Best Of 2013

Best outlet fashion: Dillard's Outlet

Best outlet fashion

If you’re prone to anxiety, you might want to pop a Xanax or drink some Kava Kava before entering the sprawling maze that is the Dillard’s Outlet. It doesn’t lull you with stylish mannequins or color-coordinated displays, but once you’re in that zen shopping state, you’ll be glad you came. Sift past leather jackets with feathers, blouses with dingly-danglies and other WTFs, to seek out designer-label holy grails of fashion — as low as 70 percent off. Dillard's carries brands such as Chanel, Clinique, DKNY, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Jones New York, Levi's and Ralph Lauren. Note: The store keeps hours unlike most malls and department stores: noon-7 p.m. weekdays and on Sat.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. 2200 E. Fowler Ave.,Tampa, dillards.com, universitymalltampa.com, 813-971-3465.