Opened in 1972, Crabtree Valley Mall is one the largest malls in the Southeastern United States, with 1,326,000 square feet (123,189 square meters) of over 200 shops and restaurants. Visitors will find an array of shopping options for gifts, furniture, toys, books, electronics, and clothing. A large food court with a handful of restaurants keeps shopper energy levels up. The mall hosts events geared toward visitors and the greater Raleigh community throughout the year.
This consummate wine shop founded by three friends and wine industry veterans offers an inviting atmosphere for wine purchasing and tasting. Wines from around the world are featured here, with an emphasis on traditional growing regions including France, Italy, and Portugal. The shop hosts weekly events and classes on the history of wines and particular growing regions. Wine lovers will be delighted at the shop’s attention to detail, but the emphasis on provisions besides wine, like sake, chocolate, and olive oil, adds a nice touch of versatility.
Enjoy the flurry and excitement at this market that specializes in selling local produce. Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, and other organic produce are easily available here. After sampling the many peaches, eggplants and tomatoes, one can also pick out a few colorful flowers for the garden or purchase bread, confections, and craft items that are sold by busy vendors offering bargains.
Once the home of the American Tobacco Company for which it is named, The American Tobacco Campus is now a flourishing urban center known for its restaurants, shops, art galleries, and theaters. The district consists of 17 restored historic structures built between 1874 and the 1950s, some in Italianate, Romanesque Revival, and Art Moderne styles. A marvel of urban renewal, the district is a pleasure to simply walk through.
Established in 1999 by baker Lionel Vatinet, La Farm Bakery is a storehouse of bread baking expertise in the model of French boulangeries. Dozens of types of breads and baked goods are offered here including seasonal specials, breakfast pastries, tarts, cakes, and monthly specialties. Vatinet ensures that all the products are fresh, made with the choicest of ingredients, and baked to perfection. Everything is organic and devoid of preservatives and artificial flavors. La Farm offers catering services and baking classes.
Savory Spice Shop offers hundreds of individual spices and herbs, and more than 100 blends for sale, each ground weekly. The store is popular for the flexibility it allows in purchasing spice in either small bags or large containers and bottles, and is organized in sections based on recipes. Savory Spice is a great place to find a rare spice for a particular dish, or to stock up on all kinds of spices. The shop also offers extracts, cookware, sauces, gift sets, cookbooks, and more specialty items.
Chapel Hill Sportswear is the brainchild of an alumnus of the local University of North Carolina. This shop sells sports equipment and apparel for men, women and children and is frequented by the students and sportspeople of this university. It stocks gear for cheerleading, fencing, basketball, lacrosse, wrestling, cross country running, diving and softball among other sports activities. One can also shop for polo shirts, key rings, decals, magnets, banners, flags and dog leashes. The downstairs section caters to children and women and displays Carolina hats, jackets, socks and hoods, while the upper area is devoted to Nike merchandise.
Julian's caters to the fashion needs of the modern man and specializes in formal attire. The Carolina Royalty has extended its patronage to this luxury boutique. Its white walls are adorned with old newspaper clippings and sepia-toned photographs, creating a nostalgic aura. Shop for striped and plaid shirts, smart bow ties, cummerbunds and classy polo shirts. Its vintage cufflinks depict symbolic stamps and maps, while the belts are made from satin or fine European leather. It also has a women's collection that includes soft cardigans, jeweled slippers, cashmere wraps and winter coats. This shop offers bespoke designing and tailoring for suits, shirts and ties.
This branch of Uniquities is the first of a chain of multi-brand retail stores that specializes in high-end fashion merchandise. The shop decor is distinctly feminine with a deep pink carpet and a fuchsia awning. Dress up in cocktail dresses, classy denims, maxi skirts and jackets of brands such as House of Harlow 1960, Marilyn Shiff, Seven for All Mankind, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lavender Brown and Seasonal Whispers. Its wrap bracelets are available in a spectrum of colors, and its stylish stoles, handbags and stiletto heels add a touch of glamour to even a plain summer dress. Its stylists advise customers on combining various accessories and dresses to create business, party and casual looks that suit each unique personality.
Take your favorite bottle home or simply sit in and enjoy it there itself! Beer Study is a beer shop and bar that offers a slew of delicious craft and bottled brews and 18 tap beers. They offer a beautifully laid out patio area for airy summer drinking. Since its inception in November 2012, the Beer Study has been attracting several locals as well as visitors. Challenge your friends to a game of Foosball or play other board games available. Beer Study is excellent for casual hangouts.
A local bookstore in Chapel Hill displays a stock of new and used adult and children's titles. Special orders are accepted on request plus various author’s events are held on the weekly basis. Trade credit is also offered on used books. The next door coffee shop is an add-on to this store as they allow getting your beverage along while you sit to read your pick.