The Locals' Guide to Retail Therapy

Cote co-owner, Andie Fuller, always has a store full of the latest fashion trends.

Cote co-owner, Andie Fuller, always has a store full of the latest fashion trends.

Local tip: "The '11th Street Collective' includes a collection of shops, restaurants, art studios, and more on the 10th and 11th Street blocks of Arendell." – Jessica O.


Furniture, Interior Decorators and Housewares

Shore Decor
No home on the Crystal Coast is complete without coastal-themed furnishings. Shore Decor offers a large selection from sofas and bedroom sets, to pillows and artwork. Knick knacks, clothing, and accessories can also be found here for any occasion!
5167 Hwy. 70 W., Suite 220, Morehead City
(252) 727-0001
shoredecor.com

Beaufort Linen Company
The owners of this local business like to define it as "being a well-collected house." Your home should reflect all the greatest aspects of your life. Stop by Beaufort Linen company to help you furnish and decorate your home with unique pieces for every room. You definitely won't be able to pass up their apparel and jewelry, either!
331 Front St., Beaufort
(252) 838-1091
beaufortlinen.com

Le Rouge Tete
This store is a bargain shopper's dream come true! Stop in to see the daily additions added to this upscale consignment shop. You're sure to find high-quality, like-new furniture and decor here for any room in your home.
5270 Hwy. 70 W., Morehead City
(252) 622-4244
lerougetete.com

Mills and Thomas Furniture
"Where the furniture sells itself," in Eastern North Carolina, since 1956. This is the place to go for high-quality furniture, mattresses, and outdoor furniture. The customer service is outstanding as well, with delivery and service to all of Eastern NC, complimentary design services, and customizations for each home's unique needs.
807 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro
(910) 326-4694
millsandthomas.com

McQueen's Interiors
Make your home a reflection of you with McQueen's exceptional designers, and all the latest and greatest furniture for every room. The staff here has been dedicated to Eastern North Carolina for over 40 years.
4426 Arendell St., Morehead City
(252) 247-3175
mcqueensinteriors.com 

Window, Wall and Interior Decor
The name speaks for itself on this one! Owned and operated by long-time residents, this business has built their reputation on great customer service and high-quality products. They create perfectly designed, handcrafted, and expertly installed finishings for your home.
1507 Live Oak St., Beaufort
(252) 838-0201
windowandwalldecor.com

Sea Classics Trading and Interiors
They are the Crystal Coast's nautical retailer, providing a wide selection of affordable home furnishings and decor. When you visit this store, you'll receive friendly service from a staff that is experienced and passionate about interior design.
1400 Arendell St., Morehead City
(252) 648-8174
seaclassicsinteriors.com

Guthrie Interiors
The staff here is highly experienced in interior design, and works with each customer by helping them decorate their home in a unique way dependent upon each family's style. Guthrie interiors has a beautiful furniture and decor showroom, and provides services to everything from residential to commercial spaces.
5113 Hwy. 70, Morehead City
(252) 648-8329
guthrieinteriors.com 


Clothing

South Swell Surf Shop 
This upscale surf shop has been a part of Emerald Isle for more than a decade, providing apparel, sunglasses, sandals, and more. Stop in here for all of your skate and surf needs, including board rentals, and lessons.
8204 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle
(252) 354-7175
southswellsurfshop.com

Cameo Boutique
This is a homey, contemporary shop stocked with the trendiest women's apparel, shoes, and accessories for multiple occasions. If you like to enjoy the comfort of your own home, check out their website to shop online!
104 S. Water St., Swansboro
(910) 326-4208
shopcameo.boutique 

AB Surf Shop
This family-owned-and-operated store is the oldest surf shop in North Carolina. This is a complete surf shop haven and boutique providing everything for your surfing needs, lessons, and apparel for the whole family.
515 W. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-9382

Jame's Clothing Boutique
This chic boutique is sure to provide clothes every woman and young girl will love! You'll find apparel and accessories for all occasions here, or shop their inventory online. Are you a sucker for a good deal? Make sure to sign up for their loyalty program next time you visit.
4426 Arendell St., Morehead City
(252) 247-5263
jamesclothingboutique.com

Ann Paige Designs
This shop prides themselves on swanky and affordable accessories all customers and retailers love. It's all about the details at this family-owned-and-operated store.
4426 Arendell St., Suite 1, Morehead City
(252) 622-4040
annpaigedesigns.com 

Island Proper
This local shop has been a part of our community for over 10 years and is a must-see shop, whether looking for something specific or just killing time. Men and women of all ages can go here to find fine apparel, footwear, and accessories that stay true to Southern heritage, but on trend for the latest fashion.
431 Front St., Beaufort
(252) 838-1576
islandproper.com

Jake's
Jake's on Arendell provides unique menswear, accessories, and gifts. Located in the heart of Morehead City, this is a must shop! Whatever the occasion, this store provides well-known brands at an affordable price in store or online.
2900 Arendell St. #6, Morehead City
(252) 648-8370
jakesonarendell.com

Cote Boutique
This local boutique provides bohemian and beach style apparel, combining East Coast chic with West Coast relaxed silhouettes. This women owned business has also partnered up with local human trafficking and environmental groups as a way to give back to the community that supports them.
1103 Arendell St., Suite C, Morehead City
(252) 773-4225
coteboutiques.com

Apricot Lane Boutique
This is a trendy womenswear chain featuring modern casual-wear and dressy fashions, plus accessories. Apricot Lane has limited qualities, and new arrivals weekly ensuring you always walk away with something unique and high quality.
4950 Arendell St., Suite L, Morehead City
(252) 773-0036
apricotlaneboutique.com 

Tassels
This is one of the Crystal Coast's one-stop shopping boutiques providing fine ladies shoes, clothing, and accessories. Tassels carries well known brands, and ships anywhere in the United States. This store is sure to fit you and your lifestyle!
4426 Arendell St., Morehead City
(252) 247-7463

Island Traders
This shop has been a local favorite for nearly two decades, with locations in Beaufort and Atlantic Beach. They have constantly changing merchandise, along with regular inventory of t-shirts, and brand names for the whole family.
421 Front St., Beaufort 
1010 W. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach
(252) 504-3000/(252) 240-2825 
islandtraders.com

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.
This chain of stores has five locations along the Outer Banks, with one of them being right here in the Crystal Coast. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find new and used surf, kayak, stand-up paddle boarding, and skim gear from industry leading brands. The whole family can find sportswear, footwear, and surf lifestyle apparel and accessories here.
419 Front St., Beaufort
(252) 728-6670
khsurf.com


Gifts and Accessories

So and Sew Boutique
Mogramming? Embroidery? Vinyl Services? This is your go-to destination! Custom just for you, and gifts for all ages, any occasion! The customer service you'll receive from this shop will truly make you feel special, and will have you leaving with high-quality gifts that set the standard high. Their women's apparel and children's items are especially beautiful.
4426 Arendell St., Suite 7A, Morehead City, 
(252) 808-3008
soandsewboutique.com

Boro Girl Boutique
You need to go here to see why they were awarded 2019 Best Boutique and Women's Clothing by The Daily News-Jacksonville. You will find trendy custom clothing, accessories, home decor, and local art that everyone will love.
1133 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point
(910) 650-0056

Churchwell's Jewelers
For your next special occasion or your special someone, visit this family-owned-and-operated local, independent jeweler. Churchwell's was established in the late 1800s in Wilson, NC, and later relocated to Emerald Isle. They offer custom designs, repairs, cleaning and maintenance, and appraisals.
7901 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle
(252) 354-7166
churchwells.com 

Elly's Gifts
Offering a large selection of home decor, personalized gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, and homemade fudge, Elly's has been a destination gift shop for over 25 years. Did I mention they have a year-round Christmas shop that is to die for? You need to see it!
8700 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle
(252) 354-4748
ellysgifts.com 

Salt Marsh Cottage
This coastal-themed home decor and gift store is located in the heart of historic downtown Swansboro. In this quaint store, you will find high-quality, affordable items for everyone and every home. With great reviews and a high standard, this is a must-stop shop for coastal living!
108 Front St., Swansboro
(910) 708-1166
saltmarshcottage.com