Located just 30 miles from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, and Fort Desoto Beach, Ellenton Premium Outlets (also known as Ellenton Outlet Mall) has more than 130 name-brand and designer stores. Key stores include Coach New York, Kate Spade New York, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, and Movado Company Store.
The outlet mall is easy to reach from I-75, and good parking spaces are not difficult to find during the week. On weekends and holidays, however, parking can be scarce. Though the center is older than some other outlet malls, it is clean and nicely landscaped with plenty of benches to sit and take a breather.
Ellenton is an outdoor outlet center with covered walkways, which is great for protecting visitors from the harsh Florida sun or from the rain.
There is a good mix of stores with prices typical for outlet malls. Because of this variety, Ellenton makes for a great place to do back-to-school shopping, especially for college-bound students. The deepest discounts can be found on the sale racks.
The mall's directional signs can be a bit confusing, but it is not impossible to navigate. If you have specific stores that you want to shop, it might be worth it to print the mall map and locate the stores before you shop.
Coupons and Sales
Sales and coupons are updated regularly on the mall's website, and bargain hunters will also want to join the VIP Shoppers Club. Registration is simple and free, and members gain access to an exclusive VIP-only printable stores' coupons page. These deals often have discounts of 30-40 percent, plus you get a voucher for a free savings book that also has special store coupons.
Also, check out the mall's Facebook page to find out what is going on at the outlet center, including holiday sales information and store deals.
Additional deals are available for veterans, members of the military, and their families. Show a military ID at the on-site information center all year long to receive a free savings passport.
Address and Phone Number
5461 Factory Shops Boulevard
Ellenton, Florida 34222
Phone: (888) 260-7608
Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
From Sarasota: Take I-75 North to Exit 224. Left one-half mile onto 60th Avenue. The entrance is a quarter of a mile on the left.
From St. Petersburg: Take I-275 South to I-75 South. I-75 South to Exit 224. Turn left for a quarter of a mile onto 60th Avenue. The entrance is a quarter of a mile on the left.
From Tampa: Take I-75 South to Exit 224. Turn left for a quarter of a mile onto 60th Avenue. The entrance is a quarter of a mile on the left.
Planning to stay the night? The Hampton Inn Ellenton-Bradenton is located next to the outlet mall. Be sure to ask about the Shop & Stay Package when you make your reservation. Headed to St. Pete Beach? Loews Don Cesar and TradeWinds come highly recommended. On Anna Maria Island, the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort is always a popular choice.