Duck Shopping Including Southern Shores

If there’s one thing the town of Duck, NC, is known for, besides the beach, it’s shopping. Duck is definitely the place to go when you’re longing for a little retail recreation. We like to jokingly remark that the Duck shopping scene is our own little Rodeo Drive!

Duck shopping is a far cry from shopping in a mall or in a superstore, where homogeny rules. Duck boutiques and specialty shops are unique and individually owned, and each reflects the personality of its owners. The nice thing is that the shops in Duck are clustered together within a half-mile stretch, so you can park the car and walk from place to place. And the town recently constructed a beautiful, meandering soundfront boardwalk to help you move safely among the shops. A head’s up: Rainy days are the most crowded shopping days in Duck, and on summer weekends Duck is quite congested with traffic.

All of the Southern Shores shopping options are linked by a nice bike path, so walking is an option. The Southern Shores’ shopping scene is small but up and coming, consisting mainly of the Southern Shores Crossing Shopping Center, the Marketplace (Food Lion, CVS) and Sandy Ridge Center. These are located on the east side of U.S. Highway 158, or the Bypass, around milepost 1. It’s a unique situation for Southern Shores shopping because any business sited directly across the street is in the town of Kitty Hawk, so those shops are not listed in detail here—go to the Nags Head section and search Shopping by the Kitty Hawk location. On the west side of the Bypass are a Home Depot, Walmart, Harris Teeter grocery store, Cato fashions and several other stores.

Note that while the official name of the main road that runs through Duck is N.C. Highway 12, locals call it Duck Road.

Duck Shopping | Southern Shores Shopping | Duck Waterfront Shops
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Birthday Suits

801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
2000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5338

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a favorite for swimwear — in fact, it’s been voted Best on the Beach for swimsuits for more than 10 years in local polls. Women's swimsuits are the specialty here — the latest styles for all ages, mix-and-match separates, bra-sized swimwear, long-torso and mastectomy suits — but they also sell suits for kids' and men. For kids, there’s everything from swim diapers and toddler suits to board shorts and competition swimwear in sizes infant to preteen. Men will find surf trunks, board shorts and briefs from sizes 28 to 4X large. Don’t forget the sun-protective rash guards for kids and adults. Birthday Suits is a clothing store, too, with designer and California surf brands, sportswear, shoes and beach-inspired accessories like sunglasses, flip flops, hats, jewelry and purses. Love the OBX logo? You’ll find all the original OBX brand accessories and clothing here. Check out the flagship store on the Bypass in Kill Devil Hills.

Duck's Cottage Coffee and Books

1240 Duck Road, The Waterfront Shops, Duck
(252) 261-5510

Located in one of Duck’s oldest buildings, Duck’s Cottage has been making coffee history for more than a decade. Daily coffees represent the freshest seasonal offerings, from an artisanal roaster along with their best-selling Coconut Crunch coffee. Also on the menu are espresso drinks (hot or iced), herbal teas and chai lattes, the best biscotti, pastries, a selection of East Coast metro papers and WiFi. A handpicked, eclectic selection of books, including a strong local section, can help you while away a morning or afternoon on the front porch of this former hunt club. Duck’s Cottage opens every day at 7 a.m. (except Christmas).

Flip Flop Shops

1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck
(252) 441-1757
7100 S. Croatan Highway, Suite 82, The Bypass. MP 16, Nags Head
(252) 255-3100

The ultimate summer shop, Flip Flop Shops sells flip flops and sunglasses and tanning lotions. You’ll find all the favorite brands of flip flops, including Sanuk, Reef, Rainbow, Cobian,Scott, Roxy, Havaianas, Flojos and Olukai. There are styles for men, women, teens, kids and babies.

Gray’s Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Co.

790 E Ocean Trail, Little Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-4994
792 Sunset Boulevard, #L8, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 457-1058
1177 Duck Road, Scarborough Faire, Duck
(252) 261-1740
1236 Duck Road, The Waterfront Shops, Duck
(252) 255-5768
3860 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1776

Gray’s has been a local trusted name in apparel for the whole family since 1948. This family owned and operated business boasts the largest selection of Tommy Bahama clothing on the Mid-Atlantic and also sells popular brands such as Sperry Top-sider, Billabong, Olukai sandals, Fresh Produce Sportswear, Eliza B. sandals and belts, Champion, Gear For Sports, Quiksilver and Tribal. Gray’s also carries a great selection of gifts, jewelry and accessories, including Vera Bradley, Brighton and Tervis Tumbler. The store’s specialty is its huge selection of quality Outer Banks T-shirts and sweatshirts, including the official and original SPIRIT jersey in nine colors, OBX designs and the official Big Duck design. Hundreds of tees and sweatshirts are on sale everyday at all five Gray’s locations.

Kitty Hawk Kites

785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24505 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
5848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life Is Good apparel, the coolest selection of T-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also offer toys and gifts that you won’t find in any other Outer Banks shopping outlet. Kitty Hawk Kites has 13 locations from Corolla to Ocracoke. 

One of the Outer Banks’ foremost recreation outfitters, Kitty Hawk Kites offers more than 20 adventure activities, including hang gliding, kayak and SUP tours and rentals, dolphin tours, parasailing, Jet skis and more. And in Rodanthe, the Waves Village Watersports Resort is where you can take a kiteboarding lesson, buy and rent kiteboarding gear, rent a kayak or standup paddleboard.

Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450

At this watersports center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Waverunners, parasail, go wakeboarding/waterskiing/tubing, book a kayak tour or rent a kayak or standup paddleboard to glide around on your own. You can also have fun on a Segway tour of the Corolla area, book a surfing lesson or a boat cruise to Sanctuary Vineyards. You can rent boogie boards and surfboards here too. Call (252) 441-4124 or (877) FLY-THIS for reservations. The on-site store sells kites, toys, flags, T-shirts and sweats, footwear, souvenirs, pirate paraphernalia and other fun stuff.

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of the best selections of surfwear, sportswear and footwear brands, including Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom, Roxy, Reef, Patagonia, The North Face, Sanuk, OluKai and many others. Kitty Hawk Surf Co. can also help you out with surf, skim, kayak and standup paddleboard gear and instruction.

Lady Victorian

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-1654

For 28 years Lady Victorian has celebrated the power, the beauty and the style of women. Enjoy 4,000 square feet of fashion, featuring contemporary European designs and creative classics plus a full complement of jewelry and accessories for head-to-toe dressing. There is also a fine collection of gifts and decorative home accessories, all as unique and individual as those who select them. Come early, stay late -- the girls will be glad to see you.

Nags Head Hammocks

790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4611
1212 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-1062
1801 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6115
(800) 344-6433

Nags Head Hammocks have been handcrafted in coastal North Carolina since 1974. The Kill Devil Hills location features incredibly lush landscaping to show off these great hammocks. You'll find hammocks, swings, barstools, chairs and stands plus accessories like bolsters, pillows and foot rests. These products are made with sturdy, weather-resistant materials, and they last a long, long time, even in the harsh Outer Banks conditions. Stop by the store to see the hammocks being crafted on-site. Shipping is available.

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
1149 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
2001 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5868

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks things to do that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring on your own, Ocean Atlantic Rentals will bring them to you. You can rent kayaks for exploring the sound or riding the ocean waves.

And, when visiting many areas of the Outer Banks, you’ll need your car from time to time to get to the grocery store or between shopping centers. Otherwise, ditch the car and pedal everywhere you go. They rent single-speed beach cruisers, kids’ and BMX bikes, Kiddie Kart trailers and trikes for the little ones, plus you can get helmets and gear for the entire family. Pick up your bikes here or have them delivered to your door. 

And if that’s not enough, Ocean Atlantic Rentals also has all the equipment you need for surfing, bodyboarding or skimboarding. They even have swim fins, which are great for bodyboarding. If the water is chilly when you’re here, they rent wetsuits to keep you warm while you tackle the waves. Ocean Atlantic Rentals delivers this type of gear too!

This is also a full-service rental company for any big item you might not have wanted to cart from home such as cribs, strollers, beach chairs, umbrellas and more. In addition to delivering your beach items to your vacation cottage, Ocean Atlantic Rentals now offers a daily setup and breakdown service for your beach chairs and umbrellas while at your oceanfront rental cottage. Their service includes free delivery and pickup to your beach cottage plus full service, daily setup and breakdown of your chairs and umbrellas (which stay at your cottage during the rental period). They can even text message you when your items are ready to use! 

Ocean Treasures Gift Shop & Art Gallery

1187 Duck Road, Loblolly Pines Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 453-2383
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 453-2383

Have you ever seen dolphin and whale sculptures and paintings by Wyland, the worlds leading marine life artist? That's why these Outer Banks shops are called Ocean Treasures. They feature some of the most exciting ocean artists in the world such as Wyland, Guy Harvey, Walfrido Garcia and Dan Mackin. The shops also feature Thomas Kinkade and Mark Keathley artwork showcasing beautiful country settings, seascapes, lighthouses and more. There's also a gift shop with fine art gift items, Guy Harvey clothing and accessories, designer bags and jewelry.

Sara DeSpain Designer Goldsmith

1190 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 255-0633

Legendary jewelry designer Sara DeSpain maintains her studio and gallery at Osprey Landing, soundside in Duck. A goldsmith, Graduate Gemologist and designer, her pieces are a lyrical blend of substance and poetry. An Outer Banks designer since 1974 inspired by organic forms and “Force of Nature,” she creates delightfully one-of-a-kind pieces. Ask about Sara's line of ocean-sculpted shells “translated” into gold and silver treasures for an authentic reminiscence of the "Banks." You will find Sara's exclusive bracelet charms in gold and silver especially for Duck and all of the Outer Banks. The shop offers work by local and national artists such as Chi Galatea, along with antiquities by Jackie Cohen. Rare gemstones and diamonds are a specialty! Check for their special events on newsletter.

Scarborough Lane Shoppes

1171 Duck Road, Duck

Scarborough Lane Shoppes entered the Duck, NC, shopping scene in the summer of 1995. Duck was already becoming known as the Rodeo Drive, so to speak, of Outer Banks shopping experiences by then. The building was designed to resemble an old life-saving station to honor the history and heritage that make the Outer Banks of North Carolina such a special place. Scarborough Lane Shoppes entice every type of shopper. They have the trendiest clothing and swimwear stores that appeal to all ages. You’ll discover shops that carry both practical and irresistible items to decorate your home. Interspersed, you’ll find jewelry, pet supplies and specialty food shops. And when you want to relax for a bit and grab a bite, there are fun restaurants that fit the bill perfectly. At Scarborough Lane, you mosey from one shop to the next under a covered porch, so no matter what weather the Outer Banks out, you’re comfortable. 

SeaDragon Gallery

1240 Duck Road, The Waterfront Shops, Duck
(252) 261-4224

Carefully selected American handcrafts are the focus at SeaDragon Gallery. The owner says she chooses works that represent excellence in craftsmanship, design and lasting value plus a few that will make people laugh. Unique jewelry, glass, pottery, original oil paintings and works by local artists are among the selections.

Urban Cottage

1177 Duck Road, Scarborough Faire, Duck
(252) 261-6877

If you love home fashions, you will adore this store! Fun, hip and eclectic, this home furnishings and gift boutique represents coastal living at its best. Urban Cottage carries the latest lamps, rugs, furniture and fabrics featuring brands like Dash & Albert, Pine Cone Hill and Lee Industries. If you're looking for a gift, they carry a wide variety of candles, Scout bags, serving pieces, hand-painted pepper mills, local art, home frangrance and more. Interior design is their specialty.

Wee Winks Market

1213 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-2937

The first store ever to set up shop in Duck, Wee Winks celebrates its 39th year in business with a new building and an expanded selection. Keeping it fresh is what has kept this Duck staple rolling all these years, and this season is no exception. Breakfast sandwiches on fresh-baked biscuits and bagels as well as cinnamon buns baked every morning rounds out the 8-foot  pastry case full of muffins, crumb cakes, fritters, brownies and cookies. Late riser? Wee Winks now offers hamburgers, hot dogs and subs made to order as well as a full deli menu featuring Thumanns meats and cheeses sliced to order and an array of homemade cold salads. When planning dinner, stop in for fresh ground beef, steaks and boneless, skinless chicken. They even carry a few gluten-free items. Gourmet cheeses, dips, spreads and cured sausages round out the perfect menu. Don't forget, Wee Winks still carries all of the vacation essentials they are known for like snacks and drinks, beer (they have a large selection of microbrews) and 20 feet dedicated to some really great wines, ice, bread, milk, cereal, over-the-counter medicines, newspapers, cleaning supplies, suntan lotion and much more. Before you leave, pick a cigar from the large selection of fine ones in the humidor cabinet as a reward for getting everything on your list.