Durham Shopping

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Durham, NC. Did you know that more than half of the United States population lives within one day’s drive or an hour’s flight of our bed and breakfast? RDU (Raleigh-Durham) International Airport, an East Coast hub, ranks as one of the nation’s fastest-growing airports.  Durham is also home to one of the best shopping areas in the country.

Wondering how you will get around?  The city of Durham provides free transportation through the Bull City Connector.  Durham has an Interactive Route and Feature Map as well as Real-Time Locations of the Connector Buses.  Download Free Visitors Maps and Guides to Durham or contact the Visitor Information Center. We (Innkeepers Monica and Daniel) are also available to answer any questions you may have about your visit to Durham.

So where are the amazing places to shop in Durham?  The Official Information Site for Durham provided links to these lovely places for retail therapy:

  • Antique Shops and Collectibles with furniture, art, rugs, carpets, pottery, memorabilia, glassware, and china
  • Art Galleries with original paintings, art prints, framing, photo restoration, photography, sculpture, exhibits, workshops, talks, and preservation of African-American heritage
  • Authentic Country Stores with garden supplies and equipment, household goods and accessories, local crafts, homemade foods, and artifacts
  • Book and Music Stores (Independent) with some buy/sell/trade options for CDs, LPs, and vinyl records, videos, vintage and funky clothing
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    Brightleaf Shopping Square
  • Boutiques (Specialty) offering clothing, jewelry, soaps, lotions, gifts, shoes, handbags, and accessories
  • Brightleaf Shopping Square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located in the west end of Downtown Durham, and anchored by two tobacco warehouses renovated to house shops, restaurants, and nightlife; tenants include luxury clothiers and jewelers, a record store, Durham apparel, antique bookstore, art and frame company, and antiques
  • Children’s Stores with re-sale shops for maternity, nursery, and children’s gently-used clothing and equipment, children’s apparel, educational toys, and traditional toys
  • Craft, Frame, and Photo Restoration with custom framing, custom archival and needlework framing; Durham-area artisans displaying original jewelry, woodworking, glass, pottery, metal, photography, fiber arts, and more; full-service bead shop offering free classes and hundreds of types of beads and gemstones  
  • Flea Markets with shops featuring used and new clothing, fruit and vegetable markets, $1 store, authentic western wear, incense and scented oils, African attire, furniture, and thrift items  
  • Food and Beverage (Specialty) with food from India, Poland, Central and South America, West African, Caribbean, and Korea as well as beer and wine 
  • Garden (Specialty) with lawn care, perennials, shrubs, trees, seasonal plant materials, ground covers, water-garden supplies, bark, mulch, ornamental trees, ornamental grasses, pots, planters, fountains, birdbaths
  • Memorabilia with university-related memorabilia, sports cards, souvenirs, Civil War books and reproduction items, and African-American cultural items
  • Ninth Street Shopping District is situated between Duke University’s East and West Campuses, a slice of Durham with a college feel that features unique and independent stores selling books, clothes, memorabilia, records, and more  
  • Northgate Mall is a family-owned shopping center located along Interstate 85, just north of Downtown Durham, includes anchor department stores like Macy’s and Sears, along with dozens of smaller apparel, jewelry, electronics, sports, and beauty stores; home to Stadium 10 at Northgate Theaters, a movie theater with stadium-style seating; full-size carousel in the middle of the mall for children to ride 
  • Outdoor Outfitters has boats, sports and fitness for athletes as well as outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor gear for sale or for rent, and a dive shop with scuba training and trips
  • The Streets at Southpoint is known as one of the nation’s “ten great places to spend it all in one place”, one of our country’s top super-regional malls, including over one-hundred different stores including luxury stores, more than twenty restaurants, and a cinema complete with an IMAX theater  
  • Unique Gifts and Jewelry with international designer jewelry, custom hand-painted furniture and gifts, fine crafts from artists all over the world, international clothing, authentic dyed African batiks as well as accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts  
  • Vintage, Thrift, and Repurposed with vintage clothing, up-cycled items, used clothing and furniture, and materials re-used for art
Come to Durham, NC for a beautiful vacation.  Be sure to stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in one of its lovely bedrooms or suites.

The Tiger Room at Morehead Manor
The Magnolia Suite at Morehead Manor

We are happy to recommend the hot shopping spots based upon their guests’ particular interests.  To learn more about the Durham, North Carolina area, enjoy watching the YouTube video below. 

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