I have a special place in my heart for Arsenal Mall. Being a suburban girl myself, I sometimes abhor the outdoors-y shopping or expensive upper-class designers indoors that come with living in a big city. That's why I love driving the 10 minutes (or taking the 30 minute bus) to this mall. They have everything! A 2-story Forever 21, Filene's Basement, Express (men and women!), Bath and Body Works, Marshall's, Victoria's Secret... you name it! The only thing they're missing is a quality coffee stand in the food court. It's a 3 minute walk across the street to get to Target and Best Buy. There's ample free parking on both sides, and a Friendly's if you're getting peckish.
Pros: Quality stores close together indoors
Cons: No H&M or Abercrombie... but nothing's perfect!