The Malibu Country Mart (also the Country Mart or MCM) is a large outdoor lifestyle center or "boutique mall" with 6 acres (24,000 m2) of land in the heart of the Malibu Civic Center and comprises approximately 82,000 square feet (7,600 m2) of high-end retail, dining, and service providers.
Because of its high end retailers, the Malibu Country Mart has been a destination for the famous and the well heeled who inhabit the beachfront property west of Los Angeles. The Malibu Civic Center area is the primary local gathering place, known for being frequented by locals and tourists, alike. To the city's bemoan the area has also become an increasingly popular venue for paparazzi hoping to catch a glimpse of local celebrities.
As real estate prices have skyrocketed in recent years, older residents who leave are replaced by new families wealthier than those they replace. These trends are reflected in Malibu's shopping as a steady increase in the percentage of stores catering to the upscale retail shopper. Some in Malibu are fearful that there will be a multitude of places to buy "a $200 t-shirt" and no place to buy a hammer or a nail.
The Malibu Country Mart has 67 merchants encompassing a variety of upscale boutiques, restaurants, spa services, and art galleries. Many new tenants have signed leases at the Malibu Country Mart in recent years.
Retailers can expect to pay between $17 and $22 per square foot per month at the center, on average. Reportedly, James Perse earns some $3.5 million in yearly gross sales, upscale eatery Nobu earns $5.5 million per year, and women’s clothing and accessory boutique Madison earns $4 million a year.
The following is a partial list of retailers at the Country Mart:
7 for All Mankind, Canvas Boutique & Gallery, Chrome Hearts, Cocoon Furniture, Double RL & Co., Earnest Sewn, Henry Beguelin, James Perse, John Varvatos, Juicy Couture, M. Fredric, Madison, Morgane Le Fay, Oliver Peoples, Optical Shop of Aspen,
Planet Blue, Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic, Ralph Lauren Men & Women, Ron Herman,
Sigerson Morrison, Traditional Jewelers, Tylie Malibu, Vince