Shopping in the Catawba Valley

Whatever you need is easy to find

The Catawba Valley region is home to a rich diversity of shopping options. Hickory is the most popular shopping destination in the region with several convenient shopping districts anchored by many major retailers. These include national chains such as Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, HH Gregg and many others.

We are known world-wide for our furniture production, and the Hickory Furniture Mart is an immensely popular shopping destination. The Hickory Furniture Mart is the largest furniture complex in the nation, and features 100 factory outlets, stores and galleries, selling more than 1000 well-known furniture lines. Broyhill, Thomasville, Lane, Henredon, La-ZBoy and many others  are represented here. The Furniture Mart is a four-level building and every nook is filled with furniture and accessories. The complex also includes a hotel, restaurant, coffee shop, shipping service, lounge and tearoom.  There are also interior designers and personal shoppers on location, hirable for a day or long-term.

Our region also houses the Catawba Furniture Mall. It has over 8 acres of discount sale furniture, with hundreds of manufacturers. Many of the Furniture Mall’s retailers offer modern furniture, and all offer better prices than you would find in many other places. The Mall also offers a team of designers to help you make your choices. You can bring in floor plans, paint samples and photos and they will work with your budget.

Valley Hills Mall, in Hickory, offers 90 specialty stores, along with Belk, JC Penney, Dillards and Sears. There are 11 food court retailers and a sit-down restaurant. It also features a 28-foot antique carousel, and several play areas to keep the children entertained. The two parking decks provide ample parking, and it is located within walking distance of many big-box retailers, such as Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Babys-R-Us.

There are also many locally owned specialty stores, with a large concentration in Downtown Hickory. Our region has the second lowest cost of business in the country, and as a result, new stores and vendors open regularly.