Do you love to shop? Then you'll want to make plans to visit one of the many high-quality shopping spots in Hanover, Pennsylvania. With a variety of shopping centers, locally owned boutiques, farmers markets, and antique stores, Hanover is the ideal place to find whatever you need. Here are six of the best shopping spots for you to stop in the next time you're out and about.

North Hanover Mall

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For a one-stop shopping trip, visit the North Hanover Mall. You'll find various national retailers, local vendors, and restaurants. The mall also hosts various events throughout the year, such as Santa Magic during the holiday season.

When you come to the mall, make sure to visit some Hanover favorites. At Black Rose Antiques and Collectibles, you can find various vintage furniture and decor. If you're looking for stylish women's clothing and accessories, visit Sparkle In Time Boutique. When you need to stop for a bite to eat, enjoy a slice of pizza at Jerry and Sal's Pizza or satisfy your sweet tooth at Messy Kitchen Cupcakes.

North Hanover Mall is at 1155 Carlisle St. in Hanover. It's open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, though individual store hours may vary. Parking is available at the mall.

Downtown Hanover

If you want to find something special, visit downtown Hanover. This area offers a variety of shopping, from retail stores to specialty boutiques. You can spend hours in downtown Hanover browsing various locally owned shops, many of which offer handcrafted, artisan items.

If you're looking for a new outfit, visit one of the several men's and women's clothing stores in downtown Hanover, such as the Hanover Clothing Company. When you're searching for the perfect gift, check out Eden Gift Co., which sells handcrafted goods from local artisans. There's a store in downtown Hanover for nearly every hobby, from books to vinyl records to bicycling. When you need a break from shopping, stop into one of the downtown coffee shops, bakeries, or restaurants for a quick pick-me-up before you head back out.

Hours vary for individual stores in downtown Hanover. There are various parking lots and on-street parking spaces available in the area. Metered parking is enforced from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover

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If you love the thrill of finding antique, one-of-a-kind items, make sure to visit the Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover. The 26,000-square-foot store features over 140 booths and cases, which offer a variety of antiques and collectible items. Most dealers restock their areas consistently, so you're sure to find something new each time you visit.

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Some antiques you can expect to find at Yesteryear Antique Center include coins, furniture, glassware, clocks, records, linens, and postcards. You can often find authentic sports memorabilia and antique toys, such as dolls and train sets. The center also has an impressive collection of vintage jewelry. If you get hungry while shopping, the center offers a variety of snacks and beverages for purchase.

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Yesteryear Antique Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's open most holidays, excluding Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The center is at 441 Pine St. in Hanover, and there's ample off-street parking available.

The Markets at Hanover

The Markets at Hanover is an indoor farmers market open year-round. The 52,000-square-foot market features over 20 independently owned shops selling a variety of items. Many shops sell handcrafted goods, ranging from jewelry and clothing to gifts and home decor.

There's no shortage of stalls to browse when you visit the market. Visit Ikka's Creative Treasures for unique gifts and handcrafted items. Find gently used, heavily discounted books at Passion For Print. Stock up on raw local honey at Dawg Gone Bees or infused olive oils and balsamic vinegar at The Olive Spout. Take a break from shopping to visit one of the independently operated eateries at the market, where you can find anything from empanadas to pretzels.

The Markets at Hanover is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Select eateries are open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The market offers plenty of parking and can accommodate tour buses.

Hanover Area Arts Guild

In downtown Hanover, the Hanover Area Arts Guild is a nonprofit guild showcasing 150 artists and artisans. Monthly exhibits feature works from guild members, all available for purchase. The guild strives to make prices affordable, so everyone can enjoy local art.

While galleries change monthly, you can typically find a variety of artwork at the Hanover Area Arts Guild, such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photography. The guild hosts annual exhibits, including the Fall Show and Sale, which features recent work by member artists, and a holiday shopping gallery, where you can find handcrafted gift items and artwork for everyone on your list.

The gallery is open to the public for shopping from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It's closed on Sunday, Monday, and holidays. It's at 32 Carlisle St. in Hanover. Downtown parking is available.

Red Barn Boutique

Red Barn Boutique, a family owned store in the South Hanover Shopping Center, features over 30 local artisans from Hanover and the surrounding area. The store sells a variety of handcrafted items, including furniture, decor, and gifts. It also offers various top-quality brands, such as Dixie Belle Paint and Decoupage Queen.

When you shop at Red Barn Boutique, you're sure to find a unique item from a local artisan. Some of the boutique's featured artisans include woodworkers, furniture designers, jewelry makers, and acrylic painters. Artisans continually contribute new items to the shop, which means you're always likely to find something new and unique when you visit.

Red Barn Boutique is at 805 Baltimore St. in Hanover. It's open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment on Monday and Tuesday. Call the store at 717-797-4263 to make an appointment. Parking is available at the South Hanover Shopping Center.

Now you know about six of the best shopping spots in Hanover. If you've already visited some of these places, which one is your favorite? Do you know about any other shopping spots we should add to our list? Send a message to us at Apple Honda of Hanover to let us know. We love recommending new places to explore in our hometown of Hanover, Pennsylvania.

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