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Tanger outlets North Charleston

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Tanger outlets North Charleston

We will be visiting Charleston for 5 days and wont have a car and want to visit the Tanger outlets. We are staying in the French Quarter district. Are there transport buses we can catch to get us there and also are there any other malls that are worth visiting and easy to get to. Is there a shopping district in downtown Midtown with the usual Macys etc.

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1. Re: Tanger outlets North Charleston

Probably the best way to get there would be by taxi. The taxi must be called for (your hotel can arrange that) and you will need to call one to pick you back up to return to the Historic District. Taxis do not cruise around looking for fares like some places and the mass transit system is not efficient nor reliable here.

The main shopping of chain stores in the Historic District is along King Street. The malls in the 'burbs are not the best for big name stores. The best on is Towne Commons in Mt Pleasant.

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2. Re: Tanger outlets North Charleston

Not Towne Commons ~ it is called Towne Center in Mt. Pleasant. There are no Macy's or Bloomingdales in the Charleston area. It would require a taxi to get there as well. Along King St. downtown there are also many locally owned shops that carry designer goods and unique items. IMO the Tanger outlets are not that great, no huge bargains to be found there.

Perhaps the most efficient thing to do would be to rent a car for one day and shop in the outlying areas ~ Mt. Pleasant and the outlets.

Edited: 06 November 2013, 21:53
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Ah - yes, Towne Center! I am not a mall shopper and actually try to avoid them. Tanger has pretty much the same chain stores with the same prices as you would find elsewhere. I compared a couple times and found Tanger to be higher on some things and the same on others but never cheaper.

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4. Re: Tanger outlets North Charleston

Thank you to all for your input. We are coming from Australia and generally speaking your prices for goods are a whole lot cheaper than ours and have found in previous years the outlet malls in the Southern States have been very good for us. How much would a taxi cost for the return trip to Tanger outlet?

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A taxi would run about $15 each way for the round trip (we call it round-trip, not return trip). You'd have to call each cab separately and wait the eternity for it to arrive. The city bus system, CARTA, will take you to Tanger Outlet from the Visitors Center on Meeting Street without changing busses, and you'll see a slice of local life you wouldn't otherwise experience. Visit CARTA online and plot the route - use 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd for the destination, and 423 King Street for the departure from Visitors Center.

Along King Street you'll find Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, American Eagle, Forever 21, etc - but not Abercrombie, which was replaced last year by Anthropologie. King Street is getting an H&M (?H&S? the European clothier) sometime soon - the bldg is being renovated. Look at "Charleston Place" online for current info on the upscale retailers in that hotel/ shopping complex between King & Meeting streets.

Edited: 06 November 2013, 23:45
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When we travel in America we always like to use their bus system because we get to talk to people and get more of a feel of the city we are in.even though it may take us longer to get there. Thank you for your information. King Street sounds like a must visit shopping strip.

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7. Re: Tanger outlets North Charleston

I read a lot about Aussies shopping in the US. I'd strongly suggest you venture out to the Mt Pleasant area for your excursion. There will be greater variety and more quality stores at the Town Centre than at the Outlet Mall.

Do spend some time on King St, as well.

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We will try to get out to the Mt. Pleasant area (Town Centre). Sounds like we have a great choice. Thank you.

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9. Re: Tanger outlets North Charleston

Thank you. Hiring a car may also be the way to go. That way we can easily access the areas all in one day.

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10. Re: Tanger outlets North Charleston

You can rent a car for one day only. Enterprise delivers it to you.