Shopping

Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri – www.countryclubplaza.com

The perennial end-all, be-all of the Kansas City shopping scene is the Country Club Plaza, located in the blocks surrounding 48th Street and Nichols Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The Plaza is the oldest shopping center in the country and attracts 10 million tourists each year. Along with some of the country’s chic-est fashions and major labels, shoppers will find true Kansas City originals. More than 180 stores fill this 14-block area to make it a one-of-a-kind shopping destination.

Crown Center

About 50 specialty stores representing national chains as well as several local merchants on three carpeted levels can be found at Crown Center Shops. At the southern edge of Downtown near Grand Avenue and Pershing Road, Crown Center offers gourmet kitchen accessories, unique fashions, and full salon service, among other unique shopping opportunities. The Crown Center area also features two world-class hotels, first-rate dining, live theater and cinema.

Town Center Plaza
www.towncenterplaza.net

Located at 119th Street between Roe and Nall in Leawood, Kansas, Town Center Plaza is an open-air shopping center with architecturally inviting features like rose-colored bricks, wide covered walkways, trees, benches and lighting that lends it a cozy village feel. This lifestyle center boasts plenty of front door parking in a safe, friendly environment clearly in sync with today’s busy lifestyles.

Hawthorne Plaza

Across the street from Town Center Plaza in Overland Park, Kansas, is Hawthorne Plaza, long known as the most upscale center in all of Johnson County. Featuring a large number of local specialty stores, Hawthorne frequently boasts that when customers come in and ask to speak to the owner, chances are good that they already are. As such, the center has a friendly feel to complement its sophisticated profile.

Olathe Great Mall of the Great Plains

As Kansas’ Largest Outlet Mall with over 130 outlet, off-priced and specialty stores with savings up to 70% everyday. VIP Shopping Program for all out of town visitors. OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Nautica Outlet, Eddie Bauer Outlet and many more. Located on I-35 and exit 215 in Olathe, Kansas.

Brookside Neighborhood

Located just east of 63rd Street and Wornall Road. White buildings with brown trim coat the facade of about 70 shops and restaurants. The Brookside neighborhood is a popular one in Kansas City and the shopping here is one good reason. Locally owned specialty stores include everything from a creaky, wooden-floored five and dime to a designer women’s clothier. The shops in Brookside are walkable and enjoyable not only for the exercise, but also for the quaint English atmosphere permeating the area.

Westport

Shoppers will discover that self-powered transportation is the best kind to make their way around Westport. The renovated historic Westport district encompasses the area surrounding Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue, just a few blocks from The Plaza. Known as a hot spot by night and a cultural mecca for all ages by day, the area is a medley of funky cafes and nightclubs and charming boutiques.