Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Kansas City's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Country Club Plaza or Downtown. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.

Country Club Plaza
Photo courtesy of Lisa Waterman Gray

Country Club Plaza is the heart and soul of Kansas City. Boasting Victoria's Secret, Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn, and lots of designer shops, the pedestrian-friendly area along the banks of Brush Creek is a true shopper's haven. At night,...  Read More

Town Center Plaza
Photo courtesy of GLIMCHER

One of the area's more attractive shopping destinations, Town Center offers a European-style setting, complete with red brick facades and open-air walkways. Several popular retailers operate stores here, making the place extremely popular with...  Read More

North Kansas City
Zona Rosa
Photo courtesy of Zona Rosa

Designed to evoke the look and feel of a community-within-a-community, Zona Rosa mixes retail shops, restaurants, offices, and even residential space. Carefully avoiding a cookie-cutter layout, the center features architecturally unique...  Read More

Independence Center

This three-story shopping mall serves Independence admirably, thanks to 130-plus retail shops, a food court, and a children's play area featuring a double-decker carousel. Shops like Abercrombie & Fitch, Chico's, Sears, Macy's, American...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Southtown, Waldo, Brookside

Charming and eclectic, this neighborhood began to come into its own as a specialty shopping district as early as the 1920s. These days, independently-owned retail shops and restaurants pepper the area, some retaining their original storefronts....  Read More

Crossroads Arts District

A textbook example of successful urban revitalization, Crossroads is celebrated for its winning blend of galleries, shops, cafes, and restaurants, all tucked comfortably into one-time industrial spaces and warehouses. Art lovers and those...  Read More


Crown Center wears many hats, functioning as exclusive shopping center, residential community, concert and festival venue, lodging, and office complex. Home to the Hallmark greeting card company, Crown Center houses more than 50 specialty shops...  Read More

City Market
Photo courtesy of City Market

One of Kansas City's oldest institutions, City Market dates from the late 1850s, when farmers from all around would gather to sell produce and livestock, pick up supplies for the trip west, or just socialize. Today, the market is one of...  Read More

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

Located southwest of Kansas City, this shopping center has been around for more than a quarter of a decade and continually reinvents itself to meet modern needs. The mall's most recent incarnation unites aesthetics and utility, featuring ample...  Read More

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