BEST OF WILMINGTON NC 2017
By Emily Gorman Fancy and FANNY SLATER
Uptown Market Antiques
With 12,000 square feet of antique, coastal cottage, and industrial home furnishings, Uptown Market Antiques is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind home furniture and decor. They additionally carry clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. Uptown Market is known for providing excellent customer service, also offering a home delivery service for your purchases.
Park at Three Oaks
Beautiful one and two bedroom apartments have made the Park at Three Oaks one of the most desirable apartment communities in Wilmington. Located in Porters Neck, within the Ogden Elementary School district, the Park at Three Oaks apartments offer decks or patios, fully equipped kitchens, and washer-dryer options. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, pool, playground, and dog park. The property and responsive customer service make this community stand out from the rest.
Atlantic Appliance & Hardware
A family-owned appliance and hardware business in Wilmington since 1978, Atlantic Appliance is a staple of the appliance market. With more than 8,000 square feet, the flagship showroom on Kerr Avenue carries a wide range of trusted brands, such as GE, Whirlpool, and Monogram. Whether you are creating, replacing, or updating your dream kitchen, you will find an array of appliances and hardware.
Eclipse Artisan Boutique
Comprising its own floor of Blue Moon Gift Shops, Eclipse features the handmade, original work of local and regional artists. A four-time winner in this category, Eclipse showcases original paintings, photography, jewelry, custom-built furniture, sculpture, pottery, and an exclusive line of American-made alpaca bedding. The diversity of items presented at Eclipse sets it apart from a traditional gallery.
Two Wheeler Dealer
For more than 40 years, Two Wheeler Dealer has been supplying Wilmington with all types of bicycles. They carry a wide range of new and used road bikes, beach bikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes, bike trailers, and accessories. The knowledgeable staff provides individualized service and advice, as well as professional repairs and proper bike fittings on site.
Blinds, Shutters & Window Treatments
Wilmington Blinds Shutter & Closet Company
Featuring two showrooms, Wilmington Blinds Shutter & Closet Company create beautiful custom window coverings for residential and commercial customers. Staff makes house calls to assess customer needs and preferences in order to create designs accordingly. Known as professional, creative and reliable, Wilmington Blinds Shutter & Closet Company has earned rave customer reviews.
With a wide inventory of boats for sale, if you are in the market for a new boat, chances are Atlantic Marine has what you are looking for in stock. Additionally, client reviews tout Atlantic Marine as having the best service team in the boat industry. From boat sales to service, dock, and storage, the Wilmington boating community loves Atlantic Marine.
Wedding Dress Shoppe
As a full-service bridal boutique, the Wedding Dress Shoppe offers a carefully curated collection of bridal gowns in a variety of trends and styles. The Wedding Dress Shoppe strives to create a “Total Look” with all the bridal accessories needed to compliment the gown. Brides can book a private appointment for customized service. Consultants work with brides from their first shopping experience through final fittings.
The Fisherman's Wife
With a wide array of options and a convenient online registry, the Fisherman’s Wife is the perfect place to establish a bridal registry. The helpful staff guides couples through the process of setting up their registry, as well as assisting guests with making the perfect gift selection for their taste and budget.
When you buy a car at Parkway Volvo, you become part of the “Parkway Volvo Family.” Customers praise their straightforward, personable, and low-pressure sales approach for new and previously-owned vehicles. Parkway’s repair shop also receives top marks for reasonable and attentive service.
Clothing for Kids
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Upscale maternity and children’s boutique, Peanut Butter & Jelly is really three stores in one. Located in The Forum, they cater to parents and parents-to-be, carrying the latest maternity fashions, children’s clothing, and gifts. Their beautiful showroom also features nursery furnishings, strollers, and much more.
Clothing for Men
Bloke is a repeat winner as Wilmington’s top choice for men’s clothing. With a wide array of apparel, shoes, accessories, and grooming products, Bloke stays ahead of trends in modern men’s fashion. Situated in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Bloke provides attentive customer service, staying attuned to the products most relevant to their client base.
Clothing for Women
Designer denim, casual chic, and edgy fashion set Oliver apart, earning the top spot for women’s clothing. From basics to statement pieces, Oliver invites customers to refine their sense of style. From jewelry to accessories, swimwear to swanky dresses, Oliver sets the bar high for women’s fashion.
Consignment Clothing, Kids
Memories of a Child
If you’re looking for gently-used children’s apparel, shoes, and toys, Memories of a Child’s selection and prices are unmatched. Customers appreciate their clean, well-organized store and personalized customer service. They also carry maternity clothes.
The Ivy Cottage
As the “southeast’s largest home décor consignment store,” the Ivy Cottage carries a wide range of home furnishings and fine jewelry. Every style, from antique to modern, to one-of-a-kind and seasonal, can be found in their three buildings. With regular sales, such as the “Half Off the Half Off Sale” every third weekend of the month, their competitive prices will not disappoint.
Artee Fabrics & Home
With thousands of custom fabrics in stock, Artee Fabrics wants to help you make “your house feel like home.” In addition to customizing your own home furnishings with their fabrics, they also sell distinctive furniture, window fabrics, and bedding. Artee will cater to any budget and style.
Fish & Tackle
More than “just another tackle shop,” Intracoastal Angler provides a wide selection of tackle for fishing enthusiasts in a personable environment. Their knowledgeable staff is always willing to answer questions and point clients toward the best local fishing spots. They also sell the most popular fishing brands for gear and apparel with regular sale specials.
Paysage prides itself on offering distinctive home furnishings that complement any style. With an array of lighting, furniture, art, and accessories, Paysage curates its showroom to attract homeowners and designers alike. They carry many top brands, including Ralph Lauren and Global Views, among others.
The Plant Place
The Plant Place has been selling beautiful flowers and plants, as well as garden accessories, since opening its doors in 1976. Within the Plant Place, you’ll find 37 greenhouses showcasing annuals, perennials, and seasonal plants. Additionally, a gift shop stocks the perfect little something’s for any gardener on your list.
From coastal-inspired furnishings to lamps and original artwork, Crabby Chic specializes in home accessorizing. With a motif of sea stars throughout the store, the Crabby Chic’s environment is unmistakably coastal and warm. If you’re looking for creative input on home décor or innovative gift ideas, reach out to their knowledgeable consultants.
Nest Fine Gifts
Located in The Forum, Nest Fine Gifts and Interiors prides itself on its warm, inviting environment of unique home furnishings. Nest’s team of interior designers stay abreast of trends to curate an eclectic selection of furniture, home accessories, art, wall coverings, and lighting fixtures.
REEDS Jewelers910-256-2962, reeds.com
With a flagship in Mayfaire Town Center and a second location at Independence Mall, REEDS Jewelers has become the place to adorn your loved one. REEDS Jewelers carries jewelry in every imaginable style from recognized brands such as Pandora and Alex and Ani. Serving Wilmington since 1946, REEDS Jewelers remains Wilmington’s top choice for jewelry.
At Ferguson, you will find everything you need to outfit your kitchen and bath in style. Ferguson specializes in bath and kitchen lighting, plumbing, and appliances. Their website offers many design trend resources to help you pick the right fit for your home.
Lilies & Lace
Lilies & Lace, a fine lingerie and designer swimsuit boutique in Lumina Commons, carries many top designers, including Badgley Mischka, La Perla, and Stella McCartney. Their attentive and knowledgeable staff make shopping at Lilies & Lace a pleasant experience.
Mayfaire Town Center
Since opening in 2004, Mayfaire Town Center has grown to become the area’s hub of shopping and dining. With more than 70 stores and 20 restaurants, Mayfaire is a one-stop destination for some of Wilmington’s best shopping and culinary experiences. As new businesses are added regularly, Mayfaire continues to thrive as Wilmington’s shopping mecca.
Carolina Coast Harley Davidson
Carolina Coast Harley Davidson is the motorcycle aficionado’s mecca, with everything you need to buy, rent, or service a motorcycle all within one large dealership, service center, and store. They carry men’s and women’s gear, apparel, and gifts. Carolina Coast also offers financing and the option to try a bike before you buy it.
Leisure World Casual Furniture
A family-owned business, Leisure World carries a great inventory of outdoor furniture to transform your outdoor living space into a perfect oasis to enjoy with family and friends. The friendly, knowledgeable staff, well-designed and durable products, and competitive prices have made Leisure World a Wilmington favorite for more than 30 years.
Great Outdoor Provision Company
Founded in 1972, Great Outdoor Provision Company is an expert retailer for all things necessary to enjoying life outdoors. Their product selection spans camping, hiking, fishing and kayaking clothing, gear, and accessories. Great Outdoor’s customer service philosophy is to treat you like their neighbor, with personalized service that invites customers to interact closely with their products.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
A full selection of cat and dog food, pet supplies, pet grooming, and spa services can be found under one roof at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming. Located in Lumina Commons, Woof Gang allows you to treat your furry family members to a little pampering in a friendly environment.
Monkee’s of Wilmington
Monkee’s brings fashion straight off the runways of New York to Wilmington, but in a personalized shopping environment. Monkee’s is a shoe lovers shopping paradise, from comfortable flats and sandals to dressy heels and boots, and everything in between. For the top selection of shoes in Wilmington, head to Monkee’s.
Hot Wax Surf Shop
A family-owned small business in Wilmington for more than 30 years, Hot Wax Surf Shop remains a fan favorite due to their large inventory of surfboards, swimsuits, beach fashion, and much more. With over 5,000 square feet and its own surfboard shaping room, you’ll find everything you need to hit the waves at Hot Wax.
While Redix sells everything from beach apparel to fishing tackle to Wrightsville Beach souvenirs, locals know Redix as a great destination for swimwear. Redix carries swimwear for women, men, and children in sought-after brands such as Southern Tide. Conveniently located on Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach, Redix is the go-to spot for beach accessories and swimwear.
Red Bank Wine
If you’re after a highly acclaimed bottle to add to your bar, Red Bank’s wine and beer shelves should be your first stop. This locally owned and operated retail shop is filled with an extensive lineup and specializes in artisanal brands. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, ask a friendly expert member of their staff for some tips. Not looking for yourself? Red Bank giftwraps at no extra charge.