Durham's Unique Shopping
Durham is home to a number of one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, boutiques and shops stocked with unique finds and local products. These shops keep Durham different and contribute dramatically to Durham's unique sense of place.
Brightleaf Square is at the heart of the Brightleaf District - one of Downtown Durham’s most lively. Centered on two repurposed 1904 Neo-Romanesque brick tobacco warehouses, the area is where folks come for shopping, dining and entertainment. Check out locally owned shops and acclaimed restaurants while enjoying great outdoor spaces in the heart of the city. Across the street is Peabody Place which is home to Morgan Imports and Parker & Otis, two businesses that round out the area’s specialty gift offerings.
In addition to Durham’s local boutiques and shops, there are also two traditional shopping malls. One of the last locally owned regional malls in the country is Northgate Mall in Durham. The mall complex is actually the model upon which its newer neighbor, The Streets at Southpoint, was built. Both have main buildings housing many stores and services, as well as outdoor sections with additional shops and restaurants, and copious parking. The Streets at Southpoint is a super-regional shopping hub offering an unparalleled shopping experience including an outdoor cityscape and 1.3 million sq. ft. of retail space with more than 170 shops and restaurants. Southpoint has been recognized by USA Today as one of the nation’s “10 great places to spend it all in one place.”