The holidays are coming, which means it's time for you to start selecting gifts for family and friends. Turn your shopping trip into an epic shopping spree when you crisscross Missouri in search of outlet malls, antique shops, specialty retailers and more. You might want to wear comfortable shoes.
East Hills Shopping Center has been a part of the Saint Joseph community for almost 50 years. The center is anchored by JCPenney, Dillard's, Sears and Gordmans, and overall is home to more than 50 shops.
3702 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph MO 64506, 816-279-5667
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Inside this happening Kansas City district, you'll find everything from boutique shops full of unique items to flowers to shoes to furniture and clothing - and of course, art galleries and studios!
1900 Main St., Kansas City MO 64102, 816-994-9325
Hours: Hours differ by business.
Zona Rosa, in north Kansas City, is an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment district, located at the northwest corner of I-29 and Barry Road. The streets of the property are reminiscent of downtowns from the past, with individual storefronts evoking a village-feel. Zona Rosa is home to dozens of well-known, top name merchants and dining options.
8640 N. Dixon Ave., Kansas City MO 64153, 816-587-8180
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
For the outdoors enthusiast on your shopping list. One of the most popular attractions in Missouri, this is the granddaddy of all outdoor stores. Explore the 300,000-square-foot showroom loaded with unique features, including a Tracker Boat showroom; an indoor firing range; thousands of items and supplies for fishing (salt and fresh water), hunting, camping, boating, golf; electronics; archery; home and cabin; auto and ATV; footwear; and clothing. You'll find cascading waterfalls; flowing streams; live ducks; giant aquariums (including the 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium) and a huge selection of outdoor, hunting, fishing and boating gear.
1935 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield MO 65807, 800-227-7776
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Battlefield Mall is home to more than 120 specialty stores including; Banana Republic, The Limited, Apricot Lane, Ann Taylor Loft, The Buckle, Coach, Dillard's, Macy's and White House Black Market.
2825 S. Glenstone, Springfield MO 65804, 417-883-7777
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Branson Landing is a 95-acre entertainment and retail destination, offering eclectic shops, dining and nightspots along a waterfront boardwalk.
Experience year-round shopping between the two anchor stores: Bass Pro Shops and Belk Department Store.
100 Branson Landing, Branson MO 65616, 417-239-3002
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Just up the street from Branson Landing, Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10 offers adventure around every corner! While you shop, enjoy more than 100,000 different items; the shop is filled with unique and hard-to-find items you can only find in a 55-year-old dime store. Some items are display only and not for sale.
103 W. Main St., Branson MO 65616, 417-334-2410
Hours: Daily, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
This outdoor mall is home to more than 110 stores which include Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, J.Crew, Loft Outlet, Under Armour and many more. Osage Beach Premium Outlets is the shopping destination where you will find exceptional brands with savings of 25 to 65 percent.
4540 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach MO 65065, 573-348-3829
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Rooster Creek is designed for the sewing and quilting enthusiast. Quilting materials and supplies are available for purchase. Offers machine quilting. Classes available. Located in the Summit Plaza shopping center.
176 W. Simon Blvd., Holts Summit MO 65043, 573-896-8025
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon
Features the world's largest Case XX Collectible dealer, this 20,000-square-foot factory outlet store also features Chicago Cutlery, Buck Knives, Leatherman Tools, an extensive home decor department and Missouri-made Walnut Bowls. Shepherd Hills is the exclusive factory outlet in the United States for Denby Pottery Seconds. Shepherd Hills is located off I-44 at Exit 127.
1900 West Elm, Lebanon MO 65536, 800-727-4643
Hours: Daily: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Take a country stroll through this Pioneer Homestead and Village and enjoy the blacksmith shop, Marshal's office, active one-room log school house, teepee, cedar log cabin, general store and trading post, historic log church, summer kitchen and pioneer homestead. Buy homemade goods at the on-site bakery; located about four miles south of Rosebud on Route T.
3564 Route T, Rosebud MO 63091, 573-764-3719
Hours: Thu.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Discover impressive savings at Ann Taylor, Coach, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, St. John, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley and more than 75 other brand-name outlets, including half-a-dozen restaurants. Located on the south side of I-64, just east of the Missouri River bridge; about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis.
18521 Outlet Blvd., Chesterfield MO 63005, 314-399-8163
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Taubman Prestige Outlets is a 49-acre, village-style center featuring 310,000 square feet of retail space. Stores include Coach Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren and Talbots. Attributes include dog-friendly hospitality, access to the levee fitness trail, and a food court. Located 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, on I-64.
17017 N. Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield MO 63005, 636-536-3014
Hours: Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This mall is ideal for antique lovers and draws shoppers from all over the United States. Find upscale antiques, including, among other items: furniture; glassware; coins; advertising signs and accessories; pottery; tools; kitchenware. Located south of St. Louis, off I-55 at exit 80. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the winter.
109 N. Outer Road, Benton MO 63736, 573-545-3553
Hours: Winter hours: Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thur.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This is the only outlet center between St. Louis and Memphis. The center hosts various events throughout the year and additional savings during its sidewalk sales. Groups can save even more with Group Tour Discounts offered by many of the stores. Bus tours and large groups are welcome.
100 Outlet Drive, Sikeston MO 63801, 573-472-2222
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon- 6 p.m.
Sloan + Themis studio and boutique is along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau. The boutique manufactures and sells vintage and handcrafted jewelry to meet the needs of a modern woman; practical, strong, elegant and stylish.
31C N. Main St., Cape Girardeau MO 63701, 573-200-6703
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.