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Address: 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone Number: +1 650-617-8200
10:00 am - 7:00 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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A bit pricey, but extraordinary!!!

You will be hard pressed to find a better collection of small shops, boutiques, restaurants, or large stores (Eg. Nordstrom's, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, etc.). It is an open mall... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will be hard pressed to find a better collection of small shops, boutiques, restaurants, or large stores (Eg. Nordstrom's, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, etc.). It is an open mall set-up which is immaculately manicured for your browsing pleasure. As it sits in the center of Silicon Valley you will easily find and enjoy both large, spacious Apple and Microsoft stores... More 

Thank kevinlortie
Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a high end shopping centre with the occasional "high street" shops thrown in. Not very busy - given the prices, but a pretty shopping centre and lots of places to eat. Easy walking distance from University Dr, only 15 minutes, although not particularly pedestrian friendly. If you manage to do some shopping, it's easy to pick up an uber... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an afternoon at Stanford Shopping Center with my daughter. We shopped at Lululemon then walked over to True Food for dinner. True Food is busy so call ahead.

Thank Agapanthos
Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many interesting shops that are all in one place. A bit of a maze to get around but it is laid out in a grid so not too hard to get lost.

Thank james_hammond_nz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it's pretty and they're nice places to eat. The mall is pleasant, full of high-end stores and more moderate department stores--if you exclude Neiman Marcus! If you like retail prices this is your opportunity. We enjoyed visiting the Tesla store, That's unusual for any mall. We also ate at a very nice medium priced restaurant, those are available. but... More 

Thank Susan H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big range of different shops which will provide you with everything you can need. Includes big brands, luxury ones and even some restaurants.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Stanford Shopping Center has a great selection of stores- major department stores such as Macy's and lots of novelty and smaller stores as well. Being November, Christmas decorations were starting to appear looking festive. Lots of walking at this outdoor shopping center which makes it more enjoyable!

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a nice way to pass a few hours if you like shopping.. otherwise it's simply a pretty place to walk around. There are a few restaurants, Starbucks and another coffee shop.I wish there were more coffee options.

Thank Naomi2586
Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I spent a good few hours here and enjoyed my time very much. Good prices in Macy's and A&F and lots of nice places to eat and drink. I really liked all of the cool chairs and sofas everywhere to chill out and watch the world go by. Not far from the station either so good for a full or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

It is Palo Alto so it will be high end department stores, boutiques eateries, it is a nice outdoor mall garden-lined. The place to upscale shop and if you are lucky you can spot a celebrity.

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