Shop Until You Drop at These 4 Outlet Malls Near Chicago, Illinois
These outlet shopping centers are full of top-rated brands, specialty shops and unbeatable discounts – all about an hour’s drive of Chicago, Illinois.
If you’re traveling to Chicago, you probably plan to explore its world-class museums, jaw-dropping skyscrapers and unforgettable events schedule. Maybe you’re hoping to try every last one of its signature local foods and discover a legendary music scene. Whatever your plans are, make sure they include a stop at one – or more – of these awesome outlet malls a short drive away. You’ll have access to top international and U.S. brands, specialty retailers and luxury stores with great discounts.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Just minutes from O’Hare International and downtown Chicago, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago is a two-story, indoor shopping center with more than 130 retail stores, includng a Bloomingdale's outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th. Also look for high-end names such as Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors and Burberry, and famous U.S. brands from Nike and Under Armour to J. Crew and Banana Republic. International travelers can take advantage of on-site translation services, currency exchange and boarding pass printing.
The Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located near O'Hare International Airport
Chicago Premium Outlets
A little farther away from downtown Chicago is Chicago Premium Outlets, where you’ll find more than 160 outlet stores ranging from luxury to discount. Well-known retailers include Coach, Versace, TAG Heuer, Armani, Disney, Movado, Tumi and Guess. The open-air mall also features casual dining, fireplaces, a children's playground, public art and water features.
This outdoor mall 30 minutes from Chicago has more than 160 shops. Department stores including Macy’s and Nordstrom can be found here along with favorites such as Apple, Athleta, H&M, Luis Vuitton, Lush and Tiffany. Shopping fanatics will be thrilled to find stores not often seen at outlet malls: Land of Nod, Peloton, Henri Bendel, Free People and Hanna Andersson. Oakbrook’s stand-out feature is The District, a dining hall with a unique selection of eateries ranging from full-service to casual.
Woodfield Mall is an outlet center but, with nearly 300 retailers, it’s about twice as large as the others. People from all over Illinois and surrounding states come here for the selection because no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Among the tenants are department stores, luxury names, children’s brands, jewelers and even The Improv, a comedy nightclub. Eat lunch at one of the casual restaurants; there’s a Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s and Rainforest Café, among others. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!
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