Posted on November 19, 2016

North Carolina Shopping Places


North Carolina shopping places include malls as well as antique stores.  Here is an alphabetical list of the some wonderful locations to shop in the state of North Carolina.  All of these places are located near our North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inn member inns.

The Antique Tobacco Barn on 75 Swannanoa River Road in Asheville features 77,000 square feet of shopping with over 75 dealers.  They have been repeatedly voted the best place to buy antiques in Western North Carolina.

Asheville Outlets features over 75 name brand outlet stores and additional stores that are indigenous to the Asheville area. Located in the heart of the Asheville area with immediate access to I-26, I-40 and I-240.  The Asheville Outlets on 800 Brevard Road stretch from Dillard’s to Field and Stream with specialty stores like Bath and Body Works, Kirkland’s, Abercrombie and Fitch, Coach, and Levi’s Outlet Store.

Biltmore Village on 10 Brook Street in Asheville was originally modeled after and still today resembles a small English village.  Biltmore Village is a bustling, contemporary shopping destination that is home to both national retail outlets as well as one-of-a-kind independent shops.

Brightleaf Square in Durham at 905 West Main Street features a unique mix of restaurants and shops in a pair of historic tobacco warehouses in downtown Durham. Stroll through their courtyard, shop, eat, drink.  Come to Brightleaf for a perfect afternoon or evening.


Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield at 1025 Outlet Center Drive is Eastern North Carolina’s premier shopping destination. You’ll find more of what you’re looking for with over 80 stores including upscale outlet stores including Adidas, Carolina Pottery, Coach, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and many more. Conveniently located at exit 95 off I-95 in Smithfield, NC.

Charlotte Premium Outlets is North Carolina’s newest upscale outlet center in Charlotte at 5404 New Fashion Way.  Their shopping features an impressive collection of fashion designers, luxury brands, and name brand manufacturers. The 398,421 square-foot center offers 100 notable upscale outlet stores including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Cole Haan, Gap Outlet, Kate Spade New York, Nike Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Concord Mills is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina. Located in Concord at 8111 Concord Mills Boulevard, it is home to more than 200 stores paired with unique family dining and entertainment options all under one “climate controlled roof.” Concord Mills is a great place to visit any time of year.

Crabtree Valley Mall has grown to be one of the largest malls in the Southeast. Their 1,326,000-square-foot mall offers more than 200 shops and dining establishments like Kanki and Cheesecake Factory. Located just off 1-440 and the Inner Beltline at 4325 Glenwood Avenue, Crabtree is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the Triangle, North Carolina and beyond.


Fearrington Village in Pittsboro at 2000 Fearrington Village offers wonderful shops and eateries.  Shop at one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores, McIntyre’s Books.  Dovecote Style is an apparel, accessories, and gift boutique.  The Spa at Fearrington is recommended by Organic Spa and Spa Magazine.  Restaurants include The Fearrington Granary, The Goat Coffee and Wine Shop, and Roost Beer Garden.

Needful Things Antique Mall is a 55,000 square foot, two-story antique mall in Hendersonville, NC. They have over 200 dealers of antique treasures. There is something for everyone at 10 Francis Road in Hendersonville.

The River Arts District in Asheville consists of a vast array of artists and working studios in 22 former industrial and historical buildings spread out along a one mile stretch of the French Broad River. This eclectic area is an exciting exploration of arts, food and exercise.  Plan on spending a day or more visiting artists working in their studios, grabbing a bite of local cuisine or a brew and taking time to find art that’s perfect for your world.

The Screen Door at 115 Fairview Road in Asheville offers 25,000 square feet of unique home and garden accessories from more than 100 vendors.  There is always an exciting selection of architectural, antique, mid-century modern, industrial and country furnishings to reflect your personal style. The Screen Door also includes a wonderful bookstore featuring new books on home and garden design, cooking and children’s titles at 50% off publisher prices.


The Sleepy Poet Antique Store in Charlotte is located at 4450 South Boulevard.  Their slogan is, “No Rhyme or Reason, Just Cool Stuff.”  They have been rated “Best Antiques in Charlotte NC” every year since 2011 by Charlotte Magazine.

The Streets at Southpoint in Durham at 6910 Fayetteville Road was dubbed one of the nation’s “ten great places to spend it all in one place” by USA Today and is one of the nation’s top super-regional malls. Including over 100 different stores, a cinema complete with an IMAX theater, and more than 20 restaurants, Southpoint has plenty to for its visitors to do.  The mall includes both an indoor section and an outdoor “Main Street.” Stores include Nordstrom, Macy’s, the Apple Store, Crate + Barrel, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, and other luxury stores that make Southpoint a fun destination for shoppers.

The Tanger Outlet in Mebane at 4000 Arrowhead Boulevard offers 70 stores (including American Eagle, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Old Navy, Talbots, and Vera Bradley).  Their restaurants are places like Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perfect, Mrs. Field’s, and Jake’s Wayback Burgers, and TCBY.  Take I-40/85 to exit 154.

Triangle Town Center in Raleigh has Belks, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Sears for its department stores.  Restaurants include California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s, Macaroni Grill, and The Twisted Fork.  Specialty stores include Express, Talbot’s, and Yankee Candle Company.

These locations and more places await those who visit North Carolina to have fun shopping. Speaking of shopping, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns is offering 10% off our gift certificates now through Dec. 31, 2016.  Use promo code “gc2016” when you check out.  Our gift certificates make the perfect gifts for those who are hard to shop for or who seem to have everything.  They can be used at any of our member inns and our gift certificates never expire.