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’s 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

Fudge & Ice Cream Shop

Outer Banks Shopping
272 Irvin Garrish Highway, Community Square Shops, Ocracoke

Confections and refreshments abound at the Fudge and Ice Cream Shop. Stop by for homemade fudge made right in the shop and be sure to try their famous Nor'easter and Espresso Milkshakes. They serve hand-dipped ice cream by the scoop, along with sundaes, splits, floats, milkshakes, frozen yogurt and slushies too. Sit down and enjoy their great view of Silver Lake and the lighthouse. They're open... read more

Confections and refreshments abound at the Fudge and Ice Cream Shop. Stop by for homemade fudge... read more

Gulf Stream Gifts

Outer Banks Shopping
2512 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-0433

Gulf Stream Gifts carries a wonderful selection of 14 karat gold, sterling silver and costume jewelry with a nautical flair. Featured designers are Charles Albert, Vera Wolf, Marahlago and Goddess Designs as well as North Carolina artists. Their jewelry features a variety of stones such as larimar, lab opals, amethyst, abalone and turquoise as well as Outer Banks sea glass. Gulf Stream also carries home... read more

Gulf Stream Gifts carries a wonderful selection of 14 karat gold, sterling silver and costume... read more

House of Hemp

Outer Banks Shopping
3105 N. Croatan Highway, Unit 20, The Bypass, MP 5.5, Seagate North Shopping Center, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-6420

For those seeking a natural approach to health, House of Hemp brings cannabinol (CBD) based products to the Outer Banks. They sell both full-spectrum and THC-free sublingual oils and capsules as well as salves, creams, edibles, personal care products, massage oils, soaps and so much more. Their products are all-natural and pesticide free and won't cause psychoactive effects. They also sell Hemp Hearts (raw, shelled hemp... read more

For those seeking a natural approach to health, House of Hemp brings cannabinol (CBD) based... read more

Island Spice & Wine

Outer Banks Shopping
40246 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-7750

Your taste buds will love you for visiting this store. The wine selection is vast and pleasantly surprising, with numerous worthy selections from North Carolina and around the world. You’ll also find fine tea and coffee, specialty sauces, hard-to-find spices, imported olive oils and vinegars, cheeses, sweets, chocolates, gourmet snacks and many other things that will inspire a night of cooking. The store sells sushi-making... read more

Your taste buds will love you for visiting this store. The wine selection is vast... read more

Islander Flags

Outer Banks Shopping
6146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1/4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-6266

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 25 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating customers locally and beyond. In addition to their best-selling American flags, they have hundreds of decorative flags, which are top quality. Businesses love their attention flags and ever-popular feather flags. The staff in their custom design center can create a custom flag for you, taking inspiration from your family crest,... read more

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 25 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating... read more

Jewelry by Gail

Outer Banks Shopping
207 Driftwood Street, Nags Head
(252) 441-5387

Designing in platinum, gold and silver, Gail Kowalski is a local artist whose work with natural, fancy-color diamonds and other colored gemstones has won her national recognition. She creates one-of-a-kind, high-quality jewelry pieces that are consistently chosen for Hollywood events. Her shop is known for her unique design style and exceptional gemstones, some of which are custom cut to maximize brilliance and color by master... read more

Designing in platinum, gold and silver, Gail Kowalski is a local artist whose work with... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Outer Banks Shopping
785-L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras village
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. Kitty... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center

Outer Banks Shopping
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 441-4124
Additional phone number
(877) 359-8447

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet-skis, book a Parasailing tour, rent a pontoon boat, book a kayak tour or rent kayaks or standup paddleboards to glide around on your own. You can also sign up for Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School or book a hang-gliding lesson or surfing lesson or a book the Sanctuary Vineyards Voyage... read more

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Outer Banks Shopping
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer, from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

Lady Victorian

Outer Banks Shopping
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-1654

For more than 30 years Lady Victorian has celebrated the power, the beauty and the style of women. Enjoy 4,000 square feet of fashion, featuring contemporary European designs and creative classics plus a full complement of jewelry and accessories for head-to-toe dressing. There is also a fine collection of gifts and decorative home accessories, all as unique and individual as those who select them. Come... read more

For more than 30 years Lady Victorian has celebrated the power, the beauty and the... read more

Muse Originals

Outer Banks Shopping
4622 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 2.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 564-2038
On the beach road in Kitty Hawk's rustic historic firehouse, this is one of the cool galleries where the setting is as interesting as the goods, in this case an eclectic mix of locally made art and handmade gifts. Take time to browse around and you'll discover handmade furniture, paintings, photography, blown glass, jewelry, concrete decor and body-care products, including goat's milk soap and lotion.... read more
On the beach road in Kitty Hawk's rustic historic firehouse, this is one of the... read more

Muzzie’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts

Outer Banks Shopping
107-A Budleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 473-4505

Offering an extensive collection of Victorian, antique and fine jewelry, Muzzie’s has been a ladies’ favorite in Manteo for almost 20 years. The selection includes diamonds, platinum and precious gems, and this is the perfect place to shop for a cherished gift or engagement ring. Muzzie's offers jewelry collections by Exstasia, Val Colbert and Sweet Romance. You'll also find hand-crocheted lace jackets, April Cornell apparel,... read more

Offering an extensive collection of Victorian, antique and fine jewelry, Muzzie’s has been a ladies’... read more