Outer Banks Shopping

We all know the national pastime isn’t really baseball, right? It’s Shopping, with a capital S.

And the sport of Outer Banks Shopping is helping redefine that pastime. It’s the thrill of the hunt. It’s bringing the bounty home. It’s indulgence … and it’s just plain fun. Outer Banks shopping is right up there with the best of areas. In fact, we even laugh that Duck is the Outer Banks’ own local Rodeo Drive (see Duck Shopping). These Outer Banks clothing stores feature bathing suits, casual sportswear, formal dresses and suits, all the current surf shop styles, high style, easy style. If you lose your suitcase, no worries, you’re set. And, while some areas have a reputation as a shopper’s mecca, all the towns here have plenty to please even the most discriminating of shoppers. Corolla Shopping can help you navigate that area’s upscale offerings. Roanoke Island Shopping is characterized by wandering around the waterfront town of Manteo, moseying in and out of shops and galleries – a perfect way to spend the day. The same is true with Ocracoke Shopping. On this island, many of the houses along quiet streets have been repurposed into retail. It’s a charming way to experience Outer Banks shopping!

Variety Characterizes Outer Banks Shops

As with dining options in the Outer Banks, Outer Banks shopping is surprisingly varied. You’ll enjoy high-end art galleries featuring the watercolors, oils and other medias of local and national artists. On the opposite end, if you want the kitschiest of souvenirs, that’s here too. Want to prepare a fresh seafood dinner at home tonight? Choose a locally owned seafood market in Hatteras Shops to purchase fresh Outer Banks seafood and marinades, and then stop at a specialty wine shop for a bottle to make the evening complete. Set your sights on Nags Head Shopping’s selection (including the places in Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk) of antiques, fishing tackle, books, watersports equipment, home décor items, hammocks, handmade jewelry, gifts with an historic theme, nautically inspired selections – whew! You can spend days exploring these shops and always feel like you’re seeing something new.

Outer Banks Shopping by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Shopping by Category

Absolutely Outer Banks

Outer Banks Shopping
3708 N Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 255-1606

Art and function come together at Absolutely Outer Banks, located at milepost 4.5 on the Bypass in Kitty Hawk. With a beautiful and spacious interior, Absolutely Outer Banks highlights the work of local artists with a full collection of handcrafted items that are truly extraordinary, including everything from textiles to soaps, paintings, woodwork, furniture (both new and upcycled), jewelry and more. They also sell some...read more

Art and function come together at Absolutely Outer Banks, located at milepost 4.5 on the...read more

American Classics Garage

Outer Banks Shopping
1808 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-8867 x2

American Classics Garage carries nostalgic reproductions of automotive memorabilia. Their featured brands include Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and John Deere. Vehicle enthusiasts can show off their love with hats, clothing, toys and special-interest items. You'll find everything automotive here from signs and wall decor (perfect for turning a garage into a man cave) dicast and more.read more

American Classics Garage carries nostalgic reproductions of automotive memorabilia. Their featured brands include Chevrolet, Dodge,...read more

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Outer Banks Shopping
794-F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day....read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than...read more

Birthday Suits

Outer Banks Shopping
801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
2000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5338

Celebrating more than 35 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a favorite for swimwear – in fact, it’s been voted Best on the Beach for swimsuits for more than 10 years in local polls. Women's swimsuits are the specialty here – the latest styles for all ages, mix-and-match separates, bra-sized swimwear and mastectomy suits – but they also sell suits for...read more

Celebrating more than 35 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a...read more

Breeze Thru Avon

Outer Banks Shopping
40374 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-3347

This drive-through beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine and beverages, and you never have to leave your car to get them – the staff brings your order to you. You may also walk into the Breeze Thru General Store, which has everything you would expect from a convenience store but so much more, including lottery tickets, cigars, vaping supplies, cell phone minutes,...read more

This drive-through beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine and beverages, and you...read more

Buxton Village Books

Outer Banks Shopping
47918 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4240

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage. Owner Gee Gee Rosell has a welcoming smile and great taste in books. Prepare to spend some time browsing, as every room offers more titles than you would imagine finding in a bookstore at the beach. In addition to a surprising number of selections in the young adult and health/awareness...read more

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage....read more

Cariloha Bamboo Outer Banks

Outer Banks Shopping
1171 Duck Road, Unit B4, Duck
(252) 715-5845

In Duck’s Scarborough Lane Shops you'll find Cariloha Outer Banks, where you’re invited to experience the extraordinary plushness of fabrics made from bamboo – undeniably one of the most durable and eco-friendly materials on the planet. Check out their wide selection of exclusive clothing for men and women, along with an extensive line of bed and bath products in styles inspired by the Caribbean and...read more

In Duck’s Scarborough Lane Shops you'll find Cariloha Outer Banks, where you’re invited to experience...read more

Cavalier Surf Shop

Outer Banks Shopping
4324 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-7349

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation and is known for providing great customer service in sales and rentals. You can buy or rent hard or soft-top surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards and wetsuits. They also offer private or group surfing lessons with a focus on safety and surfing etiquette. Lessons last 90 minutes and include your board. Lessons...read more

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation...read more

Chip’s Wine, Beer & Cigars

Outer Banks Shopping
2200 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Milepost 6 Plaza, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-8229

Chip’s Wine, Beer & Cigars has one of the largest wine and beer selections on the Outer Banks. Their locally owned store features discount prices, a hand-picked selection and expert, friendly service. Chip's is most known for its fun and friendly environment. The knowledgeable staff loves to help their customers, and with more than 2,000 wines from every growing region, you'll appreciate the helpful information....read more

Chip’s Wine, Beer & Cigars has one of the largest wine and beer selections on...read more

Cotton Gin

Outer Banks Shopping
789 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4446
1185 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-2387
5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2387
Pop-Up Shop Located at Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It's been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing into a gift store with four locations. The store's primary location in Jarvisburg is temporarily closed due to a fire in October 2019, however, its...read more

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It's been a coastal shopping tradition for more...read more

Dillon’s Corner

Outer Banks Shopping
46792 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-5083

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle, rods and reels, gas, gear, waders, boots, snacks, rod and reel repair, custom-rod building, tide charts, t-shirts (including Salt Life and Guy Harvey) and everything else for fishermen and women. Upstairs it’s a gift shop and gallery with artwork, prints, ceramics, candles, local interest books, novelties, lighthouse figurines and many...read more

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle,...read more

Fisherman’s Daughter

Outer Banks Shopping
39455 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6148

Be prepared for some serious shopping at this longtime Hatteras Island favorite. Fisherman’s Daughter offers a great assortment of goods, featuring jewelry from the Brighton collection, Spartina and Ronaldo, along with an extensive selection of larimar jewelry, sterling silver wave rings and local sea glass jewelry. Other brands of women’s clothing and goods you might recognize include Tribal, Habitat, Clara Sunwoo, pineapple, Z Supply,...read more

Be prepared for some serious shopping at this longtime Hatteras Island favorite. Fisherman’s Daughter offers...read more