Its the holiday season with Christmas coming, and New Years sneaking up. Of course, now is the time to take your holiday shopping off the to do list, and there’s nowhere better to go in Maine than our famous Kittery Outlets and Freeport shops.
Just north of Portsmouth, NH, the Kittery Outlets draw holiday shoppers for its diversity of shops perfect for getting holiday shopping done all in one place. Among the most famous is the Kittery Trading Post offering quality items from outdoor equipment ranging from hunting rifles, fishing gear, rugged boots and alpine ski and snowboarding gear. Like L.L. Bean in Freeport, Kittery Outlet is adorned with bears, deer and moose – taxidermed animals which fascinates kids and entertains all of us while we shop.
The Kittery Outlets offers over 100 shops of apparel, sportswear, shoes, accessories, specialty items, furniture. Here, you’ll find stores including Coach, Eddie Bauer, Coldwater Creek, Banana Republic, Gap, Brook Brothers and of course, the Kittery Trading Post to name a few.
Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are wonderful seaside villages with beautiful unique shops, boutiques and craft galleries. The Kennebunks are also very festively decorated during holiday shopping – called Christmas Prelude!
Portland’s Old Port has unique shops, galleries and boutiques with Maine-made items. Also great restaurants line the cobblestone streets of Portland.
Freeport Outlets include the classic outfitter L.L. Bean, Old Navy, or North Face, and many more for a Maine midweek shopping spree. If you’re coming from Boston, you would do well to make an overnight of it, enjoy a lobster dinner and find lodgings in the area.
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