Get all your shopping done at shopping centers, such as the Eastland Mall or the Washington Square Mall, or spend your time checking out the independent boutiques located throughout the Outer East
Small business line Green River Road to the north and south, including jewelers, florists and fabric shops. Bargain hunters come here to score deals on gently used threads at the several vintage stores. Those looking for a broad selection of styles should drop by Strouse's Consignment, a well-organized storefront with women's and men's clothing as well as home goods, such as tableware and framed art. Those wanting an edgier look should head to Abyssco, which offers an eclectic selection of retro and punk-inspired clothes alongside paintings, used books and music.
For high-quality toys that help children learn and grow, take your kids to Toys To Treasure. The warm, accommodating atmosphere makes you and your little ones feel at home right away, and you can try out the merchandise before you buy anything, including products designed to stimulate fine motor control, problem solving and creative thinking.
For grocery shopping, major stores in the area include a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Target and The Fresh Market. While the neighborhood doesn't have any farmers markets, those looking for natural foods can shop at Elbert's Natural Food Market.