Shop Until You Drop at the Best Retail Therapy Destinations Around Dallas

If you’re in search of the ultimate shopping experience then you've come to the right place. Dallas has more malls and shopping districts per capita than any other U.S. city. In fact, shopping is a top hobby here. But the city’s shopping meccas go beyond retail, they also offer a wide array of dining and entertainment options. And the best example of this is NorthPark Center, a stunning 2,000,000 square-foot paradise filled with spectacular stores, fabulous eateries and a 16-screen AMC theater. No wonder it was named as one of the "7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World" by Shopping Centers Today.

Looking to snag some fashion bargains without having to trek to the outskirts of the city? Then you’re in luck. Across from NorthPark is The Shops at Park Lane, an outlet retail complex that’s home to Saks OFF 5th, Nordstrom Rack and Bloomindales. There’s restaurants and a boutique bowling alley located there too.

Head further north of the city to the suburb of Frisco where you’ll find Stonebriar Centre, offering a one-stop shopping experience for all your retail cravings. The place packs an impressive range of merchandise – covering everything from books to toys, fashion and kitchenware in its 180-plus stores.

And, we’d be remiss without mentioning America’s oldest shopping center, the Highland Park Village– a veritable hub for posh boutiques like Fendi, Chanel, Hermès and Dior.

Ready to go mall crawling? Then read on, these 10best spots are guaranteed to kick your shopping spree into high gear.



Two words: outlet shopping. Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Guess Factory, Coach Factory, Nike Factory Store and the Disney Outlet, you'll find it all and then some at this 1.6 million square-foot mall– situated around...  Read More

Allen Premium Outlets
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This Allen based outlet complex is a magnet to shoppers from across the country. The draw?  It's possibly the area's best place to score a raft of luxury labels and name brands for 25% to 65% off retail prices. There are over 100 stores,...  Read More

Legacy West
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Situated off the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121 in Plano is Legacy West, a recently opened 255-acre mixed-use development featuring retail, dining, residential, hotel and office spaces. There are only around 30 retailers, but the...  Read More

Stonebriar Centre
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Located north of Dallas in the suburb of Frisco, this 1,630,000 square-foot mega-mall is jammed with more than 180 stores and restaurants spread across three-levels. Nordstrom, Macy's, JC Penny, Dillard's and Sears are all here along with...  Read More

The Shops at Willow Bend
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With a multi-million-dollar makeover in process, that's adding new stores and restaurants along with a fitness club; a children's theatre; an office tower and a hotel– this Plano-based mall is raising the bar in terms of shopping experiences....  Read More

Northeast Dallas
The Shops at Park Lane
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Before you hit the stores at NorthPark Center, you may want to wander across the highway to this upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex– where Bloomingdale's The Outlet, Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth peddle...  Read More

West Village
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One of the city's first mixed-use urban developments, West Village is a vibrant, walkable enclave filled with eclectic boutiques, retail stores and crowd-pleasing restaurants set within a grid of streets off McKinney and Lemmon Avenue in Uptown....  Read More

Galleria Dallas
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Boasting more than 200 stores spread out over four levels, which includes a mix of trusty department stores (Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom), all the major brands you can think of (from Abercrombie & Fitch to J. Crew) as well as...  Read More

Highland Park Village
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Tucked in among the stately mansions in the Dallas suburb of Highland Park lies the iconic Highland Park Village, Dallas' chicest, and the country's oldest, open air shopping center. Opened in 1931, the Mediterranean Spanish-style complex is a...  Read More

NorthPark Center
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With over 2,000,000 square-feet of retail and dining, plus a museum quality art collection and a 16-screen AMC theater – it's no wonder that Dallas' crown jewel of shopping centers ranks among the top five shopping destinations in the country....  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene