Friendly Center, one of Greensboro's oldest shopping center, is esentially an open-air mall. It's anchored by Belk, Hecht's and Sears. It also has the largest Harris Teeter grocery store around and The Grande Movie Theater.
Take a stroll on Elm Street in downtown and you'll find plenty of interesting shops. You can follow the blue signs for the Visitor's Center and they'll give you a free map which shows you where to go for bargains.