Aurora Shopping & Retail Trade

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The Aurora area retail community bustles with non-stop commerce. You never have to leave town to fill your shopping needs. Whatever you’re looking for, from hardware to home improvement, books to bath towels, you’ll find it all here in Aurora. Centerpiece of the Aurora retail community is Westfield Fox Valley, a shopper’s paradise on Route 59 in the southeast part of the city. With more than 180 specialty stores, four national anchors and an abundant food court, Westfield is your one-stop-has-it-all shopping destination. Flanking the mall along the Route 59 commercial corridor, running from Aurora Avenue to the north and Ogden Avenue to the south, are dozens of other retailers — including computer centers, electronic mega-stores, home-decorating stores, outlet shops, national discount chains, and restaurants of every kind.

The newest shopping experience is Chicago Premium Outlets, which features an unparalleled collection of 120 designer and name brand outlets offering every day savings of 25 to 65 percent. Located off Farnsworth Road and the I-88 tollway, the outlet mall features stores such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Coach, Banana Republic, Nike, Gap Outlet and more.


Sure to become another of your favorite stops is West Plaza, located west of Randall Road on Galena Boulevard. The plaza houses 15 stores, a restaurant, and an internationally recognized discount merchandiser. Not satisfied yet? Then take a look at Northgate Center on Route 31. It features a variety of specialty shops, as well as a large department store and an office supply store.

Of course, near to the heart of our community is the renovated downtown district, with several family-owned shops, museum stores, and specialty and antiques emporiums. Overall, Aurora averages retail sales exceeding a billion dollars annually and growing.

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