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The Cotton Exchange

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Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-343-9896
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A great building in the historic Wilmington NC area. The old architecture and bricks are wonderful... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2017
Rosemarie M
Wilmington, North Carolina
via mobile
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I worked around this area so I would walk through here once in awhile to look mostly. I bought some... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
Williamstown, Vermont
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“fun shops” (6 reviews)
“unusual items” (3 reviews)
Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-343-9896
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

A great building in the historic Wilmington NC area. The old architecture and bricks are wonderful to see. Inside is multi levels of shops....gifts, art, clothing, shoes, coffee, etc. You could spend a couple hours easily just browsing.

1  Thank Rosemarie M
Reviewed June 2, 2017

I worked around this area so I would walk through here once in awhile to look mostly. I bought some cooking product from a place in here. The man was very nice and welcoming at the particular shop I went to. However, this is not...More

1  Thank jessicablack061
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I like to make this a stop when visiting the area. May not leave with an armful of bags but usually find an item or two that i end up finding space for in my suitcase! Take some time to explore the shops that make...More

Thank Marcia L
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Heart of Carolina is one of the STANDOUT shops in the exchange. The owners have done an excellent job of finding a wide variety of quality items that were made in North Carolina. It is evident they have spent a lot of time vetting /...More

Thank Lesa B
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Lots of eclectic shops to wander through. I enjoy shopping so enjoyed walking through the various shops. The people in the shops were super friendly. Especially liked the North Carolina shop.

Thank terpfan1
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Over 30 shops inside the cotton exchange. They have a parking lot for customers on the river side of the building. A variety of shops and restaurants located on each of the levels.

Thank Tucker509
Reviewed April 29, 2017

One of my favorite places to just walk and look. Sometimes buy. I like the feel of the mom and pop shops. I would include this on any trip to downtown. Usually spend an hour or two.

Thank MIke F
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Cotton exchange was a nifty place with lots of fun ecclectic shops and eateries. There was a lovely jewelry shop where I found alot of nice silver pieces that were highly unusual and the owner was very pleasant.

Thank dee d
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Loved all the shops and the set up of this place. It almost felt like a maze when you went in. You had to go through certain doors to find the shops. Some led outside to more shops. My favorite was a local shop downstairs...More

Thank jennifer w
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Visited here on our way back to Charlotte. Variety of shops offering jewelry, toys, and clothing. My daughters especially loved Ping's Tibet! Lunch at The Basics was wonderful and our waiter was the sweetest. Make sure to stop by The Scoop on your way out...More

Thank Karen M
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