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While Charlottesville isn’t much of a shopping destination, there are a few areas that are chock-full of interesting stores that sell everything from antiques to designer clothing. One of our editors’ favorite spots is the Historic Downtown Mall. It’s a pedestrian-only area that offers stores such as Posh Style (a designer boutique) and DeLoach Antiques (for relics from the past). You can also take a break and refuel at one of the many restaurants or go ice skating in the winter. With 120 shops and 30 restaurants — all housed in historic buildings — this pedestrian mall is charming and gets the shopping done. You’ll also find plenty of stores throughout Charlottesville selling University of Virginia gear, which you’ll want to buy if you plan on going to a game and cheering on the Cavaliers.
The Downtown Mall is a popular destination for visitors to the area. Lined with locally owned and operated shops and restaurants, it provides a uniquely Charlottesville shopping experience.
Barracks Road Shopping Center, the Fashion Square Mall and Hollymead Town Center, the area’s newest shopping center, offer a variety of national chain stores.