The 2014 FIFA World Cup might begin on June 12--thousands of miles away in Brazil --but The Mills at Jersey Gardens is already kicking off the festivities in a big way. Located in Elizabeth, near Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey's largest outlet center boasts over 200 retailers under one roof.
It's no surprise, then, that in only a single place, there are so many exciting World Cup events planned and stores stocked up on official merchandise. At this "World Cup Headquarters," fans will discover exactly what they need to show love for their favorite team.
Make it personal, starting June 1, at the Nike Customization Lounge in Center Court. There, fans can choose a Team USA or Team Brazil jersey and have their name or their favorite player's name printed on it.
On June 21, also in Center Court, get in the spirit of the matches. Enjoy an interactive soccer display and beverage sampling by Pepsi, and enter to win fun giveaways.
Watch the World Cup games at Applebee's for some friendly international competition in a neighborhood-restaurant atmosphere--not to mention a menu full of tasty food and drinks.
Shops like Modell's Sporting Goods, adidas Outlet Store, The PUMA Store, Nike Factory Store and Finish Line provide a wide selection of head-to-toe merchandise, including 2014 World Cup team jerseys, soccer balls, t-shirts, hats and scarves.
Tommy Hilfiger offers polo shirts emblazoned with the crests of contending countries, such as USA, Brasil, Italia, España, Ireland, Germany, Portugal and England. Doc Popcorn's refillable World Cup snack tins are perfect for munching during the games.
Go for the goal at the sportier stores noted above, then score valuable, head-turning deals on lots of favorite brands. The Mills at Jersey Gardens is a stylish destination flaunting the premium labels that shoppers crave.
An array of fashion-forward stores includes Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Century 21, Neiman Marcus Last Call, A|X Armani Exchange Outlet, True Religion Brand Jeans, Coach Factory Store, Coach Men's, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic Factory Store, Vince Camuto and G by Guess.
Additionally, The Mills at Jersey Gardens presents family-friendly selections, like the Disney Store Outlet and The Lego Store, plus entertainment and leisure activities.