Best Shopping



From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Outer Banks shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Outer Banks. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


Tanger Outlets


This exceptional shopping center features retail options for every kind of consumer. Over 27 high-end brand name outlets like Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Nine West offer discount prices on factory items. Tanger Outlet also includes J. Crew,...  Read More


Scarborough Faire
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Beneath the shady elm trees, this boardwalk shopping center boasts a plethora of seasonal shops and restaurants. Peruse quaint art galleries, summer clothing boutiques, outdoors stores and bookstores. Plenty of coffee stops, delis, burger...  Read More


Parrot Bay


If you need beach-themed decorative items for your house, Parrot Bay's extensive collection is perfect for you. Expect to find festive hand-made artwork, wall hangings, candles, and other collectibles. Toys, jewelry, and plenty of Outer Banks...  Read More


Kitty Hawk Sports


The premier sporting goods retailer on the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Sports offers the best selection of outdoor clothing and accessories as well as a variety of new and used beach boards and kayaks. Kitty Hawk Sports also offers recreational...  Read More


Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company


Since its opening in 1948, Gray's Department Store has maintained a tradition as one of the area's best retailers. This isn't just your average souvenir shop, either. Gray's carries the finest Outer Banks sportswear, sweatshirts, t-shirts and...  Read More


Duck Waterfront Shops


Enjoy your shopping experience alongside the scenic Currituck Sound. A plethora of arts and craft shops, clothing boutiques, shoe stores and outdoor outfitters make their homes in this shopping center situated literally on top of the water....  Read More


Chip's Wine & Beer Market


Eating in during your family vacation? Don't forget the wine. Chip's Wine Market offers a grand selection of fine wines and specialty beers to accentuate your dining or social experience. Allow wine experts to assist you in choosing the right...  Read More


Birthday Suits


With the most extensive collection of bathing suits and beachwear on the Outer Banks, be sure to check out Birthday Suits before you and your family hit the beach. Birthday Suits features a number of well-known summer clothing lines like...  Read More


The Christmas Mouse


While Christmas shopping on your summer vacation may seem odd to some, it's actually quite a popular pastime in the Outer Banks. Since its opening in 1987, The Christmas Mouse has helped families adorn their houses with the best and most unusual...  Read More


Manteo Booksellers


The rich, unique history of the Outer Banks has instigated a similarly rich, unique literary culture for local readers and writers. At Manteo Booksellers in Downtown Manteo, these shopkeepers work to capture and promote the literary jewels...  Read More


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