Greenville's Best Shopping Malls, Centers and Districts Offer an Abundance of Options

One thing you won't find a shortage of in Greenville is places to shop.  From typical malls and centers, to districts situated along major thoroughfares, the options feel limitless.  Several locations across the Upstate offer familiar brand name shopping, with plenty of local and specialty retailers thrown into the mix.  

For instance, you'll find an eclectic collection of stores in downtown Greenville, from a moonshine merchant to boutiques selling comfy, coastal clothing.  And on ever-expanding Woodruff Road, there are sprawling centers filled with household names, and reflecting the resurgence in popularity of outdoor shopping malls.

Further showcasing Greenville's diversity, some of the best shopping can also be found in the antique shops lining at Augusta Street, just a short drive from another stop on our list: Greenville State Farmers Market.

Another thing you can be sure of when shopping in Greenville?  There are plenty of fantastic restaurants nearby should you need a drink or a bite along the way.


Although it's a 45-minute drive away, Gaffney Outlet Marketplace is the closest outlet shopping experience to downtown Greenville. Just down the road from the iconic Peachoid, Gaffney Outlet Marketplace is home to more than fifty stores, and the long list of retailers runs the gamut. Such casual luxury brands as Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Brooks Brothers are well-represented, as are the likes of Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Gap and J. Crew. Apparel is central to this colossal shopping center, but there's more on offer here than clothes, including Yankee Candle, Bose, Pottery Barn, Kitchen Collection and Vitamin World. With no shortage of options in the food court or the many other restaurants just a short drive away, Gaffney Outlet Marketplace is a terrific shopping getaway for the entire family.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: Its proximity and the sheer variety of stores make Gaffney Outlet Marketplace a favorite for many Greenville locals.

10Best's expert tip: There's plenty of shopping to be found outside of Gaffney Outlet Marketplace as well. We're especially fond of Abbott Farms' markets just off I-85, from their bread and butter pickles to their hot and spicy peach salsa.

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Cherrydale Point

Just a short drive from both downtown Greenville to the south and Furman University to the north, this shopping center offers a plethora of familiar favorites. Tenants include Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Shoe Carnival, Bath and Body Works, Ross and Cherrydale Cinemas. Nearby, you'll find an abundance of restaurants: Atlanta Bread Company, Five Guys, Olive Garden and Ruby Tuesday, to name a few.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: Cherrydale Point has a lot to offer with a shopping center full of clothing stores and specialty shops, convenient to the suburbs located on the North side of Greenville.

Libby's expert tip: This area can be reached by either Poinsett Highway or North Pleasantburg Road, making it easily accessed from several parts of town.

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Fairview Road

Greenville's explosion in population and popularity aren't limited to the city itself. Such nearby areas as Simpsonville have benefitted from that growth as well, and the now-bustling Fairview Road is unrecognizable from the farms and pastures that defined it but a few short decades ago. Whether you're looking for a belt sander or a summer dress, chances are that you can find it on Fairview Road. Such suburban mainstays as Target, Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot and Michael's are found either on or just off the main drag. Belk, Kohl's, TJ Maxx, and Ross headline its selection of clothing stores. Video games, shoes, jewelry, pet supplies, sporting goods and beauty products each have a specialty store of their own. It's also worth appreciating the independent retailers that make Simpsonville something special, from the community of cyclists at Cycle Haus to the exceptional variety of craft beer at Crafted.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: If you're dreading another trip through the endless traffic on Woodruff Road, chances are that you can find what you're looking for in Simpsonville instead.

10Best's expert tip: Cap off your evening of shopping with dinner at Stella's Southern Bistro. Simpsonville's most celebrated restaurant is a stone's throw from the scores of retailers where Fairview Road and Harrison Bridge Road meet.

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Augusta Road

Augusta Road is the best of "olde Greenville" but with a modern twist. Graciously lined with trees and some sporadic homes, this mixed-use artery which links I-85 to downtown is also lined with fine boutiques, antique and consignment shops, elegant gift shops and a smattering of outfitters. Restaurants are plentiful, so a day of shopping is easy and comfortable.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: Augusta Road offers a little something different for Greenville shoppers, with antique shops, boutiques and specialty stores.

Libby's expert tip: You'll enjoy popping in to Antiques on Augusta, in the rear of Lewis Plaza. Zoe's (near Faris Road intersection) is a great place to enjoy a healthy meal while shopping.

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Located just off North Pleasantburg, the State Farmers Market is a short drive from downtown Greenville. The market's main building sells produce such as apples, peanuts and tomatoes year-round, while a separate shed, open on Saturdays from April to November, offers fresh veggies, baked goods, plants and fresh cut flowers. Other vendors set up flower stands in the parking lot, offering everything from verbena and petunias to shrubs, herbs and succulents.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: Greenville State Farmers Market is the best farmers market in the Upstate, operating almost daily, and offering the freshest items.

Libby's expert tip: Go early on Saturday mornings, before the produce has been picked over.

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Village of West Greenville

The spotlight is shone towards local artists in annual events like Artisphere and the Indie Craft Parade, but the Village of West Greenville is a year-round showcase of area talent. Teeming with studio space and galleries alike, its reputation as Greenville's art district is richly deserved. The mediums vary from Julie Hughes Shabkie's oils and acrylics to the used furniture into which Barb Blair breathes such extraordinary new life. While exploring the Village's many galleries, take a coffee break at Village Grind or stop in for a bite at GB&D.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: Whether it's a painting or handmade pasta, everything in the Village of West Greenville's shops and galleries has been skillfully, artfully and personally crafted.

10Best's expert tip: Aside from the galleries which keep regular hours, many of the studios in the Village open their doors to the public on the first Friday of every month.

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This attractive shopping center is anchored by Lowe's, Best Buy, Total Wine, World Market, Barnes & Noble and several other superstores. Several free-standing brick buildings at the center of the complex house stores such as Ann Taylor Loft, White House/Black Market, Ulta, Charming Charlie and Yankee Candle. Dining options include Red Robin, Brixx Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and P.F. Chang's.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: The Shops at Greenridge have a lot to offer from women's clothing to home decor, even home improvement.

Libby's expert tip: Avoid a lot of Woodruff Road traffic by taking I-385 to the Woodruff Road exit, then heading towards the shops.

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Woodruff Road

Locals may remember the intersection of I-85 and Woodruff Road as the home of the former Greenville Mall, but Magnolia Park has achieved in a few short years what its predecessor never quite managed. Open, outdoors and reasonably walkable, Magnolia Park quickly established itself as one of the key shopping destinations in town. Magnolia Park is home to Cabela's, Toys 'R Us, Costco, a 20-screen Regal Cinemas and the Upstate's only Dave and Buster's. Among its many other standouts are Pier 1 Imports, Nordstrom Rack, and Golf Galaxy, along with an extensive variety of restaurants.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: There is no shopping center in Greenville that offers this variety of shopping and so many tantalizing restaurants from which to choose.

10Best's expert tip: Try visiting Magnolia Park before noon on Sunday. Traffic tends to be lightest then on Woodruff Rd, and it's the perfect excuse to enjoy brunch at Another Broken Egg Cafe before shopping.

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Downtown Greenville

Greenville's downtown area has been revitalized, with Main Street comprised mainly of chic restaurants, trendy bars and stylish shops. Anchored by the Hyatt Regency on one end and the West End on the other, downtown is lined with huge, arching trees and graceful street lanterns. You'll find an abundance of unique, local retailers, as well as upscale chains like Brooks Brothers, Orvis and Anthropologie. Canopied bistros with outdoor dining areas set the stage for relaxing dinners and the easy pace of wandering shoppers.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: Downtown Greenville offers the best mix of local retailers and familiar brands that you'll find in Greenville.

Libby's expert tip: Street parking is free, with no time limit, on weekends.

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Haywood Road

Perhaps Greenville's most popular shopping destination, Haywood Mall offers over 150 stores. Anchored by Sears, JCPenney, Dillard's, Macy's and Belk, the mall's selection includes Gap, Sephora, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Forever 21 and Banana Republic. A food court and satellite restaurants, Panera Bread and Cheesecake Factory, are convenient when you're ready for a bite to eat.

Recommended for Shopping Malls and Centers because: Haywood Mall houses several upscale retailers, as well as stores that specialize in trendy, lower-priced goods, making it a true one-stop shopping spot.

Libby's expert tip: The north side of the mall offers covered parking for free.

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