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The BEST Shopping Experiences in the Outer Banks

07/31/2022 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Shopping

If you’re looking for a fun day out shopping, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the place to be! We’ve put together a list of some of the best places to go shopping in the area, from small boutiques to large malls. Whether you’re looking for clothes, accessories, souvenirs, or anything else, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. So read on and start planning your OBX shopping spree!

Shopping in the Outer Banks

Nags Head Shops & Boutique Stores – The Tanger Outlets

Nags Head, NC, is one of the best places to go shopping in the Outer Banks. The most well-known store here is the Tanger Outlets. With over 60 stores, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here. From clothes and shoes to home decor and more, there’s something for everyone at the Tanger Outlets. Plus, they often have sales and discounts, so you can save even more money on your purchases.

Monkey Business

Another great place to go shopping in Nags Head is the Monkey Business Toy Store. This unique toy store specializes in kids toys, games, stuffed animal, and much more!

The Cotton Gin

No Nags Head shopping adventure is complete without a stop at the Cotton Gin. This popular Outer Banks retail chain offers a wide variety of beachwear, locally made gifts, wines, and more. It’s a great alternative to the massive and generic beach stores that you’ll find up and down the North Carolina coast.

The Cottage Shop

The Cottage Shop is another local favorite that provides an authentic Nags Head shopping experience. This quaint and charming boutique store offers outdoor furniture, home accents, and unique gifts like locally crafted jewelry, bath products, and more! It’s a must-stop while in town. They also have locations in Duck and Corolla, NC.

Shops in Manteo

Manteo, located on Roanoke Island, is another great destination for shoppers. When you stay with us in our Roanoke Island vacation rentals, you’ll be just minutes from all that Manteo has to offer! Enjoy the shops and stores listed below during your stay.

Sister’s Boutique & Gifts

Whether you forgot to pack some of your favorite beach outfits or just want to go for a quick shopping spree, Sister’s Boutique & Gifts is the place to go. This downtown Manteo, NC, shopping establishment carries plenty of trendy women’s clothing.

Kitty Hawk Kites

Kitty Hawk Kites is one of the best adventure rental companies in the Outer Banks. Here, you can rent kayaks, book hang gliding excursions, and even segway tours. The store offers a fun and exciting Manteo shopping experience for the whole family. You can buy kites, kiteboarding equipment, beach apparel, and much more!

Outer Banks Antiques & More

If you’re shopping in Manteo and searching for unique odds and ends, then you need to stop by Outer Banks Antiques & More. This cute storefront on Sir Walter Raleigh Street has everything from random collectibles to new and used records.

Shopping In Kill Devil Hills

Located smack dab in the geographical center of the Outer Banks is Kill Devil Hills. This little town is packed with many shops and boutiques to enjoy.

American Classics Garage

American Classics Garage offers one of the most authentic Outer Banks shopping experiences. This store sells an array of car memorabilia such as signs, classic metal tackers, shirts, hats, and lawn items in addition to regular gifts! It’s a fun place to walk around and explore, even if you don’t buy anything.

17th Street Surf Shop

This chain surf shop is one of the best places to stop if you need gear before hitting the Outer Banks waves. 17th Street Surf Shop has everything from boards to suits to wetsuits. All you have to do is bring your ‘A’ game!

Island Dye It Yourself

You can create your Outer Banks souvenir at Island Dye It Yourself! This local shirt company allows you to dye your very own t-shirt with the colors of your choice. They don’t have a website, but you can check out designs and more on their Facebook page!

Book A Stay With Pirate’s Cove Realty

Pirate's Cove ResortPirate’s Cove Realty offers the ultimate Outer Banks experience. Our rentals on Roanoke Island provide visitors easy access to the best stores and shops the Outer Banks has to offer, as well as giving you access to the beach, nature preserves, historical attractions, and more! Whether you want to stay in a condo in downtown Manteo or a home in Pirate’s Cove Resort, you’ll find the perfect property for your needs.

Start planning your getaway today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Outer Banks.