Who doesn’t love shopping? It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. The Rio Grande Valley is a great area for shopping and finding deals. From La Joya to Brownsville, wherever you go, there is no shortage of malls, shopping centers and boutiques. With the rich Hispanic culture of the RGV, there are also a great number of flea markets. With so many options for shopping, it can be a great adventure to find new things for you and your family.
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Malls & Outlets
Shopping hotspots are everywhere in the RGV. With three great indoor malls in McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville, you can find yourself some great deals without ever having to leave the Valley.
La Plaza Mall
There are big plans for La Plaza Mall in the works. With an already impressive 1.2 million-square foot shopping experience, by next year, McAllen’s premier mall will have fifty new stores and six restaurants, making up a new 245,000 square foot addition! For more event details and sales, click here.
Valle Vista Mall
With over 80 stores, this regional mall is conveniently located off of the U.S. 77 and 83 interchange at the intersection of Dixieland Road and Tyler Avenue in Harlingen.Valle Vista Mall is full of great shopping opportunities, fun and also has a KidX Club children’s program where kids come together with free activities that inspire them to explore the world.
Not only can you shop at Brownsville’s Sunrise Mall, you can also catch a movie at the Cinemark theatre conveniently located inside! With over 100 stores, you are sure to find something for your entire family, including catching up with the latest movies.
The Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets
This is the finest shopping outlet in the RGV! With 140 brand name stores such as Burberry, Michael Kors, GAP and Nike, you won’t find better deals anywhere else. With so many great stores and food vendors to satisfy your stomach, spending a whole day shopping at the outlets is easy!
There are a number of great boutiques in the RGV. Specializing in many different things like women’s bohemian clothing, jewelry, shoes and hair products, you can find great items in local boutiques all around the area. What’s great about local businesses is that you’ll have access to items you won’t find in other stores!
A flea market is usually an outdoor establishment. Sellers often sell secondhand goods but you can find crafts, original shirts and many more things! These are just a few of the flea markets in the Valley for you to explore!
Alamo Flea Market
Located in Alamo on Expressway 83, everyone knows about this flea market. Since 1984, the Alamo Flea Market has served as the largest, year-round premier flea market in the RGV as thousands of people from all across the area visit on a weekly basis. They have food and drink vendors, with rows and rows of fruit, clothes, hardware, antiques and much more.
With local bands performing on the outdoor stages, this flea market will be your new weekend obsession. It is open on Wednesday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on the weekends from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The parking lot is also filled with vendors on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. You can find more information here
With its popularity, the Alamo Flea Market even has its own dancehall. It’s consistently the talk of music and the place to be when looking for some great entertainment. You can find more information here.
Don-Wes Flea Market
This Donna flea market is primarily made up by Winter Texan vendors. You can find great things from all over the world along with specialty foods and great antiques. People also come for the country music that is often played on their outdoor stage. During the winter months, this flea market is especially fun to visit. You can find more vendors and hours by clicking here.
Mercedes Flea Market
When traveling along the expressway to the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets, you should also give the Mercedes Flea Market a visit, too. This flea market has several rows of vendors and the best aguas frescas. It’s open Saturday and Sunday from 4:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
77 Flea Market
In Brownsville, especially on the weekends, this is the place to visit since it has rich, authentic food, vendors and great prices. From shoes, clothes, fruits and outdoor pieces, you can find all of your hidden treasures here. It’s open Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Los Portales Flea Market & Ballroom
Located in Mission, this flea market is always packed full of vendors, visitors and music. It’s a little smaller in comparison, but still jam-packed with great things to buy. For more information and hours, visit their Facebook page here.
More to Find
There is a range of places to shop and experience a rich culture of foods and vendors right here in the RGV. From the shopping malls, boutiques or local flea markets, there are many great places to find tons of deals and unique treasures. Even we know that the Valley has so much to offer.
“There are great things to find here in the Rio Grande Valley. Whenever I go exploring, I always find new treasures. The same can go for you!” – Anna Villarreal, Santa Cruz Properties
You and your family can find these great sales and treasures all the time after purchasing some great land from Santa Cruz Properties. Let us help you find the perfect land that suits you.
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