Best of Wilmington NC Shopping 2019
Uptown Market Antiques
Spanning 12,000 square feet of vintage, coastal cottage, and industrial home furnishings, Uptown Market is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind home furniture, décor, and gifts. Additionally, they carry clothing, artisan jewelry, and other accessories. Uptown Market is known for providing excellent customer service, also offering a home delivery service for your purchases.
Element Barclay Apartments
Situated in midtown Wilmington about 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from Wrightsville Beach, the location of the Element Barclay is unmatched. Residents can grab a bite to eat and catch a movie at the Pointe at Barclay only a short walk from the apartment complex. Apartments feature updated flooring, high-end appliances and granite countertops, and spacious walk-in closets. A heated saltwater pool, a clubhouse with 24-hour fitness and a yoga studio, and a dog park are only a few of the numerous on-site community amenities.
A family-owned business in Wilmington for more than 70 years, Atlantic Appliance is the area’s premier appliance and hardware merchant. 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, one-of-a-kind work of local and regional artists. A six-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.
Bike Cycles carries a fine selection of curated new and previously owned bikes from brands like 3G, Sun, and Felt. Their certified fit and repair specialists can help you select the right bike for you and keep it road-worthy for the life of the bike. Additionally, their retail and online stores sell numerous products for bike enthusiasts. Want to try a bike before you buy? Bike Cycles also conveniently rents bikes.
Blinds, Shutters, & Window Treatments
For more than 75 years, Strickland’s has been Wilmington’s go-to for window treatments. Strickland’s 5,000 square foot showroom abounds with displays and samples of custom blinds, shades, and fabrics. Their extensive on-site selection allows customers to envision all of the window treatment possibilities in person. Their expert staff offers decades of industry experience, and all installers are full-time employees rather than subcontractors. Strickland’s also promises competitive pricing, quality products, and excellent service.
Find the perfect boat to fit your lifestyle at Boats Unlimited. Located on north Market Street, Boats Unlimited’s showroom features a wide variety of new and used boats, pontoons, and yachts along with parts and accessories. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you make the right decision for your watercraft adventures within your desired budget. They offer financing options and a trade-in program for added convenience.
Camille’s carries many of the most sought after bridal designers, including Stella York, Lillian West, and Mori Lee Blu, with a curated sample of the dresses they keep in stock on their website. They also carry a plethora of options for the whole wedding party, including dresses for the bridesmaids and flower girl as well as tuxedo rentals. With an alterations specialist on staff, Camille’s can offer customized alterations for that perfect fit. They are open every day except Monday, and appointments are recommended but not required.
From wedding planning to anniversary celebrations and other special events, Protocol values developing long-term relationships with their clientele. Their gift registry is a fine-tuned, well-planned service benefiting both wedding couples and guests. From complimentary gift delivery options to gift tracking and online registries, Protocol makes gift giving both fun and easy, enabling them to be a repeat winner in this category.
Parkway of Wilmington
Parkway of Wilmington’s extensive inventory of new and used Volvos, Hyundai, Subaru, and Genesis vehicles has made it a favorite local car dealership. Parkway boasts outstanding customer service from the moment customers step on the lot, to the financing approval process, to the time they drive off in their new vehicles. Additionally, Parkway’s repair shop receives top marks for reasonable and attentive service
Clothing for Kids
TUSC may be recognized as an upscale women’s boutique, but did you know that they also carry high-quality clothing and accessories for babies and toddlers? The readers of Wilmington clearly knew, as they voted TUSC best kids clothing retailer in the area. TUSC’s clothing lines are handcrafted by a curated selection of top brands and inspired by neutral tones and quality fabrics. With the motto “where the desert meets the sea,” TUSC will outfit your children comfortably and stylishly.
Clothing for Men
bloke. Apparel & Supply
Since opening its doors in 2010, bloke. has been 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 and styles in modern men’s fashion. Situated in the heart of downtown Wilmington, the shop is full of character. bloke. provides attentive customer service, staying attuned to the products most relevant to their client base.
Clothing for Women
Island Passage has been carrying unique, fashionable women’s clothing and shoes for more than 25 years. With locations in historic downtown, Wrightsville Beach, and Bald Head Island, clients know and trust Island Passage’s boutique brands and stellar customer service. The largest Island Passage location in Bald Head carries a collection of surf lifestyle brands as well as BHI T-shirts and sweatshirts. Island Passage’s sought-after brands include Free People, Z Supply, and Blank NYC.
Consignment Clothing Store
Hope Consignment Boutique
Shoppers seeking boutique brands on a budget love Hope Consignment Boutique, located on Military Cutoff Road. Hope carries quality, name brand, gently used clothing at affordable prices. A family-owned business, the mother-daughter team at Hope Consignment provides personalized service to each and every customer who walks in their boutique.
Consignment Furniture Store
Update your home for less with the upscale new and gently used home furnishings at Home Again. Located in The Forum, Home Again carries a wide assortment of furniture and décor consigned from interior designers, model homebuilders, furniture stores, and individuals. Home Again’s inventory changes daily, so the shopping experience is always different. Staff are knowledgeable, but low pressure, and their website and email lists are updated regularly with the latest inventory.
Offering 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. With a wide range of styles and price points, Artee caters to any budget and style.
Fish & Tackle
A locally owned tackle shop since 1993, Tex's Tackle carries high quality fishing equipment and accessories. Their 6,000 square foot showroom features sought after brands of saltwater fishing reels, rods, lures, bait, and cast nets. Many local charter captains turn to Tex's Tackle for their fishing gear, due to the expertise and exceptional service of the tackle shop’s staff. Can’t make it to the shop in person? No problem – they can ship your order directly to you.
Custom Home Furniture Galleries
Custom Home Furniture Galleries’ 50,000 square foot store showcases all types of furniture, including living room, dining room, bedroom, and outdoor furniture. This one stop furniture retailer carries all styles, from coastal to traditional to contemporary, in a range of price points to meet any budget. With financing plans and home delivery options, Custom Home Furniture Galleries’ exceptional customer service drives repeat and referral client business.
The Plant Place
Don’t let the small exterior to The Plant Place mislead you. As soon as you walk through their garden and gift shop, 37 greenhouses will surround you. With more than four decades of experience, the expert staff at The Plant Place can help you find the perfect plants and accessories to build your ideal garden. The many long term clients at The Plant Place seek advice on everything from finding the right flowers for sun or shade to repotting plants.
From coastal-inspired furnishings to lamps and original artwork, Crabby Chic specializes in home accessorizing and unique gifts. With a motif of sea stars throughout the store, 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. They carry several top brands for gifts and home furnishings, such as Resolve candles and Echo of the Dreamer jewelry.
Home Accessories Store
Nest Fine Gifts & Interiors
Located in The Forum, Nest Fine Gifts & Interiors prides itself on its warm, inviting environment specializing in 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. The store’s cozy, home-like atmosphere coupled with the staff’s expert knowledge of home décor makes Nest the ideal shopping experience.
Albert F. Rhodes
From their humble beginnings as a modest watch repair shop on North Second Street in downtown Wilmington, Albert F. Rhodes has evolved into one of Wilmington’s premiere providers of fine jewelry. Albert F. Rhodes sells a wide range of fine jewelry, including rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Styles run the gamut from traditional to contemporary to suit all tastes. In addition to their in-house jewelry inventory and custom design services, the Rhodes team can also repair your jewelry on site.
Butler's Electric Supply
Supplying the Carolinas with electrical and lighting services since 1948, Butler's Electric Supply is a staple of the local lighting industry. Butler's Electric Supply has steadily progressed over their decades in business. Their business location on Castle Street has expanded four times, with the current showroom providing the largest inventory in the area with 2,000 lighting fixtures on display. Butler's Electric Supply is known for professional and knowledge customer service and a fleet of six trucks ready to deliver orders throughout the region.
An intimate mastectomy product boutique, Pink Hope offers a ray of light for local breast cancer patients. Pink Hope carries an array of post mastectomy products, including post operation camisoles, bras, swimwear, lingerie, and accessories. Pink Hope invites customers to make appointments for private, professional fittings with their board certified staff, and they also offer in home consultations.
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.
A family-owned business, Leisure World carries a large 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 Co.
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.
Located next to Lovey’s in the Landfall Shopping Center, Unleashed specializes in high-quality products for dogs and cats. They offer a large selection of treats, toys, leashes, collars, and more. Does your dog need a bath but you don’t want to deal with the hassle at home? Unleashed has a self-serve dog wash area in the store; they provide everything you need for the bath except the dog. Unleashed also hosts pet rescue organizations, and they have a free meeting space for animal-oriented events.
Omega Sports specializes in shoes and apparel for an array of sports, including running, basketball, soccer, and much more. Founded in Greensboro in 1978, Omega Sports operates stores in 14 North Carolina communities. Omega Sports’ staff are experts in gait analysis and technical shoe fitting to provide customers with the perfect shoes. Unparalleled service and product knowledge in a small store environment sets Omega Sports apart from the competitors.
The charming ambiance, inviting landscaping, and unique collection of locally owned businesses make Lumina Station a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. With a design concept inspired by the Wrightsville Beach dance pavilion Lumina, the shopping center features rocking chairs, whimsical sculptures, and storybook bridges. Everything from designer boutiques to day spas to exercise facilities to restaurants can be found within one convenient location.
South End Surf Shop
As the name implied, South End Surf Shop is situated on the south end of Wrightsville Beach. South End Surf Shop carries well-known brands of surfboards, skateboards, body boards, and stand up paddleboards, such as Bing, Rusty, and Carver. They also sell male and female surf wear and accessories. Explore Wrightsville by renting surfboards, stand up paddleboards, body boards, bikes, and kayaks at South End. Most options can be rented for a half-day or full day. If you are new to surfing or stand up paddle boarding and want to see what they are all about, try one of South End’s private or group lessons.
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.