Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Raleigh'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 The Cotton Company or Crabtree. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.


Hillsborough Street

Flea market buffs love this huge indoor-outdoor market, located on the state fairgrounds. Come discover over 200,00 square feet of shopping space, filled with art, antiques, crafts, home decor and gift items. Free parking and admission.

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In addition to numerous stands selling regional produce, this 75-acre market features indoor and outdoor restaurants, plant and garden shops, craft and gift shops. The meat and cheese center boasts delicacies such as ostrich, chevon, duck, bison, Farmstead cheeses and eggs.

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Dillard's, Hudson Belk, Macy's, Sears, and Saks Fifth Avenue anchor this upscale shopping mall. Other stores include Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn Kids, J. Jill, United Colors of Benetton and Nine West. Beside the mall, Triangle Town Commons houses Bed Bath and Beyond, and Dick's Sporting Goods. In addition to the food court, California Pizza Kitchen, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Starbucks Coffee provide options for a quick bite.

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Located in the midst of condominiums and offices, this upscale neighborhood center features plenty of shopping and dining options. Target, JCPenney, Harris Teeter and a number of exclusive boutiques and specialty stores are among the retailers, and a 14-screen movie theater is also on site. Choose among restaurants including Bonefish Grill, Fox and Hound Pub, McAlister's Deli, Vivace's and Mura.

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Anchored by Belk, Sears and Macy's, this shopping mall offers retailers such as Apple, Aldo Shoes, Express Men, Cache, J. Crew and the Limited Too. In addition to the large food court, there's a Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's and Panera Bread on site. Crabtree Valley Mall is the only mall in the area to offer covered parking and full time valet service.

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This shopping center offers a pleasant atmosphere for browsing storefronts, and it hosts many major retailers. Anchors like Marshalls, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, and Dick's Sporting Goods catch your eye immediately, and you'll also find Pier 1, Total Wine and More, and Play It Again Sports. Dining options include Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and a food court.

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North Raleigh
The Cotton Company

Housed in a refurbished cotton warehouse, this shopping center offers over 50 charming specialty shops such as Berry Towne Crafts, Creative Gifts and Crystal Creek Jewelry. An art gallery showcases the creations of local artists and designers.

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This shopping mall houses department stores including Belk, JCPenney, Dillard's, Macy's and Sears and other, more specialized retailers such as Ann Taylor Loft, Gap, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Chico's, Talbots, and Victoria's Secret . The food court provides plenty of convenient options when you're ready for a bite to eat.

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This attractive district in downtown Raleigh features cobblestone streets and revitalized storefronts housing art, antique and specialty shops. Be sure to stop by the produce market for locally grown fruits and veggies.

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Located in downtown Raleigh, this attractive shopping center features retailers such as Victoria's Secret, Talbots, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, and the Fresh Market. Convenient dining includes Café Carolina and Bakery, Moe's Southwest Grill, and the Village Deli.

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