Shopping in Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N.C.’s shopping scene ranges from local boutiques to designer stores and town main streets with quaint shops to gigantic shopping areas, making it a breeze to spot great finds. Shop for yourself or look for gifts for your friends and family!

Here are a few popular shopping areas, and scroll down further to find a complete, searchable list of retailers:

Downtown Raleigh
Shop local! Many Raleigh-based brands are located in the heart of the City of Oaks. Need ideas on the spot? Pam Blondin’s DECO Raleigh is an excellent gift shop featuring all sorts of handmade cards, crafts, home decor and more. Finally, try on a perfect fitting pair of locally made jeans at Raleigh Denim Workshop—they are truly pieces of art!

North Hills
North Hills Mall originally opened in 1960 was converted into Raleigh’s first enclosed mall in 1967. Locals who’ve been around for a while remember the mall is a go-to spot for shopping popular stores and for dining and mingling. And it’s come a long way since then, now as a giant open-air, walkable district offering more than 130 local shops, restaurants, bars, spas, a theater, an outdoor live music venue and more. This outdoor shopping area is located in Midtown Raleigh and includes nearly 100 stores such as Anthropologie, Target, J.C. Penney, REI, Ethan Allen, Fink’s Jewelers and more.

Village District
A Raleigh tradition with more than 100 unique and distinctive shops, cafés, restaurants and services. Stroll six city blocks and explore one-of-a-kind shops, specialty stores and national favorites. Plus, you can dine indoors or out!

Crabtree Valley Mall
The largest enclosed mall in the region, Crabtree Valley Mall boasts over 220 stores and is anchored by Belk, Sears, and Macy's. Find designer stores like Coach and Michael Kors, cute boutiques like Bevello and Francesca’s and fabulous jewelers like Bailey’s.

Triangle Town Center & Commons
A popular, two-level mall featuring North Carolina’s only Saks Fifth Avenue along with more than 150 specialty shops! Those include ALDO, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, Dazzle Up, H&M, Jos. A. Bank, Macy’s and more.

Town main streets
A visit to the Raleigh area wouldn’t be complete without walking through a charming main street in one of the towns surrounding Raleigh. Go shopping in downtown Wake Forest at The Cotton Company, with more than 50 booths stocked with clothes, artisan products and local treats, or shop for antiques art and more at Cary's Ashworth Village.

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Pam Blondin

Pam Blondin

DECO Raleigh

Pam's shop, DECO Raleigh, boasts a sharply curated collection of gifts and items from more than 80 local artisans and makers, as well as eclectic finds from around the world.

“With DECO, I wanted to create a sense of place. A lot of people have asked 'do we sell online?' We don't! Once they come to our store, they realize why.”