Discover the Best Shopping Centers in Los Angeles

See why LA's shopping centers are second to none

Westfield Century City | Photo: Westfield Century City, Facebook
Westfield Century City | Photo: Westfield Century City, Facebook

Los Angeles has long been a destination for trend setters and fashion seekers alike, which is why this city is home to some of the best shopping in the world. Find the best shopping from global luxury brands to discount outlets, paired with entertainment and dining, at malls located everywhere from Downtown LA to the Beach Cities. Read on for the best shopping centers in Los Angeles.

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Pork & shrimp xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung Westfield Century City
Pork and shrimp xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung Westfield Century City | Photo: @_hungrybabe_, Instagram

Westfield Century City

Originally opened in 1964, Westfield Century City was revitalized in 2017 with a $1-billion redesign, creating an essential Westside escape like no other, infusing the property’s design and decor with an authentic Southern California vibe. About 90 percent of the stores and restaurants were newly added as part of the two-year reimagining.

Westfield's flagship mall is a 1.3 million square-foot showcase for more than 200 luxury, contemporary and international designer brands, including a three-level Nordstrom featuring its latest design concepts; a completely remodeled three-level Bloomingdale’s, and a modern two-level Macy’s. The expansion included new dining options like the West Coast’s first Eataly, an Italian-focused food emporium; and the acclaimed Taiwanese soup dumpling chain, Din Tai Fung.

The mall has walkable plazas, tree-lined pathways, strolling gardens and cool green canopies. Nearly 100 types of specially made furniture, much of it made of wood, are along the walkways to invite visitors to linger.

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The Bloc

The Bloc is a hip open-air destination located in the bustling 7th Street corridor that links the Financial, Fashion, Jewelry and Theater districts of Downtown LA. Completed in 2016, the $160-million transformation of an indoor plaza brought forth the 496-room Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, a sleekly redesigned Macy’s, and a luxury office tower.

Conveniently located across from the 7th Street Metro Station, The Bloc features thoughtfully curated local boutiques, artisans, premier retailers and eateries, and some of the coolest art installations and live performances in the city. The Bloc also boasts Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, featuring the latest blockbusters, cult classics, and cocktails and bites served seat-side.

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Hollywood & Highland

Centrally located above its namesake Metro Red Line Station, Hollywood & Highland is a complete entertainment experience - Anvio VR, Dave & Buster's, and live music at Lucky Strike, not to mention the unbeatable people-watching along Hollywood Boulevard.

Visitors can sign up for guided tours of the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. Be sure to check out the upper walkways surrounding the central courtyard - they're great for snapping photos of the world-famous Hollywood Sign.

The Grove | Photo: The Grove
The Grove | Photo: The Grove

The Grove

The Grove is one of the most acclaimed retail and entertainment destinations in the United States, and among the highest-grossing shopping centers in the country. At its core is an attention to neighborhood scale and detail, a passion for great design, and a relentless focus on the customer and tenant experience. Throughout the day, the dancing waters of The Grove’s fountain reach skyward, while guests linger at the al fresco cafes and inviting storefronts. Originally opened as Pacific Theatres, the AMC 14 features Art Deco design, mobile ordering for movie snacks, and discounted pricing for seniors, students, and military. With its style, warmth and energy, it's no wonder that world-class brands and personalities, from Vince and Shinola to Sandro and Tiffany & Co., come to The Grove to launch their latest creations. Underscoring the mall's personal touch, The Wall Street Journal named The Grove the best concierge in the country.

Next door to The Grove is The Original Farmers Market, a beloved destination for tourists and locals alike. Opened in 1934, the landmark open-air marketplace features more than 100 locally owned produce stands, gourmet grocers, specialty shops, food stalls and sit-down restaurants. The Market also hosts numerous events throughout the year, including Mardi Gras, the Fall Festival, and Holiday Festivities.

Dubbed “the Tigris and Euphrates of cool” by Nocando, the Fairfax District is a mecca for streetwear fashion, including the flagship stores of The Hundreds, Tyler the Creator's Golf Wang, and Supreme.

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Beverly Center | Photo: @urbanize.la
Beverly Center
Beverly Center  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Beverly Center

In November 2018, a $500 million re-imagination of the Beverly Center completely transformed the iconic fashion destination. Designed by Rome-based Studio Fuksas, the renovation added a continuous ribbon of skylights that bathes the entire center’s elegant and contoured interior in natural light. The shimmering exterior incorporates a perforated steel façade that captures light all day.

With a clientele that influences celebrity style and popular culture, the Beverly Center continues to lead Los Angeles into a fashion-forward future. The center is anchored by Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, and features more than 100 of the world’s most trend-setting brands, including Burberry, MCM, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.

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The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand in Glendale fuses luxury living, shopping and entertainment to create a uniquely sophisticated and upscale Southern California urban environment. Inspired by Boston’s historic Newbury Street, the 15.5-acre mixed-use property is laid out as a classic American town square that's circled by an electric-powered trolley. The heart of the square is a two-acre park that features a large fountain that dances to timeless music and is brightly lit up in the evenings. Shop 70 upscale retail, dining and entertainment destinations - everything from Kate Spade and Tesla Motors to David Yurman, Samsung Experience Store, Tory Burch, Tiffany & Co, and an 18-screen AMC Theatre.

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Glendale Galleria | Photo: Kevin Kennon Architects

Glendale Galleria

For a complete leisure experience to complement a shopping spree, head to the Glendale Galleria. Featuring a children’s play area, a fabulous food court, several restaurants and numerous spas and salons, this retail destination offers a whole lot more than just shopping. But don’t overlook the high-quality selection of stores, everything from Vince Camuto and Coach to Hugo Boss and Apple. Anchored by Bloomingdale's and Macy’s, the Glendale Galleria features plenty of stores with the latest fashions and brands.

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Westfield Fashion Square

Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks is a fashion-forward, two-level indoor shopping center catering to the trend-savvy shopper and the San Fernando Valley’s most affluent tastemakers. Situated alongside the Ventura Freeway (aka the 101), a couple miles east of the San Diego Freeway (I-405), the property serves a loyal customer base that shops the center at twice the industry average. Anchored by a flagship Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, Fashion Square also features Coach, Apple, Tesla Motors, Michael Kors, H&M, Z Gallerie, Sephora, Athleta, BCBGMAXAZRIA, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics, Kiehl’s, Swarovski and J.Crew.

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Westfield Topanga & The Village

The only center in the United States with a Neiman Marcus and flagship Nordstrom alongside Target, Westfield Topanga is a power shopping paradise with a luxury lineup including Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Montblanc, Saint Laurent and David Yurman alongside Apple, Tesla Motors, Tory Burch, Anthropologie, Free People, Splendid, Peloton, Riley Rose and Lacoste.

Located adjacent to the Canoga Park property, The Village is an outdoor oasis that offers locals and visitors alike a destination experience under a canopy of native trees. The Village showcases trendy local fashion and lifestyle brands, a variety of restaurants offering al fresco patio dining, full-service gym, spa and yoga studio, along with Costco, Crate & Barrel, a weekly farmer’s market and more.

The Bay Theatre at Palisades Village
The Bay Theatre at Palisades Village | Photo: Caruso

Palisades Village

A quaint and cozy shopping destination, Palisades Village is infused with sophistication and SoCal modernity in the heart of the coastal Pacific Palisades community. The highly curated collection of fashion-forward international boutiques ranges from Brunello Cucinelli to CHANEL Beauté, Australia’s Zimmermann, and the locally founded Vince. For a nice meal, Draycott serves flavorful dishes with a British twist. Or delve into excellent nigiri, sashimi, and chef-crafted maki rolls at Blue Ribbon Sushi.

For an unforgettable cinematic experience, the Bay Theater features new Netflix releases, family programming, beloved classic films in 35mm and special events, including filmmaker discussions.

A ballerina performs inside the Holiday Snow Globe at Santa Monica Place
A ballerina performs inside the Holiday Snow Globe | Photo: Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Place

Santa’s coming to Santa Monica Place on November 19 and taking residence under the Christmas tree in Center Plaza through December 24. Visitors will have the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa and shoppers can bring their four-legged friends to meet Santa during Pet Nights on December 15-16.

Visitors and shoppers can enjoy special performances by the dancing sensation, Santa Monica Beach Belles; ballerina performances inside the 14-foot larger-than-life Snow Globe; live DJ holiday sets, as well as festive light displays and a 50-foot iconic Christmas tree in Center Plaza.

Since opening in August 2010, Santa Monica Place is regarded as one of the country’s most innovative redevelopments and continues to raise the bar for shopping, dining and entertainment. Located just blocks from the beach, Santa Monica Place is topped by a rooftop dining deck with gorgeous views of the city, the mountains, and the Pacific. The high end retail collection ranges from Louis Vuitton, Coach, Ted Baker London, AllSaints and Tiffany & Co. to Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom - the sleek, modern open-air design is perfect for this iconic beach city.

Also located on Level 3 is the Cayton Children's Museum, a 21,000 square-foot interactive play space with discovery-based exhibits designed for children ages 0 to 10 years old.

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Del Amo Fashion Center | Photo: Simon Property Group

Del Amo Fashion Center

The South Bay’s premier retail destination, the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance features soaring glass windows, bright skylights, living green walls, towering palm trees, and stylish exterior and interior finishes. Bathed in natural light and anchored by Nordstrom and Macy's, Del Amo Fashion Center offers more than 200 stores, with South Bay exclusives like Kate Spade New York, Coach, Hugo Boss, Brooks Brothers and Swarovski. The global dining options include Din Tai Fung, EMC Seafood, Frida, Luna Grill, and Pink's Hot Dogs.

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Outlets

For many visitors, a trip to Los Angeles isn’t complete without shopping for bargains — and that means scouring the region's great outlet malls.

Located 10 minutes south of Downtown LA, Citadel Outlets is an "only in LA" shopping experience - housed in a 700,000 square-foot Assyrian style “castle,” boasting more than 130 brand name stores offering 30 to 70 percent off retail prices. A variety of fashions and accessories can be found at Michael Kors, Armani Outlet, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Nike, Oakley, Swarovski, Kipling, Coach, Kate Spade, Tilly's, Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Home to the largest collection of luxury outlets in California, Desert Hills Premium Outlets is located in Cabazon just over an hour drive from Los Angeles and 20 minutes west of Palm Springs. The outdoor shopping center features 180 designer stores, including Bally, Brunello Cucinelli, Balenciaga, Fendi, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, La Perla, Moncler, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino and Versace.