I never visit Chicago without stopping by the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, because they have some of the absolute best deals you can find on authentic, luxury designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. The mall has stores like Burberry, Prada, Moncler, Gucci, Pandora Jewelry, Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, Theory, and other stores like Vineyard Vines, J.Crew, Banana Republic & more. Sometimes outlets have direct to outlet pieces they produce at lower quality and for a lower price, but this is not one of those outlet locations, everything here is the real deal straight from the brand. Here’s which stores I visited on my most recent trip to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, and what I bought.
Burberry Outlet at Fashion Outlets of Chicago
I picked up a gorgeous black leather Burberry Remington tote bag that was originally $1,350 for only $500, making it 63% off regular retail. This timeless bag will not only be something I use for years to come, but it will also be a solid travel companion, and something that I can use as a carry-on bag, when exploring a new city, or day to day running errands. I only own one other tote bag in a similar shape to this one, in the You Gotta Regatta print from Lilly Pulitzer, so it definitely filled both stylistic and functional gaps in my wardrobe.
The Burberry store also had a vast selection of other handbags, wallets, dresses, shirts, scarves, & other accessories, as well as their iconic British trench coats in an array of colors and styles, of course. The selection here was amazing, and their customer service was fantastic, which made this shopping experience even more fun.
Pandora Jewelry Outlet
If you’ve read my post about What My Pandora Bracelet Means to Me, you’ll know that I have been collecting Pandora jewelry charms since high school. At this store I chose my third bracelet, as well as a Chicago specific charm, and a few other charms that were retired. The most exciting part of this store, is that they carry both current and retired charms from all around the world. I have an ongoing Pandora wishlist, and I was able to check off a few charms from it that have been sold out for ages or unavailable near me, like the Koi fish, Origami Crane charm from autumn 2016, a more recent Half Moon & Star safety chain, the currently available Keys of Love, and a few others at up to 30% off retail.
While I was here and browsing, Alessandra also cleaned the bracelet I’ve been wearing most often and made it look so shiny and new. The entire shopping experience was so much fun, and it felt like I was hanging out with old friends more so than shopping with how kind and friendly everyone was. I can’t wait to visit again someday soon.
Even if you don’t live nearby, you can shop the Pandora Rosemont store (the one I visited at Fashion Outlets Chicago) online and order your charms to anywhere in the world, with free shipping on orders over $49!.
Plus, I’ll be sharing care tips for my Pandora bracelet, and showing my Pandora haul from both here and the Pandora store in Orlando, Florida, in the coming weeks.
Tory Burch Outlet
The Tory Burch outlet at Fashion Outlets of Chicago is one of my favorite stores to visit in the mall, because they have some of the rarest handbags, bag charms, scarves, shoes, and other accessories from the past 2 years or so, and with their constant promotions, shoppers can get up to 80% off Tory Burch products, making it a must-visit for any brand enthusiast.
During our visit, I picked up the navy Fleming bag, which is a silky smooth leather flap bag that has been on my wishlist for ages, and is another iconic handbag I’ll carry for years and years to come. The store’s employees and the store’s manager Desean were all so friendly, so incredibly knowledgable about the brand and its history, and so helpful when it came to picking out my handbag.
I’ll definitely be making a return visit to shop their incredible selection of deeply discounted Tory Burch products, including their gorgeous travel and garden collections from the last year, most of which is completely sold out elsewhere.
My husband loves his Pandora shoe collection, and between his Pumas, Cole Haan Shoes, Berluti, and Tom Ford shoes, he doesn’t wear much else. At the Puma outlet, he picked up 3 pairs of really beautiful white leather shoes with green accents, a pair of blue leather sneakers, and a grey pair of tennis shoes that would have retailed around $500 for only $85. My husband is very particular about the shoes he wears, as he has large feet with high arches, which means that Pumas and their wide range of sizes with arch support are one of his go-to brands.
Other Cool Things at Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Artwork by Anila Quayyum Agha
We first saw Anila Quayyum Agha’s award winning work that plays with shadows in light in Grand Rapids, Michigan during Art Prize, the world’s largest international art festival and competition, when she won first prize in the competition. Since then, we have seen her art work in a few other places like Grand Rapids Art Museum, the GRAM which I wrote about here. Her work is also installed at the mall, where a hanging cube casts incredible shadows on multi-colored walls, and a mural of her own design sits on the adjacent wall. There are also more than 20 other works of art from various artists around the museum, many of which are great photo ops!
Food & Drinks
The mall’s food court not only has a surprisingly large selection of restaurants but it also has a build your own flight, which is a self-service wine, beer, and hard cider dispensary where you can grab a drink and enjoy it while walking around the mall. I’m not a big fan of drinking, but for those who enjoy indulging, this is such a cool and unique feature that I’ve never seen anywhere else.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago, which is located near the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), offers its guests a variety of very useful services, like printing boarding passes, holding luggage and bags, translation services for international visitors, taxi services, and the same concierge services that hotels offer, including making dining reservations, providing local travel information, and so much more.
Styling Coming Soon
Keep an eye out for how my husband and I style these gorgeous new pieces we snagged up to 80% off at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. I plan to post these after we move at the end of the month, and I will link to those posts here. In the meantime, check out my Luxury Travel Guide to Chicago, my weekend itinerary for Chicago, and the rest of my Chicago archives.
Thank you so much to Tory Burch, Pandora Jewelry & Burberry and the Fashion Outlets of Chicago for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions, images, and written posts are entirely my own creation.