10 Best Shopping Malls In Raleigh, North Carolina

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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. North Hills

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Posted by North Hills on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Located in midtown Raleigh, North Hills offers more than 130 shopping, dining, and entrainment spaces that are sure to keep you occupied for hours. Complemented by its beautiful atmosphere and, sometimes, holiday-themed decorations, this shopping mall is a great place to spend some time exploring. Some of the amenities this mall boasts are spas, salons, a state-of-the-art gym, a 14-screen cinema, and World of Beer.

The mall also hosts several events, festivals, and live shows that are sure to spice up your exploration if you happen to be in the right place at the right time.

North Hills

Address: 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Raleigh, NC 27609, United States

Website: North Hills

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

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2. Midtown East

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Happy first week of May Midtown East shoppers! Now that the weather is warm and the days are longer, there's no...

Posted by Midtown East on Monday, May 3, 2021

Located in Raleigh’s Midtown neighborhood, Midtown East features a plethora of shops, restaurants, and other attractions that guarantee you a fun time during your visit. Some of these shops include fitness centers and fitness products, health and beauty products, pet stores, and specialty stores. Not to mention, the mall also has a variety of restaurants and cafes that are great places for you to dine in and just hang out and chill after a long day of exploring and shopping.

Midtown East

Address: 2912 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609, United States

Website: Midtown East

Opening hours: 6am - 11pm (daily)

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3. Village District

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Named after the very district that it’s in, Village District is an open-air mall that features over 90 different shops, restaurants, and other attractions. A popular shopping destination since 1949, the mall offers a plethora of retail stores including an antique gallery, a sports shop, furniture shops, and a wide array of boutiques and clothing stores. The mall also has a spa, salon, wellness center, bakery, and grocery store.

The restaurants also don’t disappoint as the combination of outdoor seating and the wide variety of menus that they offer creates a wonderful place for you to chill and enjoy a meal after shopping.

Village District

Address: 2034 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605, United States

Website: Village District

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

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4. Crabtree Valley Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall
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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

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5. Triangle Town Center & Commons

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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

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6. Cary Towne Center

Gymboree - Cary Towne Center Cary, NC February 2019
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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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7. 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)

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8. 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.

Crossroads Plaza

Address: 213 Crossroads Blvd Cary, NC 27518

Website: Crossroads Plaza

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 1pm - 6pm

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9. 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”.

Plantation Point

Address: 6250 Plantation Center Drive Raleigh, NC 27616

Website: Plantation Point

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

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10. Oak Park Shopping Center

Sharing another great pic of our lovely shopping center! Thanks to Eddie and the guys at @capitalbst919

Posted 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)

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Happy shopping

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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