From the littlest members of the family to the biggest, Tanger Outlets offers something for everyone. With two locations in Long Island, Riverhead and Deer Park, Tanger Outlets has brought designer shopping closer to home, making it much more fun and affordable!
Though the concept and many of the stores are the same, the two locations provide different shopping experiences. Deer Park has just about 100 shops, whereas Riverhead houses over 160. The Deer Park location is newer and more centrally located in Long Island than the Riverhead outlets.
Tanger Outlets is an outdoor mall – multiple stores reside next to one another, but unlike enclosed malls (like Roosevelt Field and Walt Whitman malls) they are not all under one roof. Each Tanger Outlets store has an entrance leading directly outside.
Tanger at The Arches in Deer Park, located approximately three miles off of the expressway (LIE Exit 52), is easily accessible for Long Islanders from both Nassau and Suffolk. For people who don’t drive, The Arches is a short distance from the Deer Park train station where a free shuttle bus can get customers to and from all of the action.
One of the key selling points of The Arches to a parent short on time who is still looking for a good deal is the fact that a majority of the kids stores are located in one section – including stores like Carters, OshKosh B’gosh, Gymboree, Strasburg Children, The Children’s Place, Stride Rite, and Justice. But even if parents don’t make it over to “Children’s Row” it’s good to know that many of the other stores sell children’s apparel including Old Navy, The Gap, American Eagle, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Nike, and more.
The Arches “family finds” don’t end with the clothes– there’s a Toys “R” Us Express store, a candy store called IT’S SUGAR (they take candy and turn it into a fun experience), and the Christmas Tree Shop which is so much more than its name leads you to believe. Owned by Bed, Bath & Beyond, the Christmas Tree Shops sell everything from seasonal items to toys, snacks and even furniture.
Tanger Outlets offer much more than shopping. The Arches is home to a 16-stadium seating movie theater and IMAX, a New York Sports Club with programs specifically designed for kids including swimming and summer camps, and it’s very own branch of Stroller Stides fitness program for moms and their babies. Between November and March, Tanger Outlets plays home to its very own ice skating rink. Throughout the year it hosts a variety of family events including a farmers market, safe trick or treat, holiday tree lighting, outdoor concerts…and don’t forget the “kiddie” rides scattered throughout the complex.
With Spring’s arrival and Summer just around the corner – get outdoors and see what Tanger has to offer to families!
TANGER in Deer Park
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
TANGER in Riverhead
200 Tanger Mall Drive, Riverhead NY 11901
By Kim Como