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A Shopper’s Paradise: Bring Home Gifts from Kansas City

Casual, upscale, antique or urban—have we got shopping for you! Kansas City has shopping to fit anyone’s tastes. Unique designs and comfortable settings characterize the area’s many shopping opportunities. The City Market, for example, features more than 30 specialty stores filled with souvenirs, imported goods and unusual finds.

Heading south, shoppers can stroll through Westport, once the site of Civil War combat but now offering boutiques, art galleries, jewelry stores and an array of restaurants and watering holes. Hallmark Cards’ Crown Center delights with more than 60 fun and fine specialty stores and restaurants.

Fall is the perfect time to explore the famed Country Club Plaza, which offers more than 150 shops and dining spots, nestled among Spanish and other European-influenced architecture and decoration. With more than 120 stores like Burberry, Anthropologie and Tiffany & Co., even seasoned shoppers will find a few surprises.

Brookside and Waldo continue this chain of shopping opportunities, with their collections of boutiques, specialty stories and gift shops. For an urban shopping experience, wander through the city’s Crossroads Arts District. Trendy boutiques like Birdie’s, Black Bamboo and High Cotton offer hip selections you won’t find anywhere else.

On the Kansas side, unique locally owned shops in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas highlight the Prairie Village Shops. To the south, buy antiques, a new outfit or a gift for the kids in the open-air environment of the Corinth Square Shops. Or head north to Briarcliff Village—where you can find local favorites like Nell Hill’s and Tivol nestled inside a charming, Tuscan-inspired setting.

And don’t miss the many malls. Kansas City’s wide landscape includes plenty of ground devoted to shopping centers, including the sprawling Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Town Center Plaza in Leawood, and Zona Rosa near KCI Airport and Legends Outlets Kansas City by Kansas Speedway. Check out the newest addition to the local shopping scene at Park Place in Leawood where you'll find boutiques, beauty salons and bistros. All shopping centers include nationally recognized stores and specialty shops, along with a selection of local favorites.

Regardless of what you need—or what you’d like to find—Kansas City offers a store that will satisfy.

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