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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
Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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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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IF you have the money

If you have the money to shop here, it's fantastic. There are no low end stores here but a few that are not fully high end where you can make purchases during sales. It has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Joan R
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have the money to shop here, it's fantastic. There are no low end stores here but a few that are not fully high end where you can make purchases during sales. It has recently been remodeled so there are many new stores and finally some more restaurants on both sides of the shopping mall. There is also a... More 

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Thank Joan R
Bay Area
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Practically no weekend goes by without a trip here. If its not here--I don't need it! Its great to see all the new restaurants that have gone in

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Thank kosBayArea
Palo Alto, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if you want macys or bloomingdales and lots of company this would be good for you... despite the amazing difficulty in parking. most of the boutiques are in down town palo alto

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Thank asbowers
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I appreciate the charger stations and comfy sofas located in and around the shopping center. The landscaping is beautiful and celebrates the seasons of the year. The seasonal events at the center allow families to gather around music and art.....and Santa, too. The many bakeries and restaurants provide a variety of choices. I love the interactive maps and the robots... More 

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Thank Sharon L
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been a charm to walk around with great ambience and lively crowd. This place has all major brands covered under one roof i.e. just the sky, yes this place is Open Air. Vivid collection of best out there, from Apple Store to Macy's. I've had a fabulous time walking around, great food stores, wonderful weather, spacious parking... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always forget where I park when I come here, it feels like a maze, has plenty of high end shops although if you're looking for high end I prefer Santana row.

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Thank Tiffine W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic mall - beautifully landscaped, so if you have someone along who isn't so happy to shop, a great place to hang out nonetheless. They have recently added some new restaurants, which is a huge improvement over previous options, and some new stores that are not the run of the mill mall fare - AllSaints, Johnny Was, etc.

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Thank jtileston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good value for a lunch visit. Good service and much cheaper than other Stanford eating places, healthy sandwiches with salad.

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Thank Karen B
Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many high end shops like Louis Vuitton, Zegna, Burberry and Tiffany if you are into burning money, but you can actually get very good deals at Macy's. It has recently had an addition of a couple dozen shops on the northeast end. Be warned the place is infested with the entitled wealthy Shallow Alto denizens. If absurdly rich... More 

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Thank Gregory K
Palo Alto, California
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70 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing but pricey, not overcrowded, spent a nice afternoon looking and walking around. After visit Stanford U. A great side trip, next to the campus!

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