Shopping in Duck NC

Including Southern Shores

Details on Every Duck NC Shop

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 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 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.

Southern Shores and Duck Shops by Category or Location

Duck Shopping | Southern Shores Shopping | Duck Waterfront Shops
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Scarborough Lane Shoppes

Shopping in Duck, NC
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... read more

Scarborough Lane Shoppes entered the Duck, NC, shopping scene in the summer of 1995. Duck... read more

SeaDragon Gallery

Shopping in Duck, NC
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.

Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

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

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine is a casual place to hang out in Duck. As a full-service coffee shop it offers all the coffee drinks you love plus pastries, muffins, bagels and, of course, free WiFi. With Sweet T's large selection of wine and craft beer, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a draft beer on the tree-shaded deck or pick up... read more

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine is a casual place to hang out in Duck.... read more

Tar Heel Trading Co.

Shopping in Duck, NC
790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-3132
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 255-0225

Tar Heel Trading Company has been bringing the work of American artists and craftsmen to the Outer Banks since 1979. With two distinctive locations in Duck and Corolla, the focus is on American quality, style and function in a fun, hands-on setting. There is something for everyone from designer jewelry to kaleidoscopes, blown glass to pottery, all carefully selected and reasonably priced.

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? Find it at The Spice and Tea Exchange! They carry 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... read more

Looking to add some flavor in your life? Find it at The Spice and Tea... read more

Wee Winks Market

Shopping in Duck, NC
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 round out the 8-foot ... read more

The first store ever to set up shop in Duck, Wee Winks celebrates its 39th... read more