Shop­ping Cen­ters

Where Charlotte - - SHOPPING -

BAL­LAN­TYNE VIL­LAGE

Re­sem­bling an open-air Euro­pean plaza, Bal­lan­tyne Vil­lage’s re­tail dis­trict in­cludes shop­ping, con­ve­nient ser­vices, and din­ing—from the sim­ple to the ex­quis­ite. You can also catch a flick at Bal­lan­tyne’s plush movie the­ater. Hours vary. www.bal­lan­tynevil­lage.com 14825 Bal­lan­tyne Vil­lage Way, 704.369.5000. BIRK­DALE VIL­LAGE

This re­tail cen­ter is part of a larger com­mu­nity of hous­ing, din­ing, of­fices, en­ter­tain­ment fa­cil­i­ties and, of course, shops. Some high­lights in­clude Ann Tay­lor LOFT, Charm­ing Char­lie’s jew­elry shop, Banana Re­pub­lic, and Julie’s women’s bou­tique. Hours vary. www.birk­dalevil­lage.net 8712 Lind­holm Drive, Hun­tersville, 704.895.8744. Map 1, B1 CHAR­LOTTE PREMIUM OUT­LETS

This out­let hub offers up­scale shop­ping at 25 to 65 per­cent off re­tail prices. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm. www.pre­mi­u­mout­lets.com 5404 New Fashion Way, 704.523.8865. Map 1, A7 CON­CORD MILLS

The top shop­ping des­ti­na­tion of the Caroli­nas, this mega­mall fea­tures more than 200 stores to splurge at; plus, shop­pers can also dine at eater­ies like Maki of Ja­pan and Villa Ital­ian kitchen, and en­joy en­ter­tain­ment at AMC 24 The­aters, Sea Life

Aquar­ium and Dave & Buster’s. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-7 pm. www.con­cord­mills.com 8111 Con­cord Mills Blvd., Con­cord, 704.979.3000. Map 1, F3

PIED­MONT TOWN CEN­TER

In SouthPark, this mixed-use com­plex offers din­ing, en­ter­tain­ment and re­tail pur­suits. Get primped and pam­pered at Sa­lon Vi­vace or Hun­stad Korte­sis Med Spa, dine at J. Sam’s, Ge­orges Brasseries or Del Frisco’s. www.pied­mont­town­cen­ter.com 4725 Pied­mont Row Drive, 704.556.7371. Map 1, C7

SPE­CIALTY SHOPS ON THE PARK

For an open-air, posh shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence, visit this 60,000-square-foot shop­ping plaza. You can make it your perfect day of pampering—peruse the luxe shops, grab a work­out at pure barre and en­joy a re­lax­ing din­ner at Brick­tops or Paco’s Tacos & Tequila. www.spe­cial­tyshopssouth­park.com 6401 Mor­ri­son Blvd., 704.551.2202.

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