Holiday Shopping Suggestions from Four of Regency's Experts

With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start tackling those growing shopping lists. And while shopping trips might look a little different this season, Regency's holiday spirit remains equally as strong as its star-studded merchandising mix.

By curating premier grocery-anchored retail environments, Regency Centers is proud to offer a mix of best-in-class local merchants and top national retailers. So before heading to your local Regency shopping centers to (safely) stock up on holiday goodies this year, keep reading for some inspiration on where to start from some of Regency’s leasing agents around the country.


Midtown East - Raleigh, NC

Annie Dlugokecki HeadshotAt Midtown East, we boast the largest grocer in the state with Wegmans as an anchor — but our Thanksgiving story doesn’t end there," said Annie Dlugokecki, Leasing Agent. "The shopping center covers customers all the way from 'before' to 'after' their celebrations; hosts and guests alike can get dinner-ready with a blowout at the city’s only Drybar location, then find a perfect outfit at upscale Gatorbug boutique. I also love local Midtown Olive Oil for special oils and vinegars that elevate simple dishes. For the post-meal experience, guests can break a sweat at Club Pilates or Row House, and roadrunners can find the trendiest kicks at New Balance. If your post-Thanksgiving activity of choice is shopping with an eye to the winter holidays, Midtown East is a great place to start!

The Gallery at Westbury Plaza - Garden City, NY

Sean Mirkov HeadshotAs holiday shoppers begin to stock their pantry shelves and brainstorm gift ideas, a fantastic center where everything can be found in one place is The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, Long Island’s premier open-air shopping center," said Sean Mirkov, Leasing Agent. "Find Thanksgiving fixings at Trader Joes, then browse all the great merchants the center has to offer, from home decor via The Container Store, HomeGoods and Bassett Furniture, to great deals at Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy and Lands’ End. Fuel up with a holiday drink from Starbucks before stopping at Ulta for all cosmetic needs, then swing by Ruby and Jenna, Bloomingdales and Levi’s for trendy clothing staples. Before dealing with inevitable traffic, enjoy a meal at Spuntino Wine Bar, Shake Shack, Chop’t or Tocolo Cantina. For an incredible shopping experience during the holidays and year-round, The Gallery at Westbury Plaza is the place to be.

Westwood Village - Magnolia, TX

Lauren Heimann HeadshotKick off a Target shopping spree at Westwood Village for all the holiday essentials — from a quality grocery selection to stylish home decor and everything in-between," said Lauren Heimann, Senior Leasing Agent. "For those seeking pre-holiday pampering and self-care experiences, Amazing Lash, Massage Envy and Nails of America provide incredible services to get dolled up. For an extensive apparel selection offering affordable styles, TJ Maxx, Ross and Famous Footwear are all excellent options. Looking to support a local small business? Check out the latest trends at mother/daughter-owned boutique, Twisted Willow. Finally, for that post-Thanksgiving detox, hit up Fitness Project, the center’s new and improved gym that blends commitment, culture and community. You simply can’t go wrong at Westwood Village!

Chimney Rock - Bridgewater, NJ

David Sherin HeadshotChimney Rock is Bridgewater's one-stop shop for a perfect day of holiday shopping," said David Sherin, Senior Leasing Agent. "Start the day at Whole Foods for the tastiest Thanksgiving staple ingredients, organic produce and household essentials before heading to The Container Store or across the street to World Market for festive table settings and decor. To spruce up your holiday wardrobe, check out the incredible selections at Nordstrom Rack, Saks OFF 5th, Lands' End and Talbots. For lunch, dinner or a sweet treat in-between, enjoy community favorites like Habit Burger, Blaze Pizza and Chipotle Mexican Grill and Paris Baguette. Treat yourself to a trip to Top Style Nail Spa, The Lash Lounge or European Wax Center and head home feeling your best. No matter what’s on your shopping list, Chimney Rock is sure to be a success.

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