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.
Vermillion features a vibrant and fashion-forward selection of womenswear synonymous with the color its christened after. Located in the heart of North Hills within stumbling distance of the prestigious Renaissance Raleigh Hotel, head here for a quick update on what's trending in the fashion world. The plethora of designer labels represented at the boutique boast some of the biggest names in the business. Collections by Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Pucci, Celine, Lela Rose and Rachel Zoe to name a few, are popular favorites. Browse through clothing, bags, shoes, jewelry and accessories and avail their occasional sales. They pride themselves on customer service with friendly staff and an inviting ambiance.
Trust The Spectacle to handle your visionary needs, just as all of the Raleigh area does. With vast experience spanning over two decades in the optical service and fashion field, owners Wick Morgan and Gregor Owen aspire to combine comfort and style with an exquisite eye-wear collection. Every piece has undergone a thorough examination and is etched with the shop's recognizable logo. The inventory features prescription eye-gear, designer sunglasses and fine sports-wear. Brands on offer include Ray Ban, Porsche, Paul Smith, Prada and Lindberg.
Hamilton Hill Jewelry is considered to be one of the country's leading designer retail stores. The store offers its customers a wide selection of contemporary jewelry sourced from some of the most renowned and talented contemporary designers around the world. Valuing quality above all else, the store boasts a collection that is the epitome of elegance, style and unmatched craftsmanship. With pieces crafted using classic metals like gold, silver and platinum, alongside more unusual options like stainless steel and iron, Hamilton Hill presents a collection that is varied enough to suit every style and appeal to every taste. While many jewelry stores of this caliber often tend to develop a pretentious air, Hamilton Hill remains a warm and laid back place where all are welcome. Whether you are looking for a treat for yourself or a special gift for a loved one, the owners and staff will help you find just the right piece for you.