Shopping is a necessity this holiday season, so why not stop at some of the best places in the St. Louis area to knock items off that lengthy Christmas list? From outdoor malls to the standards, this city has plenty to offer. Some centers are even considered destination shopping meccas. Friends, families and couples can even enjoy some entertainment from delicious meals to holiday festivities during their visits. Come see why malls are thriving in St. Louis and be a part of the action.

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St. Louis Premium Outlets
18521 Outlet Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(314) 399-8163

The St. Louis Premium Outlets is new to the Chesterfield area and is designed to be a tourist attraction. Discover the appeal of these elite shops by stopping by to see what brings in people from all over the Midwest. This outdoor mall brings big names in style to a city trying to make itself known in the fashion industry (as is evident by the city’s thriving fashion magazine Alive and the fashion week hosted annually). Familiar names like Armani, DKNY and even Saks Fifth Avenue are quite the draw. Bring Vera Bradley purses home for the holidays as a gift for the ladies. Shoppers can even spruce up the abode at one of the fine home furnishing stores.

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The Meadows At Lake St. Louis
Hwy 40 & Lake St. Louis Blvd.
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
(636) 695-2626

The Meadows may be a little outside of the city but is well worth a visit. With big-name stores and localized entertainment, shoppers can enjoy the best of both worlds in one location. Celebrate the holidays with good old-fashioned fun for the family from Christmas caroling to a horse-drawn carriage ride. Of course, Santa will be there to add the kids’ wishes to his list. Get into the giving spirit this holiday as well just by shopping. Make a purchase at Altar’d State and part of those proceeds will go back to children in need of more clothing, food and educational opportunities. Be sure to bring along your pet and let him or her enjoy a nice pampering at Sebastien’s Pet Salon while you and the family explore the many shops, from CJ Banks to the children’s store known as Puddle Ducks.

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Mid Rivers Mall
1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 970-2610

The Mid Rivers Mall began renovating its space in April and the new look is sure to bring more people in. From an updated color scheme featuring more neutral shades to additional soft seating located throughout the space, come for a visit and explore the many shops and restaurants this mall has to offer. Several popular stores have even expanded during the renovation process and can be found on the lower lever, including Bath & Body Works and a much larger Victoria’s Secret. Teens can enjoy a matinee show at the Wehrenberg Theaters before browsing the movie and game racks at V-Stock or stopping by the Tilt Arcade. Families can drop the car off at Sears and finish up the holiday shopping list while it is being repaired. Don’t forget to check the website for store coupons before your next shopping excursion.

Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at