Friday, July 13, 2012

The Best Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Attention shoppers! If you're searching for the latest in fashion and great deals, look no further! Myrtle Beach is home to dozens of the best shopping venues in South Carolina. From malls and outlets to boutiques and flea markets, you're sure to find the perfect shopping oasis. Sit back, relax and allow us to guide you to the best retail therapy the Grand Strand has to offer.

1.) The Tanger Outlets are a Myrtle Beach shopping hot-spot. Because of their popularity, they have two separate Myrtle Beach locations. Tanger Outlets North is set just off of Bypass 17 while Tanger Outlets South is located on Highway 501. They may share the same name, but each outlet center carries its own unique set of vendors so be sure to visit them both! Each location is famous for over-the-top sales and discounts.

Coastal Grand Mall
2.) Myrtle Beach is home to the second largest shopping mall in South Carolina: the Coastal Grand. Built in 2004, this mall houses over 170 stores including Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, American Eagle, Brookstone and Abercrombie & Fitch. Their anchor stores include Dillard, JC Penney, Belk and Sears. In addition to the mall food courts, you'll find dozens of restaurants just outside the shopping complex.

3.) Settled around a picturesque 23 acre lake, Broadway at the Beach is home to dozens of unique shops that showcase local culture and  arts- a great place for vacation souvenirs! After a long day of shopping, be sure to dine at one of their many delectable restaurants, including Jimmy Buffet's Margartiaville, Liberty Steakhouse, and Yamatos.

4.) The largest open air flea market on the Grand Strand is located in Surfside Beach. At Hudson's Surfside Flea Market, you'll find 70,000 square feet filled with 400 vendor tables to browse. Their wide variety of commodities include purses, jewelry, kitchenwares, sunglasses, cell phone accessories and much more. Locals have named it the best flea market on the beach, and we're sure you'll love it as much as we do!

The Market Common

5.) The Market Common in Myrtle Beach feels like its own little town with quaint shops, town homes, a movie theater, restaurants, parks, and even a grocery store. Popular vendors include Barnes & Noble, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie and White House Black Market. The Market Common is the perfect shopping retreat for a beautiful day!

6.) Beat the heat by shopping at the indoor, climate controlled Myrtle Beach Flea Market. Boasting some of the lowest prices on the Grand Strand, this 80,000 square foot market features discount name brand shoes, golf clubs, jewelry, airbrush artists, beachwear, antiques and more. With their large number of varied vendors, this is shopping the whole family will enjoy!

7.) If you're heading to the North Myrtle Beach area, be sure to shop at Barefoot Landing. Over 100 specialty shops line their boardwalk, featuring regional apparel, shoe, jewelry, and gift boutiques. You'll work up a good appetite with all that shopping- make sure to eat at the Flying Fish, Johnny Rockets, House of Blues, or one of their other spectacular restaurants.

8.) The Hammock Shops are your stop for true Southern charm and low-country art. Founded in 1938 and set in a blooming park with moss-draped oaks, 20 shops feature the best of local craftmanship- including the famous Pawleys's Island rope hammock.

When you're packing to head to the Grand Strand, remember leave room for the souvenirs and great shopping finds that will be filling your suitcase on the return trip! Be sure to stop by the Official Myrtle Beach Welcome Center for additional area information and discounts. Happy shopping!

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