Shop Til You Drop on the Outer Banks

 Shop Til You Drop on the OBX


Did you know that the Outer Banks offers plenty of opportunities to shop 'til you drop, whether it's during the holiday season or not? 'Tis true! There are a wide variety of unique shops, outlets, outfitters, specialty stores, surf shops, and so much more. It's the perfect place to stock up on your holiday gifts and get in some retail therapy any time of the year. Check out some of our OBX favorites!












Holiday shopping list

Indulge in some of the best hot dogs on the beach at Capt'n Franks then stroll the decks and enjoy a shopping adventure with the whole family at Buccaneer's Walk Village Shops. Be sure to leave room for a sweet treat from Big Buck's Ice Cream. There's a little something for everyone at this shopping plaza including antiques, wine, chocolates and other tasty treats, clothing, jewelry, a day spa and boutique, and a popular local hair salon. The kids will love the Puzzles, Pranks & Games shop featuring items exclusively from the Outer Banks. The Children's Museum is also another kid-friendly favorite.




Christmas Mouse, Nags Head


The Christmas Mouse keeps the Christmas spirit alive year round with over 250,000 items from ornaments and decorations to trees, wreaths and collector's items. It's all here! It's a one-stop-Christmas-shop where you can quickly check off the items on your holiday wish list.

The Christmas Shop & Island Gallery, Manteo

Speaking of Christmas, another holiday shopping wonderland can be found in Manteo. There's plenty to see and buy here as you visit the Christmas Shop, Island Gallery, Bird Room, and Jewelry Shop, along with six antique shops, a general store, fine art displays, pottery, glass spinning demonstrations, a museum shop, OBX fudge shop, and the t-shirt boutique. Whew! What a selection.

What's old?  The Christmas Shops, the Gallery, the Bird Room, the Jewelry Shop!  What's new?  Six Antique Shops, the Glass Spinner giving demonstrations, History Island, a museum shop, the Outer Banks Fudge Company- serving coffee and sweets and the T-Shirt Boutique.  - See more at:




Duck Waterfront Shops on the Boardwalk, Duck


This waterfront shopping experience is one to remember with stunning views of the Currituck Sound and over 18 specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and eateries to choose from all set in one beautiful location. Peruse the Outer Banks store listings at the Duck Waterfront Shops, start making your list and checking it twice.




Nags Head Hammocks, 3 locations on the OBX


If you're serious about relaxation, then you won't be disappointed by the quality and selection found at this Outer Banks original. Nags Head Hammocks has three locations along the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills, Corolla and Duck. This innovator in outdoor living has a nationwide reputation for excellence. Best part is they're all made in the USA and handcrafted here in their home state of North Carolina. What a great way to bring a piece of the Outer Banks home with you.




Tanger Outlets, Nags Head


What's not to love about big-name brands at discounted prices? Nothing! Outlet shopping is a great day's excursion and a wonderful way to grab some of the best items at bargain prices. With over 20 brand-name stores all in one convenient location, you'll find everything you're looking for including apparel, accessories, jewelry, children's clothing, footwear, home furnishings and housewares. Here is the Outer Banks Tanger Outlet store directory for your shopping convenience. Check it out!




TimBuck II Shopping Center, Corolla


OBX coastal Christmas

TimBuck II is a shopper's paradise offering over 60 shops on the Northern Outer Banks. In addition to the fabulous shops, you'll find recreational activities such as miniature golf, an Indy kart racetrack, a kite shop and a surf shop. There's a lovely selection of dining options to choose from savory to sweet from casual fare to gourmet seafood and steak. Don't miss the live music on Thursday and Friday evenings!



And More OBX Shopping...

We've barely scratched the surface when it comes to shopping along the shores of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Seriously! Each of our waterfront towns offers its own unique coastal flair when it comes to shopping.


Read up on more of our favorite OBX shopping spots. Also search the full listing of Outer Banks shops by town. So much shopping, so little time!

Where is your favorite place to shop on the Outer Banks?

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