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Welcome! Bienvenido! As the Dollar Drops, Malls Cater to Foreigners

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These savvy women from Dublin, Ireland, packed empty suitcases for their shopping excursion to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets in Wrentham, Mass. (Courtesy of Chelsea Premium Outlets)

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Cheery shuttle buses provide cheap, convenient transportation between Dolphin Mall and downtown Miami. (Courtesy of Dolphin Mall)


Mary Finnerty, of Galway, Ireland, dubbed Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, N.Y., a "mecca for Europeans." (Courtesy of Chelsea Premium Outlets)

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Of the more than 800 Macy's stores, the largest and most famous is the flagship in New York City. (Kate Appleton/CNS)

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Macy's offers an 11 percent discount card, which is available in 10 languages, to international shoppers. (Kate Appleton/CNS)

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With shopping-mad foreign tourists arriving in droves to take advantage of the weak U.S. dollar this holiday season, malls and retail outlets are working overtime and introducing new policies to meet their needs.