America's most successful malls are worth billions and defying the retail meltdown with luxury stores and special events — take a look inside

  • Even though many shopping malls are currently suffering, some are doing surprisingly well.
  • The most valuable malls in America are worth well over $2 billion each, according to a CNBC report on data from Boenning & Scattergood.
  • The most successful malls often include features like pop-up shops, luxury outlets, and experiential stores.

Despite the retail apocalypse claiming stores across the country, some of the most successful malls in the US are bringing in more than $1,000 per square foot in sales.

According to research by the boutique firm Boenning & Scattergood, which was reported by CNBC, the 20 most valuable malls in America bring in around $21 billion in retail sales each year. These malls, owned by the likes of Simon Property Group and Westfield, have few vacancies. In addition to traditional stores, many of the most valuable malls include food halls with local eateries, pop-up shops, and grocers, plus experiences like movie screenings or concerts.

See inside the most valuable malls in America:

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10. Roosevelt Field Mall: Located in Garden City, New York, this mall has over 250 stores, including an entire luxury wing, a food court that includes vegetarian and kosher options, and a mini-golf course in the basement. It's valued at $2.41 billion.
9. Westfield Garden State Plaza: The Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey, is worth $2.71 billion. It has more than 300 shops, including a luxury wing with stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., and Burberry.
8. King of Prussia Mall: The King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania recently underwent an expansion, and it now has over 400 stores. The new wing has floor-to-ceiling windows, lounges, and concierge-like guest services. It's valued at $2.77 billion.
7. Forum Shops at Caesars: Located in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Forum Shops has an aquarium, talking statues, and countless luxury shops and restaurants. Its estimated value is $2.79 billion.
6. Tysons Corner Center: The McLean, Virginia mall is worth $2.92 billion, surrounded by luxury hotels and apartments, and features panoramic views of Washington, DC, from the top.
5. Fashion Show: Located on the Las Vegas Strip, this mall has 250 stores, 25 dining choices, and eight department stores. It's worth $3.06 billion.
4. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets: The outlets are worth $3.2 billion, featuring luxury stores at discounted prices and its own trolly system that runs throughout the commons.
3. Oakbrook Center: This multi-level outdoor shopping center is located outside Chicago and worth $3.5 billion.
2. Sawgrass Mills: Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, Florida, is one of the largest outlet malls in the US and is worth over $4 billion. It has more than 350 stores and remains a massive tourist attraction.
1. Ala Moana Center: The Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the largest open-air shopping center in the world, and it's worth nearly $6 billion.

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