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 Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg. 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.

10 Strawberry Square
Downtown and looking to do some shopping? Chances are good locals will point you in the direction of Strawberry Square, a mixed-use office and retail space that opened in 1978 and helped spark the revitalization of Harrisburg's downtown area. The complex itself is a sight to behold -- a perfect marriage of contemporary form and function -- and features a bevy of great shops, including a tobacconist, several jewelers, a bookstore and a coffee shop. If you're looking to grab a bit to eat, Strawberry Square is also home to, among others, Subway, Two Brothers Pizza and Arby's. (717-255-1020)

9 Fitch's Trading Post
Fitch's is a delightful shop and gallery that features the works of Native American artists. Located in the "Little Greenwich" area of Harrisburg, this gallery carries pottery, jewelry, hook-rugs, hand-woven baskets, and carved wood sculptures. (717-730-9800)

8 Broad Street Market
Broad Street Market is the oldest continuously operating market in Pennsylvania, and it is an historical marker as well as a unique shopping destination. Built in 1860, the facility has been refurbished, but it still maintains its old-fashioned charm. The stores located inside are contemporary, with offerings including clothes, items for the home, and jewelry, in addition to fresh meats and produce. A great place to go for lunch, the Market has numerous small cafes and bakeries. Open-air markets occur once a month. (717-236-7923)

7 Ten Thousand Villages
Take a trip around the world in one store at Ten Thousand Villages, where you'll find hand-painted ornaments from India, Kenyan masks, hand-carved Indian figurines, hand-embroidered clothing, and tribal jewelry. Add a touch of the exotic to your wardrobe or your home with the unique ethnic items that are offered here. The teas, coffees, house wares, and candles make one-of-a-kind gifts. (717-796-1474)

6 Mechanicsburg Garden Center
Much more than a nursery, Country Market is a complete garden design resource center. You'll find everything for the garden, from topiaries, shrubbery and flowers to patio furniture and barbecue grills. You'll also find a section devoted to Christmas décor. (717-766-7993)

5 Veronique's Antiques
Step into Veronique's and take a step back in time. Located in an old Victorian mansion, this store is chock-full of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques. You'll find furniture, porcelain, sterling, paintings, lamps, and a host of other treasures. The shop also specializes in gold leafing, porcelain repair, and refinishing projects. (717-697-4924)

4 Susan's Treasures
At Susan's Treasures you'll find hand-painted decorative glass plates and tablewares, plus aromatherapy products, sweet-smelling bath and body items, small accent tables, and other home accessories. Have a cup of coffee or tea while you browse. The friendly staff will be glad to help you. (877-731-7250)

3 Outlets at Hershey
Those with an eye for fashion and an affinity for finding great deals will want to check out the 60 or so stores that comprise the Outlets at Hershey. Popular clothiers with outposts here include Polo Ralph Lauren, G.H. Bass, Calvin Klein, Lane Bryant and Tommy Hilfiger. Meanwhile, if household items are on the agenda, look to stores like Kitchen Collection, Times to Remember and Pfaltzgraff. . (717-520-1236)

2 Capital City Mall
Located across the river from Harrisburg proper, this enclosed mall gives folks in the western suburbs a year-round destination for finding fashionable threads. Among Capital City's diverse collection of specialty merchants are stores like Aeropostale, Hollister & Co., Old Navy and Victoria's Secret. Anchor stores include JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. (717-737-1578)

1 Art Association of Harrisburg
This beautiful gallery is located in an historic three-story townhouse with hardwood floors. Staff members regularly greet patrons at the door and give them lists of the current artists on display. (717-236-1432)

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Strawberry Square 10Best List Arrow
Type: Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts
Fitch's Trading Post 10Best List Arrow
Type: Art Galleries, Fine Craft Galleries
Neighborhood: CAMP HILL
Broad Street Market 10Best List Arrow
Type: Public Markets
Ten Thousand Villages 10Best List Arrow
Type: Fine Craft Galleries, Furniture / Home Decor, Gift Stores, Specialty Shops
Neighborhood: CAMP HILL
Mechanicsburg Garden Center 10Best List Arrow
Type: Gardening / Nurseries
Neighborhood: CAMP HILL
Veronique's Antiques 10Best List Arrow
Type: Antique Shops
Neighborhood: CAMP HILL
Susan's Treasures 10Best List Arrow
Type: Specialty Shops
Neighborhood: CAMP HILL
Outlets at Hershey 10Best List Arrow
Type: Outlet Malls
Neighborhood: HERSHEY
Capital City Mall 10Best List Arrow
Type: Malls
Neighborhood: CAMP HILL
Art Association of Harrisburg 10Best List Arrow
Type: Art Galleries
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