The Guide to Los Angeles Shopping Malls

Westfield Century City | Rendering courtesy of Westfield

Los Angeles is a shopping mecca for visitors and locals alike. Global luxury brands, national chains and discount outlets offer retail, entertainment and dining destinations for every budget. From Downtown L.A. to the Beach Cities, read on for the best shopping malls in Los Angeles.

Westfield Century City | Rendering courtesy of Westfield

Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City is in the midst of a $950-million renovation  to create an essential Westside escape like no other, infusing the property with an authentic Southern California vibe celebrating casual luxury and the outdoor lifestyle. The expansion creates a 1.2 million-square-foot showcase for more than 200 luxury, contemporary and international designer brands, a new three-level flagship Nordstrom, a completely remodeled three-level Bloomingdale’s a modern two-level Macy’s, as well as the West Coast’s first Eataly - a food mecca celebrating Italian culture, cuisine and its most authentic flavors. The world’s finest luxury shops, designer brands and an all-new outdoor dining district will be connected by walkable plazas, tree-lined pathways, strolling gardens and cool green canopies. The project will be completed in phases, starting in 2017 with subsequent openings to follow.

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Westfield Fashion Square

Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks is a fashion-forward, two-level enclosed regional shopping center serving neighborhoods from the San Fernando Valley to the Hollywood Hills. Situated south of the 101 freeway and east of the 405 freeway, the retail destination serves a loyal clientele that shops the center at twice the industry average. Anchored by a flagship Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, Fashion Square also features Apple, Michael Kors, H&M, Z Gallerie, Zara, Sephora, Athleta, BCBGMAXAZRIA, LUSH, Kiehl’s, Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic and J.Crew.

The Village at Westfield Topanga | Rendering courtesy of Westfield

Westfield Topanga

The only center in the United States with a Neiman Marcus and flagship Nordstrom alongside Target, Westfield Topanga is a power shopping paradise that boasts a luxury lineup including Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and David Yurman, as well as Apple, Tesla, Tory Burch, Anthropologie, Free People, OMEGA, Splendid, Urban Outfitters and Lacoste.

Now open alongside the Canoga Park property is an outdoor oasis called The Village, which opened in September 2015. Providing locals and visitors a destination experience unlike any other in the San Fernando Valley, The Village showcases trendy local fashion and lifestyle brands, fantastic restaurants offering al fresco patio dining, a full-service gym, spa and yoga studio, along with Costco, Crate & Barrel, a weekly farmer’s market and more, all under a canopy of native trees and vegetation.

The Bloc

Located in the iconic 7th Street corridor linking the financial, fashion, jewelry and theater districts, The Bloc is a hip open-air destination in the hub of Downtown Los Angeles. Completed in summer 2016, the $160-million transformation of what was once a blocky fortress-like plaza has brought forth a sleekly redesigned Macy’s, a 496-room Sheraton Grand Los Angeles and a luxury office tower seamlessly blending in with an open-to-the-sky marketplace. The Bloc features thoughtfully curated local boutiques, artisans, premier retailers and eateries, playing host to some of the coolest art installations and live performances in the region.

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Ovation Hollywood

More than just a shopping center, Hollywood & Highland is a complete entertainment experience. Outdoor concerts bring a sense of community in the summer, while tourists on Hollywood Boulevard make for spectacular people watching. Visitors sign up for guided tours of the world-famous Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards, America’s Got Talent, American Idol and other star-studded events. If you're using L.A.'s public transportation system, Hollywood & Highland is one of the few retail and entertainment centers in Los Angeles accessible via subway (Metro Red Line from Downtown). Don't forget to check out the upper walkways surrounding the central courtyard, a great place to snap photos of the world-famous Hollywood sign.

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The Grove

The Grove is one of the most acclaimed retail and entertainment destinations in the United States. Located in the Fairfax District, The Grove pulses with style, warmth and energy. Shoppers will find the world’s leading brands and personalities, from Vince and Topshop Topman to Diane von Furstenberg and Barneys New York at The Grove. At its core is an attention to neighborhood scale and detail, a passion for great design, and a focus on the customer and tenant experience. Throughout the day, the dancing waters of The Grove’s fountain reach skyward, and people linger at the al fresco cafes and inviting storefronts. The Grove brought the glamour and magic back to the movies by building a 14-screen art deco-influenced theater, staffed by ushers wearing classic pillbox hats.

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Beverly Center

Taubman Centers, Inc. is embarking on a $500 million re-imagination of Beverly Center that will transform the iconic fashion destination. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the holiday season in 2018. Beverly Center and its tenants will remain open in the meantime. The center will continue to be anchored by Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, and will have more than 100 of the world’s most coveted brands, including Burberry, COS, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Maje, Montblanc, OMEGA, Prada, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sandro, Tiffany & Co. and Versace. Studio Fuksas of Rome, Italy is designing the renovation, which will add a continuous ribbon of skylights that will bathe the entire center in natural light. A shimmering new exterior with a perforated steel façade will beautifully capture light throughout the day. Also in the works is an eighth-level gourmet food hall - THE STREET - by Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina.

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The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand in Glendale fuses luxury living, shopping and entertainment to create an upscale Southern California urban environment. With Boston’s historic Newbury Street providing the design cues, the 900,000-square-foot, 15.5-acre mixed-use property is laid out like a classic American town square, circled by a historic orange trolley. At the center of the square stands a two-acre park that features a magnificent fountain, which dances to music and lights up in the evenings. The Americana at Brand is home to 70 upscale retail, dining and entertainment destinations, including Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, David Yurman, Lacoste, Tory Burch, Tiffany & Co., Din Tai Fung, and an 18-screen Pacific Theatres.

Westside Pavilion | Photo courtesy of Macerich

Westside Pavilion

Featuring everything from fresh new looks to classic styles, the 150 stores at the three-level Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles offers something for everyone. The mall is anchored by Macy's, Nordstrom and Urban Home with stylish stores like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Ann Taylor and FOREVER 21. A 12-screen flagship Landmark Theatres sits alongside Westside Tavern, a full-service restaurant and bar that's popular as a pre-and post-movie destination.

Del Amo Fashion Center | Photo courtesy of Simon Property Group

Del Amo Fashion Center

Featuring soaring glass windows, skylights, living green walls and a sleek design, the $300-million renovation of the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance establishes it as the South Bay's premier retail destination. The center is enhanced by natural lighting and towering palm trees. Shop more than 200 stores including South Bay exclusives such as Kate Spade New York, Hugo Boss, Brook’s Brothers and Vince Camuto, as well as critically acclaimed eateries like the Taiwanese dumpling house, Din Tai Fung. Department stores include a sparkling new Nordstrom and Macy's. At this $300 million-plus gleaming remodel of Del Amo Fashion Center, completed in Fall 2015, there's something for everyone.

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Citadel Outlets

For some visitors, a visit to Los Angeles isn’t complete without shopping for bargains — and that means a trip to the outlet mall. Located just 10 minutes south of Downtown L.A., Citadel Outlets boasts one of the most unique designs of any shopping center. The 700,000 square foot mixed use property features a historic facade that was previously a tire factory modeled after an ancient Assyrian palace. Boasting 130 brand name stores and offering 30 to 70 percent off retail prices, the Citadel collection includes Michael Kors, H&M, Kipling, Coach, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Kate Spade, Tilly's, Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBGMAXAZRIA and MAXSTUDIO.COM.