Tax Free Shopping!
With easy access off Interstates 79 and 90, plenty of shops, boutiques, markets and plazas to choose from and don’t forget the biggest bonus – Pennsylvania has no sales tax on clothing and apparel! That perfect purchase is here waiting for you, and finding it is part of the fun! Great deals, bargains, locally crafted gifts, unique pieces and homegrown products can be found throughout Erie County.
Begin your search at the Millcreek Mall Complex with over 150 stores, restaurants and plazas. The 1.3 million square-foot Mall is a must-shop stop featuring a food court area, the promenade shops and playful kid’s zone. Click (MillcreekMall.pdf) for a store layout map of the Millcreek Mall.
Shopper Alert! Visit the Customer Service Center near the Mall’s Main Stage for a helpful directory of shops and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy the Mall’s Exclusive Guest Rewards program.
Erie’s energetic Upper Peach Street shopping district, affectionately referred to as “Peach Jam” during the bustling holiday season, is definitely a sweet stop for shoppers. Tucked among the big box stores and numerous plazas are fabulous finds including Gabe’s Discount Department Store. Great styles, famous brands and amazing prices of up to 70% off wait for you inside Gabe’s. Erie’s Gabe’s is the largest among the chain’s 45 stores across seven states. It’s all about the thrill of the find at Claudine’s Consignments; whether it’s a unique piece of furniture or home accent piece for which you don’t have to spend retail prices.
Looking for a gift for that special someone or to just treat yourself? Lighthouse Jewelers in downtown Erie has been specializing in the classics, the trends and the unique for over sixty years! Featuring custom gifts and designs from local artists. Owned by Erie-ite sisters Terri and Jenifer Reed, Relish Beach Glass Studio & Gallery is the best place to find a striking piece of beach glass jewelry, gift or home décor; recognized world-wide. Grasshopper (2 locations in Erie) hipnique boutique is a one-of-a-kind gift shop carrying relaxed-hippie, eclectic, fair-trade, and eco-aware gifts, as well as unique American-made products, incense, essential oils, and handmade tie-dye clothing. Ralph Miller Jewelers in the heart of downtown Erie is the oldest, largest and only National Awarded Manufacturing Jeweler in the area (in business since 1898). Find the old school “European Traditions” of a “guild style,” an actual working jewelry store with 5 master goldsmiths on the premise specializing in designing and manufacturing one-of-a-kind heirlooms. ACTIONTOYMAN satisfies the inner super hero in all of us with plenty of action figures, comics and collectibles. The Village West Shops feature an eclectic mix of retail specialty stores and professional service providers.
Erie is known for their amazing homegrown products that will make your taste buds smile. Take a trip to Fuhrman’s Cider Mill, Bakery & General Store and grab a gallon (or two) of their famous fresh-pressed apple cider. While you’re there, you must try their chocolate covered bacon and browse their general store that features products from several local businesses. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a chocolate covered strawberry from Pulakos Chocolates or a piece of melt-in-your-mouth sponge candy from Romolo Chocolates. Hulings Blueberries & Farm Market is famous for their blueberries of course, but they also offer a large variety of farm fresh picked fruits and vegetables!
Scattered throughout Downtown and Erie County are numerous boutiques, consignment stores, thrift shops, antique markets, art and museum galleries and gift shops all with their own unique personality. Grab your friends and family and plan your Erie PA shopping adventure today!
Other stops to include on your Erie shopping list: Beach Zero, Bella Salon & Day Spa, Grape Discovery Center, Harley-Davidson of Erie, Lake Erie Outfitters, Lake Erie Wine Country wineries/gift shops, Lake Erie Ale Trail Breweries, The Nature Shop at TREC and Painted Finch Gallery.