Bo Derek once said, “Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping”. And I couldn’t agree more. Wherever you travel to, shopping is almost like a necessity, or at least great to do once or twice. If you arrive in Raleigh, North Carolina, during a raining season, or simply come across a gloomy day, shopping and dining is a rescue from wasting your time at home. Raleigh, North Carolina, offers diverse options for shopping malls that offer a variety of stores and dining options. Moreover, there are many great deals and sales, especially during holidays and new seasons. Therefore, shop all you want for your family, friends and of course yourself! Read on to find out about the best shopping malls in Raleigh, North Carolina.
1. Crabtree Valley Mall
Crabtree Valley Mall is one of the biggest malls in the region, and also a favorite in Central and Eastern North Carolina. With over 220 stores, it has everything you need. There are just plenty of options for stores and dining. Walking through the mall, you will find aesthetically pleasing restaurants that serve high-quality food such as The Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang’s, Kanki Japanese House of Steaks and Sushi, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, Torii By Kanki, Crabtree Beer Garden, Brio Tuscan Grille and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. This mall is known to be amazing for shopping trips and new season clothes. For high-end brands, there are designer stores like Coach and Michael Kors, cute boutiques like Bevello and Francesca’s and fabulous jewelers like Bailey’s. Bailey’s Fine Jewellery sells well-known jewelry and perfect engagement rings. Also, Crabtree Valley Mall often hosts events such as Santa events at Christmas.
Crabtree Valley Mall
Address: 4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-4532
Website: Crabtree Valley Mall
Opening hours: Mon- Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm
2. Triangle Town Center & Commons
Triangle Town Center and Commons has stores such as Dillard’s, Hudson Belk, Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn Kids, J. Jill, United Colors of Benetton and Nine West. Beside the mall, it houses Bed, Bath and Beyond and Dick’s Sporting Goods. There are good food options such as California Pizza Kitchen, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Starbucks Coffee, which provides you with a quick bite or a cup of coffee along while you are shopping. This is also a great mall for frequent sales and promotions.
Triangle Town Center & Commons
Address: 5959 Triangle Town Blvd Raleigh, NC 27616
Website: Triangle Town Center & Commons
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm
3. Cary Towne Center
Here, you will find more specialized retailers such as Ann Taylor Loft, Gap, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Chico’s, Talbots, and Victoria’s Secret. This is a fun mall, even just to stroll through. Some recommended stores are Banana Republic, which is known for great clothing for men and women, and Courtside Kicks, which is perfect for you if you’re a sneaker lover. Courtside Kicks is a hidden gem in the sneaker world as they possess bathing ape, Yeezies, rare Jordans, and various consignment clothing and items. Cary Towne is a small shopping mall but it has straight-to-the-point stores. Furthermore, it keeps your kids happy and entertained as they have a train, a carousel, and a play area that is good for toddlers. On a rainy or hot day, this is a great place to be. An advantage of this mall is that it is not crowded and it has plenty of parking.
Cary Towne Center
Address: 1105 Walnut St Cary, NC 27511
Website: Cary Towne Center
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 1pm - 6pm
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4. Mission Valley Shopping Center
This is a friendly location with helpful salespeople all around. This mall is filled with Delightful Boutiques and it is a premier gathering place for students and professionals in Raleigh. There are over 20 dining options and 5 movie screens, so it’s great to catch a movie before some shopping! Also, Jewelsmith is the best jewelry store around. This place is great for anyone looking for anything in the jewelry world and you can custom make anything you want! Many say this is also a great store to get an engagement ring in. Do note that this mall is closed on the weekends.
Mission Valley Shopping Center
Address: 2233 Avent Ferry Road Raleigh, NC 27601
Website: Mission Valley Shopping Center
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
5. Crossroads Plaza
This shopping center offers a pleasant atmosphere for browsing storefronts, and it hosts many major retailers. There is a powerful lineup of stores such as Marshalls, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Moreover, you’ll also find Pier 1, Total Wine, as well as Play It Again Sports. Dining options include Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and a food court.
Address: 213 Crossroads Blvd Cary, NC 27518
Website: Crossroads Plaza
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 1pm - 6pm
6. Plantation Point
Plantation Point is Raleigh’s center for value and selection! There are often plenty of sales and affordable stores. Also, there are delicious restaurants and eateries, including La Madeleine French Bakery & Café, Fogata Brava Mexican Grill, Red Bowl Asian Bistro and Pho Super. This shopping center is easily accessible and sits directly across from Triangle Town Center Mall. Do try out frozen yogurt from “Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt” when you’re there. It’s simply mouth-watering! If you’re looking to keep fit, Plantation point has the popular “Life Time Fitness”.
Address: 6250 Plantation Center Drive Raleigh, NC 27616
Website: Plantation Point
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm
7. Oak Park Shopping Center
Sharing another great pic of our lovely shopping center! Thanks to Eddie and the guys at @capitalbst919Posted by Oak Park Shopping Center on Monday, 25 November 2019
Oak Park Shopping Center is a great mall filled with delightful boutiques, all within walking distance. They have everything in one area that is easily accessible, from amazing restaurants, home decorating services, and hair salons, to homeschool supplies or supplies for your holiday costumes and parties. Do note that that this shopping center is closed on weekends.
Oak Park Shopping Center
Address: 6001 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612, United States
Website: Oak Park Shopping Center
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
It’s always great to catch up on some shopping. Don’t miss out on these shopping malls in Raleigh, North Carolina! These malls not only offer you with everything you need, but they are also fun to go to and experience. Happy shopping!
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