3: KING OF PRUSSIA MALL - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This massive megaplex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is located in a prominent tourist area, spans approximately 2.8 million square feet and has nearly 6,000 employees. The mall’s claim to fame includes the showcasing of over 400 stores from upscale retailers like Movado, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Cartier, Hermes, Mont Blanc and Hugo Boss to popular teen outlets such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co., American Eagle Outfitters and H&M. There are plenty of stores for shoppers to choose from - from the money conscious shopper to the spend thrift shopper. Like any great mall, this complex has various different restaurants to choose from. There are over 20 restaurants like Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen and also three different food courts offering quick meals. Due to the enormity of the retail space available, many stores rent out more than one space. For example there are two H&M’s, two Starbucks, three AT & T stores and three Sunglass Hut Internationals.
The mall is also home to major big box retailers like Costco Wholesale, Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R’ Us, Best Buy and Crate and Barrell. There are plenty of luxury hotels and affordable hotels to choose from so you can shop for more than one day! A tennis stadium is also located on the premise as well as a 16 screen IMAX movie theatre. So now you know why the mall boasts that it is the largest shopping mall on the East Coast of the United States.