We already know you’re going to want to bring a piece of Durham home with you. That’s why we love that our retailers are exceptional curators of Durham-made goods and one-of-a-kind finds. If you like the thrill of the hunt, you’ve come to the right place. We are home to several shopping districts spread throughout the community, each with its own distinct feel and unique shopping opportunities.
In downtown Durham, the Brightleaf District is a shopping and dining destination encompassing two restored tobacco warehouses, while the nearby Golden Belt District is filled with artists and galleries, housed in a former hosiery factory. Other distinct shopping areas include the Ninth Street District, a college enclave complete with unique shops and restaurants along a quaint street, as well as the Rockwood District, lined with antique stores and acclaimed restaurants.
Additionally, Durham boasts major retail centers including the Streets at Southpoint, a super-regional mall named by USA Today as one of the nation's “10 great places to spend it all in one place,” and Northgate Mall, a regional mall whose unique shops and full-size nostalgic carousel have made it a Durham landmark.
If you are a trendsetter with a unique sense of style, Durham has several locally owned boutiques and vintage stores offering fashions to keep you ahead of the curve. From consignment clothing stores to a Victorian home full of treasures to a flea market with a bit of everything, it is easy to spend a day scouting for distinctive finds.
Whether you enjoy hours hunting through shelves of cherished antiques, browsing through a turn-of-the-century country store or carefully examining the goods in a family-owned clock store, Durham abounds with unique shopping opportunities.