Raleigh Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Raleigh

Spectacular shopping is available anywhere in Raleigh, known for its variety of malls, retail areas and shopping centers. The city is rich in one-of-a kind specialty stores and gift-shops representing the best of the city's vibe and personality. The following tour will take you through Raleigh's most interesting and enjoyable places to shop.
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Raleigh Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Raleigh Shopping Tour
Guide Location: USA » Raleigh (See other walking tours in Raleigh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: karenv
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • City Market
  • Stitch & Holly Aiken Bags
  • The CupCake Shoppe Bakery
  • Seaboard Station
  • The Centerpiece
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City Market

1) City Market

Check out the City Market if you want to experience Raleigh's most charming and fun shopping destination. In the historic city market it is often common to see couples out for a shopping spree holding hands while walking its cobblestone streets in the light of the vintage lanterns. The area has several boutiques and shops, fine dining venues and at most times there's always something going on. City Market produce is going to treat you with fresh fruits and vegetables. Dechen Collections is a Tibetan store with very authentic and exotic goods, while Epona and Oak has all kind of tee shirts and original clothes for any taste.
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Stitch & Holly Aiken Bags

2) Stitch & Holly Aiken Bags

In the heart of Raleigh lies a store which for its devoted residents was the small lady's dress shop around the corner for more than seven decades. Now the reinvented store houses a fantastic retail store and showroom. Here shoppers can see creativity in process: Raleigh's handbag designer Holly Aiken invites you to observe how her magnificent bags are designed, cut and made at this very location. The cute little green corner store also offers unique bags.

Operation hours: Monday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm.
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The CupCake Shoppe Bakery

3) The CupCake Shoppe Bakery

The CupCake Shoppe Bakery is a great little shop downtown Raleigh's with delicious cupcakes of all sorts. The Shoppe itself is quite elegant, with mirrored walls, dainty tables and a white and pink theme inviting you over for a cupcake and coffee. And truly, how could anyone resist a counter with rows of colorful and yummy-looking goodies? And the choices are not sparse: the Plain Jane, the Big Red, the Simply Cinnamon, the Mint Condition, the What's Up Doc?, the Peanut Butter Cup, the Black and White, the Brown Betty, the You Mocha Me Crazy are just some of the names waiting for your curious eyes and tastebuds.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am - 8 pm; Friday – Saturday: 8:30 am - 10 pm.
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Seaboard Station

4) Seaboard Station

An unique adaptation of a '40s era warehouse can be found between the place of the historic Seabord Railroad Station and Peace College. Raleigh's only downtown shopping center, it houses a number of unique and diverse specialty stores, dinning places and gift shops. The center is designed to showcase local, independent retailers and the flavor of the best the South has to offer. A bright and airy location, with a lot to explore and pamper your senses with - this is how the Seabord Station could briefly be described.
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The Centerpiece

5) The Centerpiece

The Centerpiece, located close to downtown Raleigh, proudly represents fine artists from all over the USA. The Studio has 4 galleries, covering an area of over 2200 square feet. Besides exhibiting and selling works by over 35 original artists, Nicole's also specializes in a wide variety of art classes and workshops. Nicole's is generally recognized to be the number one gallery in the area for adult art workshops at all levels. If you have never held a brush or if you have already completed a dozen paintings, there is a course in place for anyone to explore and maximize his or her creative potential. And of course, here's the best place to get that painting you always wanted for your living room!

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm.

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