The line is known for its great fabrics, wonderful designs and cool styling. However, Tommy Bahama can be expensive at times and finding ways to save can really help.
Tommy Bahama has outlet stores across the country that carries actual retail items at a reduced price. Once the goods have been in the retail stores for roughly three months, the items that did not sell at full retail are packed up and sent to their outlet stores. Several stores inventories are consolidated for each outlet location, so there is a higher chance that all sizes will be available for each color and style.
Since it is very uncommon to find Tommy Bahama marked down in the actual retail stores, this is traditionally the only way to buy these products at a reduced price. Items come in at full retail and receive an initial markdown of 30%. After some time it is not unusual to find shirts, shorts, and pants at a further markdown price.
Typically, the outlet stores hold sales at holidays, so it is possible to find panel backs, polos and linen shirts for less than the regular sale price. The sales staff is very friendly and will contact you when items will be marked down further. They will even mail an item to you for a nominal fee if you are unable to get to the store during the sale period.
Because all items are reduced, the outlet stores have strict exchange policy. It is important that you know exactly what you are looking for and in what size before you make a purchase.