2187 Depot Street
Manchester, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-3333
Fax: (802) 362-3444
No trip to Vermont is complete without a little shopping! The Manchester Designer Outlets have some of the world's top name brands scattered throughout downtown Manchester. Unlike many outlet centers that are part of one large complex, the shops in Manchester are spread out in uniquely designed, little houses to fit in with local building codes. Get 30 to 70 percent off retail prices at shops like Banana Republic, Tumi, Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, Yankee Candle and Coach. Thanks to the Streamlined Sales Tax Initiative, there is no tax on clothing or footwear in Vermont. Credit cards accepted vary by store, but for the most part Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
Orvis is where outdoor-lovers go to prepare for adventure at this flagship store of the popular outdoor brand. Made popular by its mail order catalog, many fans like to travel to this store to experience their favorite brand of sporting goods firsthand. From the bait on your hook to the reel in your hand, the sports affiliate can find quality goods from a trusted name. The staff is helpful and informative enough to serve both beginning and expert fishermen. Fly-fishing classes and seminars are offered periodically. The semi-annual tent sales are not to be missed - get great deals on last season's clothes and gear.
Visitors to Bennington (or most of Vermont for that matter) will undoubtedly be pleasantly surprised to see a good, old fashioned British fish and chip shop (chippy) on North Street. Whether you are a homesick Brit, native Vermonter or leafer, you will certainly enjoy this alternative to fast food chains (not that there are many of those in the area). The specialties here are the British-style fish and chips, sausage rolls, bangers and mash, meat pies and burgers. When you are done with your impressive fish fry, you can pick up some expat provisions, such as Hob Nobs, Cadbury and Mars chocolates, HP sauce, Irn-Bru and Heinz baked beans.