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The Stanford Shopping Center

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Address: 680 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1400
Phone Number: +1 650-617-8200
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Welcome to Stanford Shopping Center, Northern California's premier open-air...

Welcome to Stanford Shopping Center, Northern California's premier open-air shopping and dining destination with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Wilkes Bashford and more than 140 world-class specialty stores, ranging from luxury brands to local favorites. Enjoy an extraordinary mix of restaurants and cafes from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Max's Opera Café and The Melt, to Yucca de Lac and so many more. Shop the European Street Market for the freshest California produce and gourmet specialty foods. Breathtaking gardens, sculptures and fountains accent the garden environment that people come from all over the world to see. Stanford Shopping Center truly is a one of a kind experience. Whatever the season, it's always magically in bloom! Experience the garden of everything. Stanford Shopping Center. Stanford Shopping Center is located between El Camino Real and Sand Hill Rd. The Center situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley adjacent to the world renowned Stanford University Campus. Stanford Shopping Center serves the nearby affluent communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, and Atherton.

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Upscale Shopping

This is an upscale shopping centers with stores like Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's as anchors. Enjoy the Crate and Barrel and shopping for great meats at Schaub's and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Palo Alto
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Palo Alto
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an upscale shopping centers with stores like Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's as anchors. Enjoy the Crate and Barrel and shopping for great meats at Schaub's and produce at Signona's. Many boutique shops or get a facial at La Belle spa. Lots of great places to eat here as well. A fun afternoon outing!

Thank PaloAltobaby
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place. Inviting, nice flow, good variety of stores. Several great places for dining or short breaks for cocktails and snacks. Parking is not a problem.

Thank ExplorerQ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to walk around and go for some shopping spree. Applestore, microsoft, branded goods, foods and drinks can be found here. Some shops closed at 7pm.

1 Thank joanadventure
Menlo Park, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to take my dogs to the shopping center and walk around admiring the flower displays which are frequently changed and always stunning.

Thank CynthiaR1229
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the usual array of upscale shops catering to those with money to burn. OK, beautiful things at beautiful prices for beautiful people. Will make you forget that not everyone lives this way, well, for a moment.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Outdoor Mall more upscale than others but can still find good deals while enjoying the outdoors

Thank Candice G
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like about a first-rate mall. Neiman-Marcus, Wilkes-Bashford (does anyone shop there?), Nordstrom, Bloomies, Apple, all the way down to McDonalds. Everyone is there. Starbucks is hidden down an alley and it's still standing room only.

Thank thedofca
State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the variety of stores. American Girl is great for the younger girls to see. Outdoor mall and great selection for the upscale shopper as well as the visitors

Thank rangersnyder2181
Los Osos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably a few square kilometers of stores--Macy's, Nordstrom's, many other biggies. Lots of covered and open parking, easy access to the main drag into Stanford. Stock is aimed at the local population: high quality and prices, not much for the over 30 crowd. Very clean, upscale center.

Thank harold b
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stanford Shopping Center has gone through some major changes since my last review in 2012. Some of the speciality stores that catered to the 'upper crust' have left, some have gone out of business, and some have had some major renovations. Sony, a high end speciality chocolate store, Bang & Olufsen have left but Tesla, Microsoft, Apple, and Allen Edmonds... More 

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