The Kansas City area is a great place to bargain shop at one of the best factory outlet malls in the Midwest. You can pick up gear for the baby, find fashionable outdoor clothing and grab a bite to eat at the money-saving outlet and, at the smaller places, snag a name-brand bargain.
Malls, such as the Great Mall of the Great Plains and the Prime Outlets at Odessa, have been closed and the sites made ready for more lucrative ventures, while outlet malls such as the Legends Outlets are still going strong.
Top tourist destinations in Missouri like Branson and Lake of the Ozarks also have some great outlet mall shopping opportunities.
Legends Outlets is located near the intersection of I-70 and I-435 in Kansas by the Kansas Speedway.
Legends Outlets is a popular outdoor shopping and entertainment destination with theaters and a gaming arcade. It's the only designer outlet center in the area and boasts more than 100 designer outlets, retail, dining and entertainment options. Their rooftop event space overlooks the speedway and is the site for special events like the Village West Winefest. It's part of the Village West area near the Kansas City Speedway and Cabela's.
There is a theme here. Legends Outlets showcases famous people who are legends in athletics, music, exploration, science, technology, politics, art and much more. Each courtyard and corridor at Legends Outlets is dedicated to a legend or legendary person in the history of Kansas.
Stores include Adidas, Michael Kors, Nike, Coach, and Victoria's Secret. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat including Coldstone Creamery, The Yardhouse and Applebee's. And, you can even spend the night. The Holiday Inn Express is within walking distance.
To save money above and beyond the retail discounts, Legends Outlets offers VIP Rewards coupons.
The Sears outlet store in Kansas City, Missouri has a good selection of appliances, tools, furniture and gardening equipment. The store is located at 3632 E Front Street and is open daily.
Out of the Area Savings
There are some fantastic deals if you are traveling through Missouri, Branson and Osage Beach are worth a stop for some great bargains.
The Branson Tanger Outlets are located at 300 Tanger Boulevard in Branson, Missouri not far from the theater district. When you get there stop by Shopper Services to pick up a "Little Red Book of Big Savings" for special discounts and promotions. There are also AAA and AARP member discounts.
The over 65 stores include Coach, Kate Spade, Adidas, Michael Kors, and Gymboree. There are places to eat at this large outlet mall.
Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace
Osage Beach, Missouri offers name-brand outlet shopping at 4540 Highway 54. The Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace is located in the Lake of the Ozarks area in the heart of Missouri. They offer over 80 name-brand stores including the Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew Factory Store, Loft Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Under Armour, and more.
You can grab a snack at the mall or find a full-service restaurant just down the road.
You can register online for their VIP Club to receive coupons and information on special sales events.