Whether you seek boots, backpacks, blouses, or bottoms, Chicagoland malls are the perfect place to tackle that back-to-school list. The following are some of the area’s largest malls with the widest range of stores.
5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL, 60173
Woodfield Mall is a great source of fashion, food and fun. With more than 285 shops across 2.7 million square-feet, Woodfield Mall features department stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, J.C. Penney Co., and Sears, and specialty shops from the Great Lakes region.
6170 W Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL, 60031
Known as the largest outlet destination in Illinois, Gurnee Mills has more than 200 stores throughout 1.8 million square-feet. Gurnee Mills includes outlet stores such as Macy’s, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th. In addition to great shopping, the mall boasts there are tasty dining options and the Gurnee Marcus Cinema.
Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Water Tower Place offers 778,000 square-feet of shopping at 100 stores located in a 74-story skyscraper in the heart of downtown Chicago. The mall features stores such as the Lego Store, Coach, Aldo and Oakley.
Harlem Irving Plaza (HIP)
4104 N. Harlem Ave.
Norridge, IL 60706
Harlem Irving Plaza is a 700,000 square-foot center with over 140 specialty retailers. The strip mall features stores such as Carson’s, Kohls, Target and many more.