Kansas City has a wide selection of shops and shopping malls to choose from, ranging from megastore to upscale boutique. There are too many shopping centers to list them all, but here are a few to get you started.

The 39th Street District not only has great restaurants, it also offers a wide variety of ethnic boutiques that give the area a slightly bohemian feel. Among the store specialties are vintage clothing, cigars and smoking accessories, novelty souvenirs and small-press literature. The City Market, besides offering fresh produce and specialty groceries (with different ethnicities such as Middle Eastern, Italian and Vietnamese represented), also has a few stores that sell flowers and home furnishing accessories. To the south, the former Civil War battle site of Westport has been converted into a gallery of fine art and jewelry stores.

One of the major shopping meccas in the city is located at the Country Club Plaza, a collection of over 150 stores and restaurants. Here, you will find upscale designer outlets such as Coach, Tiffany’s, Armani Exchange, Swarovksi and Anthropologie alongside more reasonably priced stores like Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn and EB Games.

A venture into the suburbs on the Kansas side of the border will yield many large malls. A few that are worth the trip are the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, and Town Center Plaza in Leawood.