Shopping Hilton Head: 5 Stops for Local Goodies and Fashion
Located in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region, Hilton Head Island offers a family-friendly destination and one of the best beaches in the South by Southern Living. Part of its charm lies within the small-town feel, welcoming locals and laid-back style. And there’s no better way to enjoy it than by shopping Hilton Head. From high-end fashion to locally made goods, visitors can’t help but spend some time browsing boutiques and districts. Read on to learn more.
Shopping Hilton Head: 5 Places to Go on the Island
Coligny Plaza Shopping Center
For over 60 years, Coligny Plaza has offered lively entertainment and ample shopping on Hilton Head Island. Over 24 stores welcome shoppers to browse everything from fresh produce to beachwear and tropical fashion. When it’s time for a break, enjoy outdoor dining at nearly 10 restaurants located on site.
Coligny also hosts local events, such as gallery night where everyone can meet local artists and buy custom pieces. To enhance the experience, attend an art-house film at the Coligny Theater, the first movie theater in Hilton Head Island.
Main Street Village Shopping Center
Locals and visitors both enjoy strolling Main Street Village located in downtown Hilton Head Island. Shoppers won’t find big-box stores here. Instead, they’ll see tree-lined walkways, special boutiques and family-owned businesses. Find high-quality fashion, home décor and gifts, or stock up at Harris Teeter for groceries.
In addition to local shops, Main Street Village also houses several restaurants and services. Dine in a casual atmosphere at Frankie Bones or Ruan Thai Hut. Then spend the afternoon at a salon. Don’t worry about parking either. There’s plenty of space and very little traffic.
Village at Wexford
Another top spot for shopping Hilton Head is Village at Wexford. Home to over 30 shops and restaurants, the village features a picturesque setting with fountains and small-town charm. Even leashed dogs are welcome, and many businesses have water bowls at their store fronts.
Boutiques include florists, jewelers, galleries and specialty clothing stores for the whole family. Village at Wexford also has several merchants that can help couples plan their wedding. Bow ties, cakes, photographers and services – couples will find it all in a friendly setting. Check out the top Hilton Head spas in the area.
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
Overlook Broad Creek while browsing dozens of shops at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. This lifestyle village offers nearly 300,000 square feet of space, packed full of retailers, restaurants and residences.
Visitors can spend the day strolling the outdoor shopping center or attend a family-friendly event. Start at anchor store Belk, then check out smaller stores that sell everything from art, fashion, jewelry, tech and sportswear. Don’t forget to search for souvenirs and items to decorate the home.
Those taking a summer vacation in Hilton Head can attend movie nights in the park every Thursday night. Bring blankets and chairs, and watch movies the whole family will enjoy. Even better, the event is free. Other popular events at Shelter Cove Towne Centre include free summer concerts, firework shows, kids’ activities and holiday festivities.
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
Get fresh air and big savings at Tanger Outlet Hilton Head. This outdoor mall features dozens of known brands set against swaying palms and green space. Apparel stores include American Eagle, J. Crew and Talbots, to name a few. Children have access to over 12 stores that offer apparel just for them. In addition, browse shoe stores, housewares and specialty shops.
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head also hosts family-friendly events throughout the year. In April, there’s a free Spring Fling Family Festival, while October brings Trick-or-Treat TangerStyle. In December, don’t miss the annual winter festival and tree-lighting ceremony and Santa.
Come see why the island ranks as a top vacation spot. Find a Hilton Head vacation rental to get started.