Shopping in Tuscaloosa

No visit to Tuscaloosa would be complete without taking advantage of all the great shopping and dining opportunities. The city serves as the regional shopping hub for West Alabama, with shopping centers, malls, downtown areas and other municipal retail districts. Whether your interest is finding that ideal boutique, renowned department store, or you just want to stroll through a mall checking out all of the stores, Tuscaloosa shopping has something pleasing for you!

The Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Tuscaloosa, where visitors can find a map of the Tuscaloosa/Northport area as well as a visitor’s guide with plentiful information about the city.

Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: 1900 Jack Warner Parkway, P.O. Box 3167 – Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 – 205.391.9200

The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission is also available to offer information about the city of Tuscaloosa. They have visitor guides and a large selection of brochures on the attractions, accommodations, entertainment, shopping, museums and more Tuscaloosa that has to offer. They also feature a gift shop filled with all kinds of Tuscaloosa souvenirs!

Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission: 1900 Jack Warner Parkway – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.391.9200


Visitors may want to take advantage of public transportation for safe driving. The Tuscaloosa Transit Authority has a Trolley system that currently operates only in the city of Tuscaloosa. Fixed route services include a V.A. Route, McKenzie Court Route, Holt Route, Greensboro Route, Shelton State Route and the University Shuttle.  The Crimson Ride (University Shuttle) partners with the Tuscaloosa Transit Authority to shuttle students throughout the UA campus area. The 348-RIDE (7433) is a free transit service that will transport you between locations on campus or between nearby residences and campus. Service is available when the Crimson Ride Buses are not operating. 

Trolley Hours: Monday-Friday 5 AM-6 PM (Shelton State Route: Monday-Friday 7 AM-2 PM) and school days only 6:30 AM-8AM and 2:30 PM-4 PM

Crimson Ride Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM-7 PM, Weekday Nights (Perimeter Routes) 7 PM-10 PM

348-Ride Hours: 10 PM-7 AM

Tuscaloosa Transit Authority: 601 23rd Avenue – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.343.2300

Crimson Ride: 451 Campus Drive, Campus Drive Parking Deck – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.348.7433

Of course regular taxicab service is available from a number of companies: Sterling Limo Cab: 205.242.2689, Yellow Cab of Tuscaloosa: 205.331.5016, On Time Transportation: 205.752.6603, Alpha and Omega Taxi Service: 205.394.0374, Deluxe Taxi: 205.758.2831, Radio Cab: 205.758.2831

Limo services are also available: Crown Limo and Sedan Services: 205.758.3875, Prestige Limo Service: 205.333.9879, Ambassador Limo: 205.556.5466

For visitors who want to rent a car, some Tuscaloosa Rental Car Agencies include: Enterprise Rent A Car, Alamo Rent A Car, National Car Rental, Hertz Rent A Car, Toyota Rent A Car, Avis Rent A Car, Auto Outlet Inc., AAA Car Rental, Randy Rogers Rent A Car, Metro Truck Rental and Budget Truck Rental.



Shopping Centers & Malls

Midtown Village is the newest and most popular shopping plaza located in Tuscaloosa in the Forest Lake area. Developed in 2007, it is a premier destination for visitors and a gathering place for the community.

1800 McFarland Boulevard East – Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 – 205.342.1491

Shops and businesses include Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Kinnucans, Old Navy, Soca Clothing, Soma Intimates, ULTA, Ann Taylor LOFT, Bama Fever, Charming Charlie, Chico’s, Christopher & Banks, CJ Banks, Coldwater Creek, GameStop, Kirkland’s, Circuit City, Alabama Vascular & Vein, Altar’d State, Alumni Hall, Az Well, Bevello, Crazy 8, Edible Arrangements, European Wax Center, Eyemart Express, Fox News, Francesca’s Collections, GameStop, Justice, Kabel Hearing Aid Center, Lane Bryant, Lucca, Mattress Firm, Midtown Nails, MovieStop, New York & Company, The Pharmacy on 15th Street, Plant Fitness, Portrait Innovations, Rack Room Shoes, Shades, Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Inc., Sport Clips, TL Signature Salon, Tuscaloosa Nails & Spa, Wagner’s RunWalk and White House Black Market.

Restaurants include Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Iguana Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, GiGi’s Cupcakes (the best cupcakes around town), Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Panera Bread, Starbucks (a gathering place for students and must-have for those late nights studying), Tropical Smoothie Café, Which Wich, Bob’s Victory Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Yogurt Mountain

Midtown Village also has office suites ranging from 1,000-10,000 square feet that offer a unique and highly attractive work environment where shopping and dining options are just a few steps away!

Office LeasingCypress Equities, Michael Wheat (Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing) – 214.561.8875

Midtown Village is also residential; Midtown Village Condominiums are brand new luxury condos that are located directly within the shopping complex. This ia a very popular student housing option!


The University Mall is West Alabama’s place to shop! It is located in east central Tuscaloosa and features a wide variety of favorite national, regional and local stores, all located in a comfortable, indoor environment.

1701 McFarland Boulevard – Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 – 205.553.8414

Stores include The Limited, Bath & Body Works, Amy’s Hallmark, Bob’s Cards & Collectibles, Best Buy Mobile, Cellairis, Planet AT&T, Radio Shack, Wireless World, GameStop, Aeropostale, AJ’s Menswear, American Eagle Outfiters, Body Central, Buckle, Catherine’s, Charlotte Russe, The Children’s Place, City Gear, Claire’s Boutique, Express, Fashion Jewelry, Gymboree, Life Uniform, Limited, Maurices, Motherhood Maternity, Poppi-Razzi, Rainbow, rue21, T-Town Mesnwear, Victoria’s Secret, Wet Seal, Intrigue Jewelry, Kay Jewelers, Reeds Jewelers, Foot Locker, Hibbett Sports, Sports Addition, Advance Medical Associates, Cumberland Dental Care, GNC, Head Start Hair Care, Lash & Brow Spa, Lens Crafters, Mastercuts, Schaeffer Eye Center, Sears Optical, Sears Portrait Studio, JCPenney Optical, JCPenney Salon and Signature Nail Spa. Department stores include Belk, J.C. Penney and Sears.

The University Mall also includes a food court with several dining options: Applebee’s, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Chick-fil-A, China Garden, Great American Cookies, Great Japan, Hooligan’s, Piccadilly Cafeteria, Sbarro and Taco Casa.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 AM-9 PM, Sunday 1 PM-5:30 PM


McFarland Mall is located in southeast Tuscaloosa and it includes several shops, businesses and restaurants. Construction is beginning soon to reconstruct most of this mall to add some more popular shops and restaurants.

900 Skyland Boulevard East – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.759.4794

Shops and businesses include Books A Million, T.J. Maxx, Dillards, Dollar Tree, Shoe Station and others. Construction plans include the demolition of Dillard’s, a new site for Books-A-Million, and the removal of other existing businesses and replacement with more popular ones. Cheddar’s Casual Café is a new restaurant in McFarland Mall that is soon to open.


The Galleria of Tuscaloosa is located north of the Black Warrior River, right off of McFarland Blvd. Enjoy the intimate setting of this shopping center that features approximately 20 specialty shops that offer select goods and quality service.

1657 McFarland Boulevard North – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Stores and businesses include Cobblestone, Fincher & Ozment Jewelers, Mobley & Sons, Canterbury Clothiers, The Linen Closet, Part Two Ladies Clothing, Merle Norman, Access Digital, Gertrude’s Florist, Ken Harrison Designs, Shears, and Bailey’s Portrait Studio. Evangeline’s is a delicious fine-dining restaurant located here, as well.


The University Town Center is an on-campus shopping center filled with versatile dining options, apparel stores and service stores to meet all of your needs!

University Boulevard – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.939.3111

Shops and businesses include Publix, Private Gallery, The Buzz, Head Start, Sun & Soul, The UPS Store and Nail Club. Restaurants include Bad Ass Coffee Co., TCBY, Little Italy Pizzeria, Firehouse Subs, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Swen Chinese Restaurant and Coldstone Creamery


The Strip is a retail and nightlife district located on University Boulevard in the middle of UA campus. It stretches roughly from Wallace Wade Avenue to the east and Reed Street to the west, and has seen significant redevelopment over the last decade.

University Boulevard – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Shops and businesses include Campus Party Store, Alabama Book Store, The Locker Room, Southern Sole, College Station, Sassy Britches and more. Restaurants include Bento Japanese restaurant, Buffalo Phil’s (known for their fingers of fire and hot wings), Surin of Thailand, Quick Grill (for that late night food fix) Pepito’s, The Bear Trap, The Pita Pit, El Rincon Latina Bar & Grill, Waffle House, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Ruan Thai Restaurant and Smoothie King. Bars include The Jupiter Bar & Grill, Gallettes, The Houndstooth, Egan’s and The Legacy Bar.


The Downtown Plaza is located in downtown Tuscaloosa directly off of University Boulevard and it includes a couple of unique and popular local shops.

Queen City Boulevard – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Shops and businesses include The Perfect Touch, Effies, Lady in Lace, Heidi’s Interiors and more.


Merchant’s Walk is another shopping center located north of the Black Warrior River, right down the street from the Galleria of Tuscaloosa.

Corner of McFarland Boulevard North and 3rd Avenue North – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Stores and business include Talbot’s, Oz Records, Wild Birds Unlimited, Little Gallery Inc., Sisters and more. Restaurants include Zoe’s Kitchen and Ruby Tuesday.


Ridge Village Shopping Center and Kipling Place are two other shopping centers located north of the Black Warrior River right past the Black Warrior Bridge. 

McFarland Boulevard North – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Stores and businesses include Nancy Taylor Day Spa, New Creations Salon, Absolute Fitness, AT&T, Miss Priss and more. Restaurants include Pepito’s, Fig and Lai Lai Restaurant.


Meadowbrook Shopping Center is located on the corner of McFarland Boulevard and Hargrove Road in the Forest Lake and south west Tuscaloosa areas.

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Shops and businesses include Manna Grocery, Kinko’s, Alabama Discount Golf, Rite Aid and more. Restaurants include Jason’s Deli, TCBY, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chick-fil-A, The Olive Garden and more.


McFarland Plaza is located in southwest Tuscaloosa directly off of McFarland Boulevard.

2600 McFarland Boulevard East – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Shops and businesses include Toys R Us, Stein Mart, Office Max, Cato Fashions, Shoe Carnival, Pet Supplies Plus and more.


Northwood Shopping Center is located in Northport on the corner of Highway 82 and Highway 69.

Corner of Highways 82 and 69 – Northport, AL 35473

Shops and businesses include Publix, Office Depot, Rite Aid, Radio Shack, Hobby Lobby and Big Lots.  The Pottery Grill is a restaurant also located here.


Northport Corners Shopping Center is also located in Northport on the corner of Highways 82 and 69.

Corner of Highways 82 and 69 – Northport, AL 35473

Shops and businesses include K-Mart, Nancy & Co., Celebrations Bakery, Hibbet Sports, Bedzz Express, GNC and CATO Fashions. Restaurants include Heavenly Ham, Taqueria el Rincon, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Subway and Arby’s.


The Parkview Plaza Shopping Center is located in the Forest Lake area of Tuscaloosa right on 15th Street.

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Businesses and restaurants include AMF Bama Lanes, Druid City Brewing Company (October 2013), Ichiban Japanese Restaurant and others.


Hillcrest Shopping Center is located in southwest Tuscaloosa off of Highway 69 South.

Highway 69 South – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.345.1810

Businesses and restaurants include Fitness South, Tokyo Japanese Steak and Sushi Bar, Hot Wok Express, La Fiesta and more.


Taylorville Corners is located in southwest Tuscaloosa off of Highway 69 South.

Highway 69 South- Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Shops and businesses include FoodWorld, Rite Aid, Planet Beach, Dollar General and more.


The Tuscaloosa Downtown Business District has progressively become more focused on business and social interests. There has been a recent increase in restaurants and shopping, as well as an increased focus on encouraging nighttime entertainment, all within proximity to the beautiful backdrop of the Black Warrior River.

Downtown Tuscaloosa, 35401

Shops and businesses include The Shirt Shop, Harrison Galleries, Sips and Strokes, Hudson-Pool Fine Jewelers, Twice as Nice and Déjà vu. Restaurants include Chuck’s Fish, Five, Five Bar, Local Catch, Epiphany Café, Mugshots Grill & Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Depalma’s, Brown’s Corner, Moe’s Original BBQ, Innisfree Irish Pub, The Brick House Restaurant and more. Nightlife entertainment can be found at Catch 22, The Alcove, Moe’s Original BBQ, The Booth, and Carpe Vino.


Historic Downtown Northport is an area of the city of Northport located on Main Avenue that features several distinctive shops, restaurants and businesses that offer a unique local flavor.

Main Avenue – Northport, 35476

Shops and businesses include Mary’s Cakes and Pastries, Anders Hardware, Faucett’s, Rhubarb’s, The Potager and Adams Antiques, Kentuck Art Center and more. Restaurants include City Café, Billy’s Sports Bar and Fifth and Main.



Popular shops

There are several other popular shops in Tuscaloosa that are not located in distinct shopping centers or malls.

Specializing in custom stationery and great gifts, Kyle Fine Stationery is a paper lover’s paradise! From casual notes to old friends or wedding invitations for your special day, you will find these and much more.

Kyle Fine Stationery: 908 Queen City Avenue – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.722.2291


Solo boutique is a women’s contemporary clothing store committed to its customers and fashion! The Vintage Vibe Boutique features true, vintage clothing and apparel in Tuscaloosa.

Solo Boutique: 1520 McFarland Boulevard North, Suite A-2 – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 – 205.366.1299

Vintage Vibe Boutique: 406 Queen City Ave – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.722.2580


Bow regards and Anna Kate & Co. are both gift shops with stationery, invitations, gifts and more located north of the Black Warrior River on McFarland Blvd N. Free gift wrapping is also available at both!

Bow Regards: 1520 McFarland Boulevard N. – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 – 205.344.4446

Anna Kate & Co.: 1825 McFarland Boulevard N., Suite E – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 – 205.349.2206


Alpha nutrition provides customers with exceptional nutritional products that will keep them healthy. They carry all of the top brands of vitamins, sports nutrition products, smoothies and boxed bars.

Alpha Nutrition: 1520 McFarland Boulevard N. – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 - 205.464.4282


Academy Sports and Outdoors, Alabama Outdoors, Expeditions and Woods & Water are four premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailers located in Tuscaloosa. They offer a broad variety of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear, along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and more.

Academy Sports and Outdoors: 710 Skyland Boulevard – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.391.6860

Alabama Outdoors: 700 Towncenter Blvd #3 – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 – 205.752.2923

Woods & Water: 5101 Summit Ridge – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.342.4868

Expeditions: 1201 University Boulevard - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 - 205.561.3989


Party on 7th is your one-stop-shop for everything to make your party memorable, and Spirit Halloween Superstore is open the months around Halloween with hundreds of unique costumes and party decorations.

Party on 7th: 3875 Greensboro Avenue – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205. 722.0466

Spirit Halloween: 900 Skyland Blvd E. – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.345.6638


Other popular stores and shops in Tuscaloosa include the College Store, featuring textbooks, college gear and more, Matt Clinton Designs, featuring a design team, a floral studio, an event company and an interiors shop, Spa Belle La Vie, a one of a kind med-spa offering exquisite salon services and a shop with premium beauty products for purchase, and Super Target, for all of your other shopping needs and groceries!

College Store: 1535 Hackberry Ln – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.758.9009

Matt Clinton Designs: 705 Paul W. Bryant Dr. – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.464.0488

Spa Belle La Vie: 1847 Commons North Drive – Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 – 205.349.0046

Super Target: 1901 13th Avenue E. – Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 – 205.462.1064



Antique Shopping

For antique collectors and those who simply enjoy serious browsing, Tuscaloosa has a wonderful assortment of antique shops!


Skyland Antique Mall and Main Avenue Antique Mall, Inc. both offer an assortment of antiques and collectibles to please everyone!

Skyland Antique Mall: 311 Skyland Blvd – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.758.8900

Main Avenue Antique Mall Inc.: 315 Main Ave – Northport, AL 35476 – 205.759.2333


Adams Antiques, a family business located in Historic Downtown Northport, are direct importers of European antiques and accessories. They specialize in Provencal French but also carry Gustavian, Italian and English antiques. Their partner store is The Potager, a home décor store with an emphasis on French Provencal garden décor. Owner Harriet Adams also is an interior designer; her design firm is Hawkins Israel.

Adams Antiques & The Potager Importers of Fine European Antiques: 424 Main Ave – Northport, AL 35476 – 205.758.8651


Penage, Inc., owned by interior designer Lauren Minto, is an interior design studio with a beautiful showroom full of antiques, accents, furniture, lamps and more. 

Penage Inc.: 2306 6th Street – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.349.3310


There are several other antique shops in Tuscaloosa that specialize in imported interior furniture and accessories including Capitol Park Antiques, Interiors & Gardens, Olive Tree Interiors and Jarman Interiors and Antiques.

Capitol Park Antiques, Interiors & Gardens: 2625 University Boulevard – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.342.0055 

Olive Tree Interiors: 2228 University Blvd – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.758.7424

Jarman Interior and Antiques: 3076 McFarland Blvd #10 – Northport, AL 35476 – 205.333.3939


Thrift stores and consignment shops in the area include:

Almost Antiques & Thrift Store: 2301 Loop Rd – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.462.1900

America’s Thrift Store: 1735 Skyland Boulevard E. – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.507.4700

Déjà Vu Consignment Boutique: 1110 15th St. Suite F – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.752.3901

Encore Consignment Boutique: 6570 Alabama 69 S Suite H – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.469.9109


Other popular antique shops found in Tuscaloosa include:

Sam Jackson Emporium: 1306 Queen City Ave. – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.758.2711

River Oaks Antiques: 2107 University Boulevard- Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 – 205.349.6625













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