My Phoenix-Mall-Savvy friend decided this was THE Phoenix mall to take us to. It is her favorite, and I could see why. It's the fifth largest mall in the US... no rollercoasters or anything, but lots and lots of stores. It's a little confusing to navigate, but if you're not looking for anything real particular, it's fun to wander around in.
With anchor stores like Bullock's, Dillard's, Neiman Marcus,
Robinson's May, we spent most of our time in the actual mall looking at Express, The Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch (there's a kid's Abercrombie also, which I had never seen!), Limited, and the extensive food court, where we took a break from our shopping.
The only problem we encountered was at the service desk. One of my friends had a broken ankle and was on crutches. Well, to make the mall a little easier on all of us, we rented a wheel chair. Well, it was a Sunday, the mall was closing at 6, so we hurried over to the service desk and the "door" was locked and no one was around. There was another couple in the same predicament: Their ID, deposit, and crutches were behind the counter! So, the guy jumped the counter (note to self: 3 foot locked "doors" are not the best way at deterring a break-in), and got all of our stuff!
It was a good trip, and a good mall, but not much more impressive than a mall in any big city.