There is something for everybody in Mission Valley’s mecca of fashion.
Fashion Valley Mall is conveniently located off Highway 163 at Friars Road West in the heart of Mission Valley. It is the largest and ultimate shopping destination in San Diego County, there is no better place to shop and dine.
Visit the mall website for a list of stores.
Embrace the coastal chic lifestyle at Southern California’s trendiest destination, Fashion Valley. Accented by living succulent walls, gorgeous palm trees and iconic fountains, this open air mall is a must visit.
Visit more than 200 stores including international fashion houses like Hermès, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo, leading department stores like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, all while drinking in the San Diego sun in this open-air environment. Try something new at the acclaimed True Food Kitchen, Stacked and Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge or enjoy favorites at The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and California Pizza Kitchen.
Fashion Valley History
The mall, developed by Ernest W. Hahn, opened in 1969, in part on the former site of the baseball stadium called Westgate Park. Aimed to be the leading shopping center in the San Diego region, it boasted four anchors, The Broadway, JCPenney, J.W. Robinson’s and Buffum’s. For several years it competed with the neighboring Mission Valley Center.
The mall has undergone several expansions and changes since its opening. The first in August 1981 added Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. This established Fashion Valley as the fashion leader in the valley. Following this redevelopment, in 1991, Buffum’s closed, and their location was reopened in 1992 by upscale specialty San Francisco department store I. Magnin. However, the upscale company eventually closed all stores in the mid-90s, and this particular location in Mission Valley was replaced by Saks Fifth Avenue in 1995. Robinson’s became a Robinsons-May in 1993, while The Broadway was purchased by Macy’s in 1996