Listed as the fifth best place to do holiday shopping in America, Elizabeth is the largest Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) in the state of New Jersey. Offering special incentives for economic growth, a UEZ can mean great bonuses for businesses and consumers. In the case of Elizabeth, we have no sales tax on clothes and shoes—which makes it feel like everything is always on sale when you shop with us. Shopping in Elizabeth is a trip all in it’s own, which is why we offer exclusive Shop and Stay Packages.
New Jersey’s largest retail outlet mall is comprised of over 200 unique shops, including big names like Saks, Neiman Marcus, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall’s, Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein, and Bed Bath & Beyond. With such a massive selection of tax-free clothes and shoes, The Mills at Jersey Gardens cannot be ignored. To make the mall an adventure for the whole family, see what’s playing on the 20 screens at AMC Theaters, where you can even experience IMAX.
Not your ordinary IKEA outlet, our location is actually the home base for all IKEA stores around the world. You can shop for trendy home decor and stop by their restaurant for a taste of Swedish cuisine. With the expansive store located right next to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, you’re sure to work up an appetite browsing through the largest IKEA in the tri-state area.
The Market at Elizabeth Avenue is part of one of the oldest commercial districts in the city. This is our local shopping center, where you are sure to find things you couldn’t anywhere else. Local shops and eateries make “The Market” an essential part of the Elizabeth experience. You can also get a taste of what our culturally diverse communities bring to our palate at one of the many small, local groceries in the area.
On Tuesdays from July through November, the Union Square Market features “Jersey Fresh” produce for great prices on the freshest produce. Elizabeth is proud to be a melting pot of many cultures, and that means that many different kinds of produce and dining experiences are available. Our multicultural community represents a wide range of backgrounds from over 50 different countries and groups speaking 37 different languages.