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

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 design style and exceptional gemstones, some of which are custom cut to maximize brilliance by Master stonecutter Randy Snider.... 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

Nest

Outer Banks Shopping
105 Budleigh Street at Magnolia Lane, Across from Tranquil House Inn, Manteo
(252) 473-5141

Escape the ordinary and surround yourself with luxury at this longtime favorite specialty shop in downtown Manteo. For the chic woman who likes to look simply elegant whether she's in the city or a relaxed location like the Outer Banks, Nest offers high-quality luxury lifestyle clothing brands like CP Shades and Wilt, along with pants by Equestrian, which Nest owner Nancy Seitz promises will be... read more

Escape the ordinary and surround yourself with luxury at this longtime favorite specialty shop in... read more

OBX Attitude

Outer Banks Shopping
42934 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 986-5010

This gift shop specializes in items that will remind visitors that the Outer Banks attitude is one of relaxation and fun. Offering nautical charts, clothing, prints, Christmas ornaments, tumblers and much more, you’re sure to find something to bring the beach vibe home with you. Their beach prints are all personally photographed by the owners and printed on demand, and all prints are available on... read more

This gift shop specializes in items that will remind visitors that the Outer Banks attitude... read more

OBX Bait and Tackle

Outer Banks Shopping
815 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3339

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza to serve the northern beaches and beyond, OBX Bait and Tackle is a full-service tackle shop that specializes in freshwater and surf-fishing equipment along with rods and reels at all price levels, a wide variety of fresh and frozen bait, crabbing supplies and other necessities such as coolers, ice, soft drinks,... read more

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza to... read more

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Outer Banks Shopping
103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
1149 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
2001 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 NC Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5868

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more