Today is the day fashionistas in and around the city of Chicago have been waiting for … the grand opening of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago! The grand opening celebration is actually August 1 – 4 so you have the entire weekend to celebrate, enjoy a little R&R with your girlfriends and do some serious wardrobe damage.
Weekend Events & Sales
The Fashion Outlets of Chicago is offering a weekend filled with *special events and entertainment to kick-start one of the hottest new shopping locations just outside of downtown Chicago.
Thursday, August 1: Head over to Rosemont tomorrow and enjoy champagne, chocolate and a free gift when you stop in Halston Heritage Boutique (located on level 2, near Bloomingdales).
August 1 – 11: J.Crew factory store will be offering guests a 20% discount on purchases of $125 or more. The discount will be automatically applied at the register.
August 1-12: Helzberg Diamonds will be giving away free kindle fires to anyone who purchases $749.88 or more. This offer will run through August 12, or while supplies last. Customers will also receive an additional 20% off through August 12 as well.
*Stay tuned throughout the weekend for updates on happenings in honor of the grand opening.
My Go-to Picks
There is a long list of storefronts to choose from, and I recommend walking through the mall in its entirety before you even think about entering a shop. Once you’ve done you’re once-over of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, I would highly recommend the following:
- Barney’s New York
- BCBG Max Azria
- Elie Tahari
- J. Crew
- Joe’s Jeans
- Michael Kors
- Tory Burch
Shopping and Art
In addition to an extensive list of stores, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago has teamed up with the Arts Initiative, a non-profit program that works to place works of art in public places.
“The debut installation from The Arts Initiative was curated by acclaimed Miami-based gallery Primary Projects and will feature work from more than 10 nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists, including, Daniel Arsham, Jim Drain, Friends With You, Bert Rodriguez and Jen Stark, among others.”
The Fashion Outlets of Chicago and The Arts Initiative will continue to work together on future projects in an effort to enrich and enliven the shopping center and visitors of the mall through contemporary artwork. These artist driven ideas are meant to re-define public spaces and promote a supportive culture and foundation for various mediums outside of fashion.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.