West County Center Offers Quality Shopping in a Family Friendly Environment

The Barnes and Noble at the West County Center.
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West County Center is one of the most popular malls in St. Louis because of its central location and a large number of quality stores, including one of two Nordstrom stores in the St. Louis area. There's also a wide variety of casual dining and sit down restaurants and a play area for the kids.

Location & Directions

West County Center is located at the intersection of Interstate 270 and Manchester Road in Des Peres. It's easy to get to from all major roads including Highway 40 (I-64) and Interstates 70 and 44.

Shopping & Anchor Stores

West County Center has several large anchor stores including Macy's, JC Penney, and Dick's Sporting Goods. It is also home to one of the two Nordstrom stores in the area. Nordstrom attracts shoppers from across the area who are looking for clothes, shoes, and accessories from the hottest designers like Donna Karan, Dolce & Gabbana and Jimmy Choo.

West County Center also has many smaller stores that are favorites with mall shoppers like Sephora, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Gap and Gymboree. The stores cater to shoppers of all styles and budgets. If you're looking for a good bargain, check out the sales and coupons on the West County Center website before you head to the mall.


West County Center has several options for a sit-down meal. There's J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks and Seafood, McCormick and Schmick's and Nordstrom Bistro. All offer a comfortable restaurant experience after a long day of shopping. For a quick meal with the kids try Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Subway or other mall regulars in the Food Court.

For the Kids

West County Center is a good place to shop if you have small children. There's a play area just outside the JC Penney with soft, rubbery toys for preschoolers to climb in and over. They even clean the play area every day. And there's a family room with changing tables, private rooms for nursing, a bottle warmer, microwave and television to entertain weary young shoppers.

More Shopping in St. Louis

Need more ideas on where to shop in St. Louis? Check out these articles on St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood and Where to Shop on the Delmar Loop.

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