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Best Indoor Shopping Malls In Los Angeles And Orange County

August 30, 2010 7:25 PM

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It takes a pretty special shopping destination to keep a Californian inside, and Los Angeles has some of the nicest outdoor shopping sites in the country.  However, many don’t realize that Los Angeles, like so many other U.S. cities, built a legion of indoor malls from the 1950s to the 1970s, and many of those can be considered worthy of attention for serious shoppers from all over the Southland.
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South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(800) 782-8888
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South Coast Plaza is in Orange County and is a glitzy indoor alternative to Rodeo Drive. One of the biggest retail centers in the United States, the place extends to over 128 acres including two separate enclosed malls and more. , and its 250 retailers represent the highest concentration of design fashion retail in the U.S. The largest and most visited shopping center in the country, there are valet parking stations.

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The Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 854-0070
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The Beverly Center is a monolithic 8-story structure located at the edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, between La Cienega and San Vicente boulevards. It’s one of Southern California’s big fashion destinations with 160 boutiques like Hugo Boss, Dior, Coach and Diesel. Anchor stores are Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s and reflect the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles. It also houses the only J. Lindeberg on the entire West Coast.

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Hollywood and Highland

6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-0720
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The Hollywood & Highland Center is an entertainment complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The center also includes the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards. The historic site was once the home of the famed Hollywood Hotel. The complex sits just opposite of the El Capitan Theatre and offers views of the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood Sign to the north, Santa Monica Mountains to the west and downtown Los Angeles to the east. The centerpiece of the complex is a massive 3-story courtyard inspired by the Babylon scene from the D.W. Griffith film Intolerance. Tenants include 75 shops and restaurants, a movie theater, The Highlands nightclub and a Lucky Strike Lanes bowling alley. The portion of the center facing Hollywood Boulevard houses retail tenants such as GAP, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Sephora, Swatch, and Express.

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Del Amo Fashion Center

3525 Carson Street #165
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-8525
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The mall features three food courts, seven anchors stores — including three Macy’s locations, JCPenney and Sears — more than 300 retailers, multiple full-service restaurants, a new fitness center and a new AMC Theatres multiplex.

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Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-8333
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Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica is located at the south end of the famous Third Street Promenade, two blocks from the Santa Monica Pier and the beach. The building was designed by architect Frank Gehry. The public art in the center courtyard changes periodically. It has served as a backdrop for several films and television shows, most notably the exterior of the Ridgemont Mall in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Beverly Hills, 90210, and in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

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Glendale Galleria

100 West Broadway, Suite 700
Glendale, California 91210
(818) 240-9481
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The Glendale Galleria has more than 260 stores and restaurants on three levels. Anchor department stores are JCPenney, Nordstrom, Mervyn’s, and Macy’s. They’ve added Coach and BEBE to the traditional Ann Taylor and Casual Corner. Plenty of mens apparel and gadget shops, teen interest and kid stuff can be found there to keep the whole family happy. Valet parking is available on weekends.

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