Join Dapper Doughnut for a grand opening celebration on Friday, Sept. 28
The Dapper Doughnut, a gourmet doughnut shop that specializes in made-to-order miniature cake doughnuts, will celebrate its grand opening at Legends Outlets on Friday, Sept. 28. From 5 to 9 p.m., shoppers can visit the first and only-area location of The Dapper Doughnut to receive three free doughnuts from a selection of four flavors. Additionally, public service workers will receive 10 percent off their purchase.
The Dapper Doughnut opened its first and only-area location early September at 1811 Village West Parkway, Suite O-123. Known for its mini cake doughnuts made fresh, in-house daily, The Dapper Doughnut offers 24 unique toppings, sauces and sugars, so guests can customize their order and create their own, signature flavor.
The Dapper Doughnut is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.thedapperdoughnut.com.
TRANSITIONAL PIECES FOR YOUR FALL WARDROBE
We took a cue from ready-to-wear runway shows this fall and went shopping to add a few key transitional pieces to our wardrobes for the fall that’s approaching fast. Here’s what we found …
Animal print is everywhere. If you’re not feeling bold enough to go for the zebra stripe just yet, start simple with a neutral-hued leopard print top like this super-soft chunky sweater we found for Sarah at Kate Spade Outlet. Its super soft texture and roll-neck design make it cozy, while three-quarter sleeves and trendy boxy shape give it movement and breath-ability for the Midwest’s crazy fall weather swings! A great way to tone down the busy print is to pair it with black denim (we chose these raw edge, distressed crops from Francesca’s.) To kick the look up a notch, we matched her sweater to her handbag with a leopard print and black leather mini backpack from Kate Spade Outlet, and a rich pair of burgundy suede mule loafers we picked up at Off Broadway Shoes.
Western wear is all the rage right now and the best part is that the trend touches so many parts of fashion, you can incorporate as little or as much as you want! We went low-key cowboy with Sammy’s look, sticking with subtle hints of this classic trend. We centered her look around a terra cotta colored prairie dress. We loved this one we found at Francesca’s for its flowy midi-length construction, pockets, sashed waist, button-front details and beautiful floral embroidery at the shoulders – all characteristics to look for in a whimsical, western-inspired piece to enjoy all season. We topped off her look with a floppy hat from Banana Republic Factory, some brown leather booties from Off Broadway Shoes (bonus points for the strap and buckle details), and a rich wine colored purse from Francesca’s featuring a popular wicker canteen design.
Modesty dressing is an actual thing, so get used to higher necklines and longer hemlines with this season’s hottest looks. On top of that, floral is still going strong with darker hues for fall, so we couldn’t say no to this darling dress from Kate Spade Outlet, featuring a high neck and ruffled midi hemline. This dress is sleeveless, so we gave Rebecca an extra layer for the cooler weather, with an ultra chic olive-colored suede moto jacket from Banana Republic Factory to add some edge. Completing the look, a tough combat boot from Off Broadway Shoes makes this outfit work for day or night in any weather – adding cool factor with the very popular shoe design.
The Dapper Doughnut is now OPEN
Legends Outlets continues to expand its specialty food category with the exciting new addition of The Dapper Doughnut, a gourmet doughnut retailer specializing in miniature, made-to-order cake doughnuts. The first and only Kansas location for The Dapper Doughnut is open now at 1811 Village West Parkway, Suite O-123.
The Dapper Doughnut makes its mini doughnuts fresh, in-house daily, and guests can choose from 24 unique toppings, sauces and sugars to customize their order. In addition to doughnuts and doughnut truffles, the menu offers signature coffee blends, a variety of teas, and one-of-a-kind doughnut-flavored milkshakes. The Dapper Doughnut’s coffee derives from premium grade coffee beans from Africa, Indonesia, and Central and South America and offers three blends roasted only in small batches including Sahara, Red Rock and Espresso.
The Dapper Doughnut also offers a variety of catering and event opportunities, including specialized color and flavor themes for weddings, birthdays, showers and promotional events. The retailer also delivers to corporate offices, hotels and local businesses.
The Dapper Doughnut is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.thedapperdoughnut.com.
Legends Outlets will host 12th annual Village West WineFest on Saturday, Sept. 22
Legends Outlets Kansas City will host the 12th annual Village West WineFest on its rooftop patio Saturday, Sept. 22, featuring unlimited samplings of more than 150 wines, over 100 craft beers from around the world, and food from Kansas City-area restaurants, bars and caterers. Proceeds from ticket sales will directly impact the local community through KC Cause, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports small charities, organizations and individuals in need.
Village West WineFest is Saturday, Sept. 22, featuring unlimited samplings of fine wine, craft beer, food from local restaurants, and entertainment including live music and fireworks. General admission ticket holders have access to unlimited samplings from participating vendors beginning at 6 p.m. VIP ticket holders have early entry to the event at 5 p.m., and exclusive access to a private patio offering upgraded wine and spirits, select food, additional live entertainment and special viewing for the fireworks display. In addition to the main event, WineFest will host an after party featuring a DJ and cash bar immediately after the fireworks display until 1 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 6-11 p.m. (VIP access beings at 5 p.m.)
Legends Outlets rooftop patio: 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111. The rooftop patio is located directly above Charming Charlies and across from Dave and Buster’s.
WineFest tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online at http://www.villagewestwinefest.com/. You must be 21 years or older to attend the event. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit KC Cause to maximize WineFest’s impact on the local community.
General admission tickets, $65
- Event access from 6 – 9 p.m.
- Unlimited wine, beer and food samples
- After party access from 9:30 – 11 p.m.
VIP admission tickets, $140
- Event access from 5 – 9 p.m. with access to upgraded wine and spirits
- Access to designated VIP area
- After party access from 9:30 – 1 a.m.
Please note: GA and VIP ticket pricing will increase by $10 beginning Sept. 1.
Both GA and VIP tickets include food samples from local restaurants, bars and caterers, including Capital Grille and Ignite Wood Fire Grill (VIP), as well as Yard House, Granite City Food & Brewery, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Noodle Bar, Mason Jar Brews & Burgers, and others for GA.
Village West WineFest wants everyone to be safe and strongly encourages all attendees to use Uber.
Rack Room Shoes opens August 2
Legends Outlets is excited to announce that it’s expanding its selection of shoe stores with the addition of Kansas City’s first and only area Rack Room Shoes, which opens at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2.
The 5,700-square-foot location at 1829 Village West Parkway Suite T-107 will carry a wide selection of footwear and accessories for men, women and children, including nationally recognized brands and an assortment of exclusive private labels known for their quality. Rack Room Shoes will offer customers great shoes in comfort, dress, casual and athletic styles at an outstanding value. For more information about Rack Room Shoes, please visit: www.rackroomshoes.com.
Chick Event Coming Sept. 8-9
The 5th annual Fall Chick Event is popping up at Legends Outlets in Kansas City, KS September 8th and 9th with 100 local makers & boutiques, hosted bar by Yard House, DIY classes and more.
Owner Aimee Jacobson notes “Chick Events started in 2014 as a pop-up marketplace event concept to bring together the talented makers in Kansas City with shoppers who have a passion for handcrafted goods, Kansas City wares, artisan food and who want to support small businesses. Since then we have grown to hosting seasonal events all over the Kansas City metro.”
This year’s fall celebration will continue to focus on local shops, arts and eats with 100 vendors who sell handmade jewelry, art, home décor, Kansas City themed items, artisan food, boutique clothing and more.
The event is hosted on the rooftop event space at Legends Outlets Kansas City on the second level near Dave & Busters on Saturday, September 8th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, September 9th from 11am-4pm. Tickets are available for $5 online or at the door. Support Sporting KC and shopping small and get in free if you wear a Sporting shirt from 4pm-6pm on Saturday!
For more details on Chick Events and to purchase tickets, visit www.chickevents.com.
Michael Kors is open
Michael Kors outlet arrives at Legends Outlets on Thursday, June 28, at 10 a.m., with the grand opening of its 5,400-square-foot location at 1847 Village West Parkway Suite K-121. The first and only-area outlet location will carry a large selection of women’s products, including ready-to-wear styles, shoes, handbags, and small leather goods from the Michael Kors Outlet label. Watches, eyewear and fragrances will also be available. To celebrate its grand opening, Michael Kors outlet will offer 70 percent off handbags and wallets*.
*Some exclusions may apply. See store for details.
Legendary Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
Father’s Day is coming up quick and shopping for Dad can be difficult, but don’t panic if you haven’t gotten your gift(s) yet. Our stylist Sarah Hagler stopped by Legends Outlets to pick out some last-minute gifts that are suitable for every type of father.
Father’s Day is fast approaching but there’s still time to grab some great gifts for Dad. And just because you may be running low on time, it doesn’t mean you can’t still get a cool, thoughtful gift – and stay on budget!
Our favorite go-to spot for gifting is definitely Books-A-Million (BAM). This year, at the top of our gotta-give list is this Crosley Cruiser Deluxe portable record player. While these aren’t new to the marketplace, we are loving this idea for lots of reasons. From their more-competitive-than-ever price point, to their portability and bluetooth capabilities, these vintage looking turntables are sure to please dads from all walks of life.
Bonus: vinyl is in the midst of an epic comeback. Buy your dad a turntable and help him start or add to his record collection! This could be the beginning of a fun tradition, if you want to build his music library with his favorite oldies and new releases that are featured in BAM’s extensive vinyl assortment.
If your dad is a little more new school, be sure to check out BAM’s collection of smartphone accessories. Our favorites include a bright green bluetooth speaker with surprising battery life and sound power, a retro gaming console to play his favorite Nintendo games on any modern display, a virtual reality headset, and a Gameboy style device for more gaming fun for dad!
This may sound crazy, but BAM also has … books! And we are loving them as a super thoughtful gift idea for any dad. Consider nonfiction books that support his hobbies like the titles we found about craft beer, cocktails, history and sports. Whatever your dad is into, this is your chance to show him you support his interests!
While you’re at it, throw in a handsome journal like the leatherbound one we found, or some cute novelty quote books made to feature the words of the men in your life. Fiction collector editions are also a big hit with superfans, like the beautifully bound and gift boxed Sherlock Holmes set we found.
Our next favorite store for Dad is Eddie Bauer Outlet, naturally. This year we are loving their cool collection of outdoor-ready SPF clothing. We grabbed a trendy teal plaid button down and a pair of staple khaki cargo shorts that will take him from a long hike to a family barbeque in one stylish outfit. Waterproof rain jackets are always a popular gift – especially this time of year with the unpredictable midwest weather we love so much!
We also grabbed a handy stowaway backpack while we were at Eddie Bauer Outlet – a favorite for traveling dads because they tuck away in a small pouch then open up for 20 liters of storage. Last but not least: a super handy folding camp table! We loved this for the versatility and novelty of the idea – whether it’s for your dad who enjoys roughing it in the woods or hosting his friends at a tailgate!
Finally, we couldn’t share our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas without featuring the king of all coolers – the Yeti Roadie 20!! We got this one from Cavender’s – a great spot for the outdoor or rural dad. Its ColdLock Gasket means Dad’s ice stays colder longer, and its “No Sweat” design means he’ll never be stuck mopping up a mess. With its compact body and rotomolded construction, this small but mighty outdoor cooler is ready for whatever Dad has in store for his big holiday weekend. We threw in a gift card to Eddie Bauer Outlet and Sporting KC tickets for the ultimate Dad’s Day gift pack!
Oh and did we mention you can WIN the Yeti, Eddie Bauer gift card and Sporting KC Tickets?! It’s true! Just visit the ‘Events’ tab on our website and click the Father’s Day event to enter for your chance to win this awesome haul for your favorite guy!
Summer Shoe Trends
Summer is here and so are some serious footwear moments we want to share with you! Trends are happening across the spectrum from sneakers to stilettos and this year, they’re easier than ever to get into. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Great news for you high-heel haters: the biggest trend we are seeing this summer revolves around athletic shoes! Journeys knows where it’s at with this trend and we grabbed the following sneakers there to highlight the biggest looks …
First up, look for the “futuristic sneaker” everywhere this summer. This features a sock-style body, reflective colors, sleek designs, and minimal laces or closures. We got these Pumas at Journeys and would love to pair them with a sleek jogger pant and racerback tank with strappy details.
Next up is the bold color in your retro-inspired sneaker. These New Balance 998s feature a classic body style with suede construction in a sweet berry color. We’d pair these Journey jewels with a fun midi dress in a floral print to really make that purple pop!
Also hot this summer is cool pastels. These baby blue Adidas sneakers are from Journeys too and feature a feminine coral logo on the tongue and would look great with a cropped straight leg light-wash distressed denim pant and a breezy linen button down.
Onto the opposite end of the spectrum are the highest of heels, which are sticking around another season to show off your pedicure! We picked these up at Off Broadway Shoes and are loving the variety we saw there. We are focusing on three of our favorite trends for this season …
Plastic. Yes, plastic! These Bebe stilettos feature shiny clear plastic straps and an ultra high heel. Save these saucy numbers for a night out and pair them with a short dress to make your legs look a mile long.
Ruffles. The feminine flair of a blush colored suede ruffle-toe stiletto will always be romantic to us. Dress these Mark Fishers up with a day dress for your best friend’s wedding or dress them down with a distressed boyfriend jean for a flirty, laid back look at brunch or dinner.
Florals. You can’t go wrong with florals this season. We love the cheery print on these Michael Shannon stilettos, and the dainty ankle strap is positively dreamy. Make these your statement shoe with a little black dress or dress them down like the ruffled heels for a cool juxtaposition of vibes on a night out on the town.
We can’t do vacations and pool parties without flats, so here are our favorite trends in the middle of the shoe spectrum for you …
Birkenstock is enjoying its full-fledged comeback, but we wanted to find a more original style so we opted for these earthy, laid back slides from Dolce Vita at Off Broadway Shoes. The hemp wrapped midsole and the contrast stitching make these the perfect casual slide for all your summer looks – from a sun dress to shorts.
Also giving us lowkey hippie vibes we love are these Michael Shannon sandals featuring the popular toe-ring style and a minimalist black leather band. These boho sandals are made for tourist jaunts and chill picnic scenes with any shorts and tank tops you pair them with!
Step up your flats game this summer with an embellished mule. These Zigi Soho mules feature a plush velvet outer, studded with chunky pearls and crystals. We loved this pair because they could be a great transitional shoe between the seasons and could also work for business or party style outfits!
Add a little summer flair to your closed-toed look with these Restricted d’orsay flats, featuring a distressed linen upper and a super fun fruit print. We’d love to see these cheeky pineapples with an otherwise business-casual outfit or with a tailored pair of high waisted shorts.
Last but certainly not least is one of the biggest shoe trends of the year – kitten heels! We are loving kittens because they add a nice lifted, dressed up look to any outfit, but are functional and have a chic shape.
We took the kitten heel and added a fresh pop of color to these open toed sandals. They feature a cute tie detail around the ankle for added fun. We’d pair these with culottes and a chambray shirt for an airy, preppy look.
Since it’s wedding season we also wanted to include a dressy option and went straight for Vince Camuto kitten heels at Off Broadway Shoes. These slingback suede mini-pumps feature a super sleek and vintage design with a deep vee at the vamp to elongate your leg and add some drama to your look. Pair these with any LBD for weddings or with a tailored cropped pant and high-low button down blouse for a retro vibe.
Passport to Style coming June 7
Join Legends Outlets and local style influencers for a night of shopping, savings, sips and snacks! Check in starts at 4pm in the Center Courtyard near Sunglass Hut (1843 Village West Parkway, Suite C-103), where you’ll receive a style passport featuring special, one-night only discounts to the following stores: Beauty Brands, J.Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, H&M, Nike Factory, Francesca’s and Maurices.
Enjoy complimentary sips and snacks provided by Yard House, Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and The Dapper Doughnut in between stops as you meet the influencers and get one-on-one fashion & beauty advice. Plus, enjoy live, strolling entertainment featuring Miguel from the band Run With It, and enter to win giveaways throughout the night, including VIP goody bags stocked with prizes for 50 lucky shoppers!
Tickets are just $10, available for purchase online here.
Influencers for the event will include:
Shelby Ditch, Shelby Ditch Blog
Sheina Fernandes, Sheina Fernandes Blog
Pam Carper, Sideofglam
Mika Jade, Layers and Lipstick
Abby Wood, ABBYWOODWEAR
Annie Austen, The Austen Adventures
Sarah Jean Hagler, Professional Stylist
HomeGoods is Opening May 20
HomeGoods is joining Kansas City’s signature outlet center as the only dedicated home décor and furnishings store with plans to open Sunday, May 20. The grand opening will begin with a ribbon cutting by the store’s first customer at 7:45 a.m. and will officially open at 8 a.m. The first 100 customers in the store will receive a HomeGoods reusable shopping bag.
The leading retailer 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 open its 20,097-square-foot location at 1817 Village West Parkway Suite 102, behind F21 RED and near T.J. Maxx. For more information, please visit www.homegoods.com.
Journeys is Opening May 11
Global footwear retailer Journeys is opening a 2,300-square-foot location at Legends Outlets on May 11. Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene offering footwear and accessories that evolve and change with the demands of the market. It carries a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens who seek the hottest, newest styles, including Vans, Converse, TOMS, Sperry, UGG, adidas, Fila, New Balance and Timberland. The new Journeys location will also carry specialty items like novelty t-shirts, backpacks, hats, socks and shoe laces.
Journeys will open this May at 1843 Village West Parkway Suite C-121. For more information, please visit www.journeys.com.
Legendary Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is right around the corner but if you’re in a panic about what to get the women in your life who have done so much for you, never fear. Our stylist Sarah Hagler made a quick stop at Legends Outlets and came away with tons of great ideas for the last-minute shopper.
Take advantage of the warm weather and go score yourself some affordable and thoughtful gifts for the ladies you love! Here’s how … For starters, whose mom doesn’t love a Coach handbag? Our favorite one this season is a structured pink shoulder bag we found at the Coach Outlet. We tied a cute mauve silk handkerchief on the strap for some added flair and bonus style.
One of our favorite stops at Legends Outlets when it comes to gift-giving is always Francesca’s Outlet. From totally of-the-moment fashion pieces like this gauzy navy and white striped wrap and bright tassel necklace, to seasonally on-point handbags like this straw clutch with bold stripes, we are never disappointed when we look for high-style accessories there. Francesca’s also carries a wide variety of giftable health and beauty supplies like these Rose bath salt cubes.
If you are looking to pamper mom this year, look no further than Beauty Brands, where we found salon brand gift sets like AG hair products and Clarins skin care. We also love the versatility of a gift card for spa services like manicures, pedicures, facials, and hair styling.
Another classic idea came to us at the Bath & Body Works Outlet where we scored a peachy collection of fragrances that looks just as good as it smells! We are loving Bath & Body Works’ line of “Pretty as a Peach” fragranced body splash, body wash, shea butter body cream, and candles for this time of year. We threw on a glam golden pineapple candle topper to complete the collection’s fresh and fruity theme.
One stop at The Cosmetics Company Outlet loaded us up on so many moms’ favorite beauty standard: Clinique! You can’t go wrong with this good-for-your-skin brand when you give her a fun sun protection travel kit in a cheery yellow bag like we found. Of course they also carry a variety of Clinique’s famous staple products you can shop for individually too, as well as bright canvas totes and other fun cosmetics accessories.
For the fashionable mom, we grabbed a gorgeous pair of Tory Burch sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut Outlet. We love this pair because it features a very trendy oversized modified cat eye shape and a cool blue tinted tortoise shell frame that you have to see to believe. The quality and cool factor would make these a noteworthy gift for any mom this year.
Another stop we have to make every time we are shopping for gifts is is the Books-A-Million Outlet, where we picked out a new release cookbook by singer Martina McBride, along with a fun graphic meal tracker notepad. With endless books and tons of beautiful notepads and journals, BAM can hook you up with a thoughtful, useful gift for Mom this Mother’s Day. As a fun add-on, we grabbed some floral painted stemless wine glasses from T.J. Maxx to accompany her healthful gift!
If you’re on the market for something sentimental for Mom, do not miss the Helzberg Diamonds Outlet’s touching collection of keepsake jewelry. Our favorite is this diamond mother and baby pendant in sterling silver and 14 karat rose gold.
Last but not least, for the chicest mom, we got so many great ideas at the new Kate Spade Outlet. It was hard to pick, but our favorites included a cheery leather wallet in a fresh poppy red with tons of storage inside, the ultimate springy crossbody bag in a floral printed leather, and everyone’s go-to bag style this year – the leather mini backpack in mauve.
If you’re like us and having a hard time deciding between all the great ideas, you can always grab a gift card at any of your favorite Legends Outlet stores, including the movie theater and restaurants OR just get a Legends Outlets gift card and let Mom choose how to spend on her day!
The Dapper Doughnut is Opening this May
Gourmet doughnut retailer The Dapper Doughnut is opening its first-area location at Legends Outlets this May. The new-to-market concept specializes in cake-style miniature doughnuts made hot and fresh throughout the day. Guests can watch as the doughnuts are made right in front of them, custom designed and then decorated with the toppings, sugars and sauces of their choice. In addition to doughnuts, the menu offers signature coffee blends, a variety of teas and one-of-a-kind doughnut-flavored milkshakes.
The Dapper Doughnut will occupy a 507-square-foot retail space at 1811 Village West Parkway Suite O-123. For more information, please visit www.thedapperdoughnut.com.
Sweet Charlie’s is Coming Soon
Previously announced as Freezing Rolls, Sweet Charlie’s is opening a 2,995-square-foot location at Legends Outlets later this year. Inspired by Thailand’s popular rolled ice cream technique, Sweet Charlie’s will serve made-to-order ice cream and frozen yogurt using a cold, metal surface below 20 degrees. This process eliminates the need to add stabilizers, emulsifiers and preservatives, ensuring the freshest, healthiest and most delicious end product available. Sweet Charlie’s is slated to open later this year at 1843 Village West Parkway Suite M-107. For more information, please visit www.sweetcharlies.com.
Kate Spade opens March 9 and you could win more than $2,500 in Merchandise
Kate Spade arrives at Legends Outlets on March 9 with the grand opening of its first and only area 3,500-square-foot outlet store at 1847 Village West Parkway, Suite K-127.
The new Kate Spade store features a wide variety of apparel and accessories that highlight the designer’s signature style. From handbags and clothing, to jewelry and home accessories, the outlet concept offers high quality, designer merchandise for women at affordable prices.
9-Day Kate Spade Instagram Giveaway
To celebrate the new outlet store, Legends Outlets is hosting a 9-Day Kate Spade Giveaway providing Instagram followers the opportunity to win more than $2,500 in prizes during the first nine days that Kate Spade is open.
Beginning March 9, Instagram users who follow Legends Outlets can enter to win different daily Kate Spade prizes including handbags, wallets, accessories, and more, with a minimum daily prize value of $275.
Each daily contest will start at 12 p.m. CST and end 24 hours later, at noon the following day. The contest will run through March 17. For more information, follow Legends Outlets on Instagram at @LegendsOutlets.
*Exclusions apply, see store for details.
Sportibles is Open
Sportibles, a locally owned sports store, is now open at 1803 Village West Parkway, Suite M-137, next to Five Guys. The 2,895-square-foot store offers licensed professional and college sports apparel, sports memorabilia and collectibles.
What to Wear: Spring Transitional Fashion
It may still be a little chilly but we are feeling the vibes of the upcoming iconic transitional season in the air. Thanks to finicky midwest late winters and early springs, the secret to having a stylish look for the season is LAYERS. We grabbed a few fresh new pieces to help you spring forward in style!
SOFT AND CHIC
Astrid is showing off so many new looks for the year, taking cues from runway shows with her trench, flowing skirt and variety of pastels. We built her look on a beautiful midi length pleated skirt from Ann Taylor Factory, which features a sophisticated ribbon waist and vertical stripes in the season’s favorite colors: soft coral, steely blue, cream, navy and earthy chartreuse. Following up on a recent trend, we mixed her pinks with a super soft, lightweight, boat neck pink sweater from H&M and a Banana Republic Factory Classic Trench in pink. An open-toed perforated high-heeled shootie with lace detailing on the shaft serves as the perfect transitional shoe for the season – providing structure plus a peep-toe to show off your early spring pedicure. We topped off Astrid’s look by piling on shiny accessories from franscesca’s Outlet including a sparkly cocktail necklace with pink, white and blue stones and a light blue crystal beaded lariat necklace with trendy gold fringe. Oversized rose quartz stud earrings complete the look.
Sammy is freshening up a classic look with this season’s staples. We started with a basic skinny jean from Gap Factory and topped it with a crisp oxford featuring a springy sea green stripe from H&M. Spring is a great time to use your blazer as a jacket, so we did just that with the iconic Schoolboy Blazer from J.Crew Factory. With brass button detailing and timeless navy cotton construction, this will be a jacket you wear all year long! To incorporate the season’s obsession with florals, we found a beautiful, gauzy watercolor inspired scarf from H&M. This not only adds style to a basic look, but also doubles as some warmth for chilly spring mornings. (Bonus tip: scarves and accessories are an easy, affordable way to add trendy accents to your existing wardrobe. Here, we incorporated a big upcoming trend, yellow, with florals in one inexpensive piece!) We rounded out Sammy’s preppy look with a stoney blue tassel loafer from J. Crew Factory – an excellent source for all the coolest menswear inspired footwear for ladies this season, including d’orsay flats, penny-loafer inspired mules, and multiple color options in the tassel loafer. A pair of cool colored tortoise shell shades in a modern round shape with mirrored lenses means she’s ready for the sun to shine!
Our advice: Take advantage of the warmer days and pick up a few signature spring items to freshen up your wardrobe at Legends Outlets! By adding a few key pieces to your wardrobe, you can welcome the warm weather with open arms!
Kate Spade plans spring opening at Legends Outlets
The new year is bringing an exciting new lineup of designer outlet stores to Legends Outlets Kansas City, starting with Kate Spade. Known for its color, charm and playful sophistication, the global brand will open Kansas City’s first and only-area Kate Spade outlet location at Legends Outlets this spring.
The new, 3,500-square-foot Kate Spade store will offer a wide variety of designer apparel and accessories for women at affordable prices. From handbags and clothing, to jewelry and home accessories, store merchandise will highlight Kate Spade’s signature style featuring crisp colors, classic shapes and modern graphic elements.
Kate Spade is slated to open mid-March at 1847 Village West Parkway Suite K-127. For more information about Kate Spade, please visit www.katespade.com.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.