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Stimulate the Local Economy: The 6 Best Places for Shopping in Clayton

When you live in a small town, it’s important to give back to the local economy whenever you can! Although Clayton continues to grow and expand, we’re still firm believers in supporting local businesses.

That’s why we want to highlight some of the best shopping this area has to offer! While we’ll mainly focus on locally owned shops and boutiques in Clayton proper, we’ll also touch on some very popular major shopping centers just down the road.

Ready to shop ’til you drop in Clayton? Here’s where you should go.

The Market at Three Little Birds

Group of adults chatting while holding shopping bags.Looking for something one-of-a-kind to bring a new style into your home? The Market at Three Little Birds is an upscale and unique furniture refinishing and interior design shop. Located at 225 East Main Street in the heart of Downtown Clayton, you don’t want to miss this eclectic haven.

The Market sells everything from candles to soaps and honey infused with delicious herbs. Stop in to but some friends gifts, or treat yourself to artisanal goodies.

Pauper’s Books and More

Nestled along US Highway 70 in Clayton, Pauper’s Books and More is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Browse the many used books, brand-new comic books, and impressive music collection for sale as you chat with the friendly and cordial owner.

Great for gifts, or for adding to your own personal library, this is one of the best used book stores in the Triangle!


Woman with red hair browsing a rack of clothing for sale in a vintage store.An upscale resale store, Pizazz in Clayton is full of hidden treasures. Shop for unique, vintage clothing in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere.

Founded by Harbor Inc., all benefits from Pizazz are used to help support the Harbor Shelter and its services to the women and children of Johnston County victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault.


A phenomenal shop for gifts, unique treats, and event planning, Rejoyce in Downtown Clayton is a treasure trove of unique finds, breathtaking designs, and more. They have products for “men, women, brides, and babies!” as well as a staff of friendly professionals ready to help you find the perfect gift.

They even offer a convenient “wish list” registry, so if you’re planning a big event like a wedding or baby shower, you can let your guests know exactly what you’d like!

Just Over Yonder…

Women sitting together with shopping bags.Looking for a major retailer or brand-name store? You won’t have to travel far. In either direction going down US Highway 70, you’ll find a wonderful shopping center with everything you need.

White Oak in Garner

Shop at big names like Target, Ulta, T.J. Maxx, and Ross before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many delicious restaurants found in White Oak. Afterwards, round out the day by catching a movie at the Regal White Oak Stadium.

Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield

With over 80 available stores, Carolina Premium Outlets is the place for some serious shopping. Enjoy browsing clothes and trying things on at places like Adidas, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, and more!

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