Comfort Inn Kansas City / Airport
11100 NW Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 569-2500
Fax: (816) 569-2505
Families will love this innovative teddy bear retail store. First, customers choose a bear body style from a number of types available. Next, they move on to the stuffing area, where employees use a machine to pump the bear into a fluffy form. Finally, each bear receives an outfit to personalize him or her, and presto, they have built their own Teddy. Birth certificates, music CDs and other fun bear-themed merchandise are also available. Finished bears range in price from about $25 to $65. Private parties are available.
The Zona Rosa Shopping Center is every shopaholic's dream, with well over 20 acres of shops to explore, it is hard for even the staunchest anti-consumer to resist. Zona Rosa boasts over 15 eateries, plenty of parking, a kid's zone, even some swanky apartments. Visit the website for a full list of department stores and events taking place at the center.
With four floors and over 140 dealers, there is something for everyone at the River Market Antique Mall. They have a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, décor, furniture, art, crafts, antiques, vintage and retro items, and much more. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help with layaway, delivery, and rental services, and they always have free cookies and coffee to make you feel at home while you shop. If you are looking to sell, they are always taking applications for new dealers. Just a peek in the door will reveal many treasures for the selective shopper. -Robin Sontheimer
Shops, restaurants, bars, museums—you will find all of this and more at one of Kansas City's oldest business communities. This is also the home of the Midwest's largest open-air farmers market. Be sure to visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum, which flanks the east side of the market, where you will view items recovered from the wreckage of a sunken 1850s Missouri River steamboat. There is no admission charge for the vibrant market, but some attractions and museums charge a fee.
This outlet shopping mall just west of the city houses a plethora of discount stores as well as many national restaurant chains and bars. In addition to the standard department stores like Brooks Brothers and Cole Haan, there are still some local KC favorites like Arthur Bryant's BBQ and Stanford & Sons Comedy Club. Check website for complete list of stores and more about event details.
The Garment District is actually a warehouse that combines clothes boutiques, a bar and plenty of art to guests while they shop. Some of the brands inside include Melie Bianco Handbags, Ryu, Elan, Free People, Flying Tomato and many, many others. The bar in the middle of the structure provides fresh cocktails to thirsty customers and even if you don't come in for a drink, the bar is still a nice spot to hangout in the greater Kansas City Power & Light District of downtown.
Power and Light District is a large neighborhood that is known for its entertainment, shops and nightlife. This is the perfect location if you want to find entertainment, such as movies and theater. There is also a wide selection of restaurants.
Birdies is a small, classy boutique, specializing in high fashion lingerie and swimwear. From accessories to stockings to swimwear, they offer gifts appropriate for every woman in your life: mother, sisters, or partners. Operated by a local artist, Birdies carries styles available for all body types by top local and international designers. Located in the center of the downtown art district, they also offer a beautiful, comfortable event space for small gatherings. The staff is knowledge, professional, and friendly. -Robin Sontheimer
Voted as one of the best shoe shops in Kansas City, Bob Jones truly lives up to this fame. It stocks over one hundred thousand shoes for both men and women in a variety of designs and styles. You are guaranteed to find a pair that suits you at this shop. Bob Jones also houses a number of International Brands like Florsheim, Kenneth Cole, Red Tape, Sketchers among a many more renowned names. The store keeps getting a new stock of shoes everyday which makes their collection expand all the time. Bob Jones even sells a wide variety of purses. The staff are friendly and always willing to help you get that perfect pair.
If you came to shop in KC, you must take part in the Crown Center experience. This upscale complex, spread over 85 acres, is home to 80 shops and restaurants, as well as two luxurious hotels and the international headquarters of Hallmark Cards. Created in 1968, the shopping center connects to the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Westin Crown Center Hotel and Union Station via a skywalk. The facility attracts convention groups to the Destination Crown Center and it offers 140,000 square feet of meeting space. If you want to catch a movie, there is the Crown Center Cinemas on the third level.
This cute Crown Center shop offers a slew of gift and food items produced in the Kansas City area. The vast array of products includes barbecue sauces and seasonings, snacks, popcorn, coffees, teas, jams and jellies, candies, steaks, books, videos, CDs, apparel and more. A vast array of gift baskets is available for purchase in the store and on the Internet, so you can enjoy the tastes of KC no matter where you happen to be. Additional location: 1532 Grand Blvd (+1 816 303 7330).
Prospero’s Books is a bright, colorful bookstore that has many rare books as well as plenty of popular and contemporary tomes. Additionally, the owner even publishes his own titles through his small publishing house, Spartan Press. As you enter, the smell of paper wafts incessantly through the door and as you go upstairs, you will find many photographs and paintings for sale. Downstairs, there are adventurous, underground tunnels filled with books, including the massive kids section, used records, and much more. Prospero's will also buy your used books at a fair price as well as offer trades. The bookstore is known for promoting literary events around Kansas City and fostering the writing careers of young artists. Oftentimes visitors will walk-in on a book signing or a reading throughout the week. In fact, it was here where the world’s longest poetry reading (120 hours) was held in celebration of National Poetry Month back in 2010.