Home to cozy, retail neighborhoods and vast suburban malls, Kansas City, will delight shoppers looking for brand clothing and apparel, accessories, sports gear, toys for children and beautiful home décor. Most places have ample parking and easy access, and there are plenty of restaurants, cafés, and fast-food joints to sate your appetite built up by shopping.
1.Annedore's Fine Chocolates
© Annedore's Fine Chocolates
Annedore’s Fine Chocolates is a classic confectionary store on the corner of 50th and State Line Road that produces and sells handmade chocolates, truffles, candy and other sweet treats for all occasions. Owned by Sheri Weedman and famous for its Mac Mamas French macarons, Annedore’s Fine Chocolates boasts beautiful silver display stands heaving with handmade marshmallows, handmade and themed chocolates, s'mores, caramels, and chocolate-drizzled popcorn bags. Signature sweets include handcrafted French macarons in a variety of flavors such as caramel creme, vanilla, pistachio, coffee, pumpkin, chocolate, and root beer; hand-molded chocolate candies; truffles and rich caramels. In addition to the flagship store on State Line Road, Annedore’s Fine Chocolates also has a pop-up store in the Country Club Plaza, which is open Monday through Sunday.
5000 State Line Rd, Westwood Hills, KS 66205, Phone: 913-831-0302
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Antioch Crossing is a large shopping center located at the crossroads of Antioch Road, Vivion Road and Chouteau Trafficway in the Northland. Opened in 1956 as an outdoor plaza and the first major suburban-style center in the Northland, Antioch Crossing, then known as the Antioch Center was designed with a 500,000 square retail center at the core surrounded by ample parking. Recently renovated and revitalized and renamed as Antioch Crossing, today the center boasts a variety of brand and retail stores such as Burlington Coat Factory, Bank of America, and Sears, among others. The center also features several popular fast food outlets and restaurants, as well as amenities such as restrooms, information desks, and wheelchair accessibility.
5261 NE Antioch Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119, Phone: 913-747-3309
Conveniently located at the southeast corner of I-29 and Barry Road, Barrywoods Crossing offers a wide variety of shopping and entertainment to both residents and visitors. The center is home to several stores, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Glidden, David’s Bridals, Beauty Brands, Stein Mart, and AMC Theatres, among others.
8121 NW Roanridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154, Phone: 407-378-2486
4.Birdie's Panties Swim Boutique
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Birdie's Panties Swim Boutique is a sophisticated boutique offering upscale, designer lingerie, hosiery and designer undergarments for men and women. The independent lingerie shop is located in the Crossroads of Kansas City and specializes in smaller designers and hard to find sizes across a wide range of labels, from renowned brands to small, independent designers. The store caters for all body types and sizes and offers personalized fittings in a stylish and elegant space. Birdie's Panties Swim Boutique is open Tuesday through Sunday.
116 W 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-842-2473
5.Brookside shopping area
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The Brookside shopping area is a charming shopping area with broad, tree-lined avenues and streets with brand stores and independently owned businesses that exudes a friendly neighborhood ambiance. Established in 1919 before the first World War, Brookside was Kansas City's first suburban shopping area and was designed to serve mobile shoppers with bakeries, grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, and small businesses. Still maintaining the original neighborhood charm and architecture, Brookside is home to more than 80 shops, boutique stores, cafés, restaurants, and retail outlets, including The New Dime Store, 5B&Co. Candlemakers, Brookside Barkery and Bath, Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard, World's Window, and the Blue Grotto for delicious handcrafted pizza.
63 W Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64113, Phone: 816-523-5553
6.Country Club Plaza
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The Country Club Plaza is a privately-owned shopping center in the Country Club District of Kansas City set in a charming 15-block neighborhood that boasts beautiful Spanish architecture, red tile roofs, and hand-painted tiles. One of the nation's earliest outdoor shopping districts, the Country Club Plaza spans a million square feet which is made up of 18 separate buildings and features more than 150 restaurants and shops, including Gap, Bath & Body Works, and local favorites such Byron on the Plaza, Three Dog Bakery, and the Zoom Toy Store. The one-of-a-kind shopping district also has dozens of eateries serving a variety of cuisine from Asian to Chinese, along with coffee shops, cafés, and bars.
4706 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112
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Crown Center is a shopping and entertainment district on Grand Boulevard that overlooks a plaza with an ice rink and offers a variety of entertainment for the whole family. The complex features three levels of shops and restaurants, live theatres, including the Coterie Theatre, which presents both classic and contemporary shows, a set of grand open-air fountains, an ice-skating rink and walkways over the streets leading to Union Station. Notable stores within the complex include the Paul László-designed Halls department store, Crayola ® Kansas City, Function Junction, and a variety of cafés and restaurants. A movie theater on the third floor and a nationally-renowned children’s theater provides endless entertainment, and the 45-story Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, a Westin, and two upmarket residential apartment blocks offer comfortable accommodations. The complex also features beautifully maintained gardens and grounds with grassy lawns, parks, and urban spaces with water features, fountains, and sculptures.
2450 Grand Boulevard; Kansas City, MO 64108
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Eclectics Gallery is an artists' co-op between Brookside and Waldo in the South Town neighborhood of Kansas City that provides a unique and creative space to offer, local artists, a place to show and sell their works. Established in 1991, Eclectics Gallery sells an ever-evolving, daily changing range of exclusive, handcrafted artworks in a colorful and vibrant space that draws both locals and visitors to view and experience fantastic works of art. Artists are juried on the first Monday of each month to be considered for consignments, special exhibitions or membership to the gallery, which is open to the public Monday through Saturday.
7015 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64113, Phone: 816-361-6643
9.Heavenly Olive Oils & Vinegars
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Located in Zona Rosa Town Center, Heavenly Olive Oils & Vinegars is a locally-owned and operated store that sells a variety of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Owned by Kevin and Debbie Eck and Keith and Mindi Odehnal, Heavenly Olive Oils & Vinegars is dedicated to sharing the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil, which have long been recognized to help with the prevention of heart disease and cancer, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Heavenly Olive Oils & Vinegars offers over 50 flavors of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar, along with a variety of gourmet foods such as pickles, olives, salsas, dipping blends and spreads, seasonings, handmade chocolate, and gift sets.
8601 N Winter Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153, Phone: 816-382-3377
10.Legends Outlets Kansas City
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Legends Outlets Kansas City, formerly known as The Legends at Village West, is a massive regional shopping mall located in the Village West development near Kansas City. The vast 1,200,000 square foot shopping mall is Kansas City area's only designer outlet center and houses dozens of name-brand stores and local favorites, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, F21 Red (Forever 21), Adidas Outlet, Nike Factory Store, BAM Books-A-Million, Kitchen Collection, and Claire's Accessories. Made in Kansas City is a new store that represents the creative work of more than 100 local artists and designers, and an array of national restaurants and local favorites such as Chiusano's Brick Oven Pizzeria and Arthur Bryant's legendary barbecue. The center is also easily accessible to popular entertainment venues, such as the NASCAR Kansas Speedway.
1843 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66109
11.Noir Arts & Oddities
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Blending moody Victorian charm and curiosity with a modern twist, Noir Arts & Oddities is an eclectic boutique with a filled with unusual objects of all sorts. The curated yet comfortable space is packed with vintage furnishings and home décor, beautiful antiques, natural science specimens, memento mori / mourning antiques, and artworks from local and national artists. Noir Arts and Oddities is owned by Pam Smith, who has collected treasures from all over the world for her boutique store, with an infinity for the dark, creepy side of art, antique, oddities, and lifestyle objects. Noir Arts & Oddities is open Wednesday through Sunday.
1101 Mulberry St, Kansas City, MO 64101, Phone: 816-533-4589
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Iowa-based Raygun is an eclectic store that specializes in irreverent, Midwest-themed T-shirts and accessories. Founded and owned by Mike Draper, Raygun has stores in Iowa in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and in Kansas City, Missouri.
1803 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-800-0990
13.Red Bridge Shopping Center
The Red Bridge Shopping Center is a neighborhood shopping center on Holmes Road that is home to several locally owned shops and retailers, family-friendly restaurants, a full-service grocery store, and community-focused amenities. Initially developed by legendary developer J.C. Nichols Company, the Red Bridge Shopping Center offers every need in one convenient and comfortable location, including stores such as Blue Bicycle, Sunfresh, Euston Hardware, Curves, and Salon Aspen. Restaurants range from the Blue Moose Bar & Grill, Boba Tea KC and China Dragon to Crows Coffee and The Daily Limit Café & Pub, while services include Edward Jones, Goodwin Insurance, Integrity Martial Arts, The Pulse Performing Arts Center, SERC Physical Therapy, and Venue 508.
11212 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131, Phone: 816-960-1444
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Retro Vixen is a quirky boutique store for women that specializes in pin-up and vintage-inspired dresses, shoes, and accessories. Born out of a passion of eclectic vintage and retro fashion and styles from bygone eras, Retro Vixen produces and sells vintage-inspired dresses in a variety of sizes so that every woman can turn heads in gorgeous glam pieces. Promoting and providing for every body shape and dress size, Retro Vixen carries brands such as Voodoo Vixen, Besame Cosmetics, Lindy Bop, Hell Bunny, Ixia, Erstwilder, Lux De Ville, Sourpuss Clothing, and Collectif. Retro Vixen is open Tuesday through Sunday.
1620 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111, Phone: 816-561-1525
15.Savory Spice Shop
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Located in Brookside shopping area, Savory Spice Shop is a spice specialist shop that sells a variety of spice blends as well as extracts, sauces, and specialty foods. Owned by Mike and Janet Johnston, the Savory Spice Shop has over 20 locations nationwide, each of which sells hundreds of spices in small batches for superior quality and flavor, seasonings, and other specialty food products. Signature items include Chicharron Salt made with real pork rinds, and a lineup of Spice 'n Easy packets that are perfect for family-friendly meals, snacks, beverages, and desserts. Other items at the store range from dips and dressings, baking spices, barbecue and grilling spices, garlic and onion seeds, and a variety of salts and peppers from around the world.
6245 Brookside Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64113, Phone: 816-656-5520
Located in the vibrant beloved neighborhood of Brookside East, ShopGirls is a quaint boutique carrying an eclectic, colorful assortment of clothing and casual wear, accessories, and jewelry for women. Established in 2007, ShopGirls offers a range of carefully curated and moderately priced clothing for all body shapes and sizes, with personal styling and outstanding customer service. ShopGirls also sells an array of home décor and accessories, including mobile phone cases, candles, gift wrap, cards, and stationery. ShopGirls is open seven days a week, year-round.
6215 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64113, Phone: 816-446-9316
Located in the charming Brookside shopping area, STUFF is an artistic lifestyle and modern boutique store that sells an eclectic selection of gifts, collectibles, and artworks by local, regional and national artists. Owned by sisters Casey and Sloane Simmons, STUFF was founded in the late 1990s and grew into a reputable and favorite place to find one-of-a-kind, original local artworks, decorative and functional, innovative art and handmade objects. STUFF exhibits and sells works from over 300 hundred artistic sources, along with providing a space for the creative community to gather, socialize, share thoughts and ideas, and experiences. STUFF is open seven days a week, year-round and has an online store.
316 W 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113, Phone: 816-361-8222
18.The Jeweled Gypsy
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Jeweled Gypsy is Kansas City’s first fashion truck and mobile boutique that specializes in trendy accessories. The funky fashion truck offers shoppers a unique shopping experience with a variety of quality merchandise sourced from both local and up-and-coming designers whose merchandise might not necessarily be available in mainstream stores. Signature items that can be found in the Jeweled Gypsy include handbags; handmade clothing accessories such as belts, buttons, cufflinks, and ties, and exquisite handcrafted jewelry. The Jeweled Gypsy also offers gift cards for special occasions and is available during the warmer, summer months only.
624 W 89th St, Kansas City, MO 64114, Phone: 816-533-5772
19.The Village at Briarcliff
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Situated on top of the hills just five minutes north of downtown Kansas City, the Village at Briarcliff is a charming Tuscan-inspired shopping center that offers a well-rounded collection of Kansas City's favorite shops and restaurants. The exclusive shopping and dining destination features small, independent boutiques and stores, casual eateries and restaurants, coffee shops and cafés, an organic grocery store, and a stylish salon and day spa. Boasting beautiful views of downtown Kansas City, the Village at Briarcliff offers amenities such as handicap accessibility and ample on-site parking for motorcars and coaches.
4151 N Mulberry Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116, Phone: 816-741-8540
20.Town Center Plaza
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Town Center Plaza is an open-air shopping center in Leawood with two open-air shopping areas that share a common name. The Plaza was anchored by Jacobson's opening, which was later taken over by Dick's Sporting Goods, and features a variety of other stores including White House | Black Market, Lululemon Athletica, Restoration Hardware, and American Eagle Outfitters. Conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 435, the center also features plenty of restaurants and cafés for hungry shoppers, fantastic coffee shops and ice cream vendors, and has a 20-screen AMC movie theater, which offers IMAX and Dolby viewing experiences too. There is ample parking for visitors and easy wheelchair accessibility.
5000 W 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209
21.Ward Parkway Center
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The Ward Parkway Center, also known as the Ward Parkway Mall, or the Ward Parkway Shopping Center is a local shopping center in Kansas City that has been one of the favorite places to shop for over half a century. Boasting a blend of brand and boutique stores, casual and elegant dining restaurants and a variety of entertainment options, Ward Parkway has something for everyone. Key stores include Massage Heights, Maurices, rue 21, and Kay Jewelers and a newly renovated AMC theatre features 14 theaters that offer the latest box office movies and shows. Dine out at Trader Joe’s, Five Guys, Firehouse Subs, Medici Pizza or The Garage, and presents a VIP Club for members.
8600 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64114
Located roughly between 39th Terrace, 43rd Street, Main Street, and the SW Trafficway, Westport is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City and packed with an array of trendy boutiques, tasty eateries, and vibrant bars and nightclub. Originally named West Port for being westernmost village used by settlers to stock up before heading out into the Kansas Territory, the neighborhood today buzzes with residents and tourists and comes to life at night with numerous restaurants, sidewalk cafés, and bars as the restaurants and bars fill up. Tivoli Cinemas presents an independent, documentary and foreign films and the KC Improv Company offers weekly comedy shows, while Kelly’s Westport Inn is an iconic bar known for wild nights. Find fun and funky gifts and kitchen-related items from Pryde’s Old Westport, while unique apparel and gifts can be found at The Bunker. Food-wise – head to Bluestem for inventive American cuisine and Westport Flea Market serves some of the area’s most popular burgers.
Kansas City, MO 64114
© Westside Storey
Located on the Westside of Kansas City, Westside Storey is a hip boutique that sells a range of casual streetwear, accessories, home décor and gifts sourced from more than 20 artists, creatives and independent companies around the city. Housed in a historic building dating back to the 1920s that were once used as a dry goods store, Westside Storey reflects the creativity and diversity of the surrounding neighborhood. The stores sell a variety of clothing from T-shirts, sweatshirts, and tank tops to kid’s clothing, and décor in the form of candles, prints, and drinkware.
1701 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-255-3210
24.Zona Rosa Town Center
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The Zona Rosa Town Center is an open-air, mixed-use shopping center with over 100 merchants and restaurants, upscale retail spaces, office spaces, entertainment, and luxury residential units. Hailed as one of the city’s premier fashion and dining destinations, the Zona Rosa Town Center boasts a dynamic atmosphere and vibrant year-round appeal with wide sidewalks and grassy areas with park benches and patio umbrellas for relaxing while shopping. Exuding an atmosphere akin to traditional downtown areas, Zona Rosa is home to national brands such as Sephora, American Eagle, and Ann Taylor LOFT, as well as a variety of restaurants serving international cuisine like Italian, Indian, Mexican and more. The center also hosts special events throughout the year and entertains at venues like the Kansas City Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre.
8640 N Dixson Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153, Phone: 816-587-8180
24 Best Kansas City Shops and Malls
- Annedore's Fine Chocolates, Photo: Annedore's Fine Chocolates
- Antioch Crossing, Photo: Minerva Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Barrywoods Crossing, Photo: sebra/stock.adobe.com
- Birdie's Panties Swim Boutique, Photo: Birdie's Panties Swim Boutique
- Brookside shopping area, Photo: Brookside shopping area
- Country Club Plaza, Photo: Country Club Plaza
- Crown Center, Photo: Crown Center
- Eclectics Gallery, Photo: Eclectics Gallery
- Heavenly Olive Oils & Vinegars, Photo: Heavenly Olive Oils & Vinegars
- Legends Outlets Kansas City, Photo: Legends Outlets Kansas City
- Noir Arts & Oddities, Photo: Noir Arts & Oddities
- RAYGUN, Photo: Matthias De Boeck/stock.adobe.com
- Red Bridge Shopping Center, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Retro Vixen, Photo: Retro Vixen
- Savory Spice Shop, Photo: Savory Spice Shop
- ShopGirls, Photo: ShopGirls
- Stuff, Photo: Stuff
- The Jeweled Gypsy, Photo: The Jeweled Gypsy
- The Village at Briarcliff, Photo: The Village at Briarcliff
- Town Center Plaza, Photo: Town Center Plaza
- Ward Parkway Center, Photo: Ward Parkway Center
- Westport, Photo: olly/stock.adobe.com
- Westside Storey, Photo: Westside Storey
- Zona Rosa Town Center, Photo: Zona Rosa Town Center
- Cover Photo: Eifel/stock.adobe.com