Delaware Beach Shopping: Outlets Chains like Midway Tanger Outlet Center, Banana Republic, Talbot’s, Bare Escentuals, Coach Men’s, Dooney and Bourke, and locally owned stores like Tiger Lili in Rehoboth Beach
3. The Outlets
From recognized chains like Banana Republic to independently owned stores like Tiger Lili, the outlets and factory stores that line Route 1 are pearls on a string for the fashion-forward and the budget-conscious. Newcomers this year include Talbot’s, which in May opened in the Midway Tanger Outlet Center. Like the traditional retail store, the outlet serves women whose average age falls in the 40s, only these customers are watching their wallets.
Fans of cosmetic guru Leslie Blodgett and her mineral makeup can now flock to the new Bare Escentuals store. While the women are engaged in the swirl, tap, buff technique, men can head to Coach Men’s for wallets, belts, shoes and other statement pieces. The outlet complex also features an established—usually busy—Coach store for women, which this year is getting a little competition from a new Dooney & Bourke factory store. The iconic brand is known for its fine handbags and accessories. Tanger Outlets, 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Rehoboth Beach, 226-9223, tangeroutlet.com