If you are a shopper then probably one of your first questions before moving to a new area is… do they have a mall? Even though we are a catch of small villages and towns here in the beautiful northwest corner of Arkansas, you don’t have go very far to find great shopping.
NWA Mall in Fayetteville is this area’s first mall. This mall was developed back in the early 1970’s to serve Northwest Arkansas. It began with a Sears store and quickly developed an addition of 19 more stores. Over the years the Arkansas-based Dillard’s Stores with headquarters in Little Rock would build both a main department store and a men’s store. Then came JCPenney, a fun food court with arcade and now over 100 specialty stores. The entire mall was updated in 1997 and remains a premier retail shopping center. NWA Mall offers a lot of great choices that truly cater to our community while providing plenty of the latest fashions and goods we all want. NWA Mall has also provided a great venue for many community events. This indoor climate-controlled 820,000 square feet of retail space is wonderful for shopping come rain or shine. Take a look.
A few of my favorites of the 100+ shops include a very special shoe shop-Warren’s. It has all the latest trends in ladies casual and dress footwear and is locally owned. Holly runs the business professionally, narrows down the selection of shoes each season to make our decision-making easier, and can often be found pulling shoes out of the back herself.
If you need a gift, collectable Christmas ornament, or unique women’s accessory you will want to drop by Melody’s Choices. It is one of my favorite gift stores just full of unique and eclectic “choices.”
Another favorite is a very trend-setting boutique, Mason’s. You will find everything you need to keep your wardrobe up-to-date. If you are a fashionista it will quickly become one of your favorites! Mason started the business and Kay now runs the business. She does an amazing job bringing styles we want to Northwest Arkansas.
There are so many great shops among the stores at the NWA Mall in Fayetteville. You don’t have far to go for a wonderful shopping experience here in our corner of Arkansas.
I hope you learned about some more special shops here in Fayetteville and a little more about the NWA Mall. If you have any favorite NWA Mall shops you would like to share, comment on this post and let everyone know. If you’re visiting, hopefully we’ve helped you plan a shopping day. If you’re relocating to NWArk, I hope this post gave you a glimpse of our area. It’s a great place to live!