With the perfect location between two major metropolitan areas—New York City and Boston—Connecticut offers both visitors and residents alike a great shopping experience. At these malls and outlets, you can find great deals on designer clothing and accessories, children and maternity items, home goods, and more. But these malls don’t only offer great shopping, there are also restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and entertainment. Here are the best in the state!
Enjoy the fresh air while you walk through the sidewalk paths leading to a number of excellent retailers at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Enjoy heavily discounted prices on designer fashion with brands such as Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY, Dooney & Bourke, and Kate Spade. Children aren’t forgotten here, with Crew Cuts and Carter’s brands available offering parents great deals. Perk up after a long day of shopping with a cappuccino from J. Rene Coffee Roasters located just across from Coach. Another great thing about Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets is its gathering of food trucks.
The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk provides an abundance of ways to treat yourself whether it be to food, clothing, shoes, home goods, or technology. At Evergreen Walk, shoppers will find the Apple store, White House Black Market, Anthropologie, Williams-Sonoma, and Loft. Additionally, several stores focused on maternity and baby clothing are also present. When you need a bite to eat, there is Ted’s Montana Grill, Sakura Garden Japanese Steakhouse, and Flatbread Co.
Stamford Town Center is a large mall with ample entertainment and shopping options spread throughout several floors. For a bit of retail therapy, find top women’s clothing brands including Zara, J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Gap, and Loft as well as makeup giants Sephora, Mac, and Bare Escentuals. Men aren’t left out with Brooks Brothers, H&M, and Uniqlo. Diners will also be treated to a range of chain and local establishments including Gusnova Gelato, Kona Grill, Plan B Burger Bar, Rascal Flatts, Starbucks, and the Cheesecake Factory.
Offering free Wi-Fi for any necessary social media updates, the Shops at Somerset Square offer a great afternoon out with plenty of amenities. Find stores such as Anne Taylor, Chico’s, Francesca’s, J. Jill, Talbots, and White House Black Market. Those seeking beauty treatments will also find Sola Salon Studios, Oggi, the European Wax Center, Blue Mercury, and more. When you’re in need of a snack or treat, there’s a Starbucks, Chipotle, and the Simple Greek close at hand.
Find the best deals at Westbrook Outlets, which has stores such as Roz & Ali, Eddie Bauer Outlet, J.Crew Factory, Lane Bryant, and OshKosh B’gosh. Shoe stores are excellent at Westbrook Outlets, so shoe lovers should definitely make the trip from near or out-of-state. Find G.H. Bass & Co, Famous Footwear, New Balance, and Rack Room Shoes. The mall also has a Marquee Cinemas if you’d like to catch a new flick after shopping.
Connecticut Post Mall is the largest in the state, with 150 different retailers. Teens will have fun shopping with their friends as all of their favorite brands are available at Connecticut Post Mall. Expect to find brands such as Claire’s, Hollister, Hot Topic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21, Francesca’s, and Aeropostale. Beauty lovers will also find Ulta and Victoria’s Secret.
With sales highlighted online, Danbury Fair Mall is a great option for those looking to save a buck on a new outfit or two. Stores on-site include Aerie, American Eagle Outfitters, Anthropologie, Clarks, Free People, J. Jill, Lord & Taylor, Lush, and LEGO. Pop by Starbucks Coffee or Papa Tea to keep your energy high before hitting the stores.
Relax while shopping outdoors and finding great bargains at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley. Here, you’ll find shops such as Ben and Jerry’s, Loft, Olive A Little, Barnes & Nobel, and American Eagle Outfitters. A highlight of The Shoppes at Farmington Valley is their Sunset Sweat classes run by Barre3 Farmington Valley held outdoors in the public area of the shopping mall. These free fitness classes are offered on Sundays at 6 p.m. and feature courses led by different area fitness businesses.
With numerous convenient amenities in the area that make West Hartford a great option for a day trip, Blue Black Square offers shoppers a haven. Visit shops such as Crate and Barrel, REI, West Elm, and the unique spot for all things tea, the Green Teahouse. Nearby, enjoy dining options such as the Cheesecake Factory, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, and Rizzuto’s. You can also enjoy painting and wine with friends at the Muse Paintbar.