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235,000: That's the estimated number of people who shopped the Fashion Outlets of Chicago during the mall's first few days, from Thursday to Saturday. These were the best days to head to the Rosemont outlets, as sales were jaw-droppingly good during the opening weekend.
The week-old outlet mall broke records, at least according to Northwestern suburbs media group Journal & Topics Newspapers, which reports that more than 70,000 vehicles were parked at the "smart" parking lot. Luxury stores seemed to have really made killings: Bloomingdale's sold $160,000 worth of goods on Thursday alone; Gucci and Prada shoppers spent around $250,000, respectively.
All in all, it was a ridiculously successful first week for the outlet mall, which has seriously upped the Chicagoland area's retail game. Have you been? Tell us what you think of the mall in the comments.
· Fashion Outlet Mall Sees 235K Patrons in 4 Days [Journal Online]
· All Fashion Outlets Chicago coverage [Racked]