The Top Shopping Malls, Centers & Districts in Metro Denver

Whether you go north, east, south or west in the Denver Metro Area, you'll come to an excellent place to shop. There are traditional indoor malls, including Park Meadows and Cherry Creek Shopping Center, outdoor lifestyle centers such as The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, and compact shopping districts with distinctive urban appeal including Larimer SquareCherry Creek North and Denver Pavilions. Some offer the best of high-end fashions and luxury goods, others are all about deals and discounts for shoppers on a budget or those who simply love a bargain. They all have their own ambiance and individual highlights but none are about shopping alone. These centers offer a range of restaurants, from grab-and-go to sit-down dining and brewpubs. At some, shopping comes with immersion into the city's history and its eclectic and colorful neighborhoods. Need a full-service spa, a theater or an old-fashioned shoeshine? You can find those, too. And if you don't have your own stroller or wheelchair, there are centers that will provide them. Whatever you want, we think there's a Denver shopping center that has it. Here are our picks for Denver's best malls, shopping centers and districts–so shop on!

Downtown's Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall has 40-plus shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Lucky Strike bowling and a United Artists theater updated with luxury lounge chairs in all 15 auditoriums. H&M at the...  Read More

Although it has more than 150 retailers, restaurants and offices, Southlands is dedicated to the spirit of a traditional American Main Street. Its four-block Main Street area is the heart of this outdoor shopping and lifestyle center in the...  Read More

Belmar is home to 21 restaurants (19 with outdoor patios) and 67 retailers. Among the options are popular stores, spas and salons, galleries, studios, a theater and Lucky Strike lanes. Stores range from national brands such as White House |...  Read More

Flatiron Crossing is the indoor mall component of Broomfield's expansive shopping, dining, entertainment and business district along the Boulder Turnpike. Anchor stores are Macy's, Nordstrom, Dillard's and Dick's Sporting Goods. In addition to...  Read More

Larimer Square is a compact district that has long attracted in-the-know shoppers. It's one of the city's most historic neighborhoods, with gas-lit lamps still lining the cobblestone streets. Shoppers here will find exclusive labels for women...  Read More

Just seven miles west of downtown Denver, Colorado Mills is THE place for outlet and value-retail shopping. Among the more than 200 outlet and value stores are Off 5th and Neiman Marcus Last Call, and factory stores from Banana Republic, Brooks...  Read More

Some of the decidedly haute stores are no longer located here, making Cherry Creek Shopping Center a bit more egalitarian than it once was. H&M, PacSun and Forever 21 have joined upscale retailers such as Tiffany & Co., David Yurman,...  Read More

The Shops at Northfield Stapleton is an open-air "town center" located in Denver's thriving Stapleton redevelopment area on the east side of the city. It's next door to Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Rapids and an impressive...  Read More

Just a short drive–or pleasant bike ride along the Cherry Creek Bike Path–from downtown, Cherry Creek North is an outdoor shopping, dining, entertainment and arts district with upscale living and offices added to the mix. It runs from First...  Read More


The folks at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, five miles south of Denver, are justifiably proud of the center's appealing Western-style architecture and a $1million collection of commissioned art by Colorado artists. They it a "retail resort" and the...  Read More


Meet Christine Loomis

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