Shopping in Duck, NC

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 shopping in Duck, NC, is our own little Rodeo Drive!

Shopping in Duck, NC, is a far cry from shopping in a mall or in a superstore, where homogeneity 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 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 around safely while shopping in Duck, NC. A head’s up: Rainy days are the most crowded shopping days, and on summer weekends Duck, NC, is quite congested with traffic.

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

Shopping in Duck, NC, Includes Southern Shores

Similar to shopping in Duck, NC, Southern Shores shopping options are linked by a nice bike path, so walking is one way to check them out. 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. Southern Shores shopping is a bit unique from that in Duck, NC, and other places, because any business situated 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 Shopping section and narrow your search to the Kitty Hawk Shopping category. On the west side of the Bypass are a Home Depot, Walmart, Harris Teeter grocery store, Cato fashions and several other stores.

 

Southern Shores and Duck Shops by Category or Location

Duck, NC, Shopping | Southern Shores Shopping | Duck Waterfront Shops
Loblolly Pines | Osprey Landing | Scarborough Faire | Scarborough Lane | Wee Winks Square
 

Birthday Suits

Shopping in Duck, NC
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
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 and mastectomy suits – but they also sell suits for... read more

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Cariloha Bamboo Outer Banks

Shopping in Duck, NC
1171 Duck Road, Unit B4, Duck
(252) 715-5845

In Duck’s Scarborough Lane Shops you'll find Cariloha Outer Banks, where you’re invited to experience the extraordinary plushness of fabrics made from bamboo – undeniably one of the most durable and eco-friendly materials on the planet. Check out their wide selection of exclusive clothing for men and women, along with an extensive line of bed and bath products in styles inspired by the Caribbean and... read more

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Cotton Gin

Shopping in Duck, NC
1185 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 491-2387
789 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4446
5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2387
(Temporarily Closed) 6957 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387
(800) 637-2446

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing into a gift store with four locations. The store's primary location in Jarvisburg is temporarily closed due to a fire in October 2019, however, its... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

Shopping in Duck, NC
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Landing, Hatteras
(252) 986-1446
Community Square, 270 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4563
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With more than 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center

Shopping in Duck, NC
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 441-4124
Additional phone number
(877) 359-8447

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet-skis, book a Parasailing tour, rent a pontoon boat, book a kayak tour or rent kayaks or standup paddleboards to glide around on your own. You can also sign up for Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School or book a hang gliding lesson, a surfing lesson or a book the Sanctuary Vineyards... read more

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Shopping in Duck, NC
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
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 adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find... read more

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Lady Victorian

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

For more than 30 years Lady Victorian has celebrated the power, the beauty and the style of women. Enjoy 4,000 square feet of fashion, featuring contemporary 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,... read more

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OBX Sugar Shack

Shopping in Duck, NC
1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing, Duck
(252) 255-5800

If you’re looking for a sugar buzz, head over to OBX Sugar Shack. A wall full of jelly bellies, decadent chocolates, handmade fudge and gourmet nuts in a variety of flavors are just the beginning of the sugar-laden goodies. If you’re a popcorn fanatic, grab a tub of classic caramel, double cheddar or kettle corn. When it's finished bring the tub back to the store... read more

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Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Shopping in Duck, NC
1194 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
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 activities 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. If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride the waves, Ocean Atlantic Rentals will bring them to you. And though... read more

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SeaDragon Gallery

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

Carefully selected American handcrafts are the focus at SeaDragon Gallery along with a few handmade Fair Trade Federation items. The owner says she chooses works that represent excellence in craftsmanship, design and lasting value plus a few that will make people laugh. Artisan jewelry, glass, fiber and wood bird carvings by a local carver as well as paintings and prints by local artists are among... read more

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Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

Shopping in Duck, NC
1211 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 480-2326

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang out. As a full-service coffee shop it offers many of the coffee and espresso drinks you love, plus pastries, muffins, bagels and other treats. A large selection of craft beer and wine makes it simple to enjoy the tree-shaded deck with a draft beer or glass of wine. You can also mix-and-match... read more

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The Spice & Tea Exchange

Shopping in Duck, NC
1171 Duck Road, D-4, Duck
(252) 715-4500

Looking to add some flavor in your life? The Spice and Tea Exchange carries an impressive variety of gourmet salts, spices, sugars and teas that are guaranteed to turn up the taste in any meal. The spacious showroom is modeled after an old-style trading post, and it’s very well organized, making it easy to find everything you need. Feel free to open the jars to... read more

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