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West Virginia’s Markets and Shops Reveal Treasures and Unique Deals

From outlet malls to mountain boutiques, shoppers in West Virginia will find deals, rare treasures, and high fashion.

The state’s top factory outlet mall is Flatwoods Factory Outlet Stores. Located along Interstate 79 in Flatwoods, this unique mall has wine merchants, handy tool stores, fly fishing and adventure outfitters, unique candle and fragrance makers, shoe stores, a bevy of restaurants, and farm fresh produce.

One of the state’s classiest shopping districts is The Highlands, near Wheeling. Here you can try on diamonds and search for outdoor and hunting gear, books, bath and body necessities, electronics, shoes, clothes, video games, jewelry, fashions for the whole family, makeup and fragrances, beauty supplies, pet supplies, candy, and plush mattresses. Nearby there are also coffee shops, steak houses, spas, fast food, and automotive specialists. You’ll find this retail bonanza just off Interstate 70 east of Wheeling.

Crossroads Mall, just off Interstate 64 north of Beckley, has a full selection of stores specializing in fashion for men and women, bath and body specialists, electronics, smart phones, health foods, jewelry, pet supplies, cosmetics, lingerie, and wacky gifts. There’s also a full selection of casual and fast food restaurants.

West Virginia’s mountain heritage and culture, means you can find plenty of antiques. Walnut Grove Antiques in Mt. Lookout has 19th and 20th century antiques as well as primitive pieces and artwork. Quilts and More in Lansing has antique quilts, while Grandma’s House Antiques and Collectibles has vintage kitchenware, quality furniture, and primitive décor.

Antiques of Ansted, which is nestled downtown, has antiques, vintage collectibles, and primitive pieces. Brick House Antiques is in the oldest standing commercial building in Lewisburg and hosts estate sales as well as appraisals. In Bluefield, the Landmark Antique Mall has three floors full of antiques, old clocks, coins, heritage furniture, and unique glassware.

West Virginia’s mild climate means the land produces a bounty, and farmers markets across the state showcase produce as well as hand-made specialties. The Neville Street Market in Beckley is held the first and third Saturdays of each month and has antiques, arts and crafts, flea market items, and fresh produce. Shop for fresh greens each Friday through the growing season at the Summers County Tailgate Market in Hinton.

At the Monroe Farm Market in Union you’ll find locally grown produce, fruits, berries, herbs, and baked goodies; it takes place on Thursday afternoons. Chefs show up early for the daily Summersville Famers Market and the Lewisburg Farmers Market, held on Saturdays, has local veggies, fruits, flowers, sauces, salsas, eggs, and organic produce. In Princeton the Mercer County Tailgate Produce Market showcases the region’s best goods and is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the growing season.

The Mountain State is well known for its pottery thanks both to its artisans and the local clay – and of course the mountains, which are a continuing source of inspiration. Gauley River Pottery in Mt. Lookout has a showroom full of signature items and glazes as well as live pottery-making demonstrations. In Lewisburg, Harmony Ridge Gallery has ceramics, clocks, jewelry, garden art, and a wine bar. At the Pottery Place in Sprague you can paint your pottery – it’s great for kids, too! In Princeton, the Riff Raff Arts Collective has fine art, studios, and a live performance venue.

Art galleries can be found across the state and many sell art as well as display it. Beckley Art Group at the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery has art as well as a gift and craft shop. Brainerd’s Gallery in Bluefield has art, unique gifts, fine portraits, and custom framing. Beckley is also home to Tamarack: The Best Of West Virginia, which bills itself as the state’s premier art center – you can find textiles, jewelry, fine art, glass pottery, and woodwork, all made by West Virginians. There’s also live entertainment, an on-site theatre, and award-winning cuisine. In Hinton, you can find upscale general store items and art at Otter and Oak Outfitter, which also has an art gallery, footwear, and outdoor apparel.

If you are looking to take home a unique gift, West Virginia offers plenty of shopping destinations found nowhere else. Enjoy an old-time soda fountain and homemade ice cream when you visit the Corner Shop in historic Bramwell. Diamonds ‘N Gold Look in Princeton has unique gifts, coins, precious metals, and jewelry. Lost World Caverns Gift Shop has fossils, minerals, jewelry, souvenirs, and unusual collectibles.

Treasures abound at the Pence Springs Flea Market while Crooks Brothers near Prosperity has bee keeping supplies and seasonal local produce. In Princeton, The Bronze Look buys and sells gold and silver and sells Fenton, Blenko, and Ron Hinkle glass ware. In Summersville, Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery sell fine libations.

West Virginia’s beautiful countryside offers plenty of opportunities for adventure. Gear up for ski season at the Ski Barn in Ghent or find a new road bike at Marathon Bicycle Company in Fayetteville. Conveniently located next to the Arrowhead trail system, Arrowhead Bike Farm rents mountain bikes, offers camping, and serves craft beer. Custom bikes roll out of New River Bikes in Fayetteville while climbers, backpackers, campers, and kayakers can gear up at Water Stone Outdoors.

Our Favorite Places to Shop

Huntington Mall

The Huntington Mall, located in Barboursville, offers a wonderful selection of retail stores and restaurants and is West Virginia's largest mall. American EagleOutfitters, Aeropostale, Macy's, Gymboree and Disney Store are just a few of the mall's great stores.

Bring the kids to the mall to meet Santa or let then run around in the Cabell Huntington Healthy Kids Play Place, while you relax and sip a coffee. Movie buffs love the Cinemark Huntington Mall 12 screen theater, featuring state-of-the-art sound and stadium seats.

Meadowbrook Mall

Established in 1982, the Meadowbrook Mall is located in Bridgeport – set in northern West Virginia along Interstate 79. Owned by the Cafaro Company, the Meadowbrook Mall is a single-story, 849,206-square-foot, super-regional mall featuring over 100 stores.

The Meadowbrook Mall also features onsite restaurants and a movie theater, and is adjacent to the historic Simpson Creek Covered Bridge along Meadowbrook Road.