Shops in Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head, NC


Southport, NC Shops

Independently owned antique shops, thrift shops, consignment stores, gift shops and art galleries abound in Southport, NC. You will also find three jewelry stores, all on Howe Street. Cape Fear Jewelers is located downtown, Renee's Fine Jewelry is located in the Howe Street Purveyors shopping center in the 600 block and the Carolina Jewelry Exchange is located in the Clock Tower Shops in the 700 block. You can also purchase jewelry in shops and art galleries like Boo & Roos, Howe Outrageous and Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts, all located downtown on Howe Street. The jewelry in Howe Outrageous is all hand made by local and regional artists and includes sterling silver pieces. Blue Crab Blue, located on Long Beach Road, also carries lovely hand made jewelry.

You will find antiques shops on Moore Street: Northrup Antiques Mall has two stories of antiques vendors where you can find Civil War Artifacts, silver items, glassware, antique furniture and toys. Among its treasures, Southport Antiques carries quilts, rugs, porcelain, folk art and linens. On Howe Street is Magnolia Gifts & Antiques where you will find a large selection of gifts, decorative accessories and jewelry on the first floor and antiques on the second floor. You can stroll to Waterfront Gifts & Antiques on Howe Street where you can browse gifts, jewelry, greeting cards and accessories as well as antiques.

Southport, NC also has some great choices for clothing shopping. Even though the only department store besides WalMart is Peebles, located on Long Beach Road in the Live Oak Village Shopping Center, you will be able to fulfill all you shopping needs in the independently owned shops. For sportswear and sporting accessories stop at Ocean Outfitters on E. Moore Street. If you are shopping for women’s clothing you will enjoy browsing Ropa in the 400 block of Howe Street or the fun fashions in Shop Girl in the Clock Tower Center in the 700 block of N. Howe Street. Right next door you can shop for shoes and accessories at Sole Searching. At papaya island, in the Howe Street Purveyors Center, you will find comfortable fashionable clothing for the whole family. For eclectic styles, try Boo & Roos and Deborah’s Place, both on Howe Street. If you are looking for real bargains, you may enjoy searching through some of the thrift stores while supporting worthy causes at the same time. On E.Moore Street you will find the Dosher Hospital Thrift Store; the Community in Schools Thrift Store is located in the 1600 block of N. Howe Street; Sheltered Treasures, which benefits the Providence Home Family Emergency Teen Shelter, is located north of Southport on the Southport-Supply Road; and the Salvation Army Store is located on Long Beach Road.

Specialty shops include: Angelwing Needle Arts - where you can stock up on everything related to embroidery, knitting and crocheting as well as take classes. Cat on a Whisk carries everything kitchen – from gadgets to NC featured fine foods. At ABC you can purchase gently used items and clothing for babies and children. All of these are located on Howe Street. At The Christmas House on W. Moore Street you can wander through an amazing collection of Christmas themed items. Bullfrog Corner, on E. Moore Street, is filled with items for children – from games to stuffed animals, to puzzles, to dolls and candy. Books 'n Stuff in the Live Oak Village Shopping Center on Long Beach Road will thrill the reader in you with hundreds of used books as well as discounted new books, collectible books, books on tape and CD and book accessories. For home decorating you don’t want to miss Rebecca’s on Howe Street.

The arts are an important part of the Southport area and there are many artists living here. On Howe Street you will find locally owned galleries including: Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts, ART @ 211/The Ricky Evans Gallery, Howe Outrageous Art Gallery & Marketplace, The Galleria and ArtShak Studio, Gallery and Sculpture Garden. On W. West Street, just behind Franklin Square Park is Franklin Square Gallery which is run by a non-profit association of artists. All of these galleries feature the work of local artists and the quality of the art is amazing.

Oak Island, NC Shops

Oak Island, NC, unlike the other barrier islands in Brunswick County, has its own shopping district right on the island. You will find a number of beach stores for all your beach needs but there are also clothing, souvenir, fishing supplies and gift shops, a jewelry store, thrift stores, a grocery store, a bakery and services like banks and a library.

There are three furniture stores on or near Oak Island. Two of them are located on Long Beach Road: Discount Furniture Warehouse carries furniture for every room in your house as well as an expanded line of accessories. Wicker & More Home Furnishings, as the name implies, offers indoor and outdoor wicker furniture and accessories, however, you can also find upholstered furniture and schedule an in home consultation. At The McNeill Company on Oak Island Drive you can browse through 30 rooms of furniture and accessories featuring coastal themes and colors.

At Island Jewelers on E. Oak Island Drive you can purchase nautical charms as mementos of your vacation here. For beach and surfing needs you can visit Local Call Surf Shop or Kings, both locally owned stores, or stop by Eagles Beachwear & Sport Shop which is a chain store with a larger selection. All three are located on E. Oak island Drive as is Seaside with Coffee, a clothing and beach wear shop. Color Me Carolina, at 300 Country Club Drive, specializes in an assortment of gifts and also carries accessories like shoes, purses and jewelry. You can find sports themed items here.

Bald Head island, NC Shops

On Bald Head Island, NC you will find a variety of small interesting shops including places to rent kayaks, paddleboards and other water sports equipment as well as bicycles and golf carts to transport yourself around this unique environment. Located at the marina on Keelson Row is The Sail Shop and on Maritime Way you will find Coastal Urge, Riverside Adventure Company, Canopy Outfitters, Maritime Passage and The Woods Gallery. The gift shop at the Smith Island Museum can be found within walking distance on Lighthouse Wynd. Head into the interior to find the Maritime Market and the Turtle Central gift shop.

Featured Local Businesses


Angelwing Needle Arts507 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC • map(910) 454-9163

Angelwing is a charming needle arts shop with a great big reputation. The shop stocks such a wide range of quality supplies, kits and accessories for needlepoint, counted thread, crewel embroidery, counted cross stitch, knitting, crochet and quilting that customers come from as far away as Raleigh to shop there. Knitting...more about Angelwing Needle Arts

Blue Crab Blue4310 Long Beach Rd.
Southport, NC • map(910) 454-8888

Wonder where the locals shop? Discover this quaint boat-builder's cottage near the Oak Island Bridge — it's a fun place to shop. You will find it brimming with handcrafted pottery, jewelry, stained glass, metal work, watercolors and other gift ideas. It is a treasure trove of specially commissioned, exclusive and one-of-a-kind...more about Blue Crab Blue

Boo & Roo's112 E Moore St..
Southport, NC 28461 • map(910) 363-4278

Boo & Roo's. located in the Water Tower District, was voted the Best Gift Shop in Brunswick County in 2013. In this ladies apparel and gift shop you can also browse some wonderful baby gifts along with hand made jewelry, picture frames, home decor, glasses, candles, handbags and more. You will...more about Boo & Roo's

Books 'n StuffLive Oak Village Shopping Ctr.
4961-11 Long Beach Rd.
Southport, NC • map(910) 457-9017

In the bookstore business in the Oak Island-Southport area since 1987, Books n' Stuff owner Susan Warren meets the reading needs of residents and visitors alike all year long. Her store carries close to 50,000 previously read paperbacks, a large section of books on tape and CD, and new books at...more about Books 'n Stuff

Bridgers Old Fashioned General Store8210 River Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461 • map(910) 457-4644

Bridgers Store is locally owned and full of goodies for you and your home. Here you will find fresh local produce, Hoop Cheese, Amish canned goods, boiled peanuts, honey, jellies, ice cream and candles. You can also purchase plants and trees for you landscape as well as in season decorations. Bridgers...more about Bridgers Old Fashioned General Store

Bullfrog Corner101 E. Moore St.
Southport, NC 28461 • map(910) 454-9300

Billed as a magical, mystical shopping experience, Bullfrog Corner will delight you and your little ones. You will find this shop filled to bursting with toys, books, candy, videos, stuffed animals, pottery, jewelry and home accessories - not to mention souvenirs of your Southport experience....more about Bullfrog Corner

Cape Fear Jewelers102 E. Moore St.
Southport, NC • map(910) 457-5299

Serving as Southport's jeweler since 1985, Cape Fear Jewelers boasts a large selection of nautical jewelry in gold and silver, including the original Bald Head and Oak Island lighthouse charms and the exclusive dealer for the Southport Destination Bracelet. There you will find a wide selection of fine diamonds, gemstone jewelry,...more about Cape Fear Jewelers

Find Fun-cycled Furnishings512 N. Howe St,
Southport, NC 28461 • map(419) 261-0322

At this resale and consignment shop you can find vintage items to spruce up your home decor. You may find such things as an enamel top table, a vanity with mirror, a baker's rack, a flower pot table and bar stools, a pedestal table and chairs, a lighted curio cabinet, a...more about Find Fun-cycled Furnishings

Howe Street Purveyors600 - 602 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC • map

Stopping at this shopping center on the way to downtown Southport or on the way out again is an excellent idea. papaya island, (910) 457-0256, offers comfortable clothing for you and your family in colors that will make you happy. Cat on a Whisk, (910) 454-4451, is a perfect spot to...more about Howe Street Purveyors

Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts113 S. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461 • map(910) 457-0957

In Lantana's you will find quality merchandise including work from more than 50 local and national artists. Included are MacKenzie-Childs home decor and jewelry from Mediterranean Artist Company which features Ancient Roman glass, mother of pearl and gemstones. Also available is Charles Albert jewelry and fine jewelry hand made by local...more about Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts

Live Oak Nutrition114 E. Nash St.
Southport, NC 28560 • map(910) 457-0550

Live Oak Nutrition is "Brunswick Counties oldest and most established health food store." There are hundreds of products on sale every day to meet health goals and nutrition needs. The shelves are packed with vitamins, natural foods, bone and joint care products, local honey, herbal remedies, essential oils, diet and weight...more about Live Oak Nutrition

Northrop Antiques Mall111 E. Moore St.
Southport, NC • map(910) 457-9569

Antiques shoppers will delight in the many antiques and collectibles dealers housed under one roof in historic downtown Southport. Throughout this one-stop-shopping, two-story building, shoppers will find a variety of unique gifts including high quality silk flowers and vases. The possibilities for found treasures include antique furniture and accessories, sterling silver,...more about Northrop Antiques Mall

Olde Southport Village Shoppes1102 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461 • map(910) 457-5337

This collection of shops is made up of refurbished old buildings where you are sure to find something to please. Debbie's Hair Design Studio, (910) 454-0224, includes services, such as haircutting, coloring, highlighting and perms. At Linda Carole Designs, (336) 312-5076 you can purchase original works of art, accessories and gifts....more about Olde Southport Village Shoppes

Rebecca's416 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461 • map(910) 457-6182

Rebecca's is a one-stop shop for all your decorating needs. You will find furniture and home accessory consignment items, including antique furniture, accessories, pictures, art objects and more — and at reasonable prices. You can offer your own pieces for consignment as well. Furniture and accessory reupholstering is a specialty at...more about Rebecca's

Ropa, Etc.417-C N. Howe St.
Southport, NC • map(910) 454-8833

You are invited to experience the pleasure of fine cottons and linens, which make dressing comfortable and fun. Rôpa, Etc. is the area's exclusive retailer for such lines as Flax, Comfy, Oh My Gauze!, Chalet and Match Point. This terrific shop also carries great makers such as Rico and Pure hand-knit...more about Ropa, Etc.

Sole Searching715 N. Howe St., Ste. 2
Southport, NC 28461 • map(910) 457-0450

Owner Rebekah Page refers to Sole Searching products as "fabulously funky affordable fun footwear and accessories." In her shop you will find unique women's shoes in sizes 5 to 11, each style with its own personality whether because of the design, the cut, the fabrication, the sole, the heel or the...more about Sole Searching

Towngate Crossing Shopping Center701 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461 • map

At this shopping center, located under the clock tower, you will find an eclectic mix of shops. Oriental Imports (910-454-7010) anchors the center in the corner shop. In this shop are many interesting items of Asian origin including accessories, lamps, screens and furniture. At Vitamin Sea (910-457-0450) you can shop for...more about Towngate Crossing Shopping Center

Waterfront Gifts & Antiques117 S. Howe St.
Southport, NC • map(910) 457-6496

When Southport Insiders need to buy a gift, Waterfront Gifts is often their first stop. This shop, near the waterfront at the end of Howe Street, is known for distinctive gifts for all occasions, including jewelry, greeting cards, distinctive accessories, antiques, wall and table-top sculptures, books on local and regional history...more about Waterfront Gifts & Antiques

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