Let’s Go Shopping!
With easy access off Interstates 79 and 90, plenty of shops, boutiques, markets and plazas to choose from and don’t forget the biggest bonus – Pennsylvania has no sales tax on clothing and apparel! That perfect purchase is here waiting for you, and finding it is part of the fun! Great deals, bargains, locally crafted gifts, unique pieces and homegrown products can be found throughout Erie County.
Begin your search at the Millcreek Mall Complex with over 150 stores, restaurants and plazas including Macy’s Department Store. The 1.3 million square-foot Mall is a must-shop stop featuring a new food court area, the promenade shops and playful kid’s zone.
Shopper Alert! Visit the Customer Service Center near the Mall’s Main Stage for a helpful directory of shops and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy the Mall’s Exclusive Guest Rewards program.
Erie’s energetic Upper Peach Street shopping district, affectionately referred to as “Peach Jam” during the bustling holiday season, is definitely a sweet stop for shoppers. Tucked among the big box stores and numerous plazas are fabulous finds including Gabe’s Discount Department Store. Great styles, famous brands and amazing prices of up to 70% off wait for you inside Gabe’s. Erie’s Gabe’s is the largest among the chain’s 45 stores across seven states. It’s all about the thrill of the find at Claudine’s Consignments; whether it’s a unique piece of furniture or home accent piece for which you don’t have to spend retail prices.
Looking for a gift for that special someone or to just treat yourself? Lighthouse Jewelers in downtown Erie has been specializing in the classics, the trends and the unique for over sixty years! Featuring custom gifts and designs from local artists. Owned by Erie-ite sisters Terri and Jenifer Reed, Relish Beach Glass Studio & Gallery is the best place to find a striking piece of beach glass jewelry, gift or home décor; recognized world-wide. Grasshopper (2 locations in Erie) hipnique boutique is a one-of-a-kind gift shop carrying relaxed-hippie, eclectic, fair-trade, and eco-aware gifts, as well as unique American-made products, incense, essential oils, and handmade tie-dye clothing. Ralph Miller Jewelers in the heart of downtown Erie is the oldest, largest and only National Awarded Manufacturing Jeweler in the area (in business since 1898). Find the old school “European Traditions” of a “guild style,” an actual working jewelry store with 5 master goldsmiths on the premise specializing in designing and manufacturing one-of-a-kind heirlooms.
Erie is known for their amazing homegrown products that will make your taste buds smile. Take a trip to Fuhrman’s Cider Mill, Bakery & General Store and grab a gallon (or two) of their famous fresh-pressed apple cider. While you’re there, you must try their chocolate covered bacon and browse their general store that features products from several local businesses. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a chocolate covered strawberry from Pulakos Chocolates or a piece of melt-in-your-mouth sponge candy from Romolo Chocolates. The best in local produce can be found at Mason Farms Country Market and Hulings Blueberries & Farm Market. Mason Farms is known for their buttery sweet corn, fresh strawberries and wide selection of plants and flowers while Hulings Blueberries is famous for their blueberries of course!
Scattered throughout Downtown and Erie County are numerous boutiques, consignment stores, thrift shops, antique markets, art and museum galleries and gift shops all with their own unique personality. Grab your friends and family and plan your Erie PA shopping adventure today!
Other stops to include on your Erie shopping list: Action ToyMan, Beach Zero, Bella Salon & Day Spa, The Grape Discovery Center, Harley-Davidson of Erie, Lake Erie Outfitters, Lake Erie Wine Country wineries/gift shops, The Nature Shop at TREC and Painted Finch Gallery.
Bella Salon & Day Spa41 West Main Street
North East, PA 16428
Fuhrman's Cider Mill, Bakery & General Store8270 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Gabe's (Gabriel Brothers Department Store)7200 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Hulings Blueberries and Farm Market5095 Old State Road
Edinboro, PA 16412
Hulings Blueberries and Farm Market3966 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505
Nature Shop & Gallery at Presque Isle, The301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505