Shopping In Raleigh
Sure, you can shop on-line – but it’s hard not to dive in to some of the most unique shopping areas in the state. You’ll find everything from big-name retail stores like Saks Fifth Avenue to quaint, quirky shops in outdoor malls. There are 10 major shopping destinations in Greater Raleigh, and each one of them has its share of fabulous shops. We hope you brought an extra suitcase – you’ll need it.
More than 100 unique and distinctive shops, cafes and services in the heart of Raleigh. Scroll the brick sidewalks and explore one-of-kind shops, specialty stores national favorites. Dine indoors or out at their many cafes and restaurants. Cameron Village. Live a little. Shop a lot.
Hours: Most stores open Mon-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 1-6pm
Location: on Oberlin Rd. between Hillsborough St. and Wade Ave., Raleigh 27605
Experience historic Cit Market, home to art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops. The original cobblestone streets are lit by lamps and filled with 19th century charm.
Location: Moore Square, Person Market Sts., Raleigh 27601
The Cotton Company
A unique shopping destination located in historic Wake Forest in a renovated cotton warehouse. Browse among the boutiques of home furnishings and accessories, art and fine crafts, women’s fashions, quality toys, gifts and collectibles. Visit resident artists in their studios. Something for everyone…enjoy shopping again at The Cotton Company!
Hours: Mon-Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat.,10am-8pm; Sun., 1pm-6pm
Location: 306 S. White St., Wake Forest 27587
Crabtree Valley Mall
More than 220 specialty stores like J. Crew, Aldo Shoes, Delia’s, Children’s Place, Nine West, Pottery Barn, Guess, Crate & Barrel, Ann Taylor, Smith & Hawken, and more than 20 eateries, including The Cheesecake Factory. Anchor stores include Hudson Belk, Macy’s, and Sears. Crabtree Valley Mall – Shopping.
Pure and Simple.
Hours: Mon. – Sat., 10am-9:30pm; Sun., Noon-6pm
Location: US 70 West (Glenwood Ave.) and I-440 Beltline (Exit 7), Raleigh 27612
At Crossroads Plaza, you’ll find more than what you came for! With more than 70 exciting stores, including Old Navy, Stein Mart, Best Buy, Michaels, Linens ‘n Things, Marshalls, A.C. Moore, REI, DSW, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Office Max, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Just for Feet, ULTA and Toy ‘R Us, there’s something for everyone. Convenient parking, covered walkways, 17 delicious eateries and an outdoor food court add to this incredible shopping experience.
Hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-9pm; Sun. 1-6pm
Individual store hours may vary.
Location: Walnut St. at I-40 & US 1/64, Crossroads Blvd., Cary 27518
An upscale flea market, recognized by Country Living magazine as one of the top markets in he Southeast for home décor. Operating more than 35 years with the largest selection of antiques, collectibles, furniture, jewelry and crafts in North Carolina. Browse through a wonderful assortment of unique items in more than 200,000 sq. ft. of climate controlled buildings and hundreds of outside spaces. Custom florals, framing, stained glass, watch, and jewelry repair, embroidery and personalized items are also offered.
Free Admission and free paved parking.
Hours: Open Sat. & Sun., 9am-5pm
Location: Hillsborough St. and Blue Ridge Rd., just off i-440 Beltline and i-40, Raleigh 27609
North Hills tempts visitors with three city blocks of upscale shopping, 25 restaurants, cafes and entertainment.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., Noon-6pm
Location: Just north of I-440 on Six Forks Rd. (Exit 8), Raleigh 27609
Designed to showcase the local, independent retailer, shopping at Seaboard Station is a bright, airy prospect. Along with many unique specialty shops, you’ll also find a full-service grocery, a fitness center and plenty of options for dining. Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, the shops at Seaboard Station is located off Peace St. next to Peace College.
Hours: Vary; please contact individual retailers for more information.
Location: 5 West Franklin St., Raleigh 27604
Triangle Town Center
Experience North Carolina’s most spectacular shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Shop the state’s only Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s, Hudson Belk, Macy’s, Sears and more than 150 additional shops and restaurants. Play at Curiosity Creek children’s play area, dine indoors at Creekside Cafes or outdoors where a river runs through Triangle Town Commons.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., Noon-6pm
Location: Capital Blvd. and I-540 (Triangle Town Boulevard Exit 17), Raleigh 27616
Courtesy of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
added: December 22, 2008
updated: December 26, 2008
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