Shopping is a necessity for some and a passion for others. Some people prefer to buy what they need and be done with it, while others love splurging on everything from clothes, accessories, handicrafts, home decor, and culinary artifacts. Philadelphia has many malls spread across the city of different sizes and shoppers will never be left wanting in the city. From gigantic, elegantly designed malls with countless stores to local shopping centers with a mix of major retailers and independent shops, Philadelphia allows buyers to get whatever they need with little to no hassle. With that in mind, here are the best shopping malls in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
1. Philadelphia Mills
Philadelphia Mills is the city’s largest outlet and retail shopping destination with an area of 1,776,000 square feet (165,000 square meters). The mall has everything individuals, families, and tourists might want or need, with over 150 stores offering a wide range of fashion, accessories, footwear, jewelry and more.
The thunderbolt-shaped mall was opened on May 30, 1989 and, apart from the stores, it also features a movie theatre, multiple food courts and independent restaurants. After a fulfilling day of shopping, visitors can catch a movie to end the day or enjoy a delicious dining experience.
Address: 1455 Franklin Mills Cir, Philadelphia, PA 19154
Website: Philadelphia Mills
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm
2. Sullivan Progress Plaza Shopping Center
The Fresh Grocer, Citizens Bank, United Bank, Model Line, Payless Shoes, Mecca Unisex Salon, Sherwin Williams, SunRay Drugs, Morgan and Watson Chiropractors,J.F.C.S.,and N.P.F.PPosted by Historic Sullivan Progress Plaza since 1968 on Thursday, 28 March 2013
The Sullivan Progress Plaza Shopping Center is known all over the United States as the nation’s first shopping center that is developed, owned and managed by African Americans. The mall was founded in 1968 by the late Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan and has since been continuously developed, completing a 22 million USD renovation in 2009.
It hosts 11 tenants currently, including the United Bank of Philadelphia and the Fresh Grocer. The mall is known for its historic symbolism and former US presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, have visited the landmark. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission revealed a historical marker on North Broad Street in 2016 to mark the work of Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan and the commercial importance of the Sullivan Progress Plaza.
The Sullivan Progress Plaza Shopping Center
Address: 1501 North BROAD Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA. 19122
Opening hours: Open 24 hours (daily)
3. The Shops at Liberty Place
The Shops at Liberty Place is a renowned shopping center with a beautiful dome ceiling. Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia’s central area, the Shops at Liberty Place is among the best urban retailers in the nation. The mall hosts around 55 shops, including Bloomingdale’s Outlet, J. Crew, Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret. Nestled between the One Liberty Place and Two Liberty Place office towers, this retail complex also has a diverse selection of restaurants.
The Shops at Liberty Place
Address: 1625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Website: The Shops at Liberty Place
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 7pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm
4. Andorra Shopping Center
Andorra Shopping Center is a relatively small shopping center that hosts around 32 stores. Some noticeable stores at the complex are Kohl’s, Staples, Five Below and Dollar Tree. The entire complex is about 22 acres (8.9 hectares) in size and is built around a large parking area with about 931 spots. It attracts a diverse range of consumers, due to the many apartments and complexes in the area. Several fast-food joints, like McDonald’s, Applebee’s and Chipotle, are also available at the complex.
Andorra Shopping Center
Address: 701 Cathedral Road, Philadelphia , PA 19128
Website: Federal Realty
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)
5. Roosevelt Mall
Anchored by a three-floor Macy’s store, Roosevelt Mall is an outdoor shopping center in northeast Philadelphia. The mall hosts around 50 stores spread out over 36 acres (14.6 hectares). The mall is known for its wide range of shopping options, along with their Sunday Flea Market, which is quite popular in the area.
Dunkin Donuts, GameStop, Foot Locker, Popeye’s and Ross Dress for Less are some of the popular eating and shopping destinations at the mall.
Address: 2329 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Website: Roosevelt Mall
Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)
6. City Avenue Shopping Center
City Avenue Shopping Center, as the name suggests, is an open shopping mall with around 45 stores and 100 parking spaces on the property. Located near City Avenue, the property is home to many top-of-the-line retail centers, like TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Dollar Tree and Ulta, along with food outlets, such as Wendy’s, Applebee’s and Baskin Robbins. The center provides the community with convenient and efficient shopping options, while tourists are also likely to find useful shops here.
City Avenue Shopping Center
Address: 7720 City Line Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
Website: Regency Centers
Opening hours: 6am - 11pm (daily)
7. Whitman Plaza
Whitman Plaza is the largest shopping center in the neighborhood of Whitman, Philadelphia. Located on Oregon Avenue at South 3rd Street, the plaza is around 280,000 square feet (26,000 square meters) in size and hosts over 20 tenants, including shops, financial institutions, and eateries.
ShopRite, Ross Dress For Less and Burlington Coat Factory are some of the plaza’s most relevant shops, while Dunkin Donuts and Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet are the main restaurants. The back parking ground of the plaza is unique since it hosts the Whitman Cat Colony - where 100 stray and feral cats are housed. The shopping center is easily accessible via public transport. People from the neighborhood started the Whitman Plaza community group to hold gatherings within the plaza.
Address: 330 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Website: Whitman Plaza
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6am - 11pm; Sun: 6am - 10pm
8. Northeast Tower Center
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Northeast Tower Center is located on Roosevelt Boulevard, which is one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. Over 850,000 people live within a 5-mile radius of this shopping center. Anchor tenants of the 477,235 square-foot (44,336.5 square-meter) shopping center are Staples, Walmart, Home Depot, Xfinity, Pet Smart and Ross Dress for Less.
Shops in the center have great visibility, with an estimated 93,000 vehicles using Roosevelt Boulevard every day. Chick-Fil-A, Domino’s and Panda Express are the popular eating options here.
Northeast Tower Center
Address: 4640 E Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Website: Northeast Tower Center
Opening hours: 9am - 9:30pm (daily)
9. The Concourse at Comcast Center
The Comcast Center is an imposing 58-story skyscraper in central Philadelphia and the lower level of the building is home to the Concourse – a gigantic food hall with some of the city’s classic food outlets, such as Philly Steak and Co., Di Bruno Bros and Termini Bros. Surrounding this 400-seat food hall are many premium retail home decor and fitness stores, along with local purveyors.
Bespoke Home + Life, Paper on Pine, Remark Glass, and Stover Ceramic are some of the home and lifestyle stores, while fitness shops, such as Franklin & Whitman and Endeavor Athletic, and local stores, like Philly FoodWorks and Aurora Grace Chocolates, are also on the floor.
The Concourse at Comcast Center
Address: 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd Comcast Center Concourse, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Website: Comcast Center Campus
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm (closed on Sun)
10. Leo Mall
Leo Mall is a 183,000 square-foot (17,001.2 square-meter) retail center that is anchored by Home Depot, NetCost Supermarket, and Dollar General. Located on Bustleton Avenue, the center also has a Dunkin Donuts and Claremont’s Diner. The Police and Fire Federal Credit Union (PFFCU) also has a branch at Leo Mall.
Address: 11711 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
Website: Leo Mall
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)
Shop til you drop in Philadelphia
There is no end to the number of shopping centers in Philadelphia that offer a shopper or a curious traveler anything their heart desires. From large traditional malls with endless stores to smaller shopping centers in quiet neighborhoods, visitors can get everything they need and more in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.
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