Cleveland might seem like a mid-sized city with not much to do, but it’s quite the opposite. This vibrant city is home to incredible restaurants (you can’t miss the polish boys and their BBQ), museums, parks, as well as famous sports teams playing here and it also has one of the most incredible places for music fans: The Rock’ N Roll Hall of Fame. In addition, there are many good alternatives if you want to go shopping in Cleveland. That is why we will talk about which are the best malls in Cleveland, where you can find famous fashion brands, department stores and outlets in the city.
Malls in Cleveland
There are many malls in Cleveland, but Beachwood Place is one of the most popular thanks to the well-known fashion brands and department stores that you can find here. Two of the main stores in the shopping center are Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. They are a must see if you are a fan of luxury brands since within each of these department stores you can find exclusive fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Prada and Gucci. Although there are several H&M stores in the city, in Beachwood Place you can also visit its section for home and decoration products, known as H&M Home.
There are many other good fashion brands in the mall like Tommy Bahama, Eileen Fisher, Coach, Ann Taylor and the Spanish brand Zara. There is also a Sephora as well as Alex & Ani (a very nice jewelry store) and the Lego Store. If you want to stay to eat there are several good restaurants such as Bar Italia, Cedar Creek Grille or Bomba as well as a food court.
- Other Stores: Athleta, Carter´s, J.Jill, Johnston & Murphy, Kate Spade, Lush, Rally House, Vans
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 11AM to 8PM Sunday 12PM to 6PM
A few steps from Beachwood Place is another good place to go shopping in Cleveland. Legacy Village complements the shopping offerings of the mall across the street by including several that you won’t find in any of the other malls in Cleveland. The best thing about this mall is its various furniture stores. Several of the most prestigious chains in the country are present here such as Restoration Hardware, Arhaus, Ethan Allen and Crate & Barrel.
You can also go to the famous Nordstrom Rack outlet store, as well as L.L. Bean (outdoor equipment store) or the Giant Eagle supermarket. There are also some clothing stores and several restaurants such as The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory or the Italian restaurant Brio.
- Other Stores: Chico´s, Dick´s Sporting Goods, Soft Sorroundings, Soma, Talbots, White House Black Market
- Hours: Monday to Thursday 10AM to 8PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM to 9PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
Not only is it the largest mall in Cleveland, but SouthPark Mall is also one of the largest in all of Ohio. With its more than 150 stores and restaurants, there is much to see in this mall that opened in 1996. Among its most important stores are Abercrombie & Fitch, New Balance, Sephora, Chico’s, H&M and Dick’s Sporting Goods. You can also go to Macy’s, Dillard’s and JCPenney department stores that offer a wide variety of clothing for the whole family, as well as home decor, makeup, perfumes and more.
Across the street is another department store, Kohl’s, which although not connected to the main building is officially part of the mall. Nearby are also several famous restaurants (such as the Italian restaurant Buca di Beppo, Red Lobster or Longhorn Steakhouse).
- Other Stores: American Eagle, Box Lunch, Build-a-Bear, The Children´s Place, Express, FYE, Pink, Tilly´s
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 8PM Sunday 12PM to 6PM
With over 100 stores, Summit Mall is another one of the largest malls in Cleveland. And it is also one of the oldest, having been open since 1965. It has two department stores: Macy’s and Dillard’s (which is divided into two buildings). In addition there are several fashion brands such as Altar’d State, Express, Eddie Bauer and J.Crew. Other prominent stores in the mall are Hot Topic, FYE, Box Lunch as well as the handbag and accessories store, Coach. Among the restaurants in Summit Mall, we highlight The Rail (the best option if you want a burger) or First Watch if you are looking for a good place for breakfast or brunch.
- Other Stores: Apple Store, Buckle, Hollister, Pacsun, The Children´s Place, Zumiez
- Hours: Monday to Thursday 11AM to 8PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM to 9PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
If you’re on the west side of Cleveland, you have to get to Crocker Park. Something that sets it apart from other malls in Cleveland is its design. And it is that when you visit it you will realize that it is not like all shopping centers but that it is as if you were going shopping in a beautiful neighborhood full of shops, restaurants as well as nice fountains, trees and plants. As for your places to go shopping, there are quite a variety of stores in this mall such as Orvis, Bed Bath & Beyond, DSW or the discount clothing store Nordstrom Rack. There are also several famous clothing brands such as J.Crew, Banana Republic, Athleta and Urban Outfiters.
You definitely have to stop at one of the wonderful restaurants in Crocker Park. There are many alternatives whether it’s Italian food, burgers, breakfast places or Latin cuisine. In addition to all this, throughout the year there are several fun activities for the whole family. These include races ( including with your dogs!), festivals, concerts, and a farmers’ market every Saturday in Market Square.
- Other Stores: Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Arhaus, Apple Store, buybuyBaby, Eddie Bauer, Lululemon, Sephora, Warby Parker
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 9PM Sunday 11AM to 6PM
Eton Chagrin Boulevard
Although small, Eton Chagrin Boulevard is one of the best (and best-designed) malls in Cleveland. It’s no bigger than a typical strip mall, but it has several premium brands and interesting local stores. There are famous stores like Brooks Brothers, Lululemon, Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, the cookware store Sur La Table and even the famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co. But that’s not all as there is also the Apple Store, a Trader Joe’s as well as excellent local stores like Lisa Moran Ltd, Kilgore Trout and Vollbracht Furs.
And in addition to good shops, this mall has excellent restaurants. One of the most popular is Mabel’s BBQ by celebrity chef Michael Symon where you can eat pulled pork, brisket or smoked ribs. But if you prefer something else you can go to Texas de Brazil, Mitchell’s Fish Market (a very good seafood restaurant) or Japanese food in Pacific East.
- Other Stores: Allen Edmonds, Barnes & Noble, Eileen Fisher, Evereve, Free People, The North Face
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 6:30PM, Sunday 12PM to 5PM
Great Northern Mall
Very close to the airport you can go to the Great Northern Mall. There is a bit of everything in this mall in Cleveland, whether it is sports stores (such as Dick’s and Locker Room), good clothing brands (including American Eagle, Forever 21, Aeropostale or Victoria’s Secret), shoe stores (Shoe Dept, Foot Locker or Skechers), jewelers or department stores (JCPenney & Macy’s). And when you finish your purchases you can go see a movie in the Regal movie theaters.
And in addition to these stores, within walking distance there are several smaller malls with more places to shop. These sites include stores like Best Buy, Aldi, The Home Depot, Ulta Beauty, and Five Below. It is also a good option to buy clothes and household items at a good price since there are several discount stores such as Burlington, Big Lots, T.J. Maxx (which also includes HomeGoods) or Bob’s Discount Furniture.
- Other Stores: Aeropostale, Finish Line, Hallmark, Rue 21, Zumiez
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 11AM to 8PM Sunday 11AM to 6PM
The east side of Cleveland is characterized by having several of the best shopping malls in the city within a short distance from each other. In addition to Beachwood Place or Legacy Village, there are others that are smaller but have nice shops you could like. One of them is Pinecrest which in addition to having a hotel, offices and apartments there are several shops and restaurants, as well as movie theatres.
When you get there you will see that it is like a modern street surrounded by shops like Nike, Athleta, J.Crew or Pottery Barn. There are more fashion stores including Vineyard Vines, Indochino and Urban Outfiters as well as several high quality local stores such as Oceanne (which sells beautiful jewelry designs) and Fount (a leather products brand).
- Other Stores: Fabletics, FP Movement, Madewell, Sephora, REI, Untuckit, West Elm, Whole Foods
- Hours: Monday to Sunday 9AM to 9PM
Outlets in Cleveland
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
There is only one outlet in Cleveland, but you couldn’t ask for more as there are excellent fashion brands. Its name is Aurora Farms Premium Outlets and it’s in Aurora, about a 40-minute drive from downtown. Although it has some closed spaces, there is no better place to buy cheap clothes in Cleveland than this place. And it is that renowned brands have a presence in the outlet including Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger or Polo Ralph Lauren.
The best thing about the outlet is its offer of sports stores such as Finish Line as well as brands such as Under Armour, Nike, Adidas or Columbia. You can get great discounts of up to 70% less in all of them. Something you should keep in mind is that there is only one restaurant in the outlet, so if you want to go to another place you will have to drive a bit.
- Other Stores: Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Kate Spade, Nautica, Skechers, The North Face
- Hours: Monday to Thursday 10AM to 7PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM to 8PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
Other Places to Go Shopping in Cleveland
Great Lakes Mall: There are other malls in Cleveland like this one located in Mentor, northeast of Cleveland, that has more than 70 stores. Among the most prominent are the Dillard’s and JCPenney department stores, as well as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, Forever 21, JD Sports or Express (with its outlet version). One of the most outstanding features of this mall is Round 1, where you can eat and have fun playing bowling, billiards or one of its arcade games.
Westgate Shopping Center: Near Rockcliff Springs Rocky River Reservation there are several strip malls with various stores. Westgate Shopping Center is one of them and includes stores like Kohl’s, Ulta Beauty, Famous Footwear and Five Below. There is also the Books-A-Million bookstore and Rally House where you can buy products from the city’s sports teams. Plus there is a Target and the discount store Marshalls.
Downtown: Downtown Cleveland has many interesting places. You can find excellent hotels and restaurants as well as the stadiums of the Guardians, Browns and Cavaliers or the famous Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. But there are also several places to go shopping. You can go to the Tower City Center (where there are some shops and restaurants), local fashion stores like Mr. Albert’s and Intro Boutique as well as the gift shop: Cleveland Clothing Co. And if you want official merchandise from the Cleveland sports teams you can go to the stores that are in each of the stadiums.