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“An "Ok" shopping mall.”
Review of Philadelphia Mills

Philadelphia Mills
Ranked #124 of 470 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Philadelphia Mills is the largest outlet, value retail and entertainment destination in Philadelphia, with more than 200 great stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Nike Factory Store and Guess Factory Store. Shoppers can also enjoy dining and quality entertainment at Ruby Tuesday, Dave & Buster's, Black Diamond Skate Park and AMC 14 Theatres. The center is located 15 miles northeast of Center City, Philadelphia off Interstate 95 at the intersection of Woodhaven Road (PA63) and Knights Road.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Although lots of shops had been closed, Franklin Mills Mall is still a good place to shop, lots of name brand stores such as AE, Aero, Tommy, and Hollister, and the prices are fair.

Hungry? They got 2 food courts on east and west sides. Foods are ok.

1  Thank Stephy L
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

This mall is awesome not only does it have many outlet stores it also includes Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Walmart Jc Penney and way too many too list great food choices also

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

This is like a lot of Malls in the USA but it does have some proper factory outlets so the prices are much better than standard malls.

There aren't many eateries here though and we only found one coffee shop which was pretty rubbish.

2  Thank chris M
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Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

Sadly, the economy has hit Franklin Mills. It's always been like walking through a puzzle complete with various colors to follow from one section to another.
I park in the back for the NM and Saks stores where I once scored a pair of Gucci sunglasses for 39.00 complete with case.
Not easily frightened, I think it's time to bid farewell to Franklin Mills. I felt uneasy. Go if you must, just use caution. There's still bargains to be had, but security must improve.

2  Thank catd411
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I think I'd give this place a 3.5 if I could. Franklin Mills at one time housed lots of stores that were very unique and couldn't be found in many other places. Examples include Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, JCPenney Outlet and even a Rainforest Café. Flash forward to today, Burlington Coat Factory and Marshalls have opened stores left and right, making this mall less of a draw, Rainforest Café is gone, and JCPenney Outlet is now a regular JCPenney store which can probably be found at dozens of malls in the area. Furthermore a good portion of the south side of the mall (except for the theater) has been demolished and Walmart will move in there from it's current location across the street, which is another thing that isn't really unique and can be found just anywhere, though that portion of the mall was plagued with numerous vacancies for years so it's good that they are finally getting something in there.
That said, the mix is pretty good, even if it isn't unique. Aside from the JCPenney store, all the other anchor stores are either discounters or outlets and there are plenty of them. For entertainment, there's an Indoor Skatepark, Dave and Buster's (with Bowling) and an AMC 14 Theater.
Portions of this mall are in dire need of updating. One of the problems I see facing this mall is it's design, Dave and Busters might be nice after a movie, but it's literally a mile away. This was the 2nd of the mills malls built and they really improved the design of them with malls like Arundel Mills in Baltimore and Ontario Mills in Los Angeles being round so there's no dead ends, which is where Franklin Mills tends to have a lot of it's vacancies, because many shoppers don't make it to the ends.

1  Thank Andrew R
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