One of the Top Outlet Centers in the Northeast
Manchester Designer Outlets is considered one of the top outlet locations in the Northeast. Traveler reviews say it perfectly: "It's a shopping heaven. Fabulous village shopping with incredible views."
Unlike any outlet experience in the world, MDO's superbly designed and historically authentic buildings are interweaved into the fabric of this quintessential, yet sophisticated Vermont resort town. The center shopping district is surrounded by beautiful mountain views, and the famous Battenkill river weaves through and around the town and it's stores.
Sizzling Summers, Amazing Autumns and Wonderful Winters
Manchester Vermont is a 3-season resort town that attracts affluent visitors from all over the Northeast and Quebec, and is a highly desirable destination for national and international travellers. Summer is the most popular time of the year, with visitors coming for day-trips, weekends, vacations and extended stays. The list of summer things to do, places to eat and sites to see is virtually endless. The fall provides a short burst of color and crowds - from early September until late October, the area is swarming with "leaf-peepers" coming to catch a glimpse of the most beautiful time of the year in Vermont. The winter is the season that skiers associate with Manchester because .
A Diverse Influx of High-Value Customers
While visitors to Manchester come from all over, some areas are particularly well-represented, including the afflent metros of New York City, Westchester County, Saratoga Springs and the Albany Capital District in New York State; Bergen County, Upper Saddle River and Upper Montclair in New Jersey; and Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan, Darien and West Hartford in Connecticut. Our stores do considerable business with regular visits from Canadian shoppers living in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Manchester is a destination for national and international travelers as well.
Affluent couples and families make up the bulk of visitors who come to enjoy Vermont’s premier three-season destination. Whether it’s the height of the ski season, the peak of fall foliage, or the long days of summer, many visitors spend a considerable amount of time in the Manchester area, and find themselves returning year after year. The area is also a haven for second homeowners who live in the metros of the Northeast, but vacation year-round in Vermont. Manchester also enjoys a considerable "snow-bird" population who winter in Florida and spend the rest of the year in the Green Mountain State.
Uncompromising Architectural Design Surrounded By Unparalleled Beauty
MDO’s properties are architecturally designed with the retailer in mind. The warm and inviting spaces provide a wonderful shopping environment and a retail showcase for world-class brands rarely seen in an outlet setting. MDO’s properties consist of over twenty individually designed, historically authentic buildings, all located in a truly beautiful Vermont village setting. Attention to details such as lighting, layout and sustainable construction and maintenance makes MDO a delightful and environmentally-friendly shopping experience. Shoppers often comment that the mix of the architecture, the environment and the brands makes MDO one of their favorite shopping destinations.
The Best Brands Choose Manchester Designer Outlets
The top brands in the world choose MDO because they know that the Manchester Vermont customer is highly valued, that the shopping experience is not just another "me too" outlet center, and that the MDO customer-proposition reinforces their marketing objectives. In addition, MDO stores have delivered consistently strong sales for over 30 years. Brands that choose Manchester Designer Outlets end up here for the "long haul", and that longevity is due not only to sales results, but also because the MDO customer experience supports the brand image and reinforces customer loyalty. Manchester Designer Outlets should be on your short list of leasing opportunities to consider.
Focused and Differentiated Marketing Efforts Get You Noticed
Apart from the residual potency of the MDO brand, Manchester Designer Outlets devotes substantial time and resources to outreach and marketing on behalf of it’s brands. Among these year-round, fully-managed efforts are: a sophisticated, brand-driven website; strong digital and social marketing; significant outdoor board and print presence in gateway approaches to Vermont; compelling print advertising in targeted top-tier publications; ongoing PR efforts; and co-promotions with other high-value Manchester area businesses. Brands quickly discover that leasing a retail space in Southern Vermont’s shopping and tourism Mecca is a partnership where your success is MDO's number one priority.
Manchester Amenities and Activities That Attract Visitors from Near and Far
- Sophisticated Arts and Culture: Southern Vermont Arts Center & Weston Playhouse, Manchester Music Festival, Dorset Theater, Ballet Manchester, and Hildene (the historic estate of Robert Todd Lincoln)
- Championship Golf Courses: Five beautifully designed valley and mountain championship courses await the golf aficionado.
- World-Class Alpine and Cross Country Skiing: Stratton, Okemo, Bromley & Mt. Snow resorts surround the Manchester area.
- Mount Equinox and the Green Mountains: Manchester is nestled in a beautiful valley between the second highest peak in Southern Vermont and the state's largest mountain chain.
- A Sportsman's Paradise: Manchester is home to the world-famous Battenkill River, the Museum of Fly Fishing and the Orvis Flagship Store.
- Nationally Recognized Equestrian Competition: Each summer, the area is home to the renowned Vermont Summer Festival.
- Intimate Inns and Unforgettable Dining: Manchester Vermont is known for it's many country inns and chef-owned restaurants.