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By Patricia Blackstock

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Whether you're looking for shopping centers, specialty stores, boutiques, flea markets, consignment, The Market Common's upscale stores, or other shopping opportunities in the Myrtle Beach area, here's a list of my favorite places to shop.

I have lived in Myrtle Beach since 1998, and I love to shop - just like you! Want to tell us your favorite places to shop? Where did you find that "one of a kind" item on sale? Please join the Myrtle Beach Message Board where you will find other people who love to visit Myrtle Beach.

I have no affiliation with any local stores, but I have shopped them all :-)

What's happening with all these store closings?

More than 8,600 stores are expected to close in 2019. The staggering rate of store closures that has rocked the retail industry over the past couple of years is expected to continue in 2019, with roughly the same number of closures expected this year. Retailers closed a record 102 million square feet of store space in 2017, then smashed that record in 2018 by closing another 155 million square feet, according to estimates by the commercial real estate firm, CoStar Group. Business Insider

Retail Trends that will Transform the Industry in 2019 The Internet has made shopping even easier, cheaper and more convenient.

More than 9,300 retail stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on - here's the full list!

Retail Graveyard - 2019 - more than 7,000 stores closed this year.!

* 10/7/2019 -USA Today lists newest store closings.

* April, 2019 There is a real danger that malls will soon be extinct as the declining numbers of visitors leaves stores unwilling to take vacant units. The future of shopping malls looks bleak in many ways. There really is not alot to do in a mall, other than get a little exerise and spend money. And the shoppers’ attention spans are short. If you want to grab their attention, then online is the way to do this with discounts. It's easy to order online and have itens delivered aat home or work. Add in the fear if crime - pickpockets, robberies and assaults, and you have a place that holds no attraction for a growing number of Americans. Read more here

* 2019 MoneyWise lists 36 well known stores that are going out of business in 2019.

* 2019 At least 10 chain stores announced closings in 2019

* The "retail apocalypse" is not over yet. Thousands of stores were obliterated in 2018. Research firm CoStar says a record 145 million sq. ft. of retail space got emptied -- the same as shutting down the massive Pentagon 22 times over. And now, retailers are working on wiping more stores off the map in 2019. Here are 20 chains that are already closing stores this year, counting down to the retailer who may lose the most U.S. locations.

* 2019 Store shopping online news: Amazon's organic foods? Which store is better? New survey and more

* 2019 Macy's is closing 87b stores this year

* Hundreds of Malls and Mall stores hve shttered in the past two decades, and and many more will close in the next 10 years. One of the mot recent retailers to go down is the jewelry chain Claire's which filed for bankruptcy in March. Sears also said Thursday it is closing 63 stores on top of 60 locations it shuttered last year. Learn more here

BUT WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING TO SHOPPING IN MYRTLE BEACH
AND THE GRAND STRAND?

Shopping in Myrtke Beach is stil strong! You can compare it to other cities of the the same size. It is also one of the top reasons people visit Myrtle Beach - along with affordability, the beach, good weather, live entertainment shows, hundreds of restaureants, golf, sports and many attractions for the entire family.

* Local Ryan's Buffet. At least two Ryan's buffet restaurant locations in the Grand Strand have closed because the parent company filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (The Ryan's in North Myrtle Beach is still open.)

* Ulta's 2nd location is at Sayebrook Town Center. This is the shopping center where you will see Marshalls, Target, Rack Room, Ulta, and Kirkland. Click the link to view them all!

* Stein Mart at Inlet Square (Murrells Inlet) is closed. Their new locations is near Kohl's in South Strand Commons (Hwy. 17 Bypass)

* Grand Strand Vendor Mall It is a small flea market, not what you would consider a "mall." It is located just off Kings Hwy. (off Farrow Parkway.) You'll find a good assortment of low-priced products, but unfortunately it can't hold a candle to Hudson's. However, this smaller flea market offers an AVON booth, glass engraving, book-trading, custom wig fitting and a surprisingly large pet shop that includes Sugar Gliders, Hermit Crabs and more.

* Carolina Pottery is located in the old K-Mart building at 1403 N. Kings Hwy.

* The first Southern Living store in the nation has arrived at 3064 Howard Ave. in The Market Common. Southern Living has one other location at Broadway at the Beach

* Here's a list of all the stores to shop inThe Market Common.

Arcadian Commons isblocated across the street from the stors at the 17 N. Outlet Mall. Here you'll find Marshall's, Ross Department store, Kirkland's and even a Wal-Mart! When I shopped at the large Kirkland's, I found some good bargains. The nice thing about this Kirkland's is that it is aa hugh store, and you can park your car right in front. Fabric Showcase has an exellent choice of fabrics, plus helpful employees. We covered our dining room chair seats with materilwe purchased there. You'll find a Coldstone Creamery and a huge Dollar Tree! Across the street from Arcadian Commons you'll spot the popular Steak & Shake as well as the North Tanger Outlet Mall.

Barefoot Landing - Barefoot Landing offers many specialty shops carrying many items, factory stores, restaurants, entertainment and shows. You will also find coupons on the Barefoot Landing website!

Broadway at the Beach - This ius the #1 shopping and restaurant venue. You do not want to miss Broadway at the Beach when you visit Myrtle Beach! Specialty Shops, Boutiques and restaurants. A 23-acre lake surrounding the "Villages" - Caribbean Village, Charleston Village and the New England Fishing Village, plus lots more.

Coastal Grand Mall opened in March, 2004 as a joint venture between Myrtle Beach Burroughs & Chapin Company and CBL & Associates Properties of Tennessee. CBL is one of the largest makk developers in the U.S. Coastal Grand Mall is the largest mall in South Carolina. The anchor stores are Dillard, Sears, Belks and JCPenney. On the out-parcels you'll find Ulta, Books A Million , PetSmart, furniture stores and many restaurants including Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse Grill, Red Robin, Longhorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Sticky Fingers, Cracker Barrel and more.

Myrtle Beach has always held strong statistics for shopping. (It ranks as the #3 reason people vacation here.) So in spite of the dire warnings we're hearing about nationwide retail stores, the Grand Strand remains vibrant and busy.

Hammock Shops at Pawleys Island - This is the birthplace of the Hammock. Many unusual shops are loved by the locals, including me. This is another shopping venue that, in my opinion, should not be missed by our Myrtle Beach visitors. (And you can enjoy genuine Southern cooking at any of the Hammock Shop restaurants. )

Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet (17 Business and Hwy. l7 Bypass) struggles to stay in business. Renovations have been completed. The mall looks almost new, with marble tile in soft gray and blue colors, plus lots of skylights. But they need some tenants! Visit Books-A-Million and Belk's. Note: K-Mart, JC Penney and SteinMart are closed at this location, and the store sites renain empty. Frank Theatres and CineBowl in Inlet Square Mall has also closed. News article from Aug. 2018. The mall is transitioning into a  consignment location with vendors offering consignment items

The Market Common is Myrtle Beach's uescale shopping area. Take in a movie at the Grand 14, the most popular movie theater at the beach. Links to stores, shopping and events. There is always something happening at The Market Common.

Myrtle Beach Mall - (formerly Colonial Mall and prior to that, Briarcliff Mall) offers over 90 stores, including Belk and JCPenney. It is located just a few miles north, in North Myrtle Beach on US-17. Bass Pro Shop is located just ourside the mall.

Tanger Outlets are a major developer of off-price shopping. We have 2 outlets in Myrtle Beach . Tanger on Hwy 501 and Tanger Outlets North located on Hwy. 17 at Hwy. 22 (Conway Bypass.)These outlets are loved bt locals and tourists for the best prices on the brands we love.

More good Shopping

Bed, Bath and Beyond, in Coastal Grand Mall
Burks Outlet - Surfside Beach
Chico's in Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlet Center (north) and The Market Common
City Mac - Authorized Apple Service in The Market Common.
Costco in Myrtle Beach
Dillard's Coastal Grand Mall
Hamrick's Savings on brand names - Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach
Kohl's Across from the Surfside (Beaver Run Rd.) Wal-Mart near Lowe's Foods
Lazy Gator, Murrells Inlet
Lowe's Home Improvement -several locations

Marshall's (2 locations) Arcadian Commons and Saybrook Town Center, off S.C. 544 at U.S. 17
Old Time Pottery Surfside, one block south of Hewy. 544, on your right.
PetSmart Pet Smart offers two locations: near Coastal Grand Mall, and near Target S. Commons Dr
Petco Sayebrook Town Ctr. off at U.S. 17
Rooms to Go
Coastal Grand Mall
Stein Mart - South Strand Commons (near Kohl's) and 76th Ave. N.
Ross in Seaboard Commons, Surfside Beach and Arcadian Commons
Sam's Warehouse Club, Myrtle Beach
Target - Seaboard Commons and Sayebrook Town Center, off S.C. 544 at US 17
TJ Maxx -Seaboard Commons, Myrtle Beach
Tomlinson Outlets - Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach
ULTA Beauty, Near Old Navy, just behind Coastal Grand Mall and at Sayebrook
World Market Seaboard Commons


Flea Markets, Bargain Stores and Flea Markets

Find Bargains Savings, hundreds of vendors and stores (listed alphabetically.) Remember that most flea markets close earlier than individual stores or malls. To be on the safe side, visit the Flea Markets early in the day. These vendors close up around 3 PM, so it's best to plan an early arrival!

Everything Under The Sun North Myrtle Beach. 811 Hwy. 17 N. in North Myrtle Beach 9 AM - 6 PM -Memorial Day - Labor Day - Closed Tuesday

Carolina Forest Flea Market Open Thurs. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located on Hwy. 501 at th4e light, between Dollar General and Dick's Pawn

Goodwill Stores in Myrtle Beach. You can find some good bargains here!

Hudson's Flea Market
Located in Surfside Beach, just before you enter Garden City Beach, over 300 vendor spaces. Hudson's Flea Market is next to Wild Water.

Myrtle Beach Flea Market
Just north and across the highway from The Myrtle Beach State Park. Indoor vendors.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 2 locations: Carolina Forest at 2100 Oakheart Rd. and Surfside Beach 17 Business,

Plato's Closet 1399 S. Common Dr. and a 2nd location on Beaver Run Road near the Surfside  Wal-Mart, catering to a younger crowd.


Consignment Shops and Boutiques - Because you never know until you look!

Coastal Home Makeover (Surfside Beach)  Consignment
Beach Bum's Thrift (North Myrtle Beach Consignment)
Consigning Women on Broadway (Myrtle Beach)
Upscale Resale - (North Myrtle Beach) Consignment
Funky Fresh Fringe (Surfside Vintage Store)
Finders Keepers - (Myrtle Beach) consignment
Konsignment Korner (Myrtle Beach Consignment)
Goodwill Stores(Grand Strand area)
Mother Goose (Myrtle Beach)
Children and Maternity re-sales
Once Upon a Child (Surfside Beach, in rhe same strip as Wwel-Mart (Beaver Run Rd.)
Consign at 5th (Surfside Consignment store
All About the Dress (Surfside Beach) bridal and formal consignments
Vintiques (Myrtle Beach - Vintage antiques and re-purposed items.
Clothes Mentor ( Myrtle Beach) Women's Resale
Salvation Army Thrift Stores (all Grand S
trand locations)
You canalso find thrift shops HERE!


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