2017 Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is off to a festive start at Legends Outlets! We put together a few of our favorite things to please even the pickiest friend or family member on your list this year …
First stop: Books-A-Million for so much more than just books. However, we could not pass up a stop at their ultra festive holiday collection of children’s books! What a great idea to start a new tradition with your family this year with a classic or modern holiday storybook you can share together!
Other bookish things we loved included the Hamilton Collector’s Bundle featuring the bestselling Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a behind-the-scenes look at the Tony Award winning musical, the 2-CD soundtrack, and the biography that started it all – Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow. Exclusive to Books-A-Million, this set is perfect for history fans and musical fans alike.
While at BAM we also shopped in the tech department to see what we could find for everyone’s favorite techies and we weren’t disappointed! Our favorite was the variety of retro HD gaming consoles, which plug into modern entertainment options and allow you to play old-school favorites in high definition! The RetroN 5 allows you to play your favorite NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA cartridges on one system.
Other high-tech options include an endless assortment of headphones and earbuds like the cool green Deep Bass DJ headphones we found. At $30 that’s an affordable gift idea!
Books-A-Million also has tons of great journals and planners to choose from, as well as a large inspirational and spiritual section, and amazing cookbooks like the Pioneer Woman’s latest book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives, which is sure to please the foodie in your life. With its release date just this past October, it’s a hot new gift idea for the season.
If you’re looking to bridge the gap between foodie and techie, look no further than Kitchen Collection, which is where we found all the hottest kitchen gadgets like the NuWave Brio Air Fryer. The year’s coolest way to cook delicious, crispy foods with only a fraction of the fat just got better when we realized Kitchen Collection was offering 30% off!
Our next stop was Under Armor Factory House for the hottest athletic brand that everyone is wearing this year. And if you’re not sure about buying your friend or family member clothes, don’t worry. We found a ton of cool gift ideas like footballs and soccer balls, water bottles, sunglasses, stocking hats and beanies, socks, hair accessories, and bags. From the playground to pro sports, Under Armor has your athlete covered this holiday season.
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing than sportswear, head over to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory like we did and score yourself some delicious sweet treats. We picked up a beautiful platter of assorted cookies, candies and treats, as well as a beautifully appointed gift basket featuring a variety of sweets like their gorgeous and decadent truffles. This is our go-to suggestion if you’re shopping for someone you don’t know very well or for the person who has it all!
Last but not least, we can’t forget the fashionista! We visited francesca’s Outlet because they literally have it all when it comes to stylish clothes, accessories and gift ideas. Again, if you’re not sure about buying clothes because your fashion-forward friend already has it all together, then think about cute accessories like a hooded poncho, a funky watch and bracelet gift box, hair scrunchies and a fun stocking cap.
Pro Tip: Still looking for the perfect stocking stuffers? Shop the check-out area of your favorite stores for fun novelty gifts, gift cards and seasonal stuff that they have there just for you! The Legends Outlets office also carries gift cards for the entire mall in any denomination you want to give to your friends and family this holiday season!
Legends Outlets launches a 12-Day Giveaway Instagram contest Dec. 1 with more than $1,200 in prizes
Legends Outlets is excited to introduce its 12-Day Giveaway contest, providing Instagram followers the opportunity to win more than $1,200 in prizes during the first 12 days of December. Beginning Dec. 1, Instagram users who follow Legends Outlets on Instagram at @LegendsOutlets can enter to win different daily prizes, including $100 gift cards from popular retailers like J.Crew Factory, Beauty Brands, Wilsons Leather, the brand-new H&M store and so many more!
The 12-Day Giveaway Instagram contest will launch on Friday, Dec. 1, and run through Tuesday, Dec. 12, offering a new prize for Instagram followers to enter to win each day. For the chance to win each daily prize, shoppers must “follow” Legends Outlets on Instagram @LegendsOutlets and follow the instructions to enter for that daily prize, which could including “liking” and “commenting” on the post. Each day from Dec. 1 – Dec. 12, Legends Outlets will track Instagram user’s entries and award one lucky winner with that day’s prize, valued at $100 or more.
Each daily contest will start at 10 a.m. CST and end 24 hours later at 10 a.m. the following day. The contest is open to the public, people ages 16 years old or older, and there is no purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be chosen daily and notified through a direct message on Instagram.
12-Day Giveaway Prize Schedule
*Each daily contest starts at 10 a.m. and ends 24 hours later the following day.
- Dec. 1: Fuji Film Instax Mini 8 Camera and Film ($100 total value)
- Dec. 2: Jose Peppers Dining Certificates ($100 total value)
- Dec. 3: Dave and Buster’s Power Cards ($100 total value)
- Dec. 4: Noodles & Co. gift bag including a year’s supply of noodles ($100 total value)
- Dec. 5: Legends Outlets gift card ($100 value)
- Dec. 6: JC Penney Portrait Studio certificate ($100 value)
- Dec. 7: Carter’s Outlet gift card ($100 value)
- Dec. 8: J.Crew Factory gift card ($100 value)
- Dec. 9: Beauty Brands gift card ($100 value)
- Dec. 10: Legends Outlets gift card ($100 value)
- Dec. 11: H&M gift card ($100 value)
- Dec. 12: Wilsons Leather Crossbody Bag ($160 value)
Follow Legends Outlets on Instagram at @LegendsOutlets for more details.
Black Friday to Feature More Than $50,000 in Giveaways
At 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, Legends Outlets will open for Black Friday shopping, family fun and more than $50,000 in total scratch-to-win prize giveaways at its new Scratcher Giveaway Headquarters. The shopping center, which is closed* on Thanksgiving Day, will also give away Black Friday VIP Bags filled with special coupons and in-store offers to the first 200 guests who register for Legends Outlets VIP Club at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.
*Some stores and restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
Black Friday Details:
Scratch-to-Win Prize Giveaways: 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.
New this Black Friday, Legends Outlets is launching a Scratcher Giveaway Headquarters featuring 400 total scratch-to-win prizes valued at more than $50,000. At 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., the first 200 shoppers at Legends Outlets Scratcher Giveaway Headquarters will receive a scratch-off card featuring mystery prizes that could be valued up to $300*. The Scratcher Giveaway Headquarters is located in Suite C-103, across from Victoria’s Secret and next to Sunglass Hut in Legends Outlets center courtyard.
Scratch-to-win prizes include:
• $300 H&M gift card
• Leather handbag from Wilsons Outlet
• $100 Granite City gift card
• Fuji Film Instax Camera
• A year’s supply of Noodles & Company
• Harmon Kardon Wireless Speaker
• JBL Wireless Speaker
• Airhogs Stunt Drone
*Limit one scratch-off card per person ages 16 or older while supplies last at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Scratch-off cards must be scratched, and prizes must be claimed, while inside the Scratcher Giveaway Headquarters.
Black Friday VIP Bags: 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Throughout the day, shoppers can register for Legends Outlets VIP Club at its tent in the center courtyard for the chance to win prizes. The first 200 new registrants at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. will receive an exclusive, Black Friday VIP Bag filled with special coupons and in-store offers*. Select VIP Bags will include a special, mystery prize.
*Limit one VIP Bag per new VIP Club registrant ages 16 and older while supplies last at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Entertainment: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A live deejay will be on-site to increase the holiday spirit with festive music, 6 – 8 a.m. Shoppers will also enjoy the sounds of upbeat holiday music as Mix 93.3 broadcasts live music throughout the center, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Selfies with Santa: 2 – 5 p.m.
Santa Claus will return to Legends Outlets for Santa selfies on Black Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their camera and capture a photo with Santa for holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
*Please note: A professional photographer for Santa photos will not be provided. Guests who want a photo with Santa must provide their own camera and capture their own photo.
Airstream Lounge KC: 2 – 5 p.m.
Skip Santa’s sleigh and take your family for a ride in Airstream Lounge KC this year! The signature photo lounge will be parked in the tower courtyard near Legends Outlets’ iconic smokestack for guests and their families to take photos and capture special holiday memories.
Kids Activities: 2 – 5 p.m.
Shoppers can create special holiday memories as they enjoy free family-friendly activities including face painting, balloon artists, an elf on stilts, a magician and visiting with Olaf from Frozen.
Black Friday Shopping: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Black Friday shoppers can enjoy the region’s widest selection of brand-name outlet stores in one location – nearly 75 – including the only area J.Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Gap Factory, Coach, Nike Factory, Express Factory Outlet, Under Armour Factory House, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory store and the brand-new H&M, among others, making holiday shopping easy and convenient for everyone this season.
H&M opens Nov. 16
The long-awaited H&M store arrives at Legends Outlets on Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. with the grand opening of its 25,025-square-foot location at 1803 Village West Parkway, Suite M-103.
The first 300 shoppers in line when the store opens at noon will receive an H&M Access to Fashion Pass valued between $10 and $300. Additionally, shoppers who donate a bag of unwanted clothes may enter to win a gift card valued at up to $500. H&M will collect donations from shoppers waiting in line starting at approximately 10 a.m. The winner will be announced at approximately 12:15pm.
The new H&M location will offer Kansas City residents a one-stop shopping destination for quality clothing featuring collections for ladies and men, with a separate “shop in shop” section for accessories. The Legends Outlets location will also carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to children ages 14 years old.
Fall Boot & Coat Trends
The days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air. For us that only means one thing … time to layer on the stylish jackets and chic boots for fall!
Astrid is ready for a fall sporting event or hitting the sidewalks for some serious holiday shopping in her comfy yet cute look. We love this puffy coat by Guess we found at Wilson’s Leather because of its versatile shape with this year’s stand-out color trend: rose gold. The removable fur-trimmed hood, shimmering finish, and high-quality quilted detailing make this a grown-up version of your favorite outdoor gear. We topped off her casual look with a suede ballcap, also from Wilson’s. Dark-wash skinny jeans from Gap Outlet and a funky, lace-up combat boot from Off Broadway Shoes give her style that will travel with her through this busy time of year.
SLEEK AND EDGY
Anna is doubling up on this season’s jacket trends with a leather trench coat by Calvin Klein from Wilson’s Leather. The double-breasted lapel and waist-cinching belt are hallmarks of this classic jacket, but the sheen of leather gives this look an undeniable edge that we took to the next level with distressed dark-wash denim skinny jeans from Gap Outlet. We finished her night-out-worthy look with ankle booties featuring a side zipper and a chunky stacked heel from Off Broadway Shoes.
FRESH TAKE ON CLASSIC STYLE
Sammy is wearing a very 2017 version of the classic peacoat, with the addition of shiny gold double-breasted buttons and gleaming gold-zippered pockets. The season’s favorite color, burgundy, also updates the traditional cut with a soft, boucle texture. We dressed up her look with black denim from Gap Outlet tucked into super chic over-the-knee (OTK) suede boots from Off Broadway Shoes. Everyone’s favorite OTK boot got an update with this pair, featuring a luxe, mirrored gold accent on a thick heel.
Sarah, our stylist, got in on the fun with some super fashionable velvet sock boots from Off Broadway Shoes. There are a ton of varieties of this fall’s biggest velvet boot trend, from basic black to exciting pops of color, to the ultra-trendy floral print that Sarah is wearing. The block heel and slight platform provide the right amount of lift for a holiday party or fashionable night out.
Whether you’re feeling the black boot vibes like we were, or looking for a warm brown or cool neutral, this season calls for all-things boots! And, you won’t have trouble finding the shape, color and style that suits you when you shop at Legends Outlets. The same goes for outerwear too! With a ton of variety at low prices, you can have a coat for every day of the week this fall!
Halloween Outfits That Work All Year
Halloween is coming soon but don’t be scared! Legends Outlets is your one-stop shop for on-trend costume staples that will work in your wardrobe all year long. Legendary stylist Sarah Hagler stopped by Charming Charlie, Francesca’s Outlet, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Wilson’s Leather Outlet, Old Navy Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store and J.Crew Factory to put together these last minute Halloween looks for less.
Astrid is rocking the year’s biggest denim trend: a fresh take on overalls! These light wash overalls from Francesca’s Outlet feature brass button detailing up the front that updates her timeless workwear. We layered on a cute flannel button-down, and a versatile utility field jacket from Old Navy Outlet to keep her warm on chilly Midwest nights. Cognac colored booties from Off Broadway tie together the rural look, along with a straw Safari hat with coordinating band from Charming Charlie. For added character, we painted on rosy pink scarecrow cheeks, and a cute brown nose.
What’s Halloween without a witch? Anna’s versatile LBD makes the perfect base for this eerie look. She is wearing a three-quarter length bell sleeve shift dress from Banana Republic Factory Store that features a raw lace edge, providing a subtle goth look for Halloween, but a classic detail for future special events and holiday parties this winter. We completed her look with an edgy, open-toe velvet bootie and wide-brim floppy hat from Off Broadway, and a funky geometric pendant necklace and furry clutch from Charming Charlie. To enhance her look, we gave Anna a moody purple smokey shadow and subtle cat eye-lined lids.
Walking Dead fans, rejoice! Your Halloween costume couldn’t be easier – or warmer! We stuck with a neutral color palette for Caleb’s outfit, which includes chinos and a tech vest, plus a dual-layered knit hood and rugged canvas jacket from Wilson’s Leather. We added to his look with tough brown combat boots from Off Broadway, which include a two-tone brown leather and nubuck upper, and a cool zipper accent up the side. For this look, it’s all about survivalist style, so you can’t go wrong with lots of layers! We finished Caleb’s style off with blue-ish hued eye sockets for an extra-creepy zombie vibe.
By getting creative with your shopping, you can make an easy, affordable Halloween costume out of the latest trends like we did. Show us your Legends Outlets Halloween ensembles using #LegendsKC.
Legends Outlets joins forces with KCKPD to collect donations for its COPPS Unit holiday drive, Nov. 1 – Dec. 11
Legends Outlets Kansas City is joining forces with the Kansas City Kansas Police Department to collect donations for its COPPS Unit food and gift drive. From Nov. 1 – Dec. 11, Legends Outlets will accept donations in the management office during operating hours, and in the security office after-hours. The annual fundraiser will provide families in the community policing program with day-to-day necessities, food items and gifts during a special Christmas celebration on Dec. 13.
To kick off the partnership, Legends Outlets will donate more than 400 reusable hand warmers and 130 blankets to the KCKPD holiday drive. Members of the COPPS Unit will receive the blankets, which are part of Legends Outlets partnership with Capitol Federal®, during a special presentation at the Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 18. According to the KCKPD, the COPPS Unit is looking forward to giving a blanket to each family in the program. The unit also said they will put extra blankets and hand warmers in patrol cars to give to those in need throughout winter.
Legends Outlets Drop-Off Locations
Legends Outlets will provide a convenient location for community members and local businesses to drop-off their wish-list items between Nov. 1 and Dec 11. The center also offers one-stop shopping for guests seeking to purchase and donate wish-list items in one quick trip.
Legends Outlets will accept donations in the management office, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The Legends Outlets management office is located on the ground level, immediately south of the parking garage and below Dave & Buster’s. After management office hours, guests can leave donations at the security office. Security is open 24/7 with a walk-up window located on the ground level of the parking garage (near the elevator).
Legends Outlets will also accept donations at its VIP tent in the center courtyard from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, during its 13th annual tree lighting ceremony.
KCKPD Holiday Drive Wish List Items
• New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages
• Fun, family-friendly activities such as movie tickets, and/or passes to sports
• Gift cards or certificates from Legends Outlets retailers and restaurants
• New sheets, towels, pillows and blankets for twin and full-sized beds, cribs and toddler beds
• New, unopened full-sized and travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream and razors
• Baby and children’s bath supplies
Household Cleaning Items
• Laundry and dish detergent
• Mops and brooms
• Bleach and disinfectant wipes
• Cleaners for windows, floors and furniture
• Cereal and instant oatmeal
• Crackers and soups
• Fruit cups and fruit bars
• Microwaveable meals
• Pasta and marinara sauce
• Peanut butter and jelly
• Rice, ramen noodles and instant rice and pastas
• Canned fruits, vegetables, soups, meats (tuna/chicken) and pastas
• Hot chocolate
• Granola bars
For more information about the KCKPD COPPS Unit holiday drive, please visit www.kckpd.org, or contact Officer Elaine Moore via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legends Outlets will be closed on Thanksgiving 2017
For the second consecutive year, Legends Outlets has decided to close its doors on Thanksgiving Day. While some retailers may choose to continue operations on Nov. 23, the center will close and officially reopen for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 24 at 6 a.m. with giveaways, entertainment and more. Individual store and restaurant hours on Black Friday may vary.
13th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 18, 5-9 p.m.
Under Armour Factory House opens in new, larger location
Under Armour Factory House is now open in its new, 11,985-square-foot location at 1847 Village West Parkway Suite K-129, Kansas City, Kansas, 66111. The larger store features Under Armour’s expansive selection of performance apparel, footwear and accessories from its exclusive factory lines for men, women, and youth.
Grand Reopening Specials
- Oct. 16-19: Up to 40 percent off the entire store
- Oct. 21: In-store DJ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and hourly, $10 gift cards raffled to present guests
New Thai-style ice cream store Freezing Rolls plans December opening
Freezing Rolls will bring Thailand’s popular rolled ice cream to Kansas City with its first location slated to open at Legends Outlets in December. The locally owned concept will exclusively serve Thai-fried ice cream rolls – made by pouring a milk-based liquid over an extremely cold, steel surface. Once frozen, the base is spread thinly and scraped at an angle to create rolls of ice cream. The rolls are then placed in a cup and topped with extras like whipped cream or hot fudge. Freezing Rolls will occupy a 2,995-square-foot retail space at 1843 Village West Parkway Suite M107. It will also offer non-alcohol beverages.
Topsy’s Popcorn has relocated
Topsy’s Popcorn has relocated to 1843 Village West Parkway Suite T118. The gourmet popcorn store is known for its savory flavors including buttered popcorn, rich caramel, spicy cinnamon, tangy cheese and decadent caramel with pecans or peanuts. It also offers seasonal popcorn and products including decorative gift tins suitable for any holiday occasion. The new location officially reopened Sept. 9.
Go! Calendars, Games and Toys returns Oct. 5
Go! Calendars, Games and Toys will return to Legends Outlets Oct. 5 for its third consecutive holiday season. The 6,931-square-foot pop-up store will feature affordable holiday gifts including calendars, games, toys and puzzles for the whole family. Located across from Old Navy Outlet at 1829 Village West Parkway Suite T107, Go! Calendars, Games and Toys will remain open through January 31, 2018.
Holiday Hours at Legends Outlets
Mall Holiday Hours
Please note: individual store and restaurant hours may vary. Please check with the local store or restaurant for specific questions about holiday hours. A full directory can be found HERE.
6AM – 9PM
November 25 – December 23: Extended mall hours
Monday – Thursday: 10AM – 9PM
Friday – Saturday: 9AM – 10PM
Sunday: 10AM – 7PM
10AM – 5PM
New Year’s Day
10AM – 9PM
New Year’s Eve
11AM – 6PM
Customer Service Holiday Hours (management office)
Please note: the management office is located below Dave & Buster’s and across from Charming Charlie.
9AM – 5PM
December: Extended Office Hours
Saturday, Dec. 2 11AM – 5PM
Sunday, Dec. 3 11AM – 5PM
Saturday 9, 16 & 23 10AM – 7PM
Sunday 10 & 17: 11AM – 5PM
9AM – 3PM
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Under Armour Factory House is Expanding and Moving to New Location
Earlier this summer, Legends Outlets announced preliminary plans to transform the west end of the property into a new community space named “The Lawn.” As part of the west end development, Under Armour Factory House will expand and relocate from its current space at 1843 Village West Parkway, Suite C-109, to a newly renovated space at Legends Outlets.
The new location, adjacent to the west end development and next to The Lawn, will offer a larger space for Under Armour Factory House’s expansive selection of performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth. The new store will offer guests more than 12,000 square feet of shopping compared to its previous location at 6,300 square feet and is slated to open in the fall of 2017.
Plan ahead and travel safely during solar eclipse
Kansas Department of Transportation News
On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur as the moon passes directly in front of the sun, darkening the sky. With increased traffic anticipated across the state as people travel to view the eclipse, the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Turnpike Authority, and Kansas Highway Patrol advise travelers to plan ahead, be patient, avoid distractions, and practice safe driving habits.
Travelers across the state are encouraged to follow these tips to drive safely on the day of the eclipse:
- Allow plenty of travel time to reach a safe place for viewing, as roads may be congested due to increased traffic.
- Do not take photos or wear the eclipse sunglasses when driving.
- Do not pull over to the side of the highway to view the solar eclipse. Find a location off the highway and right-of-way to observe and/or take photos.
- If you are driving during the eclipse, turn on your headlights and do not rely on your automatic headlights.
- Expect the unexpected: watch out for other drivers and pedestrians.
- Plan ahead for fuel needs and always remember to keep your gas tank full during long trips.
It is also important to be prepared in case of emergencies and create a travel safety kit. Some items to consider for a travel kit may include:
- Non-perishable foods
- A first-aid kit and any prescription medications needed
- Motor oil
- Jumper cables
- Brake fluid
- Windshield washer fluid
- A map
For information on road conditions, check out www.kandrive.org or call 5-1-1 in Kansas or 1-866-511-KDOT (5368) in the U.S.
Back-to-School Fashion for Students of All Ages
Summer is wrapping up and before we know it, kids will be back in school! If you’re feeling like you are running out of time to get everyone outfitted for the new year, don’t panic: Legends Outlets is a one-stop shop for back-to-school needs for every age!
While there are tons of cute options at Legends Outlets, we found the majority of Joey’s look at Crazy 8 – with easy outfits and great deals, this stop is a no-brainer for back-to-school shopping! Joey is rocking a vintage look in some straight-leg denim, a navy buffalo checkered button-down, as well as an ultra-hip cardigan – all pieces that can be layered to last through the fall! Highlighted with shoes and accessories that help show off his personality at school, we completed Joey’s look with some cool Converse leather all-star sneakers from Off Broadway Shoes, and a Marvel Comics backpack from Old Navy Outlet.
We managed to outfit Alex almost head-to-toe in Justice – a major brand score for girls her age! Skinny jeans are a staple this year, as well as lots of layers to complete the transitional season’s look. We topped her Justice jeans with a white t-shirt featuring crochet detailing around the neck, a pink ombre button-down, and an embellished army jacket. Her pink suede boots and sequin lunchbox complete her stylish ensemble!
Campbell is hanging on to summer with her mermaid color scheme and Sperry topsider loafers from Off Broadway Shoes. We topped off her skinny jeans with an aqua, blue, green and magenta print cotton top, both from Old Navy Outlet, along with a minty-aqua trench from Forever 21 | F21 Red. We also grabbed her a cheetah backpack at Old Navy Outlet to get into the print-mixing trend that’s happening right now.
For a teen, getting the laid back high school vibe is easy to do by mixing high-quality basics. We dressed Carson in cargo shorts, a white t-shirt, and a red buffalo checkered button-down from J. Crew Factory | Crewcuts – an outfit he can put on repeat all year long, replacing the shorts with denim and throwing on jackets, sweaters and hoodies as the Midwest winter starts to kick in. For now, he is showing his black athletic socks like the kind you can grab at Nike Factory or Under Armour Factory House with a pair of cool Ralph Lauren sneakers from Off Broadway Shoes. We found a super functional, Kenneth Cole backpack for him at Wilson’s Leather, which adds a nice touch and helps elevate his casual look.
Legends Outlets has perfect options to let Adrienne go from class to her internship and everything in between on campus this fall. We opted for a structured olive green utility skirt with a cinched waist, a classic striped t-shirt and a denim blazer, all from J. Crew Factory. A chunky tortoise shell necklace, also from J. Crew Factory, dressed up the look to perfection. We balanced the greens and blues in her outfit with a warm blush backpack from Forever 21 | F21 Red. Her perforated blush athletic slip-ons from Off Broadway Shoes keeps the look casual and helps her get where she needs to go on time!
Cavender’s is officially open in newly renovated retail space
Cavender’s Western Outfitter, one of the original retailers at Legends Outlets Kansas City, has officially relocated to a newly constructed, 16,650-square-foot retail space at 1867 Village West Parkway, Suite D-105. The new space, which sits across from Yard House and next to Charming Charlie, is larger than Cavender’s previous location and features a completely new interior with modern design elements.
A one-stop shop for gifts, accessories, home décor and quality western wear, Cavender’s offers the latest trends in apparel and accessories, including hats and boots, for men, women and children.
“The Lawn” is coming soon as part of new west end development plan
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.
Construction update as of August 2017
Construction and installation of the LED screens is on track for a debut this holiday season. Construction on The Lawn is now slated to begin in February 2018, contingent upon weather. The Lawn will debut in late spring of 2018, just in time for family gatherings, leisure activities, picnics and screenings.
Legendary Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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 late October 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
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
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.