As the saying goes, everything really is bigger in Texas, and it’s no different when it comes to shopping centers, especially Katy Mills Mall. The complex itself is 1.3 million square feet and offers more than 200 of the best known brand names for outlet mall shopping choices. Just a 25 minute drive from downtown Houston on Interstate 10, Katy Mills Mall has been servicing satisfied customers for more than a decade now.
The factory outlet center first opened its doors to customers in 1999. Although it was a development of The Mills Corporation, it is one of many now owned by the famous Simon Property Group. There are plenty of stores to shop among, restaurants to dine in and even a theater to catch the latest movies. The regular mall hours of operation for retail outlets are from 10 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am until 6 pm on Sunday. Hours many vary based on holidays, individual stores, restaurants and the cinema.
What’s in Store for You?
Of course when it comes down to it, what most people want to know is what types of brands you can find at certain malls. When it comes to Katy Mills Mall, among the 200 plus retail stores you will find names including:
- Banana Republic Factory Store
- Charlotte Russe Outlet
- Juicy Couture Clearance Outlet
- Rue 21
- Plus many of the same brands available for men’s fashions
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Calvin Klein
- Ecko Outlet
- Old Navy Outlet
- Perry Ellis Outlet
- Wilsons Leather Outlet
- As well as a variety of others
Children’s & Infant Fashion
- Carter’s for Kids
- Janie and Jack
- Osh Kosh B’gosh Outlet
- And a variety of other well known children’s clothiers
- Lids for Less
- Pacific Sunwear Outlet
- In addition to many of the name brand clothing stores
Health, Bath & Beauty
- Bath & Body Works Outlet
- Vitamin World
Home Décor and Home Furnishings
- American Contemporary Furniture
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Corning Corelle Revere Factory Outlet
Shoes & Footwear
- Famous Footwear
- Foot Locker
- Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse
- Skechers USA
- And many other brands
Not only that but Katy Mills Mall also offers a wide variety of other types of shops to select from categories including:
- Arts & Crafts
- Cards, Books, Gifts & Stationery
- Electronics & Technology
- Jewelry & Watches
- Photography & Printing
The Other Details
You won’t go hungry while shopping the outlet stores, and you can either grab a snack at Burger King, have a sit down meal at the Rainforest Café or finish up with dessert at Marble Slab Creamery or Wetzel’s Pretzels. You may even want to take advantage of some of the specialty services such as the Bamboo Massage or a haircut from MasterCuts. You can easily spend an entire day here and have access to anything you may need.
The mall provides the following guest services as well:
- Baby Changing Station
- Children’s Play Area
- iPhone & Android App
- Lost & Found
- Simon Giftcard
- Simon Kidgits Club
- Akoo Pavilion (Interactive TV)
Katy Mills Mall also offers plenty of events for its guests. Check their website for upcoming events listed before visiting the factory stores. In addition to upcoming holiday events or mall-wide scheduled activities, you can also find plenty of great deals per brand name store as well. Check the website so you can print off coupons if necessary.
Not from around Here?
If you are not from around the Houston area, you can still plan a visit to Katy Mills Mall during your visit to this amazing city. Plenty of visitors from all over the world make their way to Houston and visit the factory stores while in the area. There are plenty of ways to get transportation to and from the outlet stores from your hotel.
However if you are looking for lodging accommodations directly in the area of Katy Mills, you can try any of these four hotels that are located nearby:
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Residence Inn
- Best Western Katy Inns & Suites
You can even sign up to join in one of the daily shopping tours for the area for a minimal fee. These shopping tours include transportation and are often the easiest way to get in a day of shopping without the hassle of worrying about getting your purchases back to your lodging. Make Katy Mills Mall part of your Houston visit.