According to Tulare Outlets General Manager Patty Rocha shoppers are no longer waiting until Black Friday weekend, known traditionally as the start of the holiday shopping season, to begin choosing the perfect gifts for friends and family members. Reason: the savings to be had now.

“We are not only seeing holiday shoppers finding ideal presents for their ‘special someones,’ but we are seeing them take advantage of amazing deals on popular gift items at our outlet stores right now, where the dollar amounts they are saving by shopping the outlets before Black Friday are significant.”

From Coach Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Express Factory Outlet and Tommy Hilfiger to Forever 21, Levi’s Outlet Store, Calvin Klein, LOFT Outlet, Converse and Nike Factory Store, among many more, customers enjoy up to 65 percent off regular retail prices every day at Tulare Outlets.

Centrally located off Highway 99 and Prosperity Ave., Tulare Outlets proudly serves both the Bakersfield and Fresno regions. Along with its wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion brands, the shopping destination also offers a robust food selection -- Bravo Farms Restaurant & Cheese Shop, Subway, Togo’s and Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels, just to name a few.

And when the shopping is complete, Tulare Outlets also features Galaxy Theater – a perfect place for shoppers to relax, unwind and take in a well-deserved flick! Featuring auditoriums with reclining luxury seating equipped with individual power controls for head and feet positions, Galaxy Theatre now serves alcoholic beverages in addition to traditional popcorn, candy and soft drinks.

Smart shoppers never forget to visit Tulare Outlets’ website at www.tulareoutletcenter.com before every visit. Along with a complete store directory, sale information and driving directions the outlet center also offers a free VIP Club where members receive both exclusive and advance notice of special sales, exciting offers and can’t-miss seasonal events.

And, for Black Friday shopping enthusiasts, Tulare Outlets and its more than 50 leading designer and name brand stores will kick off the traditional holiday shopping season Thanksgiving Day at 10 p.m. offering holiday gift-givers best-of-season deals and limited-time-offers throughout the holiday weekend.

Tulare Outlets is open Monday-Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm with extended holiday shopping hours throughout the year.

Tulare Outlets, 1407 Retherford St., Tulare, CA 93274, www.tulareoutletcenter.com