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Deep discounts draw shoppers to Outlets on Thanksgiving

Deep discounts draw shoppers to Outlets on Thanksgiving

Dawn Hodges was the second person in line outside The North Face at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets Thanksgiving evening, and she was there with a purpose.

Hodges, 47, who said she makes the Outlets a tradition, had her day planned — Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m., visited a friend and then make the 30-minute drive from her home in Hampton, get into The North Face line to get the outlet’s deals, and hit a few other stores before heading back home around 9:30 p.m..

She was one of about 100 people outside the store about 15 minutes before its 6 p.m. opening.

“We’re here every year because North Face has the best deals,” Hodges said. “Their pullovers that are $55, $65, $75,...

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