Let's face it: whether you are ready for it or not, the holiday season has arrived and that means it's time to hit the stores. Do you have the list of what everyone is looking for, or maybe you have some ideas of your own for them?

I haven't been to one in quite some time, but shopping at the outlet malls are definitely going to be the way to go this holiday season if you're looking to shop certain name brands. Why?

With the way the economy is, prices of EVERYTHING are going up. At outlet malls, the benefit to shopping there versus online or at a regular retail location is that you'll be able to save a little bit of extra money. They are often cheaper than retail stores because retail costs are not included. Factory outlets are owned and operated by manufacturers and normally carry the manufacturers' surplus, discontinued, or irregular goods.

So, now that you know that you can save a little bit of your hard earned cash, where can you go to shop?

The Top 5 Best Outlet Malls in CNY To Save Money While Shopping

Looking for some places to shop your favorite name brands and save some money in the process? We've got you.

Remember to keep your car in top shape, especially since we're approaching the winter driving season. Reaching some of these destinations can be a little tricky during a good storm.

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Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Take A Look Inside The Abandoned ShoppingTown Mall In Dewitt, NY

Onondaga County currently owns the ShoppingTown Mall located in Dewitt New York near the Syracuse area. As of today, the mall is abandoned. The future of the building will go to someone who has the best vision for it. Onondaga County has issued an official request for proposals (RFP) for ShoppingTown Mall. The property will be resold to the buyer with the best plan for revitalizing the vacant property.
Proposers will need to have a demonstrated history of producing "high quality projects," according to the statement. They will also need to produce financial information related to the project."
Jordan Harmon was able to tour the property and take plenty of photos recently with permission from Onondaga County:
The main purpose of this shoot was to document this historical structure before any alterations occur. I grew up with this mall, I can remember coming here as a kid. This was the place my family did our back to school shopping and the place where I’d blow my allowance at Fun Junction playing laser tag. To see it now is shocking to say the least. The former owner of the mall clearly made no effort to maintain it, let alone stop the hundreds of leaks in the roof.

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