Exton, Pennsylvania is part of West Whiteland Township. Exton has a shopping mall for residents and visitors. The shopping mall is named Exton Square after the town. The mall was built by the Rouse Company in the 1970's. It is a split level mall and when it was first opened there was only one anchor store. The store was Strawbridge's. It was centrally located with two stories. The design of the entire mall represents an octagon. In the 90's the mall was beginning to look rather bad. King of Prussia Mall was built twenty miles to the east, which did not help the existing mall. However, in 1996 Boscov's, JC Penney, and Sears signed up with Exton Square to become anchor stores. During this time a renovation and expansion was underway to help bring more customers to the mall. Construction finished in 2000. Six years later Strawbridge's was replaced with Macy's.
Exton Square Mall has three bus routes that bring shoppers to the mall. They are 92, 133, and 204. The renovation helped increase the parking area, as well. The new parking allows for more visitors to the mall. Shopping hours at the mall are Monday through Saturday 10am to 9pm. Sunday hours are 11am to 6pm. The department store hours can vary from the rest of the mall. Holiday hours will also affect the regular open hours.
The mall has about fifty different stores for guests to enjoy. There is only one accessory shop at the mall called the Sunglass Hut. Bath and beauty stores include Aveda, Bath and Body Works, Gap Body, GNC, Hair Dzyns, Icing by Claire's, Master Cuts, Origins, Pro Nails, the Body Shop, Trade Secret, and Vitamin World. Anyone looking for books and gifts has several choices. The stores are Borders Express, Carlton Cards, Exton Place, Habitat, Norman's Hallmark, Spencer Gifts, Suncoast Motion Picture, the Creative Hand, Things Remembered, and Yankee Candle Company.
Best Buy Mobile and AT&T are the only two places which sell cell phones at the mall. Children can shop at Gap Kids, Gymboree, H&M, Hollister, Limited Too, and the Children's Place to keep up with the latest fashions. For adults some of the clothing stores are Aerie by American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, and Deb Shop. For shoppers in the market for electronics GameStop, Radio Shack, Ritz, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Wireless Zone are at Exton Square Mall.
Men's and women's fashion stores are Abercrombie and Fitch, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Champs, Express, Habitat, Hot Topic, Jos. A. Bank, Lids, Pac Sun, Shenk and Title, Deerskin Leather Shop, and Zumiez. Exton Square Mall has a number of different cuisines in their food court. Restaurants include Auntie Anne's, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Orange Julius, Gertrude Hawk, Harry's Hotdogs, Montesini Pizza, Nestle Toll House Cafe, Saladworks, Sarku Japan, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Subway. Surrounding the mall will be other food choices in more fine dining style establishments. There are also a few hotels in the area for visitors that require accommodations near the mall and business district.