Best back to school shopping in the Triangle, NC

August is here and that means it's time to get ready for another school year. Shopping for school can often be a hassle but with outlets and malls, it is becoming increasingly popular to find a one-stop shop that makes this task simple. The Triangle is home to many of the most popular malls in North Carolina and these are just a few.

Carolina Premium Outlets

Located approximately 25 miles east of Raleigh, is Smithfield, North Carolina. Carolina Premium Outlets is known to be one of the best outlet malls in North Carolina. Sporting over 80 shops including brand names such as NIKE and Polo Ralph Lauren, the Carolina Premium Outlets has everything you could want and more. Also available at the office is complimentaryCarolina Premium Outlets wheelchairs to assist in making the outlets friendly for everyone. There are also a few restaurants dispersed throughout the outlets to make guests feel at home and add another tier to being a one-stop shop. The outlets are one of the more popular locations to shop in North Carolina.

Tanger Outlets

Just a short drive down I-40, you will find Tanger Outlets in Mebane, North Carolina. Tanger Outlets is a well-known outlet chain that has outdoor malls in places such as Myrtle Beach, Nags Head, and Blowing Rock. Mebane is the central North Carolina location and has everything that a shopper would be interested. Some popular shops include Saks Fifth Avenue off Fifth, Michael Kors, and Under Armour. With modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi throughout the entire outdoor mall, as well as electronic vehicle charging stations, Tanger Outlets provide the necessary shops with the abundant amenities to make every shopping trip a pleasant one. Besides the amenities and shops, Tanger outlets also have food throughout the outdoor mall including a burger joint and ice cream shops. Tanger Outlets is an outdoor mall which is perfect for spending hours in the beautiful summer weather.

The Streets at Southpoint

Southpoint Mall Durham NC The Streets at Southpoint are housed in Durham. Home to great eats such as the Cheesecake Factory, Maggianos, and Zinburger, as well as quick eats and shops galore; this indoor mall has it all. Unlike Carolina Premium  Outlets and Tanger Outlets, The Streets at Southpoint are indoors, which allows for shoppers to avoid the heat or rain. The Streets at Southpoint are also home to a full movie theater as well as large corporate shops such as  Barnes and Noble. Besides the large chains, The Streets at Southpoint offer a variety of specialty stores such as Yankee Candle and The Children’s  Place. With this many options, The Streets at Southpoint are sure to entertain.

Crabtree Valley Mall

Located in Raleigh, Crabtree Valley Mall is home to over 200 stores making it one of the largest shopping centers in the Triangle. With unique favorites such as Build-a-Bear Workshop and popular chains like H&M, Crabtree has it all. There is a Kid’s Play Zone in the mall which allows for Parents to have a break from shopping while watching their little ones enjoy themselves, while there are also complimentary shopping bags to help shoppers carry their belongings. All in all, Crabtree Valley Mall is a place that has everything that you need in one place

Listed above were just a few of the many options in and around the triangle to enjoy the day shopping. Whether you want to shop outside and enjoy the weather or find entertainment on a rainy day, the Triangle has the shopping center for you. Come to the area and explore all of the possibilities the Triangle has to offer.

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