Back to School Shopping in Lake County

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Your youngsters are probably dreading the hours of back to school shopping in Lake County. Well we can streamline this process because we all know it has to be done.

Back to school shopping in Lake County doesn’t have to be a chore, because the area has everything you need.

We focused on malls with a bunch of stores to choose from so you won’t have to travel around too much. However, there are stellar downtown areas that have what you need as well.

And although we’ve checked these coupons and offers, there is a chance that they can change, so be sure to double check that everything goes through okay!  And don’t be surprised when you find even MORE deals than listed here because there are so many great opportunities for savvy shoppers.

Continue here for a complete list of shopping malls, botiques & specialty, Mainstreets and antique shopping

Here are your top 8 places for back to school shopping in Lake County.

Gurnee Mills - Click to EnlargeGurnee Mills

To start, there is a contest going on by writing #TBTBTS #Contest on your social media handle paired with a picture of yourself sporting your best back to school shopping in Lake County look. You could win a $5,000 grand prize shopping experience. Here are the deals at Gurnee Mills.

There is over 200 retailers that is home to everyone’s favorite store.

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Hawthorn has over 140 stores for you to choose from in it’s Vernon Hills location. Let’s see what kind of Back to School in Lake County deals they are offering.

By the way, there is a Back to School Pep Rally on August 27 and Hawthorn Homecoming on August 28.

Deer Park Town CenterDeer Park Town Center - Click to Enlarge

This open air mall features over 70 shops in Deer Park.

For your kiddies garb and other supplies, you can shop at stores such as American Outfitters, Barnes & Noble, Gymboree, Claires, Pottery Barn Kids and more.

Deer Park will also be hosting a  School Supply drive until August 31 where if you spend more than $125 at Deer Park and donate a school supply, you can receive two free tickets to Century Theatres.


Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets - Click to EnlargePleasant Prairie Premium Outlets

The Pleasant Prairie, WI mall always has deals between 25-65 percent off. The outlet mall right over the border offeres 90 different stores for your shopping pleasure. Continue here and grab a free VIP coupon book.

Here are some of the deals they are offering for back to school shopping in Lake County.

Long Grove Historic VillageLong Grove Historic Village - Click to Enlarge

Nestled in historic homes and buildings that date back to the community’s roots in the 1800’s, Long Grove’s over 80 shops specialize in unique gifts, boutiques, antiques, clothing, exceptional art and home décor, and distinctive menus. Visitors can stroll the cobblestone walks that wind through the historic downtown and enjoy seasonal lush gardens and scenic views. And they can make it a quick trip or a day’s outing, shopping and indulging their tastes with a variety of food and bakery products, cafés, and fine eating establishments. Fun and festivals throughout the year including the famous Chocolate Fest, Apple Fest and a month of Holiday Festivities to name a few.

Norton’s USANorton's U.S.A. - Click to Enlarge

We sell only products made in the United States! We offer an eclectic mix of common household items from toys to tools, glassware to garden supplies, fashions to food, cleaning products to soaps and lotions and so much more. When you shop at Norton’s U.S.A, you help keep America working! Our brick and mortar general store opened in June of 2007. We would love for you to stop by if you are in the neighborhood, but if you can’t, our on-line store offers the same wonderful American made products we sell at the store.

Don’t miss out while you’re doing your back to school shopping in Lake County to peruse through the Barrington area store’s Sidewalk Sale.

MainStreet LibertyvilleMainStreet Libertyville - Click to Enlarge

Experience great shopping, dining and professional services in our picture-perfect downtown. Enjoy the turn-of-the-century buildings along Milwaukee Avenue or relax among the roses in Cook Park. Downtown Libertyville is a delightfully unique shopping and dining experience. With over 70 shops, boutiques, and restaurants, it’s why we say “spend an hour, spend a day!”

Antioch’s Historic Downtown

Charming Antioch includes eclectic shops and restaurants. Enjoy browsing and shopping throughout the Historic Downtown District. Discover unexpected treasures in quaint clothing boutiques, art galleries and antiques shops. Sample upscale eateries, charming pubs, downtown diners, and tempting chocolate shops.


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