Does your idea of the perfect vacation — or retirement — include a generous dollop of shopping? Would you be ecstatic if your “home away from home” had over 100 quality stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues almost at its doorstep? Then the folks at The Cays at Ocotillo, in Chandler, Arizona, want to talk to you…because they’ve got an offer you may not be able to refuse!
Upscale residences, top-notch management, and proximity to the Chandler Fashion Center make The Cays one of the top choices for those whose idea of paradise is sun, fun, and chances to “shop ’til they drop.” Here are just a handful of great surprises the Fashion Center has to offer.
1. Name-Brand Anchors — and Friends
For quality and entertainment shopping, the Chandler Fashion Center is your go-to place. Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Sears, and Harkins Theaters are the main “hubs” around which more than 180 stores offer their wares. And the “companion” stores read like a Who’s Who of retail: from Abercrombie & Fitch’s tailored approach to Zumiez’s athletic shoes, boards, and skates with youthful energy and flair, your selection is unparalleled. Whether you’re shopping kitchenware to couture, at Chandler Fashion Center, the question isn’t whether you’ll find that perfect item — but whether you’ll be able to stop at just a couple of them!
2. A Bevy of Services
A mall doesn’t get to be the second-largest in the Phoenix metropolitan area without having a lot to offer a wide swath of the market, and the Chandler Fashion Center lives up to that billing in more than just shopping opportunities. The Harkins Theaters are only part of the entertainment and dining options you’ll see on the mall directory. Just two of these include Athleta’s offerings of fitness classes, from Yoga to Pilates and circuit training — and don’t forget to see the store staff about the perfect apparel for whatever activity you pursue. And the mall’s Kids Club pairs with National Geographic Kids in weekly sessions that foster learning and discovery through play.
The mall also serves as a resource for local event listings, coupons, and gift cards branded by Visa; provides wheelchair rental and package carryout; and even helps jobseekers with employment opportunity lists. Add this to conference or meeting rooms, valet service, and free Wi-Fi in the food court, and Chandler Fashion Center provides almost anything you need — or points you in the right direction to get it! — as easy as a “trip to the mall.”
3. Food, Drink, and Pampering
You say a round of retail therapy makes you hungry and thirsty? Well, you’re not alone. And fortunately, Chandler’s Fashion Center has you covered there, too. Its Boulevard Shops feature restaurants such as Benihana and P.F. Chang’s, sports bars like Majerle’s, as well as handy stops like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Yogurtland.
Have a refreshing beverage at The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, catch the game at Majerle’s Sports Grill, or indulge in gourmet Mexican food at Chipotle. If your spirits need a lift, try the Dolce Salon and Spa, or have a facial or makeover at Merle Norman…it’s up to you how lavish you want your treatment to be!
The Bottom Line
Even if you’re not an inveterate “browser” who adores the actual shopping experience — even if you shop with an efficient focus of getting in, getting what you need, and getting out — the Chandler Fashion Center will be on your must-see list when you’re considering the amenities both in and around The Cays at Ocotillo. With condos that specialize in pampering you at home, plus a Fashion Center that’s premiere shopping and a whole lot more, you may find there are very few better places to look for vacation, retirement, or simply a getaway than the sunny, friendly Chandler, Arizona, area.