Located on the breathtaking coastline of the Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay, the city of Corpus Christi offers a variety of shopping adventures, all of which start here in the Corpus Christi Shopping Guide. Whether you are visiting Sparkling City by the Sea for shopping from across the country or from a few cities, we can help you find what you need in Corpus Christi. Here is some information about our interactive guide.
CORPUS CHRISTI MALLS
Corpus Christi unique malls and multi-purpose malls include La Palmera, Sunrise Mall, and Moore Plaza. All three are located on South Padre Island Drive near the Staples Street exit – a shopping mecca with just about every major brand you can imagine. La Palmera retailers include Macy’s, American Eagle, MAC Cosmetics, Soma Intimates, and Dillard’s to name a few. Refuel in one of the many restaurants such as the Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, the Longhorn Steakhouse, the Chick-Fil-A and the PF Chang’s.
Opposite the shopping center are the shops in La Palmera with Dicks sporting goods, DSW, housewares and much more. For dining, find Corner Bakery, Subway, and Chipotle to name a few.
Just one exit away on Arline Drive, the Sunrise Mall was once THE shopping destination for residents and visitors. The mall has seen better days but still retains its old glory as the home of the Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, and Wilcox Furniture. It is also worth a visit for historical reasons. It was the location for the filming of “The Legend of Billy Jean”. If you want to get some extra exercise during your visit, Planet Fitness is also a tenant.
Moore Plaza is a shopping mall for steroids. A multitude of decisions about where to eat next is on the front street of South Padre Island Drive, where the mall is located. Here you will find Twin Peaks, TGI Fridays, Jamba Juice, Taiwan Restaurant, Kanto Filipino Barbecue, Nothing Bundt Cakes and much more.
Stores include James Avery Jewelry, Office Depot, PetSmart, Gap Outlet, Half Price Books, Hobby Lobby, Old Navy, Party City, HEB Grocery, Stein Mart and many more. A total of 76 stores house this bustling mall.
Many outlet malls fans consider Corpus Christi a prime location for bargains on direct deals from top manufacturers. The outlets in Corpus Christi Bay on US 77 North are the premier factory stores in the area, serving Brooks Brothers, Nike, Papaya, Skechers, H&M, Zales The Diamond Store, Express and Francesca’s. Get a snack at Curbside, a food truck pavilion.
Texas is brimming with history, and Texans understand the value of honoring that history with well-manicured artifacts. Antique shopping is a delight in stores like Sinton Antique Mall, just 28 miles outside of Corpus Christi, which has shops with the best antique dealers in the area.
Corpus Christi guests often want to take home a souvenir for themselves or their loved ones. If you want to take home a small piece of Corpus Christi, you will have no problem finding something. Areas like downtown near the Texas State Aquarium for beach memorabilia and the Padre Island area for seashells and swimsuits are abundant with beach-themed gift shops. Just a little further on, you’ll find out where in Port Aransas to buy beach clothes, flags, replicas of local marine animals, specialty candies, and local wines and craft beers.
No matter what your plans, Corpus Christi has a shopping experience that you will not forget. All the information you need for your next big shopping adventure can be found here in the Corpus Christi Shopping Guide.