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The Cotton Exchange

Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-343-9896
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Nice potential

Located on the Cape Fear river. An older exchange building revitalized to accommodate speciality... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
via mobile
Nice shops and local flavors. YOU SHOULD VISIT!

I loved the small shops, food places and local flair available here. It is a great place to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Irmo, South Carolina
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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
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“fun shops” (6 reviews)
“multi levels” (3 reviews)
Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-343-9896
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the Cape Fear river. An older exchange building revitalized to accommodate speciality shopping. Easy to walk around, several floors - you could experience the shops within an hour.

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the small shops, food places and local flair available here. It is a great place to visit and you will find good quality and unique items. Enjoy yourself!

Thank BethIneson
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A great building in the historic Wilmington NC area. The old architecture and bricks are wonderful to see. Inside is multi levels of shops....gifts, art, clothing, shoes, coffee, etc. You could spend a couple hours easily just browsing.

1  Thank Rosemarie M
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I worked around this area so I would walk through here once in awhile to look mostly. I bought some cooking product from a place in here. The man was very nice and welcoming at the particular shop I went to. However, this is not...More

1  Thank jessicablack061
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I like to make this a stop when visiting the area. May not leave with an armful of bags but usually find an item or two that i end up finding space for in my suitcase! Take some time to explore the shops that make...More

Thank Marcia L
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Heart of Carolina is one of the STANDOUT shops in the exchange. The owners have done an excellent job of finding a wide variety of quality items that were made in North Carolina. It is evident they have spent a lot of time vetting /...More

Thank Lesa B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Lots of eclectic shops to wander through. I enjoy shopping so enjoyed walking through the various shops. The people in the shops were super friendly. Especially liked the North Carolina shop.

Thank terpfan1
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Over 30 shops inside the cotton exchange. They have a parking lot for customers on the river side of the building. A variety of shops and restaurants located on each of the levels.

Thank Tucker509
Reviewed 29 April 2017

One of my favorite places to just walk and look. Sometimes buy. I like the feel of the mom and pop shops. I would include this on any trip to downtown. Usually spend an hour or two.

Thank MIke F
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Cotton exchange was a nifty place with lots of fun ecclectic shops and eateries. There was a lovely jewelry shop where I found alot of nice silver pieces that were highly unusual and the owner was very pleasant.

Thank dee d
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