Best Shopping

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Durham shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Durham. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Northgate Mall

This neighborhood mall houses stores such as Hecht's, Sears, Ann Taylor, Champs Sports, Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works. Visitors also enjoy the 10-screen Phoenix Movie Theater, a food court and eateries such as Ruby Tuesday and Marble Slab Creamery.

Located in the charmingly refurbished Brightleaf Square, this 2000 square-foot shop offers fine antiques and accessories. They specialize in scientific, nautical, and medical antiquities, including microscopes, surveying instruments, maps,...  Read More

One World Market

This place offers an eclectic array of gifts created by artisans from around the world. This socially conscious store promotes the work of low-income artists and impoverished crafters worldwide.

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Brightleaf District

A former tobacco warehouse, Brightleaf Square is the heart of this shopping and dining district in downtown Durham. Retailers include the Casey & Company stationary shop, Offbeat Music and James Kennedy Antiques. When you're ready for a bite...  Read More

Ninth Street

In this eclectic shopping district convenient to Duke University, you'll find used books and music, coffee, toys, jewelry and art. Retailers include Whole Foods Market, Regulator Bookshop, Barnes Supply and Zola Craft Gallery.

The Streets at Southpoint and Main Street

A popular area attraction, this shopping center houses Hudson Belk, JCPenney, Belk, Sears, Nordstrom, White House/Black Market, Pottery Barn Kids, J. Jill and Cole Haan. Among the restaurants are Cheesecake Factory, Nestle Tollhouse Café,...  Read More

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