The Best Places to Go Shopping in Greenville

Aerial view of downtown Greenville at Sunset
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With its expansive parks and green spaces, award-winning restaurants and breweries, and laid-back, family-friendly vibe, Greenville is an ideal year-round destination. It's also a great place to shop, so don't leave home empty-handed. Whether buying a souvenir for yourself or a loved one back home, the city is home to traditional shopping malls, eclectic artist villages, and weekend farmers markets, where you can purchase anything from the latest designer shoes to pottery and jewelry from Upstate makers to antiques, plants, home decor, and locally-made specialty food products to remember your journey.

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Main Street Downtown

view of buildings in downtown Greenville
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With its tree-lined, landscaped streets, Greenville's downtown is compact, walkable, and dotted with more than 100 local shops, perfect for browsing or bringing home a unique souvenir. Stop into MAKE MADE for one-of-a-kind handbags and jewelry made by local, independent artisans or Given for contemporary women's clothing and accessories. Head to Horizon Records for the latest in vinyl, plus concert posters and other memorabilia and to Vintage Now Modern for antique and contemporary furnishings along with lighting, bedding, and artwork. Greenville Jerky and Vine offers a variety of gourmet foods such as house-made, grass-beef jerky, plus hot sauces, pickles, preserves, and wines from local, family-owned vineyards.

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Hampton Station

red brick building with "Hampton Station" painted on the side

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1320 Hampton Ave, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

Just minutes from downtown and right next to a portion of the city's popular mixed-use Swamp Rabbit Trail, Hampton Station is one of the city's newest shopping destinations. Grab a cup of java at Due South Coffee Roasters before browsing the property. Highlights include Artup Studio, a resident artists studio where visitors can purchase paintings, jewelry, metalware, and work from local makers and the husband-and-wife owned Hollowed Earth Pottery, which sells mugs, plates, bowls, and ceramic tableware. Wind down with farmhouse and saison-style beers at Birds Fly South Ale Project, cider at Wandering Bard Meadery, and tacos at White Duck Taco Shop. The shopping center also has a Craft Axe Throwing, a dog boarding facility, and regular outdoor fitness events like yoga classes and boot camps.

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Village of West Greenville

Room filled with various potted plants

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 Located just a mile west of downtown, this old textile mill village is now a thriving arts district, with over 60 local shops, galleries, and restaurants. Stroll through current exhibitions at one of the village's many galleries, including Art and Light, which features paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other pieces from more than 40 local artists. Other shops include women's contemporary clothier Ember Outfitters, Van's Chocolates, and plant boutique Savereign. Many of the galleries participate in First Fridays, with public viewings, live music, and other specials between 6 and 9 p.m.

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Downtown Travelers Rest

tree lined street with a sign that says "Travelers Rest" on a stone fence

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Located approximately 9 miles north of Greenville, Travelers Rest is one of the area's top destinations for dining and shopping. Shop for pottery, jewelry, glassware, and other products from area artisans at TR Makers Co. on South Main Street. Stock up on extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar at The Crescent Olive and local honey at Carolina Honey Bee Company. Then browse artwork by Upstate and regional artists at Wild Hare Gallery & Studios and White Rabbit Fine Art Gallery, which also offers a range of gifts and home decor. Other Traveler's Rest highlights include Swamp Rabbit Decor & More for repurposed and farmhouse-style furniture, RetroMarketplace, Inc. for mid-century furniture and up-cycled clothing, Beyond the Threads & Co. for affordable contemporary women's clothing and accessories, and Kramers Korner Shops for locally-made gifts and vintage handcrafted goods.

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Augusta Road

clothing on display at the boutique Vestique

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Augusta Road is dotted with boutiques, antique stores, consignment shops, and home decor spots. For affordable yet trendy women's clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more, head to Vestique, where everything costs less than $100. Selling booties, sandals, and sneakers from names like Marc Fisher and Sam Edelman, Muse Shoe Studio has one of the city's best selection of stylish, high-end women's footwear. Shop for fresh flowers, houseplants, and other gardening supplies at Roots, then visit sister store 4Rooms for rugs, lighting, linens, and other home decor. Other unique spots on the street include The Elephant's Trunk for children's games and toys; Paisley & Paper for stationery, tableware, jewelry, and gifts; and Vintage Market of Greenville for reclaimed furniture, antiques, vintage clothing, and more.

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TD Saturday Market

Crowd of people browsing stalls at an outdoor market

Courtesy of Visit Greenville

Held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. from May through October on Main Street, TD is part farmers market, part artist market. Shop for everything from seasonal produce and meat from nearby farmers and fresh-cut flowers and plants from local nurseries to small-batch candles, handmade soaps, pottery, and custom furniture from local makers. You can also purchase pre-made food goods like fresh-baked pastries and breads, artisanal cheeses, handmade pasta, chocolates, and cold-pressed juices, making it ideal for grabbing a snack while strolling through downtown or shopping for a souvenir for yourself or a loved one at home. The market regularly hosts live music, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, and seasonal holiday events, making it a fun and free family-friendly outing.

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The Shops at Greenridge

fountain at an outdoor shopping center

Courtesy of The Shops at Greenridge

1125 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
Phone +1 864-297-4950

Located on Woodruff Road, this open air shopping plaza is home to big box stores such as Total Wine & More, Barnes & Noble, and Best Buy as well as national retailers LOFT, White House/Black Market, and Ulta Beauty. In case you get hungry while you shop, there are a few dining options, including a Cold Stone Creamery, Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza, Red Robin, Panera Bread, and P.F. Chang's. The Shops regularly hosts live music, pop-up farmers and artists markets, outdoor film screenings and fitness classes, and other special events.

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Haywood Mall

Haywood Mall

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700 Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
Phone +1 864-288-0511

With more than a million square feet of retail space, Haywood Mall is the state's largest mall. Shop at over 100 stores ranging from large department stores like Macy's and Belk to national retailers, including Pottery Barn, Sephora, Gap, lululemon, and Apple. Take a break from shopping with a cup of coffee from Starbucks, a slice from Sbarro or other fast casual spots, or sit down for a meal at the Cheesecake Factory or Saltwater Kitchen, a local restaurant serving seafood and Low Country fare.

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The Best Places to Go Shopping in Greenville