Marin has two traditional Regional Shopping Centers (or Retail Malls). Northgate shopping center, in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael, is anchored by a Macy’s and a Sears. It has chain stores like The Gap, claires, and the Footlocker.
The more upscale Village at Corte Madera has Nordstrom’s and Macy’s as it’s anchor stores. It’s higher-end tenants include stores like Banana Republic, Anthropology, Williams Sonoma, the Pottery Barn and others.
Across the freeway from the Village, a neighborhood center, The Corte Madera Town Center, has evolved into a third regional mall in it’s own right. It operates without a traditional department store anchor but with large national tenants frequently located in malls in affluent areas such as REI, Crate and Barrel, The Container Store and a number of other national chain stores. It still serves as a neighborhood center at the same time with a Safeway and Rite-aid, two banks, numerous restaurants and a small 4 story office building incorporated.
As mentioned in the neighborhood-center section, a few other neighborhood malls have attracted a few national tenants (Strawberry, in Mill Valley, and Bon Air in Greenbrae to name two) but not to the extent they could be called regional malls.