Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Birmingham's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Monty Stabler Galleries or Mountain Brook. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.


Fine linens that will enhance any home. From classic designs to a more modern look, Three Sheets features the highest quality bedroom linens available. Comforters, bedspreads, and crisp sheet ensembles.

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Griffith Art Gallery specializes in original oil paintings. Ranging from abstract to traditional, over 75 artists from around the world showcase their works in the Griffith.

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Monty Stabler Galleries

Although the focus of these galleries is contemporary art, you can see all types of art, including paintings, sculpture and works from local, as well as international, artists.

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Nestled in this trendy area of Birmingham, you'll find some of the best restaurants, nightlife, galleries and entertainment in the city. Near the University of Alabama-Birmingham and just south of downtown. Come discover Southside!

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The one-time digs of the Dr. Pepper Syrup Plant and the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company were given a new lease on life when they were renovated to become Pepper Place complex, a collection of seven buildings that are home to several popular shops and the Terrific New Theatre. An excellent example of creative building re-use, Pepper Place is one of Birmingham's most unique retail and entertain centers.

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Billed as the state's #1 tourist attraction, this attractive shopping destination boasts more than 200 shops and an impressive, 9-story glass atrium. Lush greenery adorns the mall's common areas, making it a pleasant space to spend the day shopping. Many casual to fine dining restaurants are located within the mall and along the tree-lined Perimeter Road.

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The Summit
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One of Birmingham trendiest shopping destinations, The Summit is an open-air center that recreates the look and feel of a European city center. Brand name retailers like Apple, Saks Fifth Avenue, and William-Sonoma have stores here, and there's also a 16-screen movie theater. Dining options include P.F. Chang's China Bistro, California Pizza Kitchen, The Grape and Fleming's Steakhouse.

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This enclosed mall, anchored by Macy's and Belk, opened in the '70s and received a massive facelift to its retail component in 2001. Today, Colonial Brookwood Village is far more than just a shopping center, it's a thriving mixed-use community that has space devoted to dining, nightlife, and even coporate life. Among the specialty shops you'll find here are Charlotte Russe, Banana Republic, Brookstone and Finish Line.

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A distinct – and welcome – departure from the busy shopping centers and malls that flank the Birmingham area, downtown Homewood offers an old-fashioned, Main Street-style selection of retailers along 18th Street South. From high-end ladies' boutiques to antique and toy stores, there are more than 100 reasons to spend money here. Also here is an upscale mixed-use development called Soho Square.

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Downtown Birmingham has long been a key destination for local shoppers, particularly along 20th Street. Belk at Regions Harbert Plaza makes sure shoppers can find the most current clothing fashions. Bromberg and Company have been selling fine jewelry and china since 1836, and Standard Furniture started outfitting homes with brand name furniture back in 1912. There are also galleries like Bare Hands (just one block over) and Jackson Galleries over on First Avenue, which carries antique art and furniture.

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