When you move into a new apartment in Uptown Dallas, you might come to realize you need some art on the walls, some comfy throw pillows, or even just a couple of nice outfits for your new job. Less than fifteen minutes from our L2 apartments is one of the best, sunniest, most spacious shopping malls in Dallas – the NorthPark Center Shopping Mall.
The NorthPark Center Shopping Mall was established in 1965 and has since been a local shopping mecca, boasting over 235 stores and annual sales of $1 billion. The NorthPark Shopping Mall is not only an economic boon to the community – it’s a great place to bring the entire family.
What’s different about the NorthPark Center Shopping Mall? Since its inception, as its tagline “the art of shopping” suggests, NorthPark was designed to include art installations as part of its interior landscape. According to Malls of America, NorthPark received the American Institute of Architects Award for “Design of the Decade – 1960s” as one of the first commercial centers in the United States to create space for the display of fine art.
Plenty of High-End Shopping Options for the Whole Family
Surrounding the CenterPark Garden are the four sections of the NorthPark Center Shopping mall, each chock-full of everything you could ever need. Locals come here on errands, or just to look around and enjoy a leisurely day strolling around the shops. Looking for some self-care essentials for that spa night at home? Definitely check out the likes of Aveda, bareMinerals, and Bath and Body Works for your long-time favorite bath products, skincare, candles, and scents.
Since day one, NorthPark Shopping Mall has been a mecca for women looking for the latest fashions. Here you’ll find a host of top-notch women’s clothing stores, including the bohemian vibes of Free People, the classic garb at the Gap, hip and modern H&M, genteel J Crew, and many more. Just grab some friends and look around!
Have some children in tow? They won’t be bored here at NorthPark Center. Be sure to check out The Disney Store, grab some classic bricks at Lego, find some adorable clothes for boys and girls at Janie and Jack, Kids Atelier, and Gap Kids, and definitely be sure to grab the kiddos a healthy snack at the food court!
If you find yourself needing new athletic clothes for hitting the trail or the gym, be sure to hit up Athletica or Lululemon. Hikers and campers will love the choices for backpacking and cold weather gear at Under Armour and The North Face. There’s a store for every athlete and hobbyist.
NorthPark is also home to many high-end favorites like Tiffany & Co, Dolce and Gabbana, Kate Spade, Versace, and other international designer brands. You won’t have to travel far to get your shopping fix.
Dining For Every Occasion
When you’re out shopping, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Here at NorthPark Center, we’ve got that rumbly tummy covered. If you’re looking for a quick snack, you can grab a pretzel at Auntie Annie’s, a sweet treat at Cinnabon or Great American Cookies, or grab a coffee or pick-me-up at the Corner Bakery Café.
For a dinner with the whole family, it’s time to take things up a notch. Enjoy some incredible Italian food at Maggianos, some Asian flair at P.F. Changs, or enjoy dining at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill, which serves up a seasonally-changing menu inspired by the local farmers’ markets around Dallas.
NorthPark also has plenty of options for lunch. You can grab a burrito at Chipotle, dine on some fresh sushi rolls at Kona Grill, or enjoy a unique experience at the Mermaid Bar, which features authentic mermaid sculptures from the 1960s.
Events at NorthPark Shopping Center
NorthPark Center is not just a shopping mall – it’s a place where the entire community can gather.
At Bookmarks – part of the Dallas Public Library system, Mister Mark, an award-winning songwriter for children and families, engages children in dancing, singing, and storytime. Bring your kiddos of all ages for some fun, some learning, and some song and dance!
Get in some CorePower Yoga at Athletica, or take Glow101: a masterclass where you can learn how to get glowing skin at Sephora with other like-minded wellness enthusiasts.
Most notably, NorthPark Center hosts annual Art Tours, which are complimentary and are guided by the manager of Arts Programming and the Arts Coordinator here at NorthPark. This is keeping in the NorthPark tradition of supporting the local Dallas arts scene, so you can explore local art for free while accomplishing some errands.
Keeping with the Arts Tradition of Dallas
NorthPark is not only a place where Dallas locals can grab what they need for their homes and their wardrobes, but also a place where they can enjoy incredible art exhibitions from local artists and artists from around the world.
According to their website, “NorthPark Center’s internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st-century art collection turns shopping into a world-class cultural experience. Making museum-quality art available for everyday enjoyment is a NorthPark tradition that adds a unique element to the atmosphere of this community gathering place. NorthPark center experiences more visitors than most major art museums worldwide, averaging more than 26 million visitors a year.
The NorthPark Center art collection features major works by renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, Jonathan Borofsky, James Rosenquist, Antony Gormley, Barry Flanagan, and Beverly Pepper, among others.”
What the Locals Say
When you’re scoping out a new place, the locals are the best resource. And according to many reviews online, Dallas locals sing high praises of NorthPark Center.
Local guide Ramsey Fraser says, “This mall is quickly becoming a great place for social activity and meeting. You can do so much here now! There’s a large arcade with bowling and karaoke, escape rooms, a card game shop, and some really cool stores.” No wonder why local teenagers love hanging out here – there’s never a shortage of fun things to do and games to play!
Martin B., a Dallas Local also has positive things to say, “One of the best shopping centers I have encountered in the United States so far,” he says, “Not too big and not too small, very clean in appearance, and with warm and welcoming design.”
Another local guide touches on NorthPark Center’s art legacy, “I’m not sure of any other malls in Texas that have Andy Warhol artwork on display, but this place has it. I’ve done the Galleria in Houston and the Dallas and they don’t come close to NorthPark.”
Fine Apartment Living in Dallas
Some of the finest, most convenient shopping in Dallas is just minutes from our L2 Uptown Dallas apartments, making NorthPark a natural choice when you find yourself needing anything for your new Dallas apartment, desk at work, or wardrobe.
You’ll love living at our luxury L2 apartments – with our resort-style pool, our outdoor lounge where you can grill out with friends and enjoy a cocktail, and our state-of-the-art workout center. Go to our website today to request a tour and see for yourself what life is like just steps away from the best that Dallas has to offer!