Shop Till You Drop at Gurnee Mills

Woman holding shopping bags in her hands outside of Gurnee Mills.

In the mood for a shopping day? Not far from City View at the Highlands is the largest outlet as well as a full-price shopping destination in Illinois.

It’s called Gurnee Mills, and with nearly 200 stores, there’s something for everyone. 

Highlights include:

LOV Shoes

Based in Chicago, LOV was created by shoe lovers, for shoe lovers. The company is known for its style and quality, but also its value. Customers leave with the perfect fit, and there are over 100 styles and accessories for men and women. Indeed, popular items include sandals, sneakers, and an array of hats. 

Earthbound Trading Co.

The Earthbound Trading Co. began as a small rock and mineral store. However, today, it features a unique collection of curated finds ranging from Bohemian fashion to eclectic gifts. The staff is made up of adventurous wanderers and curious nomads, and they treat everyone like family. The varied selection includes shorts, Mexican blankets, and Himalayan salt lamps. This is also the perfect place to get that unique gift for the free spirit in your life.

Mini Donut Factory 

The Mini Donut Factory is both a bakery and a retail store. The bakers mix the dough and create the donuts as visitors watch the process. Gurnee Mills features the company’s first location. Donuts include powdered sugar, strawberry, and chocolate. Don’t forget to also try the lemonade or slush ice.

Villa Italian Kitchen

When Michael Scotto brought his Old-World recipes from Naples to the United States, the Villa Italian Kitchen was born. He was committed to quality ingredients, and his dough and sauce have become famous. Presently, Michael’s two sons run the restaurant, and they strive to carry on their father’s legacy. Menu offerings include lasagna, pizza, and stromboli. 

Learn More About Gurnee Mills

City View at the Highlands is close to shopping and so much more. If you would like to live near Gurnee Mills and other premier shopping destinations, please contact us. We’ll gladly show you firsthand all our apartments in Lombard have to offer.

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