A variety of big shopping malls and an endless series of mini-malls fan out over San Jose ’s miles of terrain. But everyone knows that when it’s time to get down to business, the top place to shop is Santana Row (Stevens Creek Blvd. and Winchester Blvd., www.santanarow.com ).
This almost frighteningly upscale outdoor center dazzles the eye with its array of chic chain and one-off boutiques, shops, and restaurants. The designers of Santana Row created the ultimate shopping experience of the 21st century—a live-in mall that rents high-end condos overlooking the courtyards full of shoppers, a high-class hotel, and a high-brow day spa.
You can buy everything your heart desires at shops such as Bang & Olufsen, Anthropologie, Brooks Brothers, and many, many more.