You can never have too many great stores in town—and that goes double when it’s great outlet stores. Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield, which opened just last year, has added four new ones—and three others are in the works.

“Right in time for the fall shopping season, we have Coach, Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Justice & Brothers,” says general manager Colleen O’Neill. Justice & Brothers, for kids and teens, is the chain’s only store in the area with a separate boys’ shop inside, she adds. “A 22,000-square-foot H&M store will open next spring or earlier, and Sunglass Hut, Pro Image Sports, and the region’s first Hartstrings Kids Apparel Center are coming by the end of the year.”

These family-focused retailers reflect the mall’s branding. “We offer convenient solutions for shoppers at every stage of their lives,” O’Neill says. “Recent college grads can shop at H&M and Kasper, or, for guys, Brooks Brothers and Polo, and put together sharp job-interview looks. Teens love the on-trend styles at Justice & Brothers, and little ones will be photo-ready in designer brands from Hartstrings. And, whether you’re setting up your first apartment or adorning your home, you’ll find the perfect accent at our 17,000-square-foot Restoration Hardware store.”

Taubman sets itself apart from competitors by being a community-centered experience, with amenities, events and live entertainment for customers, O’Neill notes. In addition to more than 310,000 square feet of retail space, the 49-acre, open-air center has St. Louis-themed kiddie rides, fountains, and access to the nearby Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail. The village-style property is pedestrian- and dog-friendly, with plentiful parking, bike racks, skylit pavilions to protect shoppers from the elements, and comfort and watering stations throughout.

But Taubman has always been more than just a place to shop and play, O’Neill adds. “We strongly believe in building and maintaining solid relationships with our neighbors,” she says. “During the last year, we hosted and supported events for Gateway Area Multiple Sclerosis Society and SSM Cardinal Glennon  Children’s Medical Center. We provide a series of free outreach activities, including Summer Fun weekends for kids, Halloween events, and holiday tree-lighting celebrations. And we’re known for our unique discount program for military personnel, AAA members and customers who live outside a 50-mile radius.”

Michigan-based Taubman leases, manages or develops more than 20 regional shopping centers across the country, and the company continues to grow. “We’re opening in Sarasota in October and in San Juan next year,” O’Neill says. “We’re under construction in Hawaii, and we’re developing two properties in Asia. And as we grow, we continue to invest in our host communities.” The Chesterfield location has created hundreds of jobs for area residents, with more to come, she adds.

O’Neill acknowleges that there are other malls in the area, but says Taubman doesn’t worry about competition. “We’re unique in so many ways. Leasing efforts remain strong, and we’re bringing in high-quality retailers with superior brand recognition. Our many repeat customers are a sure sign we’re doing it right.”

Photo by Tim Parker Photography

[Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield, loc ated at 17017 N. Outer 40 Road, recently added four new stores, with three more scheduled to open soon. For more information, call 636.536.3014 or visit]