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Pepper Place For a different sort of shopping experience and a clear departure from the mall scene, Pepper Place is your destination. Pepper Place, an old Dr. Pepper syrup plant houses an eclectic mix of home furnishing shops, art galleries and architectural stores. During the spring and summer months, tourists and residents alike flock to the Pepper Place Market, an outdoor farmers market with chef demonstrations every Saturday. Alongside the tomatoes, squash and peaches, shoppers find hand-crafted clothing, yard ornaments, honey, organic soaps, goat cheese and scones. Pepper Place is also home to the wildly popular Ovenbird restaurant. pepperplacemarket.com Riverchase Galleria Housed beneath the world s longest skylight are more than 200 shops, a dozen restaurants and a colorful carousel. Look for Abercrombie

English Village, Mountain Brook Village and Crestline Village In the heart of the suburb of Mountain Brook are three distinct shopping areas. English Village has restaurants, coffee houses and garden shops. Mountain Brook Village has art shops, high-end boutiques and home furnishing stores. (Don t miss a stroll through Smith s Variety for a good selection of toys and old-fashioned candy bins.) Crestline Village has a nice mix of restaurants and high fashion shops with special emphasis on children s clothing. welcometomountainbrook.com

Patton Creek The shopping area combines a main street element with parking and sidewalks in front of a mix of shops and restaurants, with retailers such as Ulta Salon, World Market and DSW. In the Birmingham suburb of Hoover between I-459, the Riverchase Galleria, and Alabama 150. mallsandoutlets.com