The 10 Best Shopping Outlets and Malls in South Carolina!

Online shopping might be all the rage, but there’s just nothing like visiting your favorite stores in person. Going shopping means no shipping fees, no sizing issues, and you know exactly what you’re buying. Best of all, in-store shopping apps make it easy to take advantage of deals you just can’t score online. Head to these 10 best shopping outlets and malls in South Carolina for the biggest variety.

1. The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC

This upscale shopping district is home to some of the best restaurants, stores, and parks in the city. The area covers several city blocks and is pedestrian- and dog-friendly. Names like Barnes and Noble, Victoria’s Secret, Orvis, Pottery Barn, and Chico have made their home here, along with a movie theater, yoga studio, and a dance studio.

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2. Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Island, SC

Shopping on HHI is always a magical experience, but this impressive complex makes it all the more easy to find that perfect something for yourself or others. It’s truly like its own little town, offering things like nail service, a grocery store, a gas station, workout facilities, several restaurants, clothing stores, an art shop, a health store, and more. They also host events on the regular, everything from cruise-ins  to outdoor movies to dance parties and live music.

3. Mount Pleasant Towne Center, Mount Pleasant, SC

This expansive city shopping area is elegant laid out to make it easier for cars and foot traffic alike. Several of the locales are dog friendly so your best friend can join you for your outing. Names like Longhorn Steakhouse, Atlanta Bread Company, Zoe’s Kitchen, Athleta, Loft, and Lululemon have taken up root alongside a 16-screen movie theater in this open air complex.

4. Columbiana Centre, Columbia, SC

This one-level indoor mall has a little something for everyone. With over 100 stores, restaurants, and activities, the mall is big enough to offer plenty of variety without racking up too many miles on your shoes. There’s also an indoor carousel in the food court and a Dave and Busters for big-kid entertainment.

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5. Tanger Outlets, Charleston, SC

For the best deals on your favorite brands, there’s no place like the outlet mall. Designers and big labels like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, White House Black Market, and Adidas are just a few of the familiar faces you’ll find. The open air layout, wide walking paths, fountains, and beautiful hardscaping make this a pleasant shopping experience.

6. The Shops at Greenridge, Greenville, SC

This open air complex isn’t your typical shopping area. Along with stores like Total Wine, Ross, and Barnes and Noble, they also host events like the mini market, live music concerts, and outdoor movies. Alongside some of the bigger names include a local juicery, boutique stores, and plenty of restaurants.

7. Gaffney Outlet Place, Gaffney, SC

Gaffney’s prime outlet mall is a visual attraction from I-85 and you can’t help but to be drawn to it. You could spend all day winding through the many rows of outlet stores here, all at huge discounts off regular retail prices. Some of the top names in fashion live here, like Coach, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, Gap, and Guess.

8. Village at Sandhill, Columbia, SC

This lifestyle shopping area is the city’s best place to live, work, and play. The shopping area spans several blocks, with every attraction within walking distance. Names like Bath and Body Works, Books-a-Million, Five Guys, and Claire’s live here, as well as a movie theater and indoor sports plex.

9. Buckwalter Place, Bluffton, SC

If you’re looking for more than the typical mall store selection, you’ll want to start your shopping journey here. Specialty boutiques, a bowling alley, golf course, and a farmer’s market are just a few things that make this place unique. People also flock here for services like veterinary care, eyeglasses, and hair care.

10. Magnolia Mall, Florence, SC

This hometown mall may not be the biggest, but it certainly offers one of the biggest varieties. Anchor stores like Best Buy, Burlington, and Dick’s Sporting Goods serve as the gateway to favorite names like American Eagle, Old Navy, The Children’s Place, and Gamestop. There’s also a children’s play area for parents to catch a rest while the littles entertain themselves.

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