When it comes to sheer size and shopping options, no other mall in St. Louis compares to the behemoth that is the St. Louis Galleria. Anchored by huge versions of Dillard's, Famous-Barr and Lord & Taylor, what sets the Galleria apart are its more than 160 specialty stores. Here, you can find a comfy stuffed chair at Eddie Bauer Home, an old-fashioned brass mailbox at Restoration Hardware, a pair of foot-friendly Mephistos at the Walking Co. or the latest in baby bouncy seats at the Right Start. To tide you over on the long haul from one end of the mall to the other, there's always a serving of Dippin Dots (the ice cream of the future) or a big, gooey cookie from Mrs. Fields. To shop here, unfortunately, necessitates braving the parking lot, which, during the height of the Christmas season, is a scary mess.