This isn't your average outdoor shopping mall. Thanks to its dancing fountain and light shows, complimentary San Francisco-style trolley rides, fine dining options (Katsuya, Din Tai Fung), 70-plus premier retailers and even luxury apartments, the retail concept is more entertainment than shopping mall. With alfresco dining areas and open grass fields, The Americana at Brand cultivates more of a leisurely, joie de vivre experience rather than a quick in-and-out of the store errand run. Designed and operated by Rick J. Caruso (also the force behind the Westside's similarly designed outdoor mall, The Grove), The Americana at Brand offers the same kind of urban oasis that makes it a top tourist attraction and a favorite among LA locals. Heavy hitters include Bloomingdales, Nordstroms, Anthropologie, H&M and Barneys New York, while smaller boutiques range from Lululemon Athletics, Free People and J. Crew to Tiffany & Co., Kiehl's and Sur La Table.
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889 Americana Way
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 11am-8pm|
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The Americana is just flat-out better than the Grove: parking is easier, the design is more open and there's actual pedestrian and retail activity outside the walls of the mall. If you need to run a quick errand, maybe it's not the most convenient place.But if you need to go to a mall—or the movies or an Apple Store or Din Tai Fung or a Sprinkles cupcake or...—go here.
The Americana is honestly one of the coolest outdoor malls I'v ever been to. The design is gorgeous and they have a really solid number of restaurants (like Din Tai Fung) and stores. The parking can be a little iffy, but Glendale Galleria across the street has a free lot.