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Shopping A-Z!

Go on a One-of-a-kind Shopping Spree

The Upcountry offers lots of shopping. Whether you are looking for international brands or a one-of-a-kind, unique item, you’ll have choices. Here are three picks for a diverse shopping experience.

Located in the historic district of downtown Seneca, Ram Cat Alley is home to one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants where you’ll discover local artisans, fine antiques, unique clothing, personal services and special gifts. The name of this area deserves a little explanation. Ram Cat Alley, the original Main Street of Seneca, was established in 1873 and so named because of the throngs of cats lured to the flatbed carts that carried fish and meats on mounds of ice from the railroad depot to the grocers two blocks away. Locals at the time would say that there were so many felines, “you couldn’t ram another cat into the alley.” Both charmingly historic and elegantly sophisticated, this pedestrian-friendly area features locally owned stores and restaurants.


This is an amazing outlet shopping right in the heart of the Carolina foothills. Over 75 designer and brand-name outlets dot a picturesque, village-style center. Find impressive savings at Pottery Barn, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Michael Kors Outlets, Kate Spade New York, and many more.

Antiques make up a substantial portion of Landrum’s downtown commerce. It stands to reason that a respect for the sale of “fine old things” would exist among this historic community. The variety of available antique merchandise is incredible. Everything from antique jewelry to 15-foot tall stained glass windows salvaged from an old church are available. But it is not only antiques in this community.  There are many other shops offering a variety of goods and services along with numerous restaurants offering fine dining for every taste and price range.