Best Shopping in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
from a local...Shopping Malls,
Flea Markets, Discount Stores,
Boutiques, Thrift, Consignments, Outlets...
By Patricia Blackstock
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*current shopping trends

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Whether you're looking for the best malls, shopping centers, specialty stores, boutiques, flea markets, consignment, The Market Common upscale shopping, or browsing the various stores in Myrtle Beach, here's a list of my favorite places to shop. I have lived in Myrtle Beach since 1997 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 Forum where you will find a shopping topic.

I have no affiliation with any of these stores, but I have shopped them all! :-)


* Shifting Landscape: Retail success in 2018 will be about how well retailers adapt to the changing market around them and the evolution of their customers needs. To stay relevant in the future, evolving well will be the key to success. Chatbots, facial recognition technology, image recognition, robotics and more will offer opportunities this year. Retailers have a significant amount of data to power to deliver personalized, customized and localized experiences to surprise and delight customers. More data beats better algorithms every time, and retailers continue to generate significant amounts of data both online and offline. Retailers should focus on small wins as opposed to big elephants. 2017 was the year of digital discovery; 2018 will be the year of technology and more integration of it into mainstream retail. It will be the year where we see retailers create new operating models that are less focused on their store vs. the web and more focused on creating experiences that give customers more control and easier ways to shop. See more here

* 2018 - Expect more closures, smaller stores and re-inventions (from CNBC News)

* 11/3/17 Money expert Clark Howard:63 more Sears and K-Marts closing in Jan. 2018. Plus why you don't want to buy Gift Cards for Christmas...and more!

* 9/13/17 Ailing chains closing 50+ stores and more from Clark Howard

* 7/9/17 TIME Magazine "Why the Death of Malls Is About More Than Shopping"

* 8/17/17 Brick and mortar retailers are having a meltdown...

*5/18/17 Department stores have lost more employees than the coal mines. "The traditional mall as we know it is doomed" said according to Greg Portell, a retail consultant at A.T. Kearney. "When was the last time a mall stores closed and anyone missed it, other than the people who worked there? See for more

* Get ready! It's our shopping future! Amazon purchased Whole Foods in June, 2917. It will change how you purchase your food forever! Read more from USA Today

*March, 2017 - Is your JC Penney closing? It looks like our Coastal Grand Mall as well as the Myrtle Beach Mall location, at least for now. Here's the complete list of JC Penney closings.

* Kirkland's home decor and gift store has opened in Sayebrook Town Center. Kirkland's closed its store in Coastal Grand Mall in Jan. 2015 after declining to renew its lease, but the store at the Arcadian Shopping Center (across from Tanger Outlet on 17 N.) remains open. There is another Kirklands at Sayebrook Town Center.

* 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'll find Marshalls, Target, Rack Room and Marshalls. Click the link to view them all.

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

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

* Both local K-Marts are closed

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

* Tommy Bahama Outlet -  Tanger Outlet Mall, 17 North (north end location)

* The first Southern Living store in the nation is now open at 3064 Howard Ave. in The Market Common. Southern Living has also opened a 2nd location at Broadway at the Beach

* Here's a list of all the stores to shop in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach

What big stores are closing?

Arcadian Commons is located across from Tanger Outlet stores on 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 a huge store, and you can park your car right in front. Fabric Showcase has an extensive choice of fabrics, and very helpful employees. We covered our dining room chair seats with material we 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 ha an impressive array of shops offering specialty items, factory stores, restaurants, entertainment and shows. You will also find coupons on the Barefoot Landing website!

Broadway at the Beach - This is the #1 shopping anbd entertainment 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 surrounds the "Villages" - Caribbean Village, Charleston Village, and the New England Fishing Village. View my photos here.

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 mall 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 had strong statistics for shopping. (It ranks as the #3 reason people vacation here.) So in spite of the dire warnings we see about nationwide retail stores, the Grand Strand remains a vibrant shopping area.

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,  Murrells Inlet at 17 Business and Hwy. l7 Bypass struggles to stay in business. Renovations were completed in August, 201b0. The bmall looks new, with \marble tile in soft gray and blue colors, plus lots of skylights. ut they need new tenants! Visit Books-A-Million and Belk. Note: K-Mart, JC Penney and SteinMart are closed and the store sites remain empty. Frank Theatres and CineBowl in Inlet Square Mall has also closed

The Market Common is Myrtle Beach's upscale 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's always something happening in 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 outside the mall..

Tanger Outlets are a major developer of off-price markets, 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 by tourists and locals 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, Products, toys and games 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 Wal-Maart,near Lowe's Foods Surfside Beach
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 Beach, one block south of Hwy 544 on your right.
PetSmart Pet Smart offers two locations: near Coastal Grand M all, and near Target S. Commons Dr
Petco Sayebrook Town Center, off 544 at U.S. 17
Rooms to Go Coastal  Grand Malll
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 b ehind Coastal Grand Mall and at Sayebrook
World Market Seaboard Commons

Flea Markets, Bargain Stores, and Thrift Stores

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 pla 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 the light, between Dollar General and Dick's Pawn

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

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

Myrtle Beach Flea Market
Center South Shopping Center - just north and across the highwa from the Myrtle Beach State Park. Indoor vendors.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 2 locations: Carolina Forest at 2100 Oakheart Rd. and Surfside Beach 1765B, US 17 Business, Surfside Beasch, S.B.

Plato's Closet 1399 S, Common Dr. Catering to tthe young crowd.

Consignment Shops and Boutiques - because you never kbow 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)
Twice as Nice (Dick Pond Rd., Myrtle Beach
Awesome Consignment Center (Myrtle Beach)
Mother Goose (Myrtle Beach)
Children and Maternity re-sales
Once Upon a Child (Surfside Beach, in the same strip as Wal-Mart (Beaver Run Rd.)
Consign at 5th (Surfside Consignment store)
All About the Dress (Surfside Beach) bridal abd formal consignment
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 can also find thrift shops HERE!

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