Empire Outlets on Staten Island: the first outlets of New York City!

For some of you, going to New York is not only visiting the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. I don’t forget the shopping lovers who may already know the outlets of Jersey Gardens and Woodbury Common. Since May 15, 2019, you have a new destination with Empire Outlets in Staten Island.

What are Empire Outlets?

Empire Outlets are a modern outdoor shopping center located on Staten Island’s waterfront.
It’s the first outlet complex in New York City! This center’s construction aims to develop this borough of New York, rarely visited by tourists, as it is mainly a residential area.

What are the Empire Outlets stores?

There you will find over 100 stores with clothes for women, men, shoes, accessories and restaurants.

  See the list of shops


  • Banana Republic Factory
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Columbia Factory Store
  • Cotton On
  • Dennis Basso
  • Francesca’s
  • GAP Factory
  • Guess Factory
  • H&M
  • Jockey
  • Levi’s Outlet Store
  • Nike Factory Store
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • True Religion
  • US Polo Association


  • Converse
  • Crocs
  • Nike Factory Store
  • Nordstrom Rack


  • Broome and Greene
  • Cotton On
  • Francesca’s
  • GNC
  • H&M
  • Ioptics
  • Jewelers on Fifth
  • Lids
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Old Navy
  • Parfuma Europa
  • Samsonite
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Walgreen’s

Can you eat there?

Yes, there are many fast food restaurants like the famous Shake Shack.

  See the list of restaurants

  • Bake Culture
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Mamoun’s
  • Shake Shack
  • Starbucks
  • Wasabi
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels

What is the good plan of Empire Outlets?

In my opinion, the best thing about these outlets is that they are in New York.
I don’t always recommended going to Jersey Gardens and Woodbury Common Premium Outlet. One spends a lot of time getting to these places. If you do not want to take a shopping day trip, you can find great deals in Manhattan, especially around 34th Street or SoHo. I find it more pleasant, even if I can understand the outlets are very attractive.

However, the advantage with Empire Outlets is its proximity to Manhattan, not to mention the view!

Then, it is very simple and above all free to get to Staten Island via the Staten Island Ferry. The ride is about 20-25 minutes through the New York Bay. From the ferry you will appreciate the view over South Manhattan, Brooklyn, Governors Island, New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty.

I also like this outlet because it offers large “streets” where you can enjoy the view. It’s not the typical crowded mall where there’s nothing to do but shopping.

In short, the real good plan are the prices.
The stores offer discount prices and during the sales events, you will find even more interesting deals.

What to do near the outlets?

Staten Island is a residential island. I invite you to walk through its streets, see the typical houses of the United States (Hamilton Avenue), the Staten Island Yankee Stadium, Borough Hall St George Theater (1929).

Near the shopping center you can visit the Postcards Memorial. It pays tribute to the 274 residents of Staten Island who died during the September 11, 2001 attacks.

How to get to Empire Outlets?

It is very convenient with the Staten Island Ferry From Whitehall Terminal in downtown Manhattan to St Georges Terminal.
Address: 35B Richmond Terrace 2ND Floor, Staten Island


Empire Outlet is the new good plan to go shopping in New York.
I visited the outlet in October 2020, they are waiting for us to come back 😉


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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  1. Butterfly says:
    It is January 2021…What is new and open at the Empire Outlets..Any restaurants, hotels, etc…

    Thank you
  2. Linda Winkler says:
    You have incorrect information about EO: there is no food service other than coffee and pretzels until July. Shake Shack is supposed to open then, but based on the fact that the opening of the mall itself was postponed four times, and now has exactly 13 stores open – including the Starbucks and Wetzels Pretzels, out of the 100 they claim to have, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting.
    There is no comparison between this place and Woodbury Commons: EO is pretty low end stuff, no real designer or high quality stores.
    All the pictures are a fantasy, and outdated concepts: there is no hotel or structure for it rising above the rest. It’s an incomplete structure and still a construction site; those pictures would reflect what to expect if you go there.
    • TeamMemo says:
      I know all of this. My post aimed at telling about a new place in New York. At the end of the post, I’m saying that we are going in June, to take our own pictures and share our impressions of that place. I know some only wants deals on Levi’s, Converse or don’t have enough time to go to the other outlets. The opening of these two stores at EO will make it easier. Plus, transportation is free. On NYCTT, I wrote a post for each outlet, so one can choose where to go.

      The stores and restaurants I indicate are the one that are supposed to be at Empire Outlets (opened or to be opened in the future), this is the information from the official website.

      I gave updates on my Facebook profile too. I’ll soon be able to tell you more about EO and publish it here.

      I can understand you’re disappointed with your visit but it’s not fair to say that I give false information 😉
      • Linda Winkler says:
        There’s even fewer stores there now, where is your update with corrections?
        This is inaccurate, continues to spread misinformation, and is very misleading.
        • TeamMemo says:
          Hi Linda,
          I do my best to maintain my blog updated, but I hope that you will understand that I can’t take care of my 200 and more posts everyday. You also should be aware that 2 years of pandemic caused many changes with stores closing all over the country.
          I’m sorry for the inconvenience.