Best Shopping in Kansas City: From Farmers Markets to Designer Duds

Locating the best shops in a city you've never visited can be a daunting task, but 10Best has done the legwork for you.  From high-end fashion to bargain finds, we've got you covered.  Any and all preferences can be satisfied while perusing any of the locales included in this list of ten places that offer the best shopping in Kansas City.

Legends Outlets Kansas City
Photo courtesy of Legends Outlets Kansas City

The area's only designer outlet center has drawn an impressive array of name-brand stores offering quality merchandise at discounted prices, with a mix of national restaurants such as Applebee's, Cheeseburger in Paradise and Hooters as well as...  Read More

Park Place
Photo courtesy of Park Place

Home to the county's only outdoor winter ice skating rink becomes a lively summer concert venue, Park Place is also where New York restaurateur Aarón Sánchez, opened his first restaurant outside of the Big Apple, serving Latin cuisine to...  Read More

Oak Park Mall
Photo courtesy of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

Covering more than 1.5 million square feet, this is the largest indoor mall in the Kansas City area and the largest mall operating in the state of Kansas. There's a massive food court and dozens of shops spread across two floors. Extensive...  Read More


Nestled amid one of Kansas City, Missouri's favorite residential neighborhoods the Brookside Shopping District is full of leafy trees, broad sidewalks and independently owned businesses. Visitors can explore other cultures at the World's Window,...  Read More

Crossroads Arts District

Fun, funky and full of creative people, the Crossroads Arts District has become highly popular for exposure to local artists, galleries and studios during monthly First Fridays events. The neighborhood features dozens of opportunities to...  Read More

Town Center Plaza
Photo courtesy of GLIMCHER

Park near the front doors in this long-established Kansas shopping center and enjoy dozens of stores and restaurants spread across sprawling acreage only minutes from I-435. Within the equivalent of several blocks visitors will find the best...  Read More

Crown Center
Photo courtesy of Crown Center

Hallmark Cards' signature shopping center has something for everyone. With more than 60 shops and restaurants spread across three floors and a light-filled three-story atrium near the primary entrance, this urban retail oasis has operated for...  Read More

City Market
Photo courtesy of City Market

The region's largest farmer's market operates in Kansas City, Missouri's historic River Market area – an active commercial district since 1857. More than half a million people visit the Market annually to purchase fresh produce and herbs,...  Read More

Zona Rosa
Photo courtesy of Zona Rosa

This favorite shopping and dining destination operates only minutes away from Interstate 29 and Kansas City International Airport. Zona Rosa has it all, from brand name retail and great restaurants to offices and residences. Designed with a nod...  Read More

Country Club Plaza
Photo courtesy of Highwoods Properties

With nearly 1 million square feet of dining and retail space, this was one of the nation's earliest outdoor shopping districts. Replete with Spanish architecture, bright mosaic tiles and multiple fountains including the much photographed J.C....  Read More


Meet Lisa Waterman Gray

Lisa Waterman Gray moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago and has written professionally for 20+ years. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, she's excited about the...  More About Lisa

comments powered by Disqus

Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.

Login ×

Forgot login/password?
Don't have an account? Create Your Account!

Enter your username or email in the box below and click
"Remind Me".

Remind Me ×
Create Account ×
Create Account ×

Already have an account?

Add to List ×
Save ×

Go to Lists Close Window ×