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Eclectic shops in an historic building

The Cotton Exchange is a wonderful old set of buildings that have been beautifully restored to... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
GoLeafs85
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What cute shops and I love the old building

Tons of cute shops. There is something for just about everyone here. I loved the old building... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
82chrissy
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Addison, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to climb steps if you come to this old building. I enjoyed walking around and feeling like I was back in town. The shops are nice to browse and find unique items. There was only one "souvenir shop" but other places to find...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Variety of shops and restaurants. We stayed at a hotel across the street so it was easy access. Could see there was lots of parking. Be prepared for stairs otherwise I think you have to walk around the sidewalk at the main streets to switch...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice little place to walk through, especially if you have out of town guests. At the end of the day it's a bunch of over priced specialty shops with cool ambiance.

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The Cotton Exchange is a wonderful old set of buildings that have been beautifully restored to house an eclectic collection of local shops. The complex can be a little maze-like at times but is generally fun. We found that a lot of the shops are...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Tons of cute shops. There is something for just about everyone here. I loved the old building. It had old photos in parts of the building.

Thank 82chrissy
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This building is a maze of small boutique shops and a few restaurants. Not sure if there are any elevators, but there are a lot of stairs. It is a multilevel building. You can walk through the shops and be done in probably under an...More

Thank JVKV
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great indoor shopping in an old style warehouse building with a huge variety of novelty stores - if this is your thing, then search no more. It's the best concentration of shops in one climate controlled area that you will find in the downtown Wilmington...More

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The free parking lot is great, and the building is very historic and attractive. It has a confusing layout, lots of stairs, and multiple entrances, so make sure you've seen all the building areas. Some of the stores are unique, many with local art and...More

Thank NCTravelfan58
Reviewed 16 April 2018

What a collection of unique boutiques. I always find new and unusual items in the shops when ever I'm in there. Plan on giving yourself plenty of time to stroll through the shops and discover all the wonderful items they have to offer. This place...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We heard about this place and on our way decided to swing by to kill a little time before check in and glad we did. Eclectic mix of shops and restaurants in a variety of historic buildings in the downtown area by the river front...More

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