If you want to have a great shopping day in Cincinnati, here we will tell you everything you need to know. Get to know the best malls in Cincinnati with the most outstanding places to go shopping. We will tell you about the brands that you can find in each one, places to eat as well as the entertainment options in each one. Also, if you want to go shopping without spending much, we will talk about the outlets in town as well as some of the discount stores that you can find in the city.
Best Malls in Cincinnati
Kenwood Towne Centre
With over 150 stores (including dozens of renowned fashion brands), fine dining, and entertainment options, Kenwood Towne Center is one of the must-go malls in Cincinnati. It is by far the largest mall in the entire area and includes stores you won’t be able to find anywhere else. For example there are some good places to buy luxury brand clothing and accessories. The main one is the Nordstrom department store, which features some of the best luxury brands in the world. Also in the mall you can find the store of one of the most renowned French fashion brands: Louis Vuitton, a brand famous for its bags and accessories.
There is much more to discover in this great mall in Cincinnati, which has been open since the 50´s. And as we said before, there are excellent fashion brands including Michael Kors, Coach, Anthropologie, Untuckit and Abercrombie & Fitch. The Lego Store also stands out, as well as Kate Spade, Madewell and Lululemon or the other anchor stores: Macy’s and Dillard’s. On the other hand, if what you want is furniture and home decor, there are also stores for this, such as Restoration Hardware, Arhaus and Pottery Barn.
- Other Stores: Aldo, Apple Store, Fabletics, J.Crew, Sephora, Sundance, Tiffany & Co, White House Black Market
Rookwood Commons & Pavilion
In your next trip to this town you need go to Rookwood Commons & Pavilion to find out why it is one of the most popular malls in Cincinnati. There are numerous clothing stores in this mall such as Altar’d State, Evereve, Banana Republic and Chico’s. You can also take advantage of great deals on clothing and accessories for the whole family at Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx as well as the J.Crew outlet store. If you are looking for baby clothes, Rookwood Commons is a good option since you can go to GAP Baby or Carter’s. But that’s not all as there are also stores like Sephora, REI, Sur la Table, as well as Whole Foods Market.
Something that makes Rookwood Commons stand out among the malls in Cincinnati is that there are several famous restaurants for a mall that is not that big. You can eat Italian food at Buca Di Beppo, have a nice steak at Longhorn or go for a great breakfast at First Watch. Also, if you are a fan of cars, you will love going to Ford Garage. It is a themed restaurant where, in addition to eating good hamburgers, you can admire the decoration based on the company’s cars or see old models of this famous car brand.
- Other Stores: Athleta, Bed Bath & Beyond, DSW, HomeGoods, Rally House, Ulta Beuty, West Elm
Bridgewater Falls is a small mall but with a lot to do. It has a nice open-air design. It is divided into 3 different areas, a central one that has most of the shops and restaurants, flanked by the larger stores. You can shop for a little of everything, whether it’s electronics and appliances at Best Buy, makeup at Ulta Beauty, household products at Bed Bath & Beyond, or toys, gifts and more at Five Below.
There are also several clothing stores as well as a Target and the department store JCPenney in the mall. But there are not only places to go shopping, because in Bridgewater Falls you can also go for a haircut or get a massage. In case you get hungry you can go to places like Chipotle, Taqueria el Comal or go for an ice cream at Cold Stone.
- Other Stores: Carter´s, Dick´s Sporting Goods, Men´s Warehouse, Old Navy, Party City, T.J.Maxx
Winner of several awards, Liberty Center is a mall in Cincinnati that receives thousand of shoppers every year. This shopping center is a mixed use property, so in addition to shops you will find offices, a hotel and apartments. Events are organized throughout the year in the mall, whether they are concerts, shows or outdoor movies, in order to create a community around this place. As for the stores in the shopping center, there are several clothing stores such as Old Navy, Talbots, White House Black Market, Chico’s and H&M. And if you want to buy clothes or equipment to practice your favorite sport, the best thing to do is go to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
There are several entertainment options at Liberty Center for everyone. You can spend a full day at the mall since, in addition to shopping, you can have fun listening to a stand-up routine at Funny Bone, practice indoor skydiving at iFly, as well as visit very cool bars like The Roosevelt Room. And you can’t miss one of its wonderful restaurants, both local and national chains, among which we highlight Son of a Butcher and Rusty Bucket.
- Other Stores: Dillard´s, Eddie Bauer, Express, Hollister, Kendra Scott, Pandora, Zumiez
Located in the city that gives it its name, Florence Mall is the last on our list of the best malls in Cincinnati (or in this case in its metro area). Its anchor stores are Macy’s and JCPenney in addition to several major fashion brands such as Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, Maurices and American Eagle. Also you can go here to Hot Topic and FYE (famous for selling tons of pop culture merchandise). Look out out for Rally House a shop that sells clothing from the city´s sports teams. This shopping center is also home to the Florence Y’all Water Tower, one of the symbols of the city.
You can also go see a movie at Florence Mall at its Cinemark movie theaters or eat at one of its restaurants including Olive Garden. Also in its surroundings there are several more shops. Discount stores such as T.J.Maxx, Ross and Burlington stand out. You can also find Hobby Lobby, Ulta Beauty, Barnes & Noble, some local stores or a Kroger.
- Other Stores: Aeropostale, Buckle, Build-a-Bear, Champs Sports, Foot Locker, Rally House
Best Outlets in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Premium Outlets
Although it is a bit out of town (compared to other malls in Cincinnati) it is well worth the drive to Cincinnati Premium Outlets. And this is one of the best places in the city to buy cheap clothes and accessories from well known fashion brands. There are dozens of stores at the outlet, and you’re sure to find several of your favorite brands. Lacoste, Brooks Brothers, Polo Ralph Lauren, The North Face, J.Crew and Marc Jacobs are only some of them.
You can also shop for discounted bags and accessories from Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Coach, shop for sportswear at Nike, Puma and Under Armour and the kids won’t want to miss the Disney outlet store. There are discounts in all stores throughout the year but we recommend going to the sales that are made on holidays. If you want to eat in the outlet, there is only one small food court in the mall. So if you want other options you will have to drive a bit and reach restaurants like Skyline Chili, Culver’s or Popeyes which are located just a couple of minutes away by car.
- Other Stores: Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, GAP, Kate Spade, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, UGG
Other Places to Go Shopping in Cincinnati
Anderson Towne Centre: Although there are not many stores, this mall is quite nice for fun shopping day. You can go see what’s new at Macy’s, buy food and everything you need for your home at Kroger. You can also visit the various small shops around the mall, dine in Marco´s Pizza or Don Rigo and end the evening watching a movie at the AMC movie theaters.
Eastgate Mall: Perhaps this mall in Cincinnati has seen better days, but it still has several good stores left. It has two department stores: JCPenney and Kohl’s as well as the Dillard’s clearance store. There you can buy clothes and other products at good discounts. There are also some local stores and national brands like Rue 21 and American Eagle. And if you want to have a fun time, you can go to Glow Golf, a miniature golf course that glows-in-the-dark.
Western Hills Plaza: Among the several small malls in Cincinnati, this is one of the most complete since there are stores of all kinds. The largest are Target and The Home Depot. But you can also find a Kroger as well as Michaels, Staples, PetSmart, plus several restaurants (like Outback). You can also go to or T.J.Maxx, one of the most popular discount stores where you can buy clothing and accessories from major fashion brands.
The Kenwood Collection: Right across from Kenwood Towne Center this place is located. It is a mixed-use development, so in addition to having a commercial area there are offices. There are not many stores, but there are several recognized ones such as L.L. Bean and Old Navy as well as Crate & Barrel or The Container Store. Also on this site theres is a Whole Foods Market as well as gyms, a beauty salon, restaurants (like Pies & Pints Pizzeria) and even movie theaters.