Shopping in Sumter, SC
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Sumter, S.C., home to the world-famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens, offers visitors a home-town feel while providing multiple venues for history, culture and shopping. The downtown district is vibrant, while a major mall and outdoor shopping centers assist the on-the-go person. Downtown Shopping Downtown Sumter serves as Sumter's central location for entertainment, however shoppers will find pleasure in walking the historic area and visiting the 30 plus shops and boutiques. Tracy's Boutique, which specializes in women's clothing and Kimbrell's Furniture Distributors, one of the Carolina's oldest furniture stores are an example of what you'll find. The district houses fountains, and the Sumter Opera House, so you have plenty to do and see. Sumter Mall If blocks of shops are not your thing, visit Sumter Mall on Broad Street. The mall features JCPenney, Sykes, Sears and Belk, and dozens of specialty shops. Some popular stores include Just Casual, Bath & Body Works and Kay Jewelers, and there are salons and restaurants if you need a quick break. Many stores in the mall offer military discounts every day, and the mall offers monthly events for the family. Outdoor Shopping Centers There are three outdoor shopping centers with common businesses that cater to busybodies. In the North, there is Westmark Plaza Shopping Center. Westmark is a newer development, but still offers plenty of stores and places to dine. Further south, there's Palmetto Plaza and Savannah Plaza Shopping Centers, both of which offer a variety of large multifunctional stores such as Big Lots and Walmart. Store Listing Info: Tracy's Boutique, 14 S Main St. Kimbrell's Furniture Distributors, 49 S Main St. and 1070 Broad St. Sumter Mall, 1057 Broad St. Read about more fun things to do in Sumter, SC.