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Boutique Shopping in Overland Park

Listen up ladies, if you’re tired of shopping at Oak Park Mall, believe that you can only get a new style at the Plaza or are considering driving up to Zona Rosa to find a to get the perfect gift for your girlfriend’s birthday – you’ve obviously missed Hawthorne Plaza!


We love to shop, but knowing where to shop is as much an art as it is a skill. The shops at Hawthorne Plaza in Overland Park are diverse, classy and perfectly fit your style, wether you love to run, to collect interesting wares from around the world, to live fashionably, to paint, to explore the latest in fine jewelry or even to plan for your next beach getaway!


The creative side of you will love our shops because there is so much to mix and match, and many of our shops offer locally crafted items unique to the Kanas City area (make sure to check out Annabelle’s if you’re looking for local products like candles and other scents). Romanelli Optix is a great place to find eyewear that is form-fitted and completely up-to-date as far as style is concerned. Combine that with a stop at Talbots for your trendy fashions and stop by Rumors salon for some pampering and to complete your new fall look.


If you’re looking for some fall sales and activities, there’s no place better than Hawthorne Plaza. Check out our Sales and Specials page to find out what’s going on right now. Bring your friends to the Thirsty Palette where you can let loose your creativity with an evening of painting and, of course, a fully-stocked bar!


It’s all here at Hawthorne Plaza. Don’t settle for a common Overland Park shopping experience – at Hawthorne, your imagination is your only limitation.

Hawthorne Plaza Highlight—Hawthorne Animal Hospital

hawthorneanimalKC shopping not on your mind? Hawthorne Plaza is still a great place to take your little one if he/she is in trouble! Visit Hawthorne Animal Hospital today.

Founded in 1990 as one of the first businesses at the Hawthorne Plaza, the Hawthorne Animal Hospital has serviced Overland Park, Kansas for twenty-two years.

Providing your furry family member with the best medical care Kansas City has to offer, Hawthorne Animal Hospital is there for you. From surgical procedures to grooming and everything in between, your pet will be provided with loving care. Our veterinarians are a family and care for their pets as if they were their own. You can have confidence that your animal is in the best hands.

Services offered include the following:  acupuncture, behavioral medicine, behavior counseling, boarding, day care, dentistry, grooming, hospice and euthanasia services, in-house lab, internal medicine, microchipping, nutritional counseling, pain management, parasite prevention and control, puppy and kitten care, senior care, surgery, radiology (X-rays), ultra-sound, vaccinations, and wellness exams.

Hawthorne Animal Hospital also carries Hills Science Diet and Ivet as well as many prescription medications at our fully stocked pharmacy.

Dr. Ann Brown, owner of Hawthorne Animal Hospital, purchased the clinic in 2008 from its original owners.  She had worked there in high school and later got her BS in Biology from K-State.  All of our specialists have a passion for animals and look forward to caring for your four-legged friend. We have 22 years of experience and are proud to service the Overland Park, KS area.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Springtime at Hawthorne Plaza

overland park shoppingTime to put the winter coats away, add some color to your wardrobe and get out there to enjoy springtime in style. If you’re looking for the best spring shopping in Overland Park, the shops of Hawthorne plaza are fully geared with all the hottest spring fashions. Warmer days means warmer colors! Check out Under the Palm Tree, their Lilly Pulitzer collection features fashions that combine the fun of resort living with everyday wearability and style, perfect for a warm spring evening out on the town. Shop Beautiful might be your next stop, here you can find the perfect silver jewelry to complement your new outfit.


When it’s about more than looking good, Moda Domani helps men develop an image and persona with spring fashions that make statements. When he’s ready to take his new look on the road, hit up Bag and Baggage for the high-quality luggage that befits the high style persona.


Spring is also a great time to launch a new relationship or tie the knot with that special someone. Claire de Lune has lingerie for every body, wether you’re looking to find a great fit or a fun way to turn up the heat. And if you’re planning a spring wedding, Nolte’s bridal has the specialists in finding the right dresses for the season and venue, from formal to dressed-down and everything in between.


Maybe it’s time for a spring hair style too – so make sure to drop by Rumors Salon! Rumors is always in the know about the latest in trendy, innovative fashions for every style. Plus, they carry all the top branded, specialty hair care products and accessories you could need.

Wedding Planning 101

overland park shopping noltesIs your chance to say “I do” coming up? Let us make your day one to treasure forever!
The Hawthorne Plaza prizes Nolte’s Bridal salon as an asset to the plaza.  Michael Nolte has coordinated over 1,000 weddings, and has been in business for over 33 years and located at the Hawthorne Plaza for 22 years.  Nolte’s Bridal offers a wide range of the finest in bridal gowns including Casablanca Couture, Eugenia Couture, Marchesa, Marisa, Michael Nolte, Stephen Yearick, Venus, Vera Wang, Watters, WToo, and Ysa Makino.


Here at Nolte’s also specialize in bridesmaid gowns, flower girl dresses, evening gowns, and more. Michael also has his own line of stunning wedding gowns that can be seen here:
Let us make your bridal experience luxurious from beginning to end.

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