With 520 stores, an aquarium, flight simulators, a mirror maze, and a
7-acre amusement park (picture Nickelodeon rollercoasters, log chute, ferris wheel, etc., etc.), the mall is definitely overstimulating. Retail wise the mall has it all (almost): you'll find stores like Old Navy, Marshalls, and Nordstrom Rack that are usually housed in strip malls; stores from the past like 5-7-9 and Spencer's; a few stores that are typically catalog-only like deliA*s, Long Tall Sally, and American Girl; and traditional mall fare like Banana Republic, Macy's, etc.
Noticeably missing: Talbots and Anthropologie!
A couple highlights: Stuart Weitzman, a Dr. Marten's store opening soon, a Peeps store, and a Swatch store, which I've only seen before in Times Square.
The mall is a huge tourist attraction, so you find people of all types and from many countries. After a while the Mall of America does feel like any other mall, but maybe it's worth the trip here since there's no tax on clothes and shoes! Want more info? Check out www.mallofamerica.com.
Have you been there? What did you think?