You know Myrtle Beach is a top destination for beaches, dining, night life and entertainment. But did you know it's also one of the best shopping districts in the region? From specialty shops to large-scale malls to niche boutiques and themed gift shops, the Myrtle Beach area has everything you need to get started on your holiday shopping list. You'll find something for everyone in Myrtle Beach.
Here are a few highlights for your Myrtle Beach shopping experience:
The shops at Coastal Grand Mall have something for everyone on your shopping list. Jewelry, perfume, high-end bath and body products, clothing, accessories, books, collectibles … this mall has everything. Our pick for something truly special: Earthbound Tracing Co., where you will find an assortment of beautiful clothing, jewelry, home decor products and more imported from all over the world.
For bargain hunters, you can't beat the Tanger Outlets, where dozens of shops offer name-brand goods at really good prices. This mall has everything, and we do mean everything — clothing, shoes, cookware, leather, sunglasses, toys, sportswear and more.
You can't talk about holiday shopping in Myrtle Beach without mentioning Callahan's of Calabash. This epic store has stood on the same prominent corner in the town for more than 30 years. The 35,000-square-foot gift shop offers a unique shopping experience, so plan to spend some time in the sprawling store. Nautical gifts and souvenirs of every kind are available, but so are confections and collectibles, plus an amazing selection of Christmas ornaments and decorations.
Speaking of epic shops, don't miss the famous Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, which calls itself the largest gift store in the world. With 70,000-plus items, they might be right!
The Market Common is a great place to spend the holiday season. This shopping district has a unique assortment of shops and boutiques, including Tommy Bahama, Banana Republic, Devo Olive Oil Co. and Ivy & Leo. The Market Common is a 114-acre lifestyle center featuring townhomes, stores, restaurants, a movie theater and more.
Broadway at the Beach is a premiere shopping and dining destination in Myrtle Beach, and it has a lot to offer for your holiday shopping needs. With more than 100 specialty stores to choose form, you won't run out of ideas for your gift list. Our pick for something special: The Man Cave Store, featuring signs, decor, barware and anything else you can think of that would make the “man cave” in your life more comfortable, fun or interesting.
The Barefoot Landing development is a large shopping complex located next to the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach. With 100 stores and restaurants on all sides of a small lake, plus several attractions, Barefoot landing has a ton to offer holiday shoppers, including specialty boutiques, jewelry makers, apparel outlets and more. Our pick for something special: The Christmas Mouse, where the spirit of Christmas is alive all year long!
Myrtle Beach Mall has a lot to offer, too. Located just off Highway 17, the mall is a vibrant retail destination with a unique mix of nationally recognized retailers, specialty shops and great places to eat. Booths, clothing, jewelry, toys and South Carolina’s only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World are all to be found under its roof. Our pick for something special: Gone Wild, a family-owned store focusing on wild animals from around the world, with lifelike figures, stuffed animals, puzzles, shirts and more.
Conveniently located just off Highway 17, the Inlet Square Mall is a small mall but has some great shops to kick off your holiday shopping.
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