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The Biggest City For Holiday Shopping In Every State

Stacker Logo By Emma Neville of Stacker | Slide 1 of 51: <p>Ah, the holidays. A time when the scent of pumpkin spice wafts from every Starbucks coast to coast, family and friends gather together to break bread, and millions of Americans flock to their local malls to stock up on gifts.</p><p>In 2016 alone, more than 154 million people went shopping over Black Friday weekend, which was roughly 3 million more than the year before, according to the National Retail Federation. While those numbers should be encouraging to anyone fearing a retail slump, they might also feel overwhelming for those of us preparing to brave the mall crowds over the next few weeks.</p><p>To help crack the code on holiday shopping and inspire some serious confidence in us all, we took a look at the best city for holiday shopping in every state. We used 2017 data from <a href="https://www.esri.com/">geographic data and analytics company Esri</a> to identify the city with the largest amount of gross leasable area populated by shopping malls and centers in every state. Esri’s data on major shopping centers contains statistics for over 8,000 shopping centers with 225,000 or more square feet of gross leasable area.</p>

Biggest city for holiday shopping in every state

Ah, the holidays. A time when the scent of pumpkin spice wafts from every Starbucks coast to coast, family and friends gather together to break bread, and millions of Americans flock to their local malls to stock up on gifts.

In 2016 alone, more than 154 million people went shopping over Black Friday weekend, which was roughly 3 million more than the year before, according to the National Retail Federation. While those numbers should be encouraging to anyone fearing a retail slump, they might also feel overwhelming for those of us preparing to brave the mall crowds over the next few weeks.

To help crack the code on holiday shopping and inspire some serious confidence in us all, we took a look at the best city for holiday shopping in every state. We used 2017 data from geographic data and analytics company Esri to identify the city with the largest amount of gross leasable area populated by shopping malls and centers in every state. Esri’s data on major shopping centers contains statistics for over 8,000 shopping centers with 225,000 or more square feet of gross leasable area.

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