The River Market
Whether you’re looking for hip styles or locally made and inspired goods and gifts, downtown’s River Market District is where it’s at for shopping in Little Rock. One of the city’s most lively and walkable shopping districts, the River Market is a one-stop-shop for almost everything a shopper could want! You can check out our full River Market shopping guide here. You can read our full guide to shopping in the River Market here.
South Main (SoMa)
With a focus on locally-owned restaurants and shops, the SoMa neighborhood is one of Little Rock’s trendiest spots. For unique gifts and stylish accessories, visit the gift shop at ESSE Purse Museum, one of only two museums in the world dedicated to women’s handbags and history. Nearby, the Green Corner Store showcases locally-made goods and good-for-you, good-for-the-earth lifestyle products, while Moxie Modern Mercantile houses some of the city’s most unique and eclectic products that are perfect for that “impossible to shop for” person on your Christmas list.
Heights & Hillcrest
These two neighborhoods were once Little Rock’s earliest suburbs, but they’re now the center of attention, as streets are lined with historic homes, quaint restaurants, and trendy boutiques. In Hillcrest, Box Turtle's cozy shop is the place to visit for charming gifts and home goods for loved ones while, just next door, Abbi’s Teas & Things, offers delicious custom tea blends. Those looking for a wardrobe redo will want to visit E. Leigh's Contemporary Boutique, Southern Living Magazine’s “#1 Place to Shop” in Little Rock.
In the Heights neighborhood be sure to visit Domestic Domestic where all products are made in the United States of America. Down the street is Eggshells Kitchen Co., a store filled with goodies for the foodie in your life. Other boutiques like Tulips, Steamroller Blues, and Beige make the neighborhood a go-to destination for sophisticated shopping.
Midtown is home to two of Little Rock’s signature shopping centers: Park Plaza Mall and Midtowne Shopping Center. Park Plaza is one of the state’s largest indoor shopping centers and offers a wide array of stores in one convenient location. Anchored by Dillard’s flagship department store, the property is a great place to find national brands.
West Little Rock
Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 430 and Highway 10, the Pleasant Ridge Town Center is anchored by the multi-story Belk department store and also home to a unique array of stores. Spokes Giant offers the best road and mountain biking supplies while The Toggery carries the latest children’s fashions, and upscale shops like Vesta’s, Forsythe’s Apparel, Powder & Smoke, and The Everyday Chef lend the center to a refined and curated atmosphere.
Nestled among the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, The Promenade at Chenal offers a combination of high-end retail shopping in an open-air setting and comes with some of Little Rock’s best restaurants. Visit shops like Anthropologie, the Apple store, and J. Crew and, when you’re ready for a break, grab a margarita at Local Lime or milkshake at Big Orange West.
Southwest Little Rock
Recent years have seen southwest Little Rock turn into a shopping mecca. The Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’s only outlet mall, features destination shopping including H&M and Cole Haan, while factory stores from Under Armour, Nike, Old Navy, J. Crew/Crewcuts Factory, and Banana Republic make it a must-visit destination for bargain-hunting shoppers.
This area of the city is also home to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, a one-stop-shop for camping, hunting, hiking, and other outdoor needs.
No shopping trip to Little Rock is complete without relaxing at a local restaurant to show off your fab finds and great buys. Want to recharge with a little java? Read up on some of Little Rock’s coolest coffee shops. Feel like enjoying the amazing autumn weather, here are eight great patios to choose from. From classic soul food and BBQ to inventive Asian and European cuisine, out local dining page has something for every palate.