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Kansas City's Best Shopping: From Fabulous Fashion to Must-Have Home Decor

Locating the best shops in a city you've never visited before can be a daunting task, but 10Best offers plenty of great options. Purchase fresh produce and authentic Italian sausage in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's oldest commercial neighborhood or find beautiful fashion at deep discounts inside Kansas City, Kansas's Legends Outlets. You can support the local creative community while shopping in the Crossroads Arts District or purchase handcrafted chocolate and sports gear in the gorgeous Spanish village known as the Country Club Plaza. Whether you prefer suburban shopping near the airport or checking out one-of-a-kind retailers in a cozy neighborhood with tree-lined streets and wide sidewalks, it's all here. Looking for dozens of name-brand stores under one roof, or fun yet educational toys for your kids? We've got it. Buy tasty treats for your four-legged friend or a beautiful necklace for your special someone too. And when you've had your fill of shopping, Kansas City's diverse retail districts are also great places to eat, drink and play. Enjoy!



Legends Outlets Kansas City
Photo courtesy of Legends Outlets Kansas City


The area's only designer outlet center features dozens of name-brand stores and local favorites, offering quality merchandise at discounted prices. Find current fashions at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, J. Crew | Crewcuts, or F21 Red (Forever 21),...  Read More

Park Place
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Upscale housing and hotel rooms, and new office space, intermingle with distinctive retail shops. You'll find handcrafted accessories from throughout the world at TallulahBelle's, and designer brands inside Alysa Rene Boutique. There's plenty...  Read More

Crossroads Arts District


This fun and funky district is full of creative people whose work fills neighborhood galleries and studios with everything from handcrafted ceramics to enormous oil paintings and meticulously crafted jewelry. At Christopher Elbow Artisanal...  Read More

Overland Park
Oak Park Mall
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The Kansas City area's largest indoor shopping mall, and the largest mall in Kansas, covers more than 1.5 million square feet, and there's a more modern, streamlined appearance since extensive renovations took place five years ago. Four...  Read More

City Market
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Though probably best known for the region's largest farmer's market, that's only a small part of what this popular Kansas City, Missouri destination offers. It's located in the historic River Market area neighborhood, which has been an active...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Southtown, Waldo, Brookside


Canine fur-babies love treats from Brookside Barkery and Bath while women of all ages appreciate eclectic fashions and jewelry available from Shopgirls, amid this quaint and cozy neighborhood. Full of leafy trees, broad sidewalks and...  Read More



Sample more than 40 flavors of fudge crafted in copper kettles, at Chip's Chocolate Factory, purchase brightly colored art supplies from Crayola ® Kansas City or find the latest kitchen gadgets inside home-grown Function Junction, at this...  Read More

Town Center Plaza & Town Center Crossing
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Located only minutes from Interstate 435, this Kansas shopping center offers loads of parking with convenient access to dozens of shops and restaurants. The latest fashion abounds at White House | Black Market or American Eagle Outfitters, while...  Read More

North Kansas City
Zona Rosa
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Located near Kansas City International Airport, visitors and locals are equally drawn to this Northland shopping area, which also features offices and residences. Zona Rosa hosts brand names such as Chico's, or Marshall's Home Goods, and great...  Read More

Country Club Plaza
Photo courtesy of Highwoods Properties


One of the nation's earliest outdoor shopping districts, this 1-million-square-foot dining and retail neighborhood is full of Spanish architecture and red tile roofs. In addition to the beloved and recently renovated J.C. Nichols Memorial...  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