Let’s Go Holiday Shopping! Last Updated 11/18
Whether you start after Thanksgiving dinner or take a weekend to get something for everyone on your list, there are so many great places to shop 'til you drop in Connecticut. From high-end malls to open-air shopping districts, outlet centers featuring designer names to small town main streets filled with charming local boutiques, here's a list of shopping hot spots around the state.
Find Top Names and Big Savings at the Outlets
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, Clinton
Along the Connecticut Shoreline, this charming outdoor village center is conveniently located on I-95 en route to Boston or New York. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% off every day prices at more than 70 designer and name brand outlet stores, such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, Coach Outlet, Cole Haan Outlet, DKNY, Dooney & Bourke, Elie Tahari, Kenneth Cole, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more.
Westbrook Outlets, Westbrook
Just half a mile from the Connecticut shoreline, this outlet center features more than 65 brand name outlet stores including Williams Sonoma Outlet, Old Navy Outlet, J. Crew, Bass, The Children’s Place, New Balance, Carter's, Crazy 8, OshKosh B'gosh, Eddie Bauer, Naturalizer, Petsense and many more. Dine at the on-site restaurants, and visit the 12-screen on-site movie theater, too.
Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Mashantucket
Now there’s another great reason to visit Foxwoods! Shop over 80 brands including American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Columbia, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, Gap, Gymboree, H&M, J. Crew, Kate Spade, LOFT, Michael Kors, Old Navy, Nike, Skechers, Steve Madden, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more.
Get Something for Everyone at the Mall
Shops at Somerset Square, Glastonbury
Browse this open air shopping center filled with retail shops, health and beauty salons and charming eateries. Shops include J. Jill, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Victoria’s Secret and White House Black Market. Don’t miss Chipotle for a quick bite or Max Amore for a lingering lunch.
Shop Westfarms, West Hartford
The area’s premier shopping destination features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor and JC Penney, along with 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, including Anthropologie, Apple, California Pizza Kitchen, J.Crew, LEGO, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama and more.
Meriden Square Mall, Meriden
This shopping mall in Meriden, Connecticut features almost 900,000 square feet of retail space with 140 shops, including national retailers and local shops alike, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Eagle, Hannoush Jewelers, Macy’s Loft, Sears, Ruby Tuesday, Ulta, Yankee Candle, Express and more.
Shoppes at Buckland Hills, Manchester
An exciting shopping, dining and entertainment experience, this mall’s anchor stores include Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods, JC Penney, and Macy's, as well as Garage, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Express, Zumiez, The Children’s Place, Barnes & Noble and many more. The large food court offers a carousel for children to ride and a large play area. And one of the Hartford area’s top comedy clubs, the Funny Bone, is on the ground floor.
Stamford Town Center, Stamford
In the heart of Stamford, this mall offers a mix of over 120 retailers and services. Stores include Armani Exchange, Coach, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, Macy’s, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Sephora, Sidney Thomas Jewelers, Williams-Sonoma, and XXI Forever. Deliciously diverse dining options include The Capital Grille and Cosi.
Danbury Fair, Danbury
Built on the site of the legendary Danbury Fairgrounds, you’ll find one of the largest shopping malls in Connecticut, offering 200 retailers and eateries. Home to a double-decker carousel for kids, as well as retail favorites Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Coach, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor Loft, L.L. Bean, Banana Republic and many more.
Crystal Mall, Waterford
Newly renovated, this two level mall offers over 125 stores including Chico's, Talbot's, Loft, Express, Forever 21, H&M, JCPenney, Macy’s & Sears, as well as three full-service restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings, Longhorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden.
Enfield Square Mall, Enfield
Anchored by Target, this mall boasts over 50 specialty retail stores and six sit-down restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Ruby Tuesday, Pizza 314, Friendly’s and Figaro’s. A spectacular 55,000 square foot Enfield Cinemas 12 is a popular destination for contemporary, family-friendly entertainment.
Enjoy the Outdoors at these Shopping Districts
Blue Back Square, West Hartford
This unique shopping and dining destination in the heart of West Hartford is anchored by Crate & Barrel, Barnes & Noble, Criterion Cinemas, and REI. With upscale restaurants and retailers such as The Cheesecake Factory, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, World of Beer, White House/Black Market, and Charming Charlie.
The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk
With an outstanding collection of more than 60 of the most coveted national specialty retailers and restaurants in a pedestrian friendly (and dog friendly) environment, the Promenade resembles a traditional New England village. You’ll find a variety of fashion brands and home retailers, as well as LL Bean and Apple stores.
Shoppes at Farmington Valley, Canton
This open-air shopping destination offers dozens of specialty stores and unique eateries amid sunlit streetscapes, lush landscaping, oversized potted plants, park benches and more. Stores include Chico’s, J. Crew, Old Navy, Sur La Table, Jos. A Banks, Clarks and more. Dining options range from Ben & Jerry’s to Dish N Dat and Feng Asian Bistro.