Location: 6800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. From the 101 Freeway, exit at Topanga Canyon Boulevard and go north.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun.
Known for: Being the San Fernando Valley's luxury destination.
What you'll find: A mix of luxury (Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Stuart Weitzman, Hugo Boss, Cartier, Omega, Coach), moderately priced (a very pleasant Anthropologie, White House/Black Market, Zara) and cheaper chic stores (Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters), along with the only Neiman Marcus in the San Fernando Valley. Other anchor stores are Macy's, Sears, Target and Nordstrom, which has more luxury fashion labels in store than the smallish Neiman Marcus.
Vibe: The mall has an indoor-outdoor feel with skylights, Zen-like water, rock and flower formations, and plenty of places to sit and take a breather. The crowd is a mix of seniors, teens and families.
Also of note: The Flip Flop store (nothing but flip-flops), one of two Southern California Walmart.com pop-up stores (with a selection of gift items and computers for ordering things online) and the Auto Gallery for ogling hot cars. (The Village at Westfield Topanga, anchored by Costco, and featuring more shops and restaurants, a hotel and community center, is expected to be completed by 2016.)