Pittsburgh offers plenty of holiday shopping hotspots that feature unbeatable discounts, an impressive inventory, seasonal fun and much more. Let the holiday shopping commence at these five outlets, shopping centers and malls, considered favorites among those looking to get their holiday shopping done early.
2200 Tanger Blvd.
Washington, PA 15301
Get in the holiday spirit before the season arrives at Tanger Outlets in Washington County. Wander through this open-air outlet shopping center where holiday deals launch earlier than many other Pittsburgh shopping areas. Save up to 70-percent off your favorite brands and the hottest styles of the year, or save even more by joining the TangerClub with its exclusive offers and coupons. The earlier you start, the more you’ll save. Enjoy decorated wreaths, horse statues and railings that dress up the outlets in holiday cheer. Tanger Outlets are located conveniently off of I-79 within minutes of the Pittsburgh Metro Area and The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.
Robinson Towne Centre
Park Manor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Before the temperatures drop below freezing, get a head start on seasonal shopping at the outdoor shopping center Robinson Towne Centre. Start at one end of the plaza and shop your way through its nearly 60 stores that include Home Goods, Bath & Body Works, HobbyTown USA, L.S. Jewelers and other favorites. Whether you need to pick up pet supplies, entertainment and technology, gadgets, clothing or specialty gifts, there is truly a store for every interest and style at Robinson Towne Center! Consider stopping to grab a quick brunch or dinner at DeLuca’s Diner or Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse as you scour the ads for super deals. Robinson Towne Centre is located just five miles from downtown Pittsburgh and minutes from the neighboring The Mall at Robinson, IKEA and The Pointe at North Fayette.
Beaver Valley Mall
570 Beaver Valley Mall Blvd.
Monaca, PA 15601
While some shoppers may flock to newer malls, like the Mall at Robinson or Pittsburgh Mills, for a jumpstart on their holiday shopping, seasonal savers know that the best place to avoid the crowds and browse a well-stocked inventory is Beaver Valley Mall. With six anchor stores and more roughly 1,161,099 square feet of retail floor space, this Beaver County mall offers regular deals and exclusive holiday events, including photos with Santa, to get you in the mood for Christmas. Extended holiday hours, some days open as early as 6 a.m., ensure that you have plenty of time to hit up all your favorite stores, including Boscov’s, Christmas Stuff and More, Amy’s Hallmark, Yankee Candle, JCPenney and more. Beaver Valley Mall is located in Monaca within minutes of several outdoor shopping plazas that also offer holiday shopping options.
South Hills Village
301 S. Hills Village
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
South Hills Village mall boasts two fun-filled floors of shopping at its more than 130 specialty stores. You can easily cross everyone off your holiday gift list in just one trip to this Simon Property Group mall. Download the Simon Rewards app before you hit the stores to find great rewards and earn points as you fill your shopping bags with cool gifts from retailers like Banana Republic, Target, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Inc. and others. South Hills Village is located near the communities of Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park.
Grove City Premium Outlets
1911 Leesburg Grove City Road
Grove City, PA 16217
The first holiday shopping stop on any smart shopper’s list is the outlets, where the inventory is huge and the deals even bigger. Grove City Premium Outlets is a fun outdoor outlet center located north of downtown Pittsburgh in Grove City. It is a must for anyone looking to save on designer brands, accessories, holiday home décor and more. Here, you can expect to save anywhere from 25-percent to 65-percent off everyday retail prices from companies like The North Face, J. Crew, Nautica, Adidas and nearly 130 additional stores. Join the outlet’s VIP Shopper Club for exclusive coupons and other perks.
Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for AXS.com and Examiner.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.