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Where to shop in Raleigh, North Carolina

Flea Market
Great finds await shoppers at the Raleigh Flea Market

In Raleigh, it’s not a matter of, “Where do I shop?” A more fitting question would be: “Where do I want to shop today?” With so many retail centers, malls, and markets to choose from, Raleigh promises to make every shopping trip its own unique adventure.

For the freshest produce, visit the State Farmer’s Market

There’s no better place than this farmer’s market for the choicest pick of North Carolina produce. Every purchase also helpsthe local farmers. Aside from fruits and veggies, the market offers excellent meats, breads, and pastries.

For great finds, browse the Raleigh Flea Market

If you want to score unique items without breaking the bank, the Raleigh Flea Market should be right up your alley. From apparel to furniture, leather goods to vintage comics, the popular market has it all. Located at the Historic State Fairgrounds, this place has some 600 vendors and serves over 2.4 million shoppers each year.

For one-stop shopping, head to North Hills Shopping Center

This true one-stop shopping spot is home to retail stores, banks, restaurants and bars, spas, salons, a gym, grocery stores, pharmacies, and a 14-screen cinema. The shopping center is also commonly used as an event venue, so there’s always something happening that’s worth a look.

For all kinds of apparel, drop by Triangle Town Center & Commons

If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, Triangle Town Center & Commons has many high-fashion boutiques waiting for you. Dillards, Macy’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue are just some of the chains offering signature brands. Need to update your home interiors, too? You’ll be glad to know that Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn also have stores here.

For artisan goods, the place to go is The Cotton Company

This retail destination is nothing like your average mall. Located in a refurbished cotton warehouse, the aptly named The Cotton Company houses about 50 boutiques you can’t find anywhere else. These stores sell craft soaps, handmade jewelry, and pottery among others. There’s also an art gallery that features the work of local artists.

For anything and everything, spend the day at Crabtree Valley Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall holds the distinction of being the largest enclosed mall in Raleigh, and plays hosts to a staggering 200+ stores. You’ll find everything here from designer fashion stores, to a LEGO shop, to various restaurants. As the mall proclaims, “When all you want is everything, make Crabtree your all-day destination.”

For a relaxing shopping experience, hit Cameron Village

Cameron Village on Clark Avenue is made up of six blocks of shops, cafés, and restaurants. Dine indoors or al fresco. It’s a perfect destination to bond – and shop! – with your family.

For all things North Carolina, drop by The Green Monkey

This gift store features products made by local artists and designers. What’s more, The Green Monkey serves over 40 craft beers. If you ever get thirsty during your shopping trip, there’s always a great drink on tap.

This list proves that the shopping experience offered by Raleigh is as varied as the attractions found in the city. Whatever your needs or quirks are, there’s a store right here to suit you.

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