee.

prime outlets lee location - tax free shopping in massachusetts!

I don't mind the drive at all either, it's right off exit 2 on I-90 and I always love viewing the Berkshire mountains along the way. A fun day trip with hardly any traffic on the way there...a big plus for me.

One thing I will say though is make sure you get there early on in the day, especially if it's a weekend. There are plenty of parking spots but they do tend to fill up quickly and it then becomes a matter of circling the lot until someone pulls out ala Black Friday at your local mall.

After finding a parking space, I'll head to one of the stores that catches my eye or find a map with all the store locations; these are located all over the place, some on boxes outside, in the stores or in the main cafeteria/ eating area.

The cafeteria's selection of food resembles that of a mall food court with the seating arrangements about the same. Again with the 'rush hour' periods, like weekends at noon, my advice would be to eat early on or wait for the period in between lunch and dinner.

If you're with a friend and decide to eat at noon on a weekend like we did, have one person sit at the table while the other goes to get the food. Otherwise you'll have the tray with food in hand while scouting around for a place to sit. Not fun!

Like any other place offering great discounts and a broad selection of stores, people will find them. Follow the simple tips above and you'll have a great time!

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Places to Shop at Prime Outlets Lee

The main reason I like to go to the Prime Outlets Lee, other than it's relatively remote location and the easy drive to get there, is the store selection and designer brands, clothing prices and abundance of discounts and deals.

With a total of over 60 designer outlet stores, savings can go up to 65%. While maps are readily available, you may want to plan and prioritize your stay at the Prime Outlets Lee before going there. The following is a list of stores in alphabetical order:

Aeropostale 413-243-1916
American Eagle Outfitters 413-243-0724
Ann Taylor Factory Stores 413-243-8323
Banana Republic 413-243-8051
Bass Outlet 413-243-2321
Bath & Body Works 413-394-9813
BCBGMAXAZRIA Factory Store 413-243-0265
Brooks Brothers 413-394-9601
Calvin Klein 413-243-5791
Carters 413-243-2127
Cinnamon Cafe 413-243-6900
CK Underwear 413-243-4846
Claire's 413-243-0222
Clarks Bostonian 413-243-6470
COACH 413-243-4897
Cole Haan 413-243-1604
Cosmetic Company 413-243-6924
Dress Barn 413-243-1525
Easy Spirit 413-243-4017
Eddie Bauer 413-243-6149
Factory Brand Shoe 413-243-8172
Fragrance Outlet 413-243-4244
Gap Outlet 413-243-8050
Gap Outlet Kids & Baby 413-243-8050
Gilly's Goodies 800-770-1824
Gymboree 413-243-1501
Hanesbrand 413-243-8253
Harry and David 413-243-4670
Hugo Boss Factory Store 413-243-6570
Izod 413-243-4700
J Crew 413-243-9095
Jockey Store 413-243-4440
Johnston Murphy 413-243-4193
Jonathan's Bistro  
Jones New York/Jones New York Woman 413-243-4016
Kasper 413-243-1307
Lindt Chocolates 413-243-0637
Maidenform 413-243-4066
Michael Kors 413-243-2300
Nautica 413-243-3200
Nike Factory Store 413-243-1861
Nine West 413-243-4006
Orientaste 413-243-6028
Osh Kosh B'Gosh 413-243-4761
Pac Sun 413-243-0194
Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store 413-243-4129
Reebok Outlet Store 413-243-1236
Rockport 413-243-1819
rue 21 413-243-3396
Simply Grillicious 413-243-1345
Socks Galore 413-243-1090
Stride Rite 413-243-2807
Subway 413-243-8292
Sunglass Hut 413-243-4235
Timberland Factory Store 413-243-9826
Tommy Hilfiger 413-243-4022
Under Armour Factory House 413-243-8191
Van Heusen 413-243-2540
Villa Pizza 413-394-9940
Wilson's Leather Outlet 413-243-8110
Zales Fine Jewelry Outlet 413-243-5686

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If you are truly looking for things to do in Massachusetts during the winter months or any time of the year, Prime Outlets Lee is definitely a place not to be missed. There are visitors from all over New England who travel here on weekend day trips, making it one of the area's premier shopping destinations and a great place to bring the whole family.

While you're in the area, you may also want to check out my list of the best places to ski in Massachusetts, as some of the state's best resorts are right in the area.

Directions from all points east and west:

Take exit 2 off I-90 and keep left at the end of the exit ramp. Take a left onto Rt. 20 and the entrance to the Prime Outlets Lee will be on your left up ahead.

Prime Outlets Lee Essentials

Address: 17 Prime Outlets Blvd., Lee MA, 01238
(For the GPS, use 122 Water St., Lee MA)

Phone: (413) 243-8186

Website: www.primeoutlets.com

Hours Open: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm
Sundays 10 am - 7 pm, Hours may vary.

*CLOSED on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas*

Prices: Free to shop

Parking: Free parking and on-site

Attractions: Over 60 tax-free designer outlet stores and cafeteria with tables, seating, and restrooms.

Hotel Search: Find the lowest prices for Lee area hotels here!

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