From the moment it opened in 1974, Westfarms Mall was destined to become the region’s premier shopping destination. By 1994, Lord & Taylor had relocated here from Bishops Corner and the mall had attracted the interest of Nordstrom. To accommodate that upscale retail plum, Westfarms expanded, bringing its footprint to 1,310,000 square feet with a total of 160 fine shops, restaurants and services. Alongside familiar standbys such as Macy’s, Apple, and the Gap, Westfarms continues to welcome new businesses, including recent additions Michael Kors, White House | Black Market and Anthropologie and coming attractions Pinkberry, Salon 944 and men’s store the Art of Shaving.
Plentiful location-kiosks, parking spaces close by the anchor store entrances, a 1200-space parking garage and customer services that include stroller and wheelchair rentals, gift wrapping, postage stamps, complimentary shopping bags and gift card purchases make the mall easy. Escalators and air conditioning set the stage for a no sweat spree in summer. On a cold winter day, there’s no better place to get your walking workout without your coat and galoshes.