Kansas City Shopping
Legends Outlets Kansas City is the city’s premier outdoor shopping and entertainment center and the only designer outlet center in the market. With a diverse and exciting tenant line-up satisfying every style, every age and every price range, Legends Outlets is a true shopping destination since nearly half of the stores and restaurants have their only location at Legends Outlets. While the shopping and dining are sure to please, Legends Outlets architecture will not go unnoticed. The 150-foot-tall Smokestack Tower is an icon of the center, designed with the theme of a historic warehouse district. Visitors are sure to enjoy a two-tiered fountain in the center courtyard with water that rises over 60-feet in the air. Designed by world-renowned WET Design of the Bellagio Fountain, the fountain is heated, allowing it to operate much of the year.
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. For a pleasant afternoon, stroll the streets and pop in to stores like Cosentino’s Market (gourmet groceries and wines) and Fiddly Fig Gifts & Flowers. Belle Napoli (an Italian market) and Pickelman’s Soup and Sandwiches are great choices for a relaxed lunch.
Phone: (816) 523.5553
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 looking for a unique gift will marvel at the 60+ studios and galleries. Take a break with a cup of coffee and a game of Ms. Pac-Man at The Coffee Girls cafe, or opt for more upscale eats at New American gem, 1924 Main Bistro.
E 18th St and Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
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 and a handful of restaurants and leisure facilities. Dining options include fine restaurants like the American Restaurant, Benton’s Steakhouse, and the Brasserie, as well as more casual, family-friendly places like Crayola Cafe, d’Bronx, and Fritz’s Railroad. During the winter months, Crown Center offers an indoor ice-skating rink, and the Kaleidoscope play area is a terrific place to challenge kids’ creativity. The Hyatt Regency and the Westin provide some 1400 hotel rooms for visitors to the area.
2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 274.8444
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 downtown’s hotspots, and vendors still sell everything from fresh gooseberries, nectarines, and cantaloupes to Southwestern pottery, flowers, and clothing. In addition, the market boasts a variety of dining options — Winslow’s BBQ, Succotash Bistro & Café, and Habashi House, to name but a few.
5th St at Main St., Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 842.1271
COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA
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, after boutiques close, the plaza hums with new energy as scores of locals and tourists head over, looking to take advantage of the many dining and nightlife options. Each year during the Yuletide season, thousands flock to the plaza for the simultaneous lighting of the 14-block area.
47th St and Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 753.0100
TOWN CENTER PLAZA
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 20-something shoppers. Representative venues include Barnes & Noble, Banana Republic, Gap, Williams-Sonoma, and Coldwater Creek. Dining options include Panera Bread, Coyote Grill, Dean & Deluca and Bristol Seafood Grill.
5000 W 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209-1525
Phone: (913) 498.1111
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 storefronts and plenty of green space. Shoppers can expect to find New York & Company, Ann Taylor LOFT, Hollister Co., Bath & Body Works, Express, and more. Plentiful dining options include Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Hereford House, and Mimi’s Café.
8640 N Dixson Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 587.8180
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 Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Dillard’s and Coldwater Creek appeal to the entire family. If you work up an appetite, stop at Applebee’s or the food court for a quick bite. Since undergoing a major renovation, the mall is a superb shopping destination.
Phone: (816) 795.8600
OAK PARK MALL
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 lighting, cozy common areas, and scattered greenery. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Nordstrom. In addition, Oak Park offers more than 185 specialty shops, a food court, and a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year.
11149 W 95th St., Overland Park, KS 66214
Phone: (913) 888.4400