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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.