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 on E. Moore St. and Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts, located on Howe Street. Blue Crab Blue, located on Long Beach Road, also carries lovely hand made jewelry.

You will find antiques shops on E. 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. On N. 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 S. 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 your 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 N. 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. For eclectic styles, try Boo & Roos on E. Moore St. and Deborah’s Place, on N. 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. 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 CD and book accessories. For home decorating you don’t want to miss Rebecca’s on N. 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, 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, and services like banks and a library.

There are for 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. Cox furniture carries all kinds of furniture and accessories.

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


America's Mattress Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Shops
4956 Long Beach Rd SE, Suite 9
Southport, NC 28464951
(910) 477-9088

Locally owned and operated, America's Mattress has your interest at heart, offering the best quality mattresses at affordable prices. Their inventory includes Memory Foam, Innerspring and Hybrid Mattresses and brands like Perfect Sleeper, Serta Icomfort, Simmons Beautyrest, Sertapedic and more. Adjustable bases are available as well and their products include a...more about America's Mattress

507 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC
(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

5001 O'Quinn Blvd., Unit G
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 465-1902

Blackbeard Scuba, a full-service dive shop and training center, offers beginner through instructor scuba certifications from the National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE) and the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) as well as wreck dives, scuba excursions and a retail shop. Blackbeard also offers scuba excursions all over the world....more about Blackbeard Scuba

4310 Long Beach Rd.
Southport, NC
(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

112 E Moore St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 363-4278

Boo & Roo's 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 handmade jewelry, picture frames, home decor, glasses, candles, handbags and more. You will find American made products like Tervis Tumblers,...more about Boo & Roo's

Live Oak Village Shopping Ctr.
4961-11 Long Beach Rd.
Southport, NC
(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 CD, and new books at discounted prices as...more about Books 'n Stuff

101 E. Moore St.
Southport, NC 28461
(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

102 E. Moore St.
Southport, NC
(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

600 - 602 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC

Stopping at this shopping center on the way to downtown Southport or on the way out again is an excellent idea. Shoefly, (910) 457-500, offers comfortable clothing, shoes and accessories. Cat on a Whisk, (910) 454-4451, is a perfect spot to find food-related gifts — from gadgets to gourmet foods. What's...more about Howe Street Purveyors

113 S. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
(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 handmade by local artist...more about Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts

111 E. Moore St.
Southport, NC
(910) 457-9569

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, open 7 days a week, shoppers will find a variety of unique gifts, a full scale Quilt Shop and a Candle Shop featuring Tyler and Root candles to...more about Northrop Antiques Mall

121 E. Moore St.
Southprot, NC 28461
(910) 457-0433

Since 1985, Ocean Outfitters has been providing a source of quality sportswear and accessories to residents of Southport and the surrounding area. In addition, you will find most anything from quality local logo T-shirts to beach chairs. There are hats and footwear, jackets and sunglasses, scarves and more. Be sure to...more about Ocean Outfitters

1102 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
(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 hair cutting, coloring, highlighting and perms. Carolina Manual Therapy, (910) 278-6794, specializes in physical and craniosacral therapy as well as Myofascial...more about Olde Southport Village Shoppes

414 & 416 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-6182

Rebecca’s is a one-stop shop for all your decorating needs. You will find gently used, quality furniture, home accessories and collectables, including antiques, china, crystal, silver, art work & more. You can also consign your own treasures. Furniture and accessory reupholstering and custom made slipcovers are a specialty at Rebecca’s. You...more about Rebecca's & Rebecca's, Too

417-C N. Howe St.
Southport, NC
(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.

105-A S Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 777-5151

In the midst of downtown Southport you can taste wines than have won international awards and were made by Silver Coast Winery. Take a break and enjoy a wine tasting, a craft beer tasting or a glass of wine or beer during your day of sightseeing, shopping or searching for special...more about Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room

715 N. Howe St., Ste. 2
Southport, NC 28461
(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

701 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461

At this shopping center, located under the clock tower, you will find an eclectic mix of shops. Don Bullard Insurance (910-294-0432) anchors the center in the corner shop. At Vitamin Sea (910-457-0450) you can shop for lovely casual wear from such names as Lilly Pulitzer, Lucky Brand jeans, Frock by Tracey...more about Towngate Crossing Shopping Center

602-A N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 454-0633

Come meet Jeff and Meridith, the owners of Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop and Gallery. They carry a great selection of wine and also have Craft Beer, gift baskets and more. You can take part in their “Good Wines for a Great Cause” Wine Tastings every Thursday from 5 PM...more about Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery

117 S. Howe St.
Southport, NC
(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

102 W. Brown St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-5147

Located in quaint downtown Southport, The Wine Rack offers domestic and international wines including dessert wines and a full line of Champagne. Also offered are imported beers and microbrews. Specialty coffees available by the pound include Costa Rica Tarrazu, Columbia Supremo and Organic Guatemalan. Cigars, wine and coffee accessories and gift...more about The Wine Rack

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