New Ottawa Tanger Outlets vs. Waterloo Premium Outlets

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“Dad! Take me SHOPPING!”

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Ottawa’s west-end is getting new Tanger Outlets (opening October 2014) near the Canadian Tire Centre. Pretty exciting huh? But will they compare to the Waterloo Premium Outlets in Waterloo, New York. Don’t worry, I’m here to help.

Here is my Ottawa Tanger Outlets vs. Waterloo Premium Outlets in Waterloo, New York comparison:

Driving distance from Downtown Ottawa

Using the address for Fairmont Chateau Laurier (1 Rideau Street) as starting point.

Ottawa Tanger Outlets

  • 26 minutes

Waterloo Premium Outlets

  • 3 hours and 40 minutes (with a toll roads)

Stores that both outlets have*

Accessories

  • Aeropostale
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Banana Republic Factory Store
  • Brooks Brothers Factory Store
  • Calvin Klein
  • Claire’s
  • Coach
  • Guess Factory Store
  • J.Crew
  • Levi’s Outlet Store
  • Lids
  • Nike Factory Store
  • Nine West Outlet
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
  • Samsonite Factory Outlet
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Tommy Hilfiger

Clothing

  • Aeropostale
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Banana Republic Factory Store
  • Brooks Brothers Factory Store
  • Calvin Klein
  • Coach
  • Gap Factory Store
  • Guess Factory Store
  • Haggar Clothing Co.
  • J.Crew Factory
  • Levi’s Outlet Store
  • Motherhood Maternity
  • Nike Factory Store
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
  • Puma Outlet
  • Reebok
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Under Armour

Children’s Clothing

  • Carter’s / OshKosh B’gosh
  • Gap Factory Store
  • Guess Factory Store
  • J.Crew Factory
  • Levi’s Outlet Store
  • Nike Factory Store
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
  • Reebok
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Under Armour

Footwear

Specialty

  • Samsonite Factory Outlet

Stores that are unique to that outlet

Ottawa Tanger Outlets

Accessories

Clothing

Footwear

  • Adidas
  • Cole Haan Outlet
  • Naturalizer
  • Nike Factory Store

Specialty

Waterloo Premium Outlets

Accessories

Clothing

  • Ann Taylor Factory Store
  • BCBG Max Azria
  • Bon Worth
  • Casual Male XL
  • Champion
  • Chico’s
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Dressbarn
  • Dressbarn Woman
  • Eddie Bauer Outlet
  • HanesBrands
  • Izod
  • Jockey
  • Jones New York
  • Lane Bryant Outlet
  • Loft Outlet
  • Maidenform
  • Nautica
  • PacSun
  • Rue21
  • The Uniform Outlet
  • Van Heusen
  • VF Outlet
  • Wilsons Leather
  • Zumiez

Children’s Clothing

Footwear

Specialty

  • Bose
  • Chef’s Outlet
  • Corningware Corelle & More
  • The Cosmetics Company Store: MAC · Clinique · Bobbi Brown · Estée Lauder
  • Harry & David
  • Kitchen Collection
  • Mulberry Knoll
  • My Favorite Sports Store
  • Perfumania
  • Toys “R” Us Express
  • Vitamin World
  • Yankee Candle

Other malls close to the outlets

Ottawa Tanger Outlets

Waterloo Premium Outlets

So, what do you think? Is it still worth the drive to the Waterloo Premium Outlets? What are you’re thoughts? Which one is better?

 

 

* based on the information listed on their website store directory on August 28, 2014

2 comments

  1. Just got back from Tanger outlets damn that place was a waste of time!

    So much hype for nothing. Everything is overpriced lol. “It’s as cheap as the USA”, “Designer clothing with huge discounts” is what people were telling me.

    Firstly no way clothing in the USA is that expensive I guarantee it’s way cheaper.

    And as for the “huge discounts”.. yes, ok.. there’s 30-50% discounts.. after they’ve marked up the prices.

    I can get a CK dress shirt @ winners for 25-35.. at Tanger it’s $65 marked down from $130…

    The Nike store had some ok deals on shoes.. but once again I wasn’t impressed considering all the hype.

    Don’t waste your time with this outlet mall. All overpriced in my opinion.

    1. Your right the “Ottawa outlet mall is way overpriced, even with the dollar (as of 10 March 2016) the way it is its still cheaper in the US.
      don’t forget you also have to add on HST (great isn’t it?) in Waterloo there is no sales tax on clothing, but they are not out to gouge you the way they do here in Canada.

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