Greenville is known as upper South Carolina's "shopping center," where you'll find antiques, boutiques, and junktiques (items you don't really want but can't live without).

There are four major areas to shop at in Greenville, each with their own character and flair. Walk Greenville's tree-lined Main Street and window shop, browse, or buy toys, clothes, books, and more. Buy an ice cream cone and sit on a bench to watch the traffic go by or admire publicly displayed (and for sale) art by local artisans. Seventy restaurants will give you the much needed pick-me-up between shopping adventures. 

The West End Market area also contains the historical district wherein some of the shops are housed. This area is also the cultural center of the city, where you can take in a show after thoroughly checking out all the shopping venues. The Augusta Road district has an eclectic blend of food markets, flower shops, and restaurants. Pickles and Ice Cream is an aptly-named maternity shop catering to the mother-to-be. Assistants help find just the right outfit or nursing accessories and there's a playroom for the kids. Snacks are on hand for when that indiscrimate craving pops up and demands to be attended to. Chocolate or Garlic Vanilla?

The Haywood Road Shopping area is the most prolific of the four major shopping areas, with over 100 stores, even drawing shoppers from across the state border like ants to honey. These shops, combined with five large department stores, will let you shop tiil you drop and will still be there, waiting, after you recover.