Boston can be broken down into city regions, for example Back Bay is a section of Boston in which Copley Place Mall can be found. Boston, Massachusetts is a large city with many stores, shops, restaurants, and things to do. Copley Place is just one place visitors and residents may wish to go. This particular shopping mall is currently under the Simon Property Group management company. Simon is perhaps the largest retail real estate company in North America. They have more than 300 malls with a few locations in Asia and Canada. The company has been around for more than fifty years, amassing various mall locations. Sometimes they will build the mall, and other times they acquire the mall.
The property Simon now owns used to be part of the Dutch owned Urban Shopping Centers. It was a large complex with office buildings, hotels, and a parking garage. The mall itself caters to upscale stores such as Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Porsche Design, Tiffany and Co., Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, and Salvatore Ferragamo. The mall is also connected with Shops at Prudential Center that houses Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor, Shaw's Supermarket and Barnes and Noble. The connection is made with a skybridge.
The location of the mall places it on the MBTA station for the underground in Boston. An expansion may be underway in the next few months once plans are finalized. Neiman Marcus may be seeing 54,000 square feet added on, and a 60,000 square foot expansion has been asked for to open new stores and restaurants. One of the anchor stores not yet discussed is Barneys New York.
Among the stores that have already been listed there is Burberry, Armani, Stuart Weitzman, Tourneau, Bally, Thomas Pink, Elie Tahari, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Hugo Boss, and Mont Blanc. Guiseppe Zanotti Design will be opening soon. Two of the upscale restaurants are Legal Sea Foods and Au Bon Pain. Among the stores already listed are at least fifty others such as Anne Klein, Argos America, Aveda, Baby Gap, Banana Republic, Bath and Body Works, Bellezza, Benetton for Men, Brookstone, Cache, Dr. Detail, Eileen Fisher, Enchanting Matreshika, Intimacy, J Crew, Karen Millen, Kumari, Landau, and Lucky Brand Jeans.
Copley Place Mall will have plenty of eateries in the food court typical of Simon Malls. There are also numerous restaurants surrounding the mall and hotels in the area. Copley Place Marriott and Westin Copley Place are situated within walking distance of Copley Place Mall for business or leisure guests to the city of Boston.
Simon Malls all have the same hours of 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, and Sunday noon to 6pm. The hours can vary in the department stores, and will change for the holidays. The mall is usually open a little earlier and later for the Christmas season. They are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Santa will visit for pictures and fun with the children. Copley Place Mall has a play center for children too.