Grab Your Holiday Gift List and Get Shopping

There’s nothing like the satisfying feeling of successful holiday shopping to catapult you into the seasonal spirit. Where better to boost your yuletide cheer — and get gifts for everyone on your list  — than Fashion Outlets of Chicago?

At the award-winning Fashion Outlets of Chicago, you’ll find more than 130 designer stores, many of which are unique to the Midwest. Shop world-class brands at Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, as well as Forever 21, Kate Spade New York, Nike, Swarovski, Michael Kors, Prada, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Gucci and so much more. Outlets unique to Chicago include Lululemon Outlet, Burberry, AllSaints, Ted Baker, Zadig and Voltaire, Kipling, Jimmy Choo, Moncler, Tory Burch and vineyard vines.

There are so many reasons it makes sense to get your holiday shopping done at Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Here are eight great things to know before you go:

Fashion Outlets of Chicago promotes a healthy shopping environment.

Proper social distancing protocols and intensified cleaning makes the center an enjoyable and comfortable place to­ shop. By using sophisticated technology, Fashion Outlets of Chicago can monitor occupancy levels and encourages retailers to use digital queuing solutions to manage capacity. The center features an enhanced, high-quality HVAC system with hospital-grade MERV-13 filtration and employs electrostatic sprayers for a super-clean environment. Throughout the holidays, Fashion Outlets brand ambassadors will be awarding shoppers who are following health and wellness guidelines with rewards from the shopping center’s retailers.

Santa is visiting!

Meet Santa in an all-new contactless experience this year. Santa and all his helpers, as well as guests ages 2 and older, will wear masks and practice social distancing at all times. Hand sanitizer is available and the whole set is deep cleaned. You’ll find Santa near the food court and reservations are recommended to help create a contactless experience. Your visit is free and photo packages are available for purchase.

Your kid-centered shopping is easier here than anywhere else.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago has a children’s wing where all the family-friendly outlets are clustered, including the Disney Outlet, Carter’s, The Children’s Place, Abercrombie Kids, Crocs and American Eagle. They’re all located in the same area on level one for easy accessibility.

Gifts in hand are good.

Gifts purchased online that arrive after the holidays are not good. Don’t make the mistake of relying on delayed shipping to fill those spots under your tree. Get your shopping done in person and get some great deals on gifts for everyone on your list while avoiding tears and disappointment, including your own . With many ways to tailor your shopping experience — including curbside pickup, purchase online and pick up in store and shop by appointment —you can shop your own way at Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

Enjoy even more savings.

Outlet shopping is a smart way to save money on the highest quality items, but you can save even more with Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s Savings Pass. Head over to on your smartphone, enter UCQTRM and purchase the Fashion Outlets Savings Pass for just $5. Valid for a full year, this pass offers up to $800 in special offers and incentives.

Bathe yourself in art and culture.

Stroll through the center to soak in THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion, a diverse installation where guests can immerse themselves in contemporary works of art by established and emerging artists. The exhibits rotate throughout the year, so there’s always something new to experience. Check out Daniel Arsham’s falling figure relief and Jen Stark’s uniquely placed psychedelic mural.

Food and drink are plentiful.

In addition to an extensive food court with Freshii, Chicago Burger Company, DJ’s Taco Bar, Little Tokyo, Cinnabon and more, be sure to visit Tapville Social. This unique self-pour concept allows guests to purchase local and regional beers and ciders plus wines from around the country, and take their beverages with them throughout the shopping center and into select stores.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago is easy to get to.

There’s ample free parking in an indoor, seven-level smart parking garage with red and green lights to indicate space availability.

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Claire Charlton
Claire Charlton
An enthusiastic storyteller, Claire Charlton focuses on delivering top client service as a content editor for Chicago Parent. In her 20+ years of experience, she has written extensively on a variety of topics and is keen on new tech and podcast hosting. Claire has two grown kids and loves to read, run, camp, cycle and travel.
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