New York Outlet Shopping a Half-Hour From Times Square at The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Outlets? Please and thank you. Just a half hour from the heart of New York, find a mall full of savings at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in the state of New Jersey. These fine stores in Elizabeth, New Jersey, are perfect for fashionistas, families, or anyone headed to nearby Newark Airport from Trenton, NJ or New York City. But be sure to allow some time! There are over 200 retail options at Jersey Gardens.

You can also feel good about the shopping you do at The Mills during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from October 1 to October 30. A portion of the profits will go to support Susan G. Komen's mission to save lives and end breast cancer. Your contribution helps support Susan's dream to fight breast cancer. Learn more and get information on this site.

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Bundled under one roof, find all the designer brands you love at a discount. Iconic department stores sell their luxury brands for less at Saks Off Fifth, Century 21, and Neiman Marcus Last Call. You can also visit outlet stores for plenty of women’s fashion labels. Highlights include outlets for Banana Republic, Loft, True Religion, Zales, ALDO, Michael Kors and Coach. You can make an entire wardrobe out of that, if you ask us!

Other outlets sell menswear too, such as Gap, Timberland Factory Store, Levi’s Outlet, Brooks Brothers, and Dockers. These brands will dress the outdoorsy, the corporate go-getter, and everyone in between.

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Also check out the New Balance Factory Store for stylish, ergonomic sneakers and athletic shoes for all ages. And the Nike Factory store has your new favorite sportswear, from socks to sweatbands.  

Kids will love the Disney outlet store, full of their favorite characters, plus the LEGO Store, inspiring their next design masterpiece. Kids’ clothes and shoes can be found at the Abercrombie Outlet as well as Journeys Kidz, Justice, and Kids Foot Locker. Preteens and teens can grab essentials at the Hollister outlet.

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In addition to the outlets and factory stores at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, the mall also has stores like H&M, Foot Locker, Kate Spade, and Uniqlo.

Need a break from your shopping spree? Jersey Gardens can offer you a pick-me-up from one of its many restaurants and cafes. Have an espresso shot or two at Starbucks, a pretzel at Auntie Anne’s, a burger at Johnny Rockets, or a burrito at Moe’s Southwest. And it wouldn’t be a mall without Cinnabon and that heavenly cinnamon-sugar scent.

As a cherry on top, you’ll also find an AMC Theatres with 20 screens at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Shopping, Cinnabon, and a show? Check, check, and check.

The Mills at Jersey Gardens are open 10am-9pm Monday through Saturday and 11am-7pm Sundays. The mall is located at 651 Kapkowski Rd. in Elizabeth, NJ. For more information, call the shopping line at 908-354-5900 or visit

The outlet is a quick ride from Manhattan on NJ Transit via the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Bus #111 and #115, or AirTrain Station P4 from Newark Liberty International Airport. 973-275-5555,

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Merrill Lee Girardeau lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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