Glendale Galleria Been to the Glendale Galleria lately? If not, be prepared to be impressed. Mall owner General Growth Properties has completed a massive renovation that includes the opening of a Bloomingdale’s store and luxury boutiques in the connecting wing. One store is selling an exotic handbag for $35,000. Call it Beverly Hills East. The Galleria was spurred to renovate to compete with the adjacent Americana at Brand outdoor mall. The winners are shoppers who can afford ultra luxury goods, and the rest of us who enjoy simply pointing and saying “Wow!” North Hollywood Kristi Tran arranges necklaces at Bhindi jewelers, one of the stores to open in the refurbished Bloomingdale’s wing of the Glendale Galleria Just a 10 minute freeway drive from the Glendale Galleria shoppers can enjoy an entirely different shopping experience in North Hollywood. The community’s shopping district has long been a funky place that served the neighborhood’s artists and counter culture types. More recently, young professionals have swarmed into the area’s newly constructed apartment complexes and the shopping district is more dynamic than ever, with a movie theater, playhouses and new shops and restaurants flourishing.