Cleveland, Ohio, offers great options for shopping, from malls with the biggest brand names to unique ethnic and locally made arts and crafts to find that perfect souvenir. From a legacy public market space to multi-floor indoor shopping centres, you can find designer clothing and bags, handmade artwork to hang on your wall, fresh foods and delicacies, and toys and games for the kids.

    Check out the 10 best places to go shopping in Cleveland to find that ideal gift or a souvenir of your trip.


    West Side Market

    Check out the oldest public market in the city

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    The West Side Market is a public indoor/outdoor market space with over 100 vendors offering local arts and crafts, gifts, speciality foods, and apparel. The space dates to 1840, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the oldest market of its kind in the city. Like most public markets, it offers just about everything but is focused on food.

    In addition to fresh meats and vegetables, you can find cheese, baked goods, herbs, sweets, nuts, fresh flowers, and all manner of speciality goods. It's estimated that over a million people visit the market every year. It's located on the west side of the city, just minutes from city centre.

    Location: 1979 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA

    Open: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed Tuesday and Thursday)

    Phone: +1 216-664-3387


    Little Italy

    Explore elegant wine shops, indie art galleries, and speciality shops

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    Little Italy is a Cleveland area where you can find elegant trattorias, indie art galleries, Italian wine shops, and speciality arts, crafts, and gift shops. Between shopping trips, you can find cafés, bakeries, and pizzerias where you can grab an authentically Italian bite to eat amongst colourful murals honouring the area's heritage.

    Little Italy is an entire area full of boutiques and speciality shops where you're sure to find the authentic Italian gift you're looking for. It's located east of city centre, about 17 minutes by car.


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    The Arcade Cleveland

    Head for 9 stories and 2 buildings of historic indoor mall space

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    The Arcade Cleveland offers 2 buildings full of boutique, big-box, and unique shopping options in historic Victorian surroundings. The structure consists of 2 9-story buildings connected to a 5-story arcade lit by natural light through a massive glass skylight in a historic setting dating to the 1800s.

    It's the first building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was known as "Cleveland's Crystal Palace" when it opened as one of the first indoor shopping centres in America. The mall houses dozens of brand-name boutiques, department stores, and speciality shops. It's located in central city centre.

    Location: 401 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm


    Tower City Centre

    Catch a film and a bite between big-box, brand-name shops

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    • Families

    Tower City Centre is built into the historic Terminal Tower and not only offers entertainment and brand-name shopping but also restaurants and fun in the architectural symbol of Cleveland. The building stands several stories high, but the ground-level space contains the bulk of the shopping, including many luxury brands and a multiplex cinema.

    For eats, there's a food court and other options. All of it sits beneath a historic hotel complex in the heart of city centre for easy access to and from all the local attractions.

    Location: 230 W Huron Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 216-623-4750


    The Cleveland Flea

    Support local artisans and up-and-coming businesses

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    The Cleveland Flea is a classic flea market that started as a creative outlet for local and small businesses to thrive and includes arts, crafts, speciality foods, and other treasures. The market is a prime destination for the young, hip, and trendy crowd.

    Here you can find great deals on secondhand merchandise as well as some of the hottest arts and crafts from local creators. The market is only open once a month but brings together some of the hottest up-and-coming businesses in the city all in one place. It's just about a 7-minute drive from the centre of city centre in Tyler Village.

    Phone: +1 720-593-1313


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    Cedar Fairmount

    Head for the bohemian and trendy business district

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    Cedar Fairmount is a business district that offers a range of options for dining and unique boutique shops from indie bookshops to housewares and flower stores. This trendy and bohemian destination offers walkable lanes and a diverse range of independent stores where you can find arts, crafts, and souvenirs from your trip.

    Restaurants here range from bagel shops to cafés and ethnic eateries as well as more upscale dining options. It's an easy drive just about 18 minutes due east from the city centre area.

    Location: 12458 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106, USA

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +1 216-932-3322


    5th Street Arcades

    Discover upscale options amongst Romanesque architecture

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    • Families
    • Luxury

    The 5th Street Arcades have been operating since the 1890s and offer shopping options from shoes to jewellery, apparel, and speciality tea amongst stunning Romanesque architecture. This is the place to come if you're looking for high-end luxury shopping experiences, and it’s full of elegant boutiques and the trendiest brand names.

    The Arcades also offer on-site dining options, from microbrew pubs to sushi, diner fare, and speciality eateries, so there's something for everyone if you're looking to grab a bite. They're in central city centre, so you can hop from here to other shopping options in the city easily.

    Location: 530 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 6 am to 9 pm, Friday–Saturday from 6 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 216-583-0500


    Steelyard Commons

    Head for the hub of big-box department store shopping

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    Steelyard Commons is an outdoor strip mall that offers name-brand department and discount shopping opportunities as well as casual fast-food eateries. If you're looking to grab housewares, clothing, tools, or a set of khakis and a cargo vest, you'll find just what you need right here. The brands are recognisable and the stores reliable.

    The eateries offer staples like burgers, tacos, and the like. This is the accessible outdoor shopping centre that locals depend upon for their day-to-day needs. It's just about an 11-minute drive from city centre Cleveland.

    Location: 3447 Steelyard Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 216-381-9730


    Beachwood Place

    Get upscale at this affluent luxury shopping centre

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    • Luxury

    Beachwood Place is an upscale shopping centre in an affluent area offering high-end and luxury brands of clothing, jewellery, accessories, and services. The mall offers over 150 retailers with big-name anchor stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Whether you're looking for a diamond necklace, an elegant cashmere scarf, or a new handbag, you'll find it here.

    The mall also features a range of upscale sit-down restaurants offering Angus beef steaks, craft burgers, and speciality ethnic foods. You can also find casual restaurants and fast food for a quick and familiar bite. Beachwood Place is in an affluent area about a 28-minute drive east of city centre.

    Location: 26300 Cedar Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 216-464-9460


    Five Points Shopping Centre

    Go for the staples in discount shops and casual dining

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    The Five Points Shopping Centre is an outdoor strip mall offering a supermarket, discount stores, big-name, big-box shopping, and casual fast-food dining. If you need somewhere to go to grab the staples, some snacks, and an extra set of clothes while you're on the go, Five Points will do the job nicely.

    It's located about 15 minutes from city centre up the shore of Lake Erie. It's a good place to get away from the city's hustle and bustle, grab a quick bite, and relax for a few hours.

    Location: 1032 Hartley Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110, USA


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