Central North Carolina

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  • 1. 9th Street

    West Metro | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Durham's funky 9th Street is lined with shops and restaurants and has a distinct college-town feel. ...Read More

  • 2. Brightleaf Square

    Downtown | Shopping Centers/Malls

    In the former Watts and Yuille warehouses, Brightleaf Square is named for the tobacco that once filled these buildings. The two long structures...Read More

  • 3. Cameron Village Shopping Center

    Cameron Village | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Raleigh's first shopping center is filled with upscale boutiques and restaurants. ...Read More

  • 4. Eastgate Shopping Center

    North Metro | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Minutes from downtown, this lively collection of shops offers everything from antiques to wine. ...Read More

  • 5. Fearrington Village

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    Eight miles south of Chapel Hill on U.S. 15/501, this complex has upscale shops selling art, garden items, handmade jewelry, and more. Shoppers...Read More

  • 6. Furnitureland South

    Household Items/Furniture

    With more than 1 million square feet of showroom space, this store, the biggest furniture retailer in the world, goes far beyond an average...Read More

  • 7. High Point Furniture Sales

    Household Items/Furniture

    Deep discounts are part of the draw to this furniture store. Expect more than 150 well-known brands and some pieces offered at below manufacturer...Read More

  • 8. McIntyre's Books

    Books/Stationery

    You can read by the fire in one of this little shop's cozy rooms. The independent bookstore has a big selection of mysteries, as well as gardening...Read More

  • 9. One World Market

    Duke University | Crafts

    Browse 2,000 square feet of unique, affordable home accessories, children's toys, and other arts and crafts collected from around the world...Read More

  • 10. Parker and Otis

    Downtown | Food/Candy

    Much more than just a grocery store, this shop offers kitchenware, cookbooks, local produce, and specialty foods as well as wines, chocolates...Read More

  • 11. Piedmont Craftsmen's Shop and Gallery

    Downtown | Crafts

    Contemporary and traditional works from nearly 400 craftspeople fill this gallery and shop in Winston-Salem's arty hub. The organization has...Read More

  • 12. Replacements, Ltd.

    Ceramics/Glassware

    Located between Greensboro and Burlington, this is the world's largest seller of discontinued and active china, crystal, flatware, and collectibles...Read More

  • 13. Southern Season

    North Metro | Food/Candy

    This specialty food and gift shop stocks everything from classic recipe books to prepared foods, wine, and the latest kitchen gadgets. Many...Read More

  • 14. State Farmers' Market

    Southwest Metro | Food/Candy

    Open year-round, this 75-acre market is the place to go for locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, and North Carolina crafts...Read More

  • 15. Streets at Southpoint Mall

    Southeast Metro | Shopping Centers/Malls

    At the heart of Durham's shopping scene, this villagelike mall has restaurants, a movie theater, and nearly 150 stores, including Nordstrom...Read More

  • 16. Theatre Art Galleries

    Art Galleries

    Solo and group shows rotate through several exhibition spaces at this gallery, in the same building as the High Point Theatre. The frequent...Read More

  • 17. Triangle Town Center

    North Raleigh | Shopping Centers/Malls

    H&M, Belk, and Saks Fifth Avenue are just some of the more than 100 stores here. ...Read More

  • 18. Videri Chocolate Factory

    Downtown | Food/Candy

    Prepare to be overwhelmed by the sweet aroma of chocolate when you step through the doors of this fully operational factory and retail space...Read More

  • 19. WomanCraft Gifts

    Crafts

    This longtime Carrboro institution is a co-op of about 70 artisans (and not just women) who sell the unique goods they create. All of the artists...Read More

  • 20. Outsiders Art & Collectibles

    Art Galleries

    This small, quirky gallery is the only place in town to show a mixture of outsider and folk art. Here, you can see work by 99 local and regional...Read More

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