Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
4000 Baldwin Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
If you are looking to shop without having to deal with the elements, Great Lakes Crossing is the only enclosed Michigan outlet mall. They offer 185 manufacturer stores in this massive Auburn Hills facility. You’ll find 25 shops and restaurants that aren’t available anywhere else in Michigan. Great Lakes Crossing is conveniently accessible from I-75 and is minutes from Troy and Pontiac. Kids will love the Rainforest Café, outdoor enthusiasts will get lost in the Bass Pro Shop, and with so many options, you’re bound to find something for everyone.
Birch Run Premium Outlets
12240 South Beyer Road
Birch Run, MI 48415
Birch Run features 145 outlet stores and is the perfect drive for a day, or weekend of shopping. Make it an event, and hit Frankenmuth, too. This famous Michigan vacation spot is a mere eight miles away from the outlet mall. At Birch Run Premium Outlets, you will find such outlet stores as COACH, Brooks Brothers, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. Check their web site for special sales and coupons before you go.
1475 N Burkhart Road
Howell, MI 48855
Located just off I-96 in Howell, this is a popular destination for those on the west side. Tanger offers 75 name brand stores in this easy-to-navigate, open-air mall. Although this isn’t the largest collection of outlet stores, it’s a perfect choice for a relaxing afternoon of shopping. Tweens will find several of their favorite labels: Aeropostale, PacSun, Rue21, and Claire’s, to name a few. The food court is on the smaller side, so you may want to consider taking a drive to nearby downtown Howell for a bite, or grab a Coney just outside the entrance.
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
601 Wabash Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
If you are a serious shopaholic, chances are, you’ve already visited Lighthouse Place. Although this isn’t as close as the other outlet malls, it’s worth a trip, especially if you stop on your way to or from Chicago. This location boasts 120 brands, including Burberry, Calvin Klein, COACH, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, and Nike.