8 Best Shopping Malls In Providence, Rhode Island

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Sharon A.
Sharon A.  
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Most tourists to Rhode Island are usually motivated by other attractions aside from shopping. However, the city isn’t just a melting pot of the country’s history and culture—it is also one of the best shopping destinations in the region. The location has a nice blend of department stores, specialty boutiques, gift shops, and other marketplaces, always ready to satisfy your agile shopaholic spirit. Plenty of amazing accommodations are also available for you - from the top Vrbo vacation rentals to charming Homeaway & Vrbo vacation rentals in Rhode Island. So, whether you want to shop for yourself or you want to pick a few gifts and souvenirs for friends and family back home, Providence got you covered. Check out the 8 best shopping malls in Providence, Rhode Island.

1. Providence Place

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Providence Place is a modern, urban shopping mall located right at the heart of the city. It houses a variety of retailers dealing in various national and international brands, and it also has a decent collection of dining and entertainment options for shoppers. And if you’re looking for Providence Place mall’s list of stores, some of the establishments and brands that you will find on it are Banana Republic, Champs, Apple, American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Footlocker, Lego, Dave and Buster’s, and Cheesecake Factory, among others.

Providence Place

Address: 1 Providence Pl, Providence, RI

Website: Providence Place

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

2. Arcade Providence

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Arcade Providence has been gracing the city landscape since 1828, making it one of the oldest indoor malls in Providence, Rhode Island and the entire nation. It has undergone several intensive renovations to give it the chic and urban look you see today. Currently, it houses a total of 48 micro-loft apartments on the two upper floors, while the ground and first floors are reserved for shopping. On the two lower floors, you will find several small business retailers vending a variety of goods and services, including several local food restaurants. The venue is a great place to laze around if you don’t have any definite plans for the afternoon.

Arcade Providence

Address: 65 Weybosset St, Providence, RI

Website: Arcade Providence

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 6:30pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm

Nearby shopping options

3. Rhode Island Mall

Kohl's (Rhode Island Mall)
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Rhode Island Mall is a simple two-story enclosed shopping mall that first opened its doors in 1967. It may not be one of the most vibrant malls in the state, but its history and the range of shops it houses make it a wonderful choice for anyone looking for a thrilling shopping excursion in Rhode Island. It boasts a variety of specialty stores, eateries, and entertainment joints such as cinemas and gaming arcades. The place is perfect if you are looking for a low-key shopping and entertainment experience.

Rhode Island Mall

Address: 650 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm; Sat: 9:30am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

4. Narragansett Park Plaza

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Narragansett Park Plaza is another great option worth considering if you are looking for a memorable shopping experience around Providence. The plaza is a mixed-use facility whose construction is yet to be completed, though the first two floors have been finished and are fully occupied. It features several shops retailing different brands, and it also has a decent number of boutiques and eateries. Some of the brands occupying the floor space of Narragansett Park Plaza include New Balance, Williams-Sonoma, Ethan Allen, and Pottery Barn, among others.

Narragansett Park Plaza

Address: 675 Beverage Hill Ave, Pawtucket, RI

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 11pm; Sun: 8am - 10pm

5. The Crossing at Smithfield

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The Crossing at Smithfield is a 640,000-square-foot (59,457 sq m) shopping facility located a little way out of town but still easily accessible since it is just off Interstate 295. The mall has an exciting blend of stores, with some of the notable names being Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, Kohl’s, and Target, among others. It is also the home to Dave’s Fresh Marketplace, which happens to be among the largest independent grocery stores in the state of Rhode Island. Since the mall is just off a major highway and has ample parking, it is a preferred shopping destination for people traveling in and around the city.

The Crossing at Smithfield

Address: 371 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI

Website: The Crossing at Smithfield

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

6. Warwick Mall

JCPenney (Warwick Mall) (38833839735)
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Warwick Mall is in Warwick City in Rhode Island, just about 13 miles (20 km) from Providence, and you can easily reach it if you have about 20 minutes to spare driving. The mall has plenty of entertainment, shopping, and dining options, including over 80 retail stores, 12 cinema screens, and more than 10 restaurants. Some of the brands you will find occupying prime spots on the mall’s floor space include JCPenney, Jared Jewelers, Target, and Off Broadway Shoes, among others. The mall has a food court, free ample parking, and a lounge, and it is also handicap-accessible.

Warwick Mall

Address: 400 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI

Website: Warwick Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

7. North Providence Marketplace

Not Wal Mart, Providence, Rhode Island, 2 April 2011
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North Providence Marketplace has exciting retail opportunities, featuring brands such as Dollar Tree, Sally Beauty Supplies, Rainbow, Card $mart, and Tony’s Liquor, among others. The facility has ample parking, and it will suit the needs of those in need of shopping alone. This is because the establishment doesn’t feature lots of entertainment and has very limited dining options.

North Providence Marketplace

Address: 41 Smithfield Rd, North Providence, RI

8. Garden City Centre

Kohls - Rhode Island Mall Warwick, RI June 2016
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For a bit of local flair in your shopping, visit Garden City Centre in nearby Cranston. This outdoor mall has plenty of local as well as name-brand stores that will satisfy the shopaholic in you. Just a 10 minutes’ drive away from Providence, this mall has boutiques, shops and eateries that are suitable for a family shopping trip. Take your pick from retailers like GAP, Pottery Barn, Sephora, Swarovski, Banana Republic, Clarks, Whole Foods, The Children’s Place, Chipotle, Asia Grille, Starbucks, and more.

Garden City Centre

Address: 100 Midway Rd, Cranston, RI 02920, United States

Website: Garden City Centre

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Shop till you drop in Providence

Don’t miss to include shopping in Providence as part of your itinerary during your visit. Whether you’re looking for luxury brands, small business retailers or a place to grab a bite like Providence Place mall food court, plenty of amazing options are available here. Review our list of the top shopping malls here, and identify the ones that will fit seamlessly into your plans. Invite your touring party along, so you can all get souvenirs from your trip.

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