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Top 5: Arizona Malls, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Arizona Malls (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Malls — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Scottsdale Fashion Square

7014-590 E. Camelback Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-2140
fashionsquare.com
Scottsdale Fashion Square is a diamond in the desert, with more than 225 retailers, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. It’s the ultimate shopping destination.


Scottsdale Quarter

15279 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 270-8123
scottsdalequarter.com
This new city district is one of the most unique shopping, dining and entertainment destinations in the Valley. With lounges, bars, movies, art and fashion shows, Scottsdale Quarter is a bustling hub of activity.


Kierland Commons

15205 N. Kierland Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 348-1577
kierlandcommons.com
An intimate, open-air lifestyle center with extensive landscaping, upscale shops and restaurants, walkways, patios and courtyards that invite pedestrian interaction.


Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-8400
shopbiltmore.com
The original luxury-shopping destination in Phoenix is a newly polished classic. Think Saks, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Apple and more. A delicious collection of restaurants, including True Food Kitchen and The Capital Grille, let you order up levels of flavorful virtue.


Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 N. Tatum Blvd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 513-7586
shopdesertridge.com
Desert Ridge Marketplace delivers the ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor setting. Immerse your shopping senses in a unique blend of specialty retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues spread over 110 acres. The center’s 1.2 million square feet of retail space – home to more than 110 retailers and restaurants – bursts with color, energy and fun, creating a one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination you’ll want to come back to again and again.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Arizona Malls (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Malls (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Malls — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-955-8400
shopbiltmore.com
The original luxury shopping destination in Phoenix is a newly polished classic. Think Saks, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Apple and more. A delicious collection of restaurants, including True Food Kitchen and The Capital Grille, let you order up levels of flavorful virtue.


Arizona Mills

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle,
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-491-7300
arizonamills.com
Arizona Mills features outlet stores for H&M, Hurley, Rue 21, , Forever 21, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Nike Factory Store, Sak’s 5th Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, G by Guess, Crocs, Burlington Coat Factory, JCPenny Outlet, and Victoria’s Secret.


Kierland Commons

15205 N. Kierland Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-348-1577
kierlandcommons.com
An intimate, open-air lifestyle center with extensive landscaping, upscale shops and restaurants, walkways, patios and courtyards that invite pedestrian interaction.


Scottsdale Fashion Square

7014-590 E. Camelback Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-941-2140
fashionsquare.com
Scottsdale Fashion Square is a diamond in the desert, with more than 225 retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. It’s the ultimate shopping destination.


Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 N. Tatum Blvd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-513-7586
shopdesertridge.com
Desert Ridge Marketplace delivers the ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor setting. Immerse your shopping senses in a unique blend of specialty retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues spread over 110 acres. The center’s 1.2 million square feet of retail space – home to over 110 retailers and restaurants – bursts with color, energy and fun, creating a one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination you’ll want to come back to again and again.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square: Not Your Typical Mall

The best of both worlds is the best way to describe my trip to Scottsdale Fashion Square. There is something for everyone, yet the experience is different from your typical mall.

Scottsdale Fashion Square offers the ideal stores that you can’t access anywhere else. It was a treat to be able to explore Louis Vuitton, Coach and Tiffany & Co. all in one mall. The blend of stores, Harkins Theatres, as well as variety of food and treats makes it a mall to remember.

Accompanied by my boyfriend, who is not a big fan of stores that aren’t about gaming, technology or pop culture, he was able to cope due to the variety of stores that suited both of us.  We enjoyed exploring stores such as Game Stop, Disney Store, Ed Hardy, Crate & Barrel, Betsey Johnson, Abercrombie & Fitch, Fossil and the Microsoft Store.

We spent a fair amount of time within the Microsoft store examining the various computer and tablets. Both of us have Macs, so it was interesting to compare the other products out there in one space. Many children were playing Xbox 360 Kinect with their parents, in the store, which also sells many Kinect games that seemingly flew off the shelves.

Tempted by the delicious smells wafting around the mall, we took a look at a few of the restaurants that make up the food court, including Johnny Rockets, Panda Express, Pita Jungle, Blue Burrito Grille, Kona Grill, Paradise Bakery & Café and Sarku Japan. Some other selections for dessert or a snack included Haagen-Dazs and doc popcorn.

With so much to do and such a unique selection, it breaks up the monotony of the day and perhaps the “normal” mall one would normally shop at. It’s a vacation from the day-to-day; I found this a special treat because I attend school in Tempe and usually am only able to make it to the Tempe Marketplace mall; so it was a nice change. I look forward to visiting Scottsdale Fashion Square again because of the variety and diversity that awaits me with every visit.

For more information about Scottsdale Fashion Square, visit fashionsquare.com.

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014-2124 East Camelback Road #2021
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 423-9014
fashionsquare.com

Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills: More Than Just A Mall

Hoping to shop, play games or even see a movie this summer? Want to avoid driving all over town? Then you’re in luck; you can do all these things and more without having to drive to more than one location — at Arizona Mills.

I took a trip to Arizona Mills Mall recently with a group of friends and was dazzled by how much had changed in the past few years.

One of the new attractions is Sea Life Arizona. The bright colors and decorated store make you forget all about the Arizona heat, and allows you to cool off with your fishy friends. Even as you pass by, the windows are filled with small fish and marine plants that capture your attention.

After passing the aquarium, we strolled into the food court hoping to catch a quick bite before we shopped. The variety of food offered at the food court guarantees there is something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the choices included Paradise Bakery, Burger King and Panda Express. The Rainforest Café located is another option for your dining pleasure located in another part of the mall. And if your little ones can’t sit still, there is a carousel located near the seating so parents may watch their kids as they ride sea horses, rabbits and even zebras.

For those lucky parents with teenagers GameWorks is located across the way to offer another option. Past GameWorks is Harkins and IMAX leaving an opportunity to spend time as a family or a group of friends without roaming the entire mall.

My group quickly went out in search of summer deals after having a meal at the Panda Express. The variety of stores within Arizona Mills provides different styles and looks perfect for any occasion. Stores like Old Navy, H&M, Pac Sun, and even Victoria’s Secret are only a few of the stores that Arizona Mills has to offer.

Whether you’re looking to spend less and have more fun or a family outing indoors Arizona Mills is a fun destination. Watch movies, play games, shop, and eat together making only one stop. Your budget is as flexible as you want it to be, and the memories you will make are endless.

For more information about Arizona Mills, visit simon.com.

Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ 85283
480) 491-7300
simon.com