Some of the best shopping and dining in all of the Cleveland area are in some of the new-age mini-boom towns - an integrated mix of upper-class residential apartments, fine dining, and expensive shopping. There are three in the Cleveland area - Crocker Park in the western suburbs (Westlake, Exit 156 on I-90 ), Cornerstone Project in the south suburbs (Parma Heights, Exit 234 on I-71, travel 1 to 2 miles north on Rt. 42, Pearl Rd.) that is still being constructed - but the original, and the best, in my opinion, is Legacy Village on the eastside (Beachwood, Exit 32 on I-271, take Cedar Rd. west for 1 mile). Scenic cobblestone streets and old-time lamp posts, plently of big name shops and food delights. Bring your wallet and spend the day!
What to pay: As much or as little as you want!
This is a chain store owned by the same company as Urban outfitters but aimed at more expensive female clothing. The clothes are ecletic and not the kind of stuff you will find at express, limited or that type of store in a mall. My wife loves the store though I am not too happy with the prices. This branch is in a high end shopping plaza out in Woodmore. I hung out at the nearby Barnes and NObles (closest Barnes to downtown) while my wife shopped here.
What to buy: Colorful women's clothing though stick to the sales rack unless you have money.
What to pay: 100-200 for non sale 40-70 for the sale items.
I really like shopping at Tower City Center because it doesn't look or feel like a mall. My boyfriend and I love going to Tower City during the day and then having dinner and walking around in the city.
Legacy Village is an upscale first-class "life style" retail center located on 67 acres of land at the corner of Cedar and Richmond Roads in Lyndhurst, Ohio. The project consists of approximately 610,000 square feet of space, including 25,000 square feet of third-story office space. Of the 585,000 square feet of shopping center space within the Legacy Village project, more than 50% of retail space will be devoted to first-class retailers and restaurants that do not currently have locations in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Most of these retailers have attempted to find locations to serve the eastern suburbs of the City of Cleveland and have been foreclosed from such opportunities due to the lack of available land for additional retail development in the trade market that serves the upscale eastern suburban communities of the Greater Cleveland market
What to buy: The only thing worth the money is the urban sport store.
What to pay: a lot
For an assortment of shops head to Terminal Tower. With an abundance of variety and a great eatery your sure to find what your looking for here.
There is an observation deck on the 42nd floor offering superb views of Cleveland.
What to buy: anything.
What to pay: however much your prepared to spend.
At the Colonial Marketplace you'll find a multitude of reatailers. You'll see a similar setup/design as the Arcade, only... on a slight smaller scale. There's an art gallery, some cafes and restaurants, some boutiques and such. It's usually more vacant than the Arcade.
What to buy: There are a few local artists in the CM; perhaps a unique piece of Cleveland art.
What to pay: For the cafes and restaurants: average priced to slightly above. For the retailers and boutiques, most likely above average to expensive.
If you want alot of good choices in one place, I recommend The Avenue inside Tower City Center, within the Terminal Tower, on Public Square. The Galleria on E9th St. serves as the rival of TCC, but they're going under, little by little... many shops there have closed but the place is busy on weekdays during lunch breaks for people.
What to buy: There's Daffy Dan's on E 9th St, and they sell alot of Cleveland merchandise; most of which has to do with the history of the city, sports teams, cultural centers, etc. There's other stores around downtown that also sell such merchandise, but DD's is a major location. Of course, a sounvenier from the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is always a good choice, in my opinion. :)
What to pay: Dunno, I don't have many Cleveland souveniers, being that I live here, nor do I have a great need for many. :)
Tower City resides downtown in what used to be a railroad station. They have done a nice job of converting it to a mall.
Cleveland has a couple above ground mass transit trains. These originate at Tower City spur off in each direction of the city. Hence, it's possible to take mass transit to the mall.
For my grandmother's solemn communion she needed shoes, besides the old beat up ones she wore every day. For this event, my great grandfather took my grandmother to a local merchant that was a family friend.
My grandmother's story goes on that they (my grandmother, my great grandfather, and the merchant) went to a large back room to look at shoes. My grandmother said she quickly saw a pair of white leather shoes that she immediately fell in love with. My great grandfather, having a very soft spot for my grandmother, bought the shoes immediately.
As my grandmother and her father got home, my great grandmother took a look at the shoes in her daughter's hands and exploded. She was upset that my great grandfather bought such an expensive pair of shoes when the family was tight on cash. At this, I guess my great grandfather whispered to his daughter not to worry about having the shoes and told her to put the shoes in her room.
It seems my great grandmother controlled the home, unless my great grandfather felt very strongly about something. He so wanted her to have the white leather shoes, and she did.
Always Wal*mart. . . you can get everything you want, from shoes to jewelry to food and drink. . . and everything on low prices.