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The Stanford Shopping Center

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Address: 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone Number: +1 650-617-8200
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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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Great and nice quiet place for shopping

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Luis G
London, United Kingdom
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Luis G
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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!

Thank jenniferlsylman
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Lloydy2048
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank thor2705
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A nice selection of shops, easy to get too, and beautifully landscaped. It's has all major department stores. I enjoyed Bloomingdales the most.

Thank Hillary H
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the place to go upscale shopping when you are in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are lucky you might have a celebrity sighting. It is a great place to bring your family, other relatives, friends or just yourself.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A lot of shops, parking and food spots. I appreciated Muji shop and North Face, both full of items. Nike shop very little and limited choice because focused only on running products. Very competent guys at Sunglass Hut

Thank Gianpaolo C
Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

1. Shopping mall is huge and specious. 2. Like the Apple people servicing my need. 3. Microsoft store has good competent people helping my wife on her laptop, I think is hacked, and easy her frustration. 4. You can get a cup of coffe and sit down enjoying various international people, Africans, Asians, Europeans, Latin Americans and Middleeastern, walking by,... More 

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