Brightleaf Square

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Brightleaf Square in Durham is North Carolina's first commercial district. Once home to a multitude of tobacco warehouses, today these have been converted into a range of unusual stores and restaurants. One thing's certain - shopping in Durham is truly unique when you head to Brightleaf Square.

Take the chance to purchase a wide variety of interesting goods, or simply engage your senses as you wander through this vintage paradise. Whether you fancy searching through rare antiques or wading through unusual clothing, there's something to suit even the quirkiest tastes. 

Rare books can be found at Wentworth and Leggett, where prices are designed to meet the limited budgets of students. A visit to this cosy shop guarantees you'll pick up a bargain - you might even walk away with something rather special! Vintage clothing is another staple of Brightleaf Square, and the best items can be found at Dolly's. This trendy store provides an outstanding range of vintage jewelry, clothing, gifts and costumes, for both men and women.

The James Kennedy Antiques store also features a range of diverse goods, which includes art, glass and pottery produced by over 50 American artists. Wonder at antique Chinese furniture and other miscellaneous items, or browse through the more unusual collection of scientific, nautical, medical and apothecary antiques.

The Millennium Hotel Durham is just five miles from Brightleaf Square, and our hotel shuttle service can transport guests on a daily basis.