Legends News

“The Lawn” is coming soon as part of new west end development plan

Released 6/8/17

Legends Outlets Kansas City announced preliminary plans to transform the west end of the property into a new community space named “The Lawn.” Plans include the addition of park-like features and interactive elements including a jumbo outdoor LED screen placed on Legends Outlets’ iconic smokestack, facing south, and a smaller LED display facing east toward the property’s Civic Courtyard Fountain.

“Legends Outlets is a shopping destination built on experiences,” said Jennifer Wojcik, Legends Outlets’ general manager.” “The Lawn” will further enhance those experiences by providing shoppers, visitors and families with an engaging gathering space for leisure activities, picnics, screenings and events of all kinds,” Wojcik said.

The development plan also features exciting announcements and changes to some retail spaces, beginning with longtime retailer Cavender’s Western Outfitter. Cavender’s will relocate from its current location at Legends Outlets to a newly constructed, 16,330-square-foot retail space located next to Charming Charlie and facing “The Lawn.” Construction for Cavender’s new location is underway, which includes merging two existing retail spaces: Suites D-105 and D-107. Cavender’s is scheduled to open in its new location mid-July.

Legends Outlets is still working on the final design plans for “The Lawn” but plans to begin construction this summer. All stores will remain open throughout construction. The Legends team is working to coordinate all details of the project to ensure an exceptional experience for all shoppers while they work to enhance the property for the future.

Legendary Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Released 6/8/17

 

Great news: There’s still time to get your dad an awesome Father’s Day gift! And just because June 18 is almost here doesn’t mean you have to settle for anything less than thoughtful for the father figure in your life. That’s because Legends Outlets totally has you covered. Our team made a quick stop at various stores and picked up tons of stuff for all kinds of dads at all kinds of price points!

Click here to watch our stylist Sarah Hagler break down all the gift ides on KSHB 41 Action News, or continue reading below! 

The first place we stopped was Books-A-Million, where we found a super diverse assortment of gift ideas. From the techy dad to the cool dad, this place legitimately has it all. On the top of our list was a pocket drone! Unmanned aircrafts are all the rage right now, and what better way to get outdoors with dad and learn something new together? The Pocket Drone is on sale right now for $180, too, so it’s a steal (normally priced at $200+). Another hot item for the tech dad is the Immerse Plus Virtual Reality Headset, which couples with his smartphone for an awesome VR experience.

For the cool, collector dad, definitely look into Books-A-Million’s excellent variety of hard and paperback books. Some titles we recommend include The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker, and Shoe Dog, a Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight.

We also loved its vinyl section, where we picked up Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Chapter and Verse, which would make an awesome combo gift alongside his recently published autobiography, Born to Run – also available at Books-A-Million.

We also had a lot of fun shopping Books-A-Million’s novelty and gadget section, where we picked up a handy multi-use tool that includes a hammer and bottle opener, a BBQ apron, a stainless steel travel tumbler, and a sign that says “BEST DAD IN THE UNIVERSE!”

Next stop was Wilson’s Leather, where we picked up a couple high-end gifts for the traveling dad. More than just leather coats, Wilson’s had a ton of cool accessories and travel must-haves for the dad on the go! We scored a beautiful Kenneth Cole Reaction top zip travel kit, and a Wilson’s Leather passport cover. These two thoughtful items topped our list for the dad who seems to already have it all.

Also for the cool dad, you should of course consider stopping at Sunglass Hut. We grabbed two absolute staples – Rayban Wayfarers in black and top-selling Oakley sport shades.

For the sporty dad, definitely check out Sports Nutz. We were blown away by the selection – way more than just jerseys and hats (but those are awesome too)! We fell in love with double-walled stainless beverage glasses that feature dad’s favorite sporting team. To help him show his pride, we also grabbed a car flag, and a shiny chrome decal. Whatever side of the state line you’re from, Sports Nuts has you – and your dad – covered!

To go with the team spirit drinkware, we grabbed a galvanized bucket from Sports Nuts that would make a great base for a customized gift basket for dad. We filled ours with a variety of soda from KC Soda Co., now featuring an assortment of “DAD’s” brand craft sodas. (See what we did there?!)

Of course we had to stop at Eddie Bauer Outlet to shop for our outdoorsy dads! They told us their best selling dad’s gift this year is this amazing packable backpack we picked up in navy blue. They have a variety of colors and sizes but this lightweight travel staple inspired us to grab it and go! Other awesome ideas at Eddie Bauer include a nylon-lined fleece camping blanket with a soft and fuzzy layer that protects from the elements and also rolls up with a great traveling strap. We also scored a really popular Insulated Backpack Cooler – perfect for picnicking or packing snacks on a hike. We also loved their staple camping lantern – an affordable and thoughtful must-have for any dad who loves the great outdoors!

And last but not least, what kind of Father’s Day would it be without a fabulous tie!? We stopped at Brooks Brothers Factory Store to nab their St. Jude’s Striped Tie. If you’re looking for a gift for dad that gives back, definitely pick this stylish tie: Brooks Brothers donates $10 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital with the purchase of every St. Jude’s tie and pocket square, now through June 18. Another great option for the dapper dad is a classic Brooks Brothers watch with a signature fabric watch band.

With more than 100 stores – and new stuff on sale every day – Legends Outlets really is your one-stop shop for all things Father’s Day!

Legends Live returns to Legends Outlets with free entertainment on Saturday evenings this summer

Released 5/12/17

Legends Outlets is announcing the return of its free outdoor concert series, Legends Live, on Saturday evenings this summer. Legends Live will feature nine consecutive performances, June 10 through Aug. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Civic Courtyard Fountain.

The Legends Live band lineup highlights local and regional talent performing popular pop, classic rock, rock alternative, rhythm and blues, country hits, and more, from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and today. The concert series will conclude on Aug. 5 with a special family friendly performance tied to Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School event featuring children’s music, giveaways, activities and more.

Legends Live Concert Schedule

All concerts will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. at Legends Outlets’ Civic Courtyard Fountain, near AMC Legends 14 Theatre, at 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111.

June 10: Red Guitar
Transcendent melodic rock and alternative band with rich vocal harmonies covering music from the ‘90s to now

June 17: J Love Band
Energetic funk and blues band playing classic soul, jazz and R&B music from legendary artists

June 24: Run With It
Powerhouse trio built on a foundation of funk playing pop-rock hits from the ‘80s to now

July 1: The Zeros
Kansas City’s premier ‘80s tribute band playing new wave hit songs

July 8: Rusty Laffoon
Soulful country band with high energy and strong vocals covering favorite country rock hits

July 15: Perpetual Change
Rock band playing hits from the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s, as well as a few original songs

July 22: Rattle and Hum
Kansas City’s premier U2 tribute band covering hits from the ‘80s to current

July 29: Big Time Grain Company
Kansas City’s premier country western and country rock band performing crowd favorites from many artists

Aug. 5: Mr. Stinky Feet & The Hiccups (family night)
Award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” and his band, The Hiccups, performing popular children’s music

2017’s “It” Color for Spring

Released 5/10/17

Take a look around just about any department store and you’ll see there’s a definitive “it” color this spring: pink! And we aren’t talking about your grandmother’s pink either. Today’s hottest hue is as versatile as it is varying, from neutral blushes and subtle rose shades to signature pops of color like vibrant magenta and warm coral. Not only can anyone wear this season’s signature color, but the variety of options make it perfect for mixing and matching.

We put together a couple great examples of this season’s signature shade from the designers and retailers at Legends Outlets!

Aaliyah (pictured on the left) is wearing a coral romper from Banana Republic Factory Store – a perfect look that you can dress up or down with your accessories and shoe choices. We dressed her look up just a little by adding a mid-height floral wedge by Nine West that we picked up at Off Broadway Shoes. Both the ankle strap and floral accent are big shoe trends this season, too, and this particular style featured lots of fuchsia, coral and turquoise shades, which helped open up a ton of possibilities for mixing and matching the rest of her accessories. To do that, we stacked some rhinestone stretch bracelets we found at Charming Charlie in varying shades of aqua and magenta with gold-tone metallic bases. We tied in another big trend this season by layering her necklaces – a seafoam rhinestone collar-length strand and a long gold-tone tassel necklace we got from Banana Republic Factory Store. Aaliyah is also carrying a rich faux leather teal fold-over clutch with a tasseled zipper detail we found at Charming Charlie.

Betsy (pictured on the right) is showing how versatile the pink trend can be with a suiting option that would look just as good in any office as it would on a day trip. We found the cotton/linen “Schoolboy” blazer in pink at J. Crew Factory and knew it would be the perfect staple for the season. For Betsy’s look, we dressed the blazer down a little by layering it over a lightweight chambray button-down in a medium wash that we also picked up at J. Crew Factory. Another hot item for the season is the skinny white denim pant we scored at Gap Outlet – an affordable cornerstone that should be on everyone’s shopping list for spring and summer this year! For the tricky transitional period between seasons in the Midwest, we went for a neutral stone-colored, suede, open-toed bootie from Off Broadway Shoes; this one features perforated details which help lighten up the look for the upcoming warm weather. For a bit of sparkle, we snuck in a pink and iridescent rhinestone cocktail necklace from the Banana Republic Factory Store under Betsy’s otherwise casual denim top.

From the boardroom to the boardwalk, this spring’s signature color has what it takes to take your style everywhere you need to go. Show us how you’re styling your favorite shade of pink this season using #LegendaryStyle!

 

Announcing spring 2018 HomeGoods opening at Legends Outlets

Released 5/8/17

Legends Outlets is pleased to announce that HomeGoods is joining Kansas City’s signature outlet center as the only dedicated home décor retailer with plans to open in the spring of 2018. HomeGoods will offer shoppers a one-stop destination for high-quality home furnishings and accessories including furniture, lighting, rugs, kitchen essentials, bath, bedding and more at significant savings.

HomeGoods will occupy a newly created 20,097-square-foot retail space on the east end of the center behind F21 RED and near T.J. Maxx at 1817 Village West Parkway, Suite 102, Kansas City, Kansas 66111. Construction began in April of 2017, and the new store is anticipated to open in the spring of 2018.

HomeGoods was established in 1992 and operates more than 550 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. HomeGoods is owned by TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S., which also owns T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Sierra Trading Post.

For more information about HomeGoods, visit: www.homegoods.com

Announcing Fall 2017 H&M Addition to Legends Outlets

Released 5/4/17

Kansas City’s signature outlet center is pleased to announce its newest fashion retailer, H&M, which plans to open its second Kansas location this fall at Legends Outlets. Joining more than 100 designer outlets, retail, dining and entertainment destinations at Legends Outlets, H&M offers shoppers a one-stop destination for quality clothing at affordable prices, with collections for men, women and children.

The new store will occupy a 25,025 square-foot retail space, across from Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Panera Bread, at 1803 Village West Parkway, Suite M-103, Kansas City, KS 66111. H&M is slated to open fall 2017.

As one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, H&M features clothing and quality at the best price and in a sustainable way for women, men, teenagers, children and the home. The selection includes everything from sparkling gala outfits and exclusive designer collaborations to everyday basics and high-performance yoga wear to help fashion fans across the globe dress their personal style.

For more information about H&M, visit: www.hm.com/us/.

Kansas City’s only area Vans Outlet is now open

Released 3/30/17

Vans, the original action sports footwear company, has opened its first Kansas City-area outlet store at Legends Outlets. Vans Outlet offers a variety of performance shoes, apparel and accessories for men, women and children.

 

Vans Outlet is located next to Finish Line and across from American Eagle Outfitters in a 4,002-square-foot retail space at 1837 Village West Parkway, Suite B-113, Kansas City, KS 66111. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

For more information about Vans Outlet, visit www.vans.com or call (913) 334-9904.

Beef Jerky Outlet opens first Kansas location at Legends Outlets

Released 2/22/17

The Beef Jerky Outlet, America’s first national jerky franchise, has officially opened its first Kansas location at Legends Outlets.

 

The premium jerky shop offers more than 200 varieties, sizes and flavors of premium jerky including exotic meats like kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as specialty flavors such as Moonshine and Cajun. Beef jerky is a lean, nutritious snack option that’s high in protein, low in calories and contains less than three percent of fat.

 

Beef Jerky Outlet occupies a 1,600-square-foot retail space in Legends Outlets’ multi-tenant building between PepperJax Grill and Visionworks at 1703 Village West Parkway, Suite 108, Kansas City, KS 66111. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

 

For more information about Beef Jerky Outlet, visit www.beefjerkyoutlet.com or call (913) 258-8871.