Elizabeth is big on retail therapy. Our city is home to an outlet mall, a vibrant shopping district, and even a famous furniture store known for its Swedish meatballs. Oh, and did we mention that there’s no sales tax on New Jersey shopping? Get those wallets ready!
The most difficult part of a shopping spree at The Mills at Jersey Gardens shops is deciding where to start first. With more than 200 stores to choose from, like Coach and Michael Kors, The Mills is an outlet lover’s paradise. It’s a great place to visit any time of the year, especially if you want to escape the summer heat or winter snow. Before your trip, invest in comfy shoes and maybe an extra suitcase or two for all your purchases. If you need a break between all your shopping, the outlet mall also features an AMC Theater with IMAX with the latest blockbusters.
Right next door to the outlet mall is IKEA, which happens to be the largest one in the tri-state area. It’s not just a shopping destination, it’s a landmark, especially for those who love all things home decor. After successfully cleaning out all the aisles, make sure to enjoy a sit-down meal with the family at IKEA’s Swedish food market, which also happens to have a fantastic view of Newark’s airport.
If big-box stores and brand-name items aren’t your thing, head downtown to The Market at Elizabeth Ave. to find locally-made, handcrafted treasures at our generations-old shops, boutiques, and ethnic grocers. If you enjoy buying local produce, check out our seasonal neighborhood farmers market at Union Square Plaza on Elizabeth Avenue.
To make your shopping experience even easier, make sure to download our GoElizabethNJ mobile app, which offers helpful guides to all of our city’s fun attractions, including our local retail shops and outlet mall. Shopping is a special experience here in Elizabeth, which is why we also offer Shop and Stay packages so you can focus more on shopping than the planning of your itinerary. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Happy shopping from our family to yours!