Corpus Christi's unique shopping malls and multipurpose shopping centers include La Palmera, Sunrise Mall, and Moore Plaza. All three are located on South Padre Island Drive in the proximity of the Staples Street exit — a shopping mecca with just about every major brand you can think of represented. La Palmera retailers include Macy’s, American Eagle, MAC Cosmetics, Soma Intimates, and Dillard’s, just to name a few. Fuel your shopping or browsing spree at one of the many restaurants such as Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Longhorn Steakhouse, Chick-fil-A, and P.F. Chang's.Across from the indoor mall is the Shops at La Palmera with Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW, Home Goods, and more. For food, you’ll find the Corner Bakery, Subway, and Chipotle to name a few.
Many fans of outlet malls consider Corpus Christi a prime location for great bargains on direct deals from top manufacturers. Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay on U.S. 77 North are the premier factory shops in the area, featuring Brooks Brothers, Nike, Papaya, Skechers, H&M, Zales The Diamond Store, Express, and Francesca's. Grab a snack at Curbside, a food truck pavilion.
Texas is filled to the brim with history, and Texans understand the value of honoring that history with well-tended artifacts. Antique shopping is a joy at shops such as Sinton Antique Mall, which is just 28 miles outside of Corpus Christi and features stores with the best antiques dealers in the region.
Guests to Corpus Christi often want to take home a memento for themselves or loved ones. If you want to take a little piece of Corpus Christi home to family, you won't have any trouble finding something. Beach-themed souvenir shops abound in areas such as downtown near the Texas State Aquarium for beach memorabilia and the Padre Island area for shells and bathing suits. Just a little farther out, you will find out where to shop in Port Aransas for beach apparel, flags, replicas of local marine creatures, specialty candies, and local wines and craft beers.