Men generally shop in one of two ways: They go in search of a signature piece or a new wardrobe. The latter strategy is a good deal more expensive than the former, which can be done in any hip neighborhood in any city in America. The best bet? Heading to an outlet mall. The outlet experience may lack the romance of boutique browsing, but it allows goal-oriented shoppers to swiftly and effectively dress themselves in corduroy, denim, and slick new suits. But not all outlets are created equal. These are the best spots for men ready to make a day of it.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Unsurprisingly, the Windy City's outlet mall offers clothes that handle the cold. Pick up long underwear at Jockey or Hanes, tough boots at Timberland, or a cashmere cardigan at Banana Republic before exploring your coat options. Once you've got the basics covered, you can check out the colorful toggles at Benetton, classic sportscoats at Michael Kors, techno-fabric mashups at Calvin Klein, and upper-crust overcoats at Ferragamo. [Chicago Premium Outlets; 1650 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60502]
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