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Where to Shop in Norfolk, VA

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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Living in beautiful, scenic Norfolk, VA means living within minutes of the area's finest restaurants and coffee shops, entertainment venues, sporting events and, our personal favorite, shopping centers. In fact, Norfolk is home to a brand new outlet mall, Norfolk Premium Outlets, as well as the award-winning MacArthur Center Mall and a slew of charming, local shops and boutiques. 

Our charming neighorhood's central location makes it easy to venture out for gifts, groceries, home goods or a new pair of shoes without having to travel far. Stock up on party supplies before your next big, birthday bash at nearby Party City, pick up home goods to help you redecorate your living room or your bedrooms at Target, grab a unique gift on the go from Kitsch or purchase an elegant, one of a kind baby shower gift from Le Marche, and all without having to leave our gorgeous city.

You can shop until you're ready to drop, then grab a bite to eat before catching a movie or a concert, and you'll still be just 15 minutes or less from home. On your next day off, get out and explore our city's incredible shopping, and stop by any one of these fabulous shops or shopping centers in Norfolk, VA!

Norfolk Premium Outlets
Norfolk's newly opened premium outlet mall is located just 10 minutes away from your front door, and includes your favorite shops and brand names, but for less! Shop all day at outlets like Calvin Klein, Armani Exchange, Carter's, Crocs, Converse, Gap, Levi's Nike, Osh Kosh, The North Face, Toys R Us and so much more. While you're there, grab a meal at one of their many brand new restaurants, sweet shops and coffee shops, like Starbuck's, Jamba Juice, Aunti Anne's and more.

MacArthur Center Mall
Bustling, trendy downtown Norfolk is packed with exciting entertainment venues, restaurants and, most of all, exceptional shopping. The MacArthur Center mall is located in the center of downtown's vibrant business and nightlife scene, and is home to your favorite shops, including J. Crew, Apple, Dillards, Nordstrom, Coach, Banana Republic and Sephora. Shop all day before grabbing lunch in their bright and airy food court, then stay for a movie at their spacious and comfortable, top floor movie theater. 

Military Highway/Janaf Shopping Center
The stretch of shops along Norfolk's Military Highway include Target, Home Depot, Party City, PetSmart, Office Depot, Lowes, WalMart and more. If you need to do big box shopping for home goods, lawn equipment, back-to-school supplies, baby gear, personal products or decor for your next big birthday bash, you're in luck. Military Highway's shops, including Janaf Shopping Center, are just a 5 minute drive away, so you can get out, grab what you need and get home in no time!

Ghent Shops and Boutiques
When you want to wander along charming streets in a walk-able neighborhood filled with artistic boutiques and quaint shops, you can hop in the car and take a 10 minute drive to Norfolk's Ghent neighborhood. Pick up gifts at A. Dodson's, grab handmade goods on the go at Kitsch and pick up new sneakers to suit your running habit at Running, ETC., all within a few blocks. You can shop until you drop, or until it's time for brunch at local restaurants like The Green Onion, No Frill Grill or Press 626.

Ward Corner Shopping Center
We're located within walking distance of this historic, newly reinvented shopping center featuring your favorite coffee shops, grocery stores, pizza places and more! When you need to conquer your weekly grocery list without having to go far, you can choose between Harris Teeter, Kroger and Farm Fresh for weekly specials, prepared foods and healthy fruits and vegetables. Start off your saturday mornings at Starbucks before walking across the street to the Book Exchange for a good read. Shop for gifts, grab your every day needs and explore everything this well-known shopping center has to offer.

 

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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 

 

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