MAIN Shopping Outlets Illinois Outlet Malls
As the nation's crossroads, Illinois is what the USA is all about - a blend of big cities and family-friendly neighborhoods filled with "average" Americans celebrating their ethnic and religious differences.
Besides its popular attractions associated with native son Abraham Lincoln in and around Springfield, Chicago naturally remains the No. 1 tourist spot statewide with trips to Sears Tower, Millennium Park and, of course, the paean to American
capitalism - the outlet mall!
Just up ahead, check out the best discount bargains around Chicagoland and throughout IL with a list of major outlet malls, including contact info and related information resources for your next money saving excursion through the Prairie State ....
Chicago Premium Outlets,
I-88 at Aurora Exit, Farnsworth Ave. North. Aurora IL
About an hour's drive from downtown Chicago, this mega-mall features more than 100 factory outlet stores including Adidas, Bose, Calvin Klein, Coach, Diesel, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani, Lane Bryant Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, The Children's Place Outlet, and Zales Fine Jewelry Outlet.
Chicago Premium Outlets is open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, and on Sunday from 10am-6pm .Call ahead to confirm store hours: 630-585-2200.
Gurnee Mills, I-94 and Rte. 132, Gurnee, IL
An hour's drive from Chicago and Milwaukee, Gurnee Mills features more than 85 outlet stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Bass, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Dress Barn, Geoffrey Beene, J.C. Penny Outlet, OFF 5th Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Reebok, Sports Authority, Wilsons Leather Outlet, and Zales the Diamond Store Outlet.
Gurneee Mills is open Monday-Friday 10am-9pm, on Saturday 10am-9:30pm, and on Sunday 11am-7pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours: 847-263-7500.
Prime Outlets at Huntley, I-90, Rte. 47 N. Exit, Huntley, IL
Less than an hour's drive from Chicago on I-90, Prime Outlets at Huntley offers more than 30 factory outlet retail stores including Aeropostale, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bose, Calvin Klein, Corningware Corelle Revere, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Gap Outlet, Izod, KB Toy Outlet, Nautica, Reebock, The Children's Place Outlet, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Prime Outlets at Huntley is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-9pm and on Sunday from 10am-7pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours: 847-669-9100.
Tanger Outlet Center Tuscola, Route 36 at I-57, Exit 212, Tuscola, IL
Just 30 minutes south of Champaign, and 45 minutes east of Decatur, IL, the Tanger Outlet Center features more than 40 outlet stores including Bass, Coach, Gap Outlet, Old Navy Outlet, OshKosh, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Rockport, Tommy Hilfiger, and Zales the Diamond Store Outlet
Tanger Outlet Center in Tuscola is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-9pm and on Sunday from 11am-6pm. Off-season winter hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-6pm, Friday-Saturday from 10am-9pm, and on Sunday from 11am-6pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours: 217-253-2282.
More about IL outlet malls & factory outlets around the Web:
Bargain Hunting in Chicago - Outlets Worth the Trip - Check out the Trip Savvy guide to outlet malls near the Windy City including driving directions, contact info, and list of featured outlet stores.
Shopping Outlets and Malls - Extensive listing of top places to shop throughout Illinois with related resources, parking info.
also see in Midwest US outlet malls: