Eastern South Carolina is full of rich history and a strong cultural heritage. You can take a piece (or two) of this local history home with you at one of the many Florence, SC, shopping opportunities around town. You’ll find everything from new shopping malls to antique stores with plenty of excellent surprises. If you’re coming in from out of town, be sure to consult our free Travel Guide for the top places to stop along I-95.
Our Favorite Florence, SC, Shopping Experiences
Classic Shopping Experiences
The Magnolia Mall provides residents and visitors with a classic indoor shopping mall experience. Inside, you’ll find popular chain stores like Belk, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, Old Navy, Palmetto Moon, and Dick’s Sporting Goods that are great for perusing on a hot sunny day.
The Florence Mall also has a selection of chain stores like T.J. Maxx, Stein Mart, and Talbots. This Florence, SC, shopping center is only a five-minute drive from the downtown area.
Antique Stores and Farmers Markets
Antique stores offer a unique Florence, SC, shopping experience, and there’s no better place to start than Palmetto Peddlers. This expansive antique mall showcases a wide variety of jewelry, household furnishings, vintage items, and toys in the 38,000 square foot complex close to I-95.
You’ll find everything from furniture to old record albums at Carolina Collectibles. This antique shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Their website doesn’t offer much insight into what they carry, but their Facebook page is full of newly acquired goods for sale!
Hamilton House Antiques
If you’re searching for a surprise shopping experience in Florence, SC, look no further than Hamilton House Antiques. There is no website, Facebook page, or phone number for this antique store located just south of downtown, so whatever you find is a complete surprise!
Peacock’s Vintage Picks
Peacock’s Vintage Picks is right around the corner from our Inn in Latta. This antique shop near Florence, SC, offers an incredible selection of furnishings, hand-made items, and collectibles. Check their website for hours and directions.
Pee Dee State Farmers Market
The Pee Dee State Farmers Market is an excellent local shopping venue in Florence, South Carolina. Browse the local produce, buy some flowers for your special someone, or bring home some locally-produced wine. Taste mouthwatering Southern flavors at Julia Belle’s across the street for a quick lunch break. You can also visit during the Pee Dee Spring Plant and Flower Festival in April!
Take a look at these three auctions in Florence and Latta. They don’t typically have websites that showcase the influx of antiques and items they have, so give each place a call to find out when and where their next sales take place (check their Facebook for pictures of recent additions that might be in the upcoming events). Check out our blog on the best ways to prepare for an auction!
Book your room at Abingdon Manor for a retreat like no other. Our beautiful and charming Inn located in the small town of Latta, South Carolina, offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you enjoy shopping at antique stores and auctions or exploring the bounty of local history, you can make your vacation into the relaxing getaway you need. You can also taste local flavors at our restaurant, where an intimate atmosphere and welcoming staff serve you a delicious gourmet dinner.
Start planning your trip to our oasis today by booking your room. We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn!