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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 Duck’s 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. There’s a path alongside the road that keeps foot travel safe for pedestrians. 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.

All Ducked Out

1187 Duck Road
Loblolly Pines Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 715-3177

The detail that owner, Becky Nolan, has put into creating All Ducked Out is one indication Duck’s newest ladies shop is filled to the brim with spectacularly unique finds and one-of-a-kind pieces. Nolan sourced clothing, jewelry and accessories from a variety of vendors to bring together items that are funky and eclectic. Soft breezy tops, chic wraps and eco-friendly, made in America active wear carry you from the cottage to the beach to date night with ease. Nolan collaborated with selective silversmiths to have jewelry designed exclusively for her shop and is the only place on the Outer Banks to carry Not Your Daughter’s brand denim. Check out her new store, All Ducked Out Too, two doors down.

All Ducked Out, Too

1187 Duck Road
Loblolly Pines Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 715-3177

All Ducked Out, Too, just two doors down from its sister shop, All Ducked Out, continues the vision that owner Becky Nolan brought to shopping here on the Outer Banks. More important to her even than sales is that people have FUN during their time in the shop and that they are intrigued enough by the wonderfully eclectic collection she has gathered to come back whenever they can. Both shops are warmly welcoming and often elicit an audible "Ahhh..." of delight as a shopper gets that "I just KNOW I'm going to find something special here!" sensation. All Ducked Out, Too gives off an air of springtime and romance. Premiering several new one-of-a-kind designers and a number of lines that Nolan had been wanting to bring in, but just didn't have the space, the two shops together provide a doubly unique shopping experience where you'll find even more of what you've come to love at All Ducked Out -- clothing you can live in, from early-morning beach walks to late-night candle-lit dinners, things you can dress up or dress down and a guarantee you will have a really fun time, whether shopping alone or with friends.  

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 31 years on the Outer Banks, 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 XX 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, jeans, 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.

Clothes Out 2

1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 261-5444

Calling all teens! This shop is your favorite place...believe us! It's filled with the newest of what's going on in the fashion world but at a price you can afford. The owner, who also owns the popular Confetti clothing company in the same shopping center, has had such a loyal following for years that now the girls who were in diapers when their moms shopped at Confetti are coming in, all grown up (well, getting there, anyway!) and ready for their own shopping experience. Jennifer Ceaser travel editor for <i>The New York Post</i> says, "BUY BUY BUY at Confetti Clothing Co. and Clothes Out 2. You'll find trendy togs and gently priced teen clothing!" Clothes Out 2 will get you Red Carpet ready without the Red Carpet prices!

 

Confetti Clothing Co.

1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 261-5444

Confetti Clothing Co. has the latest and greatest must-have clothes for this season. Jennifer Ceaser travel editor for <i>The New York Post</i> says, "BUY BUY BUY at Confetti Clothing Co.!" All ages, shapes, sizes and personalities of fashionistas will want to check out this store. New to the shop is a section of clothing for girls ages 7 to 14 and cute kids' accessories. As the owner says, “Great clothes are like great vacations…you can never have enough of them." You can expect expert personalized service at this store. 

Cotton Gin

5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5
Nags Head
(252) 449-2387

For a feeling of an old-time country market, step into The Cotton Gin, a coastal shopping tradition for more than 40 years. Check out their new line called Vineyard Vines, popular with young adults. You’ll find resort fashions for men and women from fine designers like Tommy Bahama and Fresh Produce and other top designers of accessories like Vera Bradley, Pandora and Kameleon jewelry. They offer home fashions, books, collectibles, prints and waterfowl carvings and even fine wine made from their own estate-grown grapes at Sanctuary Vineyards. You can also visit their flagship store on the mainland in Jarvisburg and their location in Duck and at Timbuck II in Corolla.

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

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

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.

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

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 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

39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops
Avon
(252) 995-6060
5848 Hatteras Landing
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
24505 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village
Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
Toll Free
(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 Crocs, Pirate Booty, Rt. 12 and Life Is Good apparel and 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 anywhere else on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites has 13 locations from Corolla to Ocracoke. 

One of the Outer Banks’ foremost recreation outfitters, Kitty Hawk Kites' Hatteras Village location also offers kayak ecotours and kayak rentals. And in Rodanthe, the Kitty Hawk Kites' Hatteras Kiteboarding Resort is where you can buy kiteboarding gear, take lessons and rent kayaks, kiteboarding gear and standup paddleboards. See our Recreation section. 

 

Kitty Hawk Kites and KHK Watersports Center

Duck Road
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 stand-up paddleboard to glide around on your own. You can also book a Segway tour of the Corolla area or a surf lesson. You can rent boogie boards and surfboards here too. Call the store or (252) 441-4124 or (877) FLY-THIS for reservations. The store sells toys, kites, flags, Ts and sweats, souvenirs, pirate paraphernalia and other fun stuff.

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-4999
1213 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
Duck
(252) 261-8787

This store is your one-stop shop for surf, skim, kayak and SUP gear. They carry the latest sportswear and surf brands like Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy and Volcom for both men and women. They also have a huge selection of popular T-shirts and sweatshirts including OBX, Peace Frogs and Old Guys Rule. Plus, there’s also a nice selection of Zap skimboards, Hobie and WIlderness Systems kayaks, Naish, Surftech, Jimmy Lewis and Yolo SUPs if you want to do more than look the part! 

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
Toll Free
(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 Annie’s

1177 Duck Road
Scarborough Faire
Duck
(252) 261-3290

Contemporary crafts from dozens of American artisans are the focus at this Outer Banks gift institution, which has been in Duck for more than 30 years! You’ll find functional and decorative pottery, metalwork, jewelry, wood works, glass and chimes.There's also a great section within the store called The Dirty Duck soap and candle shoppe that you'll find by following your nose!  They also sell a selection of wonderfully aromatic gourmet coffee beans.

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

40809 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 995-5868

Ocean Atlantic Rentals rents bikes for the whole family. They have large and small frame bikes for men and women plus kids’ bikes, pull-behind carts, child seats, tricycles and helmets for adults and children. They also rent kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards, standup paddleboards and beach gear. Delivery and pickup are offered to all Hatteras Island villages for free on orders more than $99 and for a small charge for orders less than that amount.

Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe

799 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-4000
1171 Duck Road
Scarborough Lane Shoppes
Duck

In the mood for a different kind of snack? Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe serves gourmet popcorn popped on-site and topped with fun flavors including Old Bay, Jalapeno Cheddar, Cinnamon Red Hot, Watermelon and, of course, good old-fashioned butter. We dare you to try them all! This unique treat is perfect for the beach, or take a souvenir tin home with you.

Sara DeSpain Designer Goldsmith

1194 Duck Road
Osprey Landing
Duck
(252) 255-0671

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, she is inspired by organic forms and creates delightfully one-of-a-kind pieces.Ask about Sara's line of ocean-sculpted shell shards transformed into gold and silver Outer Banks jewelry treasures for a true reminiscence of the "Banks." You will find Sara's exclusive bracelet beads in gold and silver especially for the OBX and Duck. New this year is Sara's OBX Lighthouses Bead. The shop offers work by local and national artists such as Galatea. Rare gemstones and diamonds are a specialty!

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.

The Waterfront Shops

1240 Duck Road
Duck

The Waterfront Shops in Duck, N.C., have been a destination for shopping, sightseeing, dining and relaxing for 25 years. Nestled on the Currituck Sound and connected to the new town boardwalk, The Waterfront Shops offer more than 18 boutiques, restaurants, eateries and more. Start your day with a cup of coffee at Duck Cottage and explore the variety of wildlife in the pond. Arriving by boat? Dock at the new town pier that can accommodate many watercraft and do your traveling by water. No matter how you arrive you will want to spend hours exploring the shops that offer everything from current fashion trends, toys, surf and outdoor gear to candy, wine, jewelry and local art. Take a break between shops and rest on one of the many benches along the boardwalk while enjoying an ice cream cone or smoothie. Hungry for something a little more? Check out the Coastal Cantina, a casual Mexican establishment where you can dine outside for lunch and dinner, or the award-winning Blue Point, a <i>Southern Living</i> magazine regular. Both offer live music in-season. Reward yourself after a satisfying day of shopping and dining  and end your day with a stunning sunset view from the Blue Point backyard or anywhere on the boardwalk.

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 38th 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  Dietz and Watson 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.

Wooden Feather Wildlife Gallery

1171 Duck Road
Scarborough Lane Shoppes
Duck
(252) 261-2808

The wildlife of the Outer Banks is captured in original wood carvings, paintings and photography at this unique gallery. The Wooden Feather showcases the exceptional work of more than 85 regional and nationally recognized artists and artisans. From the realistic to the whimsical, American artistic ingenuity is just the beginning. You'll find delightful gifts and home and garden accents too.