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Top 10 Kansas City Shopping Malls & Districts

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Kansas City truly is a shopaholics paradise--even the first outdoor shopping mall started here! These top shopping areas showcase some of Kansas City's most fabulous stores. From quaint boutiques, awesome shops and department stores, to discount outlets and vintage retailers--you'll find it all are here in Kansas City.

1. The Country Club Plaza

The Country Club Plaza is Kansas City's legendary shopping, dining and entertaining district that has everything you need. From high fashion retailers including Anthropologie, St. John, BCBG, and Tiffany to Urban Outfitters, and Armani Exchange--all love to call the Plaza home. Don't miss local faves like Halls, N. Valentino and Hemline to find designer labels like no place else in the city. See why over 170 shops and restuarants make it KC's top place to shop.

2. Oak Park Mall

One of Kansas City's largest indoor shopping centers, Oak Park Mall offers 187 specialty stores and major department retailers including Dillard's and Nordstrom. The Oak Park Mall pretty much has everything under one roof-including Sephora, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Nine West, Rainforest Cafe and a host of other great stores.

3. Zona Rosa

The Zona Rosa--Kansas City's premier outdoor shopping, dining and nightlife district has something for everyone. Here you'll find Forever 21, Gap, Baby Gap and Gap Maternity, DSW and Ann Taylor Loft just to name a few. The newly opened 2nd phase is anchored with Dillard's, Chico's and Coldwater Creek. Zona Rosa also got a great array of restaurants and bars like O'doud's, Tomfooleries, Bravo Italian Cucina, and Abuelo's which are great for a post day-of-shopping feast.

4. One Nineteen, Leawood

One Nineteen happens to be Leawood's latest slice of shopping heaven. Located at the corner of 119th and Roe, One Nineteen is a shoppers delight housing KC's first Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie, a huge Apple store, and Standard Style/Baldwin Denim. Shoppers will also love the outdoor centers array of eating options which include NoRTH (Italian) Fo Thai, and Glace. One Nineteen is also home to Trader Joe's.

5. Legends Outlets

Legends Outlets is Kansas City's premiere discount shopping, dining and entertainment district located in Wyandotte County it is adjacent from the Kansas Speedway. It features discount retailers like Gap and Banana Republic Outlet, Ann Taylor Factory Store, White House | Black Market Outlet, and much more.

6. Town Center Plaza

Town Center Plaza, located at 119th and Roe in Leawood, Kansas offers shoppers an upscale shopping experience with over 90 stores at this of outdoor shopping mecca. With places like Dean and Deluca, Jessica McClintock, Pottery Barn, Madewell, Williams-Sonoma, Harry & David and J. Crew --it's no wonder TCP is one of KC's favorite places to shop.

7. Crown Center

Crown Center shops, located in downtown Kansas City, have long been Kansas City's favorite place to spend a day of shopping. Anchored by hometown luxury store, Halls--Crown Center has it all. From ice skating in the winter, eating at the Crayola Cafe or catching a matinee at the Coterie Theatre to shopping at one of it's many speciality stores, you can't go wrong by going to Crown Center.

8. Independence Center

Independence Center has gone through a huge transformation and remodel making it one of the biggest and best shopping malls in Kansas City. Anchored by Dillard's and the Jones Store--the Independence Center has shopping faves like Abercrombie and Fitch, Gap, Old Navy, Stride Rite, Chico's, the Disney Store and J. Jill. They've also got one of the biggest food courts and some great restaurants if you need to take a shopping breather.

9. Great Mall of the Great Plains

The Great Mall of the Great Plains-everyone has heard of it, but not that many have been. It's rumored to be an Outlet Mall-but that's only half true. You'll find Nautica, Eddie Bauer, Children's Place and Carter's Outlet stores, as well as a huge Burlington Coat Factory. There is a Bath and Body Works, f.y.e., and a Group USA formal wear store that makes it all worth heading to southern Olathe.

10. Brookside

Brookside is a metropolitan hub of beautiful homes, unique shops, trendy restaurants, located just south of the Country Club Plaza. If you need an extraordinary gift or specialty item--you won’t have to look far to find it in Brookside. Head to Stuff, World's Window or Latin American Imports which are all Kansas City faves. Hungry? You can't go wrong with the Roasterie Cafe, Carmen's or Bella Napoli if you need to grab a bite.
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