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Best of … shopping in Kansas City

Written by: Lindsay Shugerman

February 28, 2012
Filed Under Places, Shop 


best of Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Top 10 Guru

“Going to Kansas City … Kansas City here I come … ”

And when you get there, make sure you allow some time for shopping. Because this city is a great place to shop.

Not sure where to start? Here’s our list of some of the best of shopping in Kansas City, from barbeque to baby clothes.

Kansas Style Barbeque

Now THAT’S Barbeque!

With all the shopping you’ll be doing here, you’re bound to work up an appetite. And in Kansas City that means barbeque — it is a Kansas City tradition.

Look for their sauces, rubs and frozen ready-to-cook ribs in fines grocery stores and gourmet shops around town. Or order your favorites from their online catalogs and have them delivered to your door.


The reason you shop in boutiques

Let me be the first to say that the word “boutique” has lost its meaning. With everything from boutique health care to boutique car washes, it may seem that it’s a lost cause.

That is, until you walk into Nuance. This is what boutiques were supposed to be. Unique fashions. Incredible accessories. Real customer service. And great looks for the whole family from babies, kids. women and children.

Brookside Toy and Science

A toy store parents will love, too!

Who says toys can’t teach and still be fun? Not the folks at Brookside Toy and Science. Their selection of toys, games, kits and supplies are designed to entertain while engaging young minds in new ideas, teaching skills and encouraging imagination.

From science kits to dolls, puppets to baby’s first playthings, they’ve been bringing toys and fun to Kansas City families since 1964.

Bicycle Shack

The gear you need to hit the ground rolling

Biking is big around Kansas City, so it makes sense to include the best of bike shopping in our list. Bicycle Shack carries the bikes, performance bike gear and accessories you need for the road, raceway or that irresistible off-road trail.

Zona Rosa

Not a mall…a shopping experience

When you want to find everything in one location, Zona Rosa is the place to go. This outdoor Kansas City shopping area has it all, from bookstores to high fashion. Add in some great restaurants, a dinner theatre and one-of-kind Maze Craze, and you have a destination that goes beyond simple shopping.

Spiritual Accessory Stores

Clothing for dancing your faith

Okay, this is not technically in Kansas City, but it is in Missouri. And it’s such a unique business that I had to include it. After all, you can shop their online store from Kansas City, too!

Many religious accessory stores provide clothing and accessories for those who express their faith through dance. Shop their website for graceful dresses, unique dance shoes, tights and more to help you translate enlightenment into movement.


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