Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:32 AM
1- Dadeland Mall and Downtown Dadeland-Miami
2- Mall At Milenia- Orlando
4 Boca Town Center-Boca Raton
5 Lenox- Atlanta
6. The Florida Mall- Orlando
7. International Mall- Tampa (Althogh seems to be in decline a bit already, Robb & Stucky is a main anchor and the mall is pretty narrow crowded, doesn't look like much was put in to the archeticural perspective of the mall)
8.Southpark-Charlotte (seems to have improved and is making an effort for Charlotte to have an actual upscale retal attraction.)
9. Mall At Weelingotn Green- West Palm Beach
10.Riverchase Galleria-BHam (Has seen better days, hopefully they will return.
Best looking renovated older mall: Orlando Fashion Square, still a beautiful mall, needs to get some of the former retail back. It sits in a trendy part of town in the downtown neighborhoods, the retaurants and other retail surrounding the mall has a lot of trendy customers, including downtown Baldwin Park , the mall is mainly ignored by this crowd because of the attraction to Millenia which is not too far away.
As Far as I've seen in the south and Florida, Orlando has some very upscale outdoor shopping attractions, Winter Park Village as well as Park Ave. in Downtown Winter Park, Baldwin Park, College Park, Avalon Park,Veranda Park. There are several large outdoor malls, Simon's Waterford Lakes Village, The Gardens at Fowler Groves in Winter Garden, The Loop in Kissimmee , also Uptown Altamonte and the Altamonte Mall, Posner Park near Davenport, Colonial Town Park and Seminole Town Center. Orlando is Florida's "other" retail paradise, next to Miami/South Florida. I would rate the best shopping cities in the south as
5. Tampa. St. Pete
6 New Orleans, if nothing has changed much.