Outer Banks Shopping

Outer Banks Shopping — Fun from Corolla to Ocracoke

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 doing its part to 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 our own local Rodeo Drive (see Duck Shopping). And, while some areas have a reputation as a shopper’s mecca, all the towns here have plenty to please even the most skilled in the pursuit of a purchase. Corolla Shopping can help you navigate that area’s upscale offerings. Nags Head (see Nags Head Shopping) and its neighbors Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk, can keep you in an Outer Banks shopping frenzy with its outlet and plethora of locally owned, cool shops. Roanoke Island Shopping is characterized by the enjoyable walkability of it. Wandering around the waterfront town of Manteo, moseying in and out of shops and galleries, is 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 for retail. It's charming! And Hatteras Shopping puts the seven towns and their many shops right at your fingertips.

Individually Owned Outer Banks Shops with Tons of Variety 

As with Outer Banks dining, 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. 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. Want to prepare a fresh seafood dinner at home tonight? Choose a locally owned seafood market to purchase fresh Outer Banks seafood and marinades, and then stop off at a specialty wine shop for a bottle to make the evening complete. Set your sights on antiques, fishing tackle, books, watersports equipment, home décor items, hammocks, handmade jewelry, gifts with an historic theme, nautically inspired selections – whew, you’ll be out all day and not begin to indulge your Outer Banks shopping jones.

Shopping here is, for the most part, a far cry from shopping in a mall or in a superstore where homogeny rules. The boutiques and specialty shops found throughout the towns are unique, individually owned and each reflects the personality of its owners. You will find a few of the national chain stores, but only a few.

Remember that on rainy days, every Outer Banks vacationer will be out there shopping with you. So, if you’re an aficionado, you might want to take some time away from the beach to have a more leisurely experience in our shops.

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

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

Island Revolution Surf Co. and Gear Rentals

Outer Banks Shopping
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-9484

Shop at Island Revolution for beach lifestyle clothing, equipment and accessories. Along with quality surfboards and skateboards, they carry clothing and accessories for men and women from brands like O’Neill, Billabong, Dakine, RVCA, Reef, Soul Flower, Katin and Sanuk — plus a great selection of killer shades from Von Zipper, Blue Planet, Electric and more. You can also find specialty jewelry items from All Washed... read more

Shop at Island Revolution for beach lifestyle clothing, equipment and accessories. Along with quality surfboards... 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 things like 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. KHK stores also... 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
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
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, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of... 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

Manteo Cyclery

Outer Banks Shopping
627 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo
(252) 305-0306

Manteo Cyclery is locally owned and operated by people who are passionate about all things bicycles. The trusted experts at their shop can perform a full range of bicycle repairs and gear installation, so you can get back on the road (or the trail). If you're just here for a visit, they've got plenty of bikes to rent by the day or the week along with... read more

Manteo Cyclery is locally owned and operated by people who are passionate about all things... 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

Nancyware Pottery

Outer Banks Shopping
402 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-9400

Nancy is celebrating her 44th year making pots. This shop is the potter’s studio as well as her exhibit space, so you can often see her working at the wheel or glazing. Nancy’s functional pottery is made of high-fired stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe including pie plates, sponge holders, bowls, vases and spoon rests. She also makes God jars, beaded jewelry, tile... read more

Nancy is celebrating her 44th year making pots. This shop is the potter’s studio as... read more