Discover which are the best malls in Baltimore, as well as the outlets and places to buy cheap clothes in the city, department stores, where to find famous fashion brands and the most outstanding places to go shopping in the area.
Best Malls in Baltimore
Towson Town Center
As you will see, there are many very good malls in Baltimore, but for many Townson Town Center is the most important in the city. This is due to the great quality of stores that you will find in this shopping center, which are headed by Nordstrom and Macy’s (you will also find in the mall the outlet stores of both). Towson Town Center houses only the best fashion brands from all around the globe such as Lacoste, Anthropologie, Cotton: On, Madewell and the famous European fast fashion store, Zara.
There are several other interesting stores in this 4-story mall, which has been operating since 1963. They are The North Face, Tory Burch, Morphe, Sephora and one of the best furniture and decoration stores in the country: Pottery Barn. There are no movie theaters in this mall (although you can find Cinemark Towson very close) but that does not mean that there is no place to spend a fun afternoon since you can go to Round 1 for bowling or playing pool and arcade games with your friends or family.
- Other Stores: Aeropostale, Aldo, Free People, JD Sports, H&M, Lululemon, Tommy Bahama, Zumiez
As happens in other cities in the country, next to the large shopping centers there are other smaller malls that increase the number of places to go shopping in the area. The same thing happens in Towson Town Center, where Towson Place is next door. Although there are not as many stores as other malls in Baltimore, there are several places that you will love. If you are looking for a place to buy cheap clothes and accessories from good fashion brands, this is a must visit since there are three of the main chains of this type of store: T.J.Maxx, Burlington and Marshalls.
But that’s not all as there are also several supermarkets: Target, Weis and Walmart as well as Bed Bath & Beyond, Havertys (one of the best furniture stores in the area) and Michaels. Next door there is another strip mall, a little smaller, but with other important stores. These include Five Below, HomeGoods, Ulta Beauty and the furniture and home decor store: Kirkland’s.
Annapolis Town Center
There is no doubt that Annapolis Town Center has become one of the best and most beautiful malls in Baltimore. This complex does not only include a mall, since there are also luxury homes, offices and several green spaces. It also has a spectacular outdoor design with an area where events are also organized throughout the year such as concerts, festivals, film screenings and more. Returning to the retail issue, maybe there are not so many stores but there are very good places to shop.
This place, more than clothing stores, stands out for its many options to buy furniture. There are stores that you cannot miss if you are looking for furniture for your home or you are a fan of interior design: Restoration Hardware, Ethan Allen, Summer Classics, Pottery Barn or Arhaus. There is also a Bed Bath & Beyond, a Target, and a few clothing stores like J.Jill or Anthropologie and other locally owned stores. The mall is also known for its several high-quality restaurants such as Cooper’s Hawk, Burgers Grilled Right, and Tuscan Prime Italian Chophouse.
White Marsh Mall
Welcoming thousands of shoppers every year, White Marsh Mall is one of the largest malls in Baltimore. There are more than 100 stores here being led by its various department stores such as: Boscov’s, JCPenney and Macy’s. Fashion stores are here too where H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Rue21, Express and Forever 21 stand out. There are also sites that kids will love like Build-a-Bear where they can customize their teddy bear with whatever clothes they want. But that’s not all, because if you cross the parking lot you will find one of the most famous furniture stores in the world: IKEA.
- Other Stores: Aeropostale, The Children´s Place, Foot Locker, Francesca´s, Hot Topic, Journeys, Vans
Shoppes at Nottingham Square
There are other places to shop in the Nottingham area besides the above mall. Shoppes at Nottingham is one of them and although it is only one of several strip malls in Baltimore, this one stands out for having some well-known stores. The biggest of all is Target, but next door there are several more. You can buy electronics, computers, movies and more at Best Buy, find everything you need to practice your favorite sport at Dick’s or buy furniture at a good price at Bob’s or Value City.
There are shops of all kinds in this place since there is also a Lowe’s, a Party City and Magnolia. A short distance away is the T.J.Maxx discount store, as well as Five Below or Sally Beauty. You can even eat here at one of its several restaurants such as Chipotle, Cava, Qdoba or Applebee’s.
The Mall in Columbia
If you are in Columbia (less than half an hour from Baltimore) and want to go shopping, there is an excellent place with more than 200 stores: The Mall in Columbia. It is one of the largest malls in Maryland, having been open for more than 50 years. There is much to talk about the retail offer of this mall. First, there are three important anchor stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s and JCPenney. As for fashion stores, there is plenty to choose from with brands like Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Coach, Lucky Brand or White House Black Market.
There are also the J.Crew, H&M, Johnston & Murphy stores or the popular sports brands, Under Armor and Lululemon. Not everything is clothing stores as there is also the well-known Arhaus furniture store, as well as the Apple Store and Williams Sonoma. As for its restaurants, there is something for all tastes such as Shake Shack, seafood at The Walrus or even South American food at Chicken + Whiskey.
- Other Stores: Ann Taylor, Athleta, Box Lunch, Carter´s, Express, Forever 21, Hallmark, Sephora, Soma
The Shops at Canton Crossing
The Shops at Canton Crossing has a great location plus you’ll find a little bit of everything. There is not only a Target but several other stores such as Michaels, Petco and the Harris Teeter supermarket. But one of the biggest attractions of this small mall in Baltimore is its places to buy cheap clothes and shoes. For example, here is Nordstrom Rack, the outlet version of the famous department store where you can buy clothes and accessories from big brands like Michael Kors, Coach, Nike and even luxury brands at discounted prices.
If what you want to buy are shoes, you should go to DSW, which also has a wide variety of models (both casual and dress shoes as well as sports shoes) at good prices. There are other stores where you can buy shoes or clothes like Skechers, Old Navy and LOFT. And when you get hungry, no problem, as there are several restaurants here like the excellent Mission BBQ where you can find ribs, pulled pork and brisket.
Best Outlets in Baltimore
Over 200 stores, various entertainment options and great restaurants. All this is what Arundel Mills offers. This is the closest outlet to Baltimore, and you couldn’t ask for more since there is absolutely everything. It is the best place to find deals thanks to the large number of brands that have their outlet stores here. Among these are Calvin Klein, Eddie Bauer, the european luxury brand Hugo Boss as well as Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Nike. Also here are the outlet stores from Vineyard Vines, Puma and Tommy Hilfiger as well as the Lego Store, Bass Pro Shops and various discount stores like Saks Off Fifth and T.J.Maxx.
As we said before, shopping options are not the only thing this place has to offer. And there are many ways to spend a fun afternoon. Movie lovers will love the Egyptian-themed movie theaters in Arundel Mills. You can also have a fun time at Mission Escape Rooms. Even if you like to gamble, there is a large casino in the outlet, where there are also several restaurants and an entertainment venue. In a shopping center as big as this, there are many places to eat. And this is no exception as there are restaurants from McDonald’s and Golden Corral to Red Lobster and Longhorn.
Other Places to Go Shopping in Baltimore
The Village of Cross Keys: To the north of the city is this nice little mall that has several local stores (and also some national chains). There are no more than a couple of dozen shopping options, but among these we recommend Octavia (a very good high-end brand clothing store), Chezelle Inc. (specializing in plus-size clothing) or The Store LTD (a great store that not only sells clothes and accessories but also home decor and gifts). There are no restaurants at the moment in The Village, but several local food trucks park almost every day, so every day you visit you will be able to find different alternatives.
Harborplace: With a privileged location in Downtown, this mall caters mostly to tourists who visit the attractions in the area. And it is that the vast majority of the spaces of the mall are occupied by national chain restaurants including Hooters, The Cheesecake Factory or Johnny Rockets. There are also some local alternatives in Harborplace, as well as a gift shop and only one clothing store: H&M.
The Rotunda: This is a complex of luxury residences and offices, which also includes a retail area as well as some restaurants. There are several small shops, beauty salons, a yoga studio, plus an organic market and even movie theaters. Above all there are several options to eat either Asian food, Italian or some places to have a coffee or a delicious dessert.