Schaumburg is a bargain hunter’s paradise. Let’s start with the Eileen Fisher Company Store, then look at the other bargain-hunting stops—all within a 5 minute drive.
Eileen Fisher Company Store
Schaumburg Promenade Store
1995 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
P: 847-619-5543 F: 847-619-5833
The Price: 25-80% less than you would pay at the retail store.
The Selection: 3 to 4 times more inventory than you can typically find at retail stores.
The Vibe: Serene spa-like atmosphere, beautifully decorated, large fitting rooms, and very helpful staff.
Quality: Clothing is from overstock from retail stores. There is no defective merchandise or items made specifically for the outlet. Petite and Plus sizes are also available.
More Savings: Get on the mailing list. The company store will send you advance notifications of their really big sales.
Shop on a weekday: On the weekend it gets busy especially during a big sale. It gets so busy you may have to take a number to wait for a dressing room.
Keep in mind …
Still Expensive: This is “high end stuff.” Even after taking 25-80% off the suggested retail price, a sweater will still cost you between $50-100.
Limited Return Policy: With receipt: 14 days. After 14 days, or if you don’t have a receipt, purchases may be exchanged or store credit will be issued at last markdown price.
Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store
1150 E. Golf Rd.
They carry the usual contemporary brands: J Brand, Vince, Theory, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Juicy Couture, UGG and many others. Similar to competitor outlets, merchandise is a season or two old, selection varies and luck is a huge factor.
1800 McConnor Pkwy
Prices on furniture and home accessories are unbeatable. (Don’t leave without trying a cinnamon roll.)
Lands’ End Inlet
1522 E. Golf Rd.
Crazy low prices. Great bathing suits.
1520 E. Golf Rd.
For some reason this store always seems to be a mess. Selection for women is very hit or miss, but for men it’s usually very good.
Saks Off 5th
1430 E Golf Rd.
Merchandise is well organized and most items are from the current season.
United Feather & Down
414 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Good selection of feather and down pillows, comforters, blankets, etc. Girlfriend Tip: Sign up for their mailing list and be notified of their twice yearly tent sale. Call ahead for store hours which can change throughout the year.