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
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.