Best of Wilmington NC Shopping 2020

Posted On July 8, 2020


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.

Appliance Store

Atlantic Appliance

A family-owned business for more than 70 years, Atlantic Appliance is the area’s premier appliance 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.

Art Gallery

Eclipse Artisan Boutique
910-799-9883 eclipseartisanboutique.com

Comprising its own floor of Blue Moon Gift Shops, Eclipse features the handmade, one-of-a-kind work of local and regional artists. A seven-time winner in this category, Eclipse showcases original paintings, photography, jewelry, custom-built furniture, sculpture, and pottery. The diversity of items presented at Eclipse sets it apart from a traditional gallery.

Bike Shop

Two Wheeler Dealer
910-799-6444, bikesarefun.com

For more than 45 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, 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 Blind Shutter & Closet Company

Featuring two showrooms, Wilmington Blinds Shutter & Closet Company creates beautiful custom window coverings for residential and commercial customers. Their staff makes house calls to assess customer needs and preferences and create designs accordingly. Known as professional, creative, and reliable, Wilmington Blinds Shutter & Closet Company has earned rave customer reviews.

Boat Dealer

910-256-8100, marinemax.com

Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced boater, MarineMax will cover all of your boating needs. MarineMax offers the perfect boat for every lifestyle, from yachts to pontoons to sport boats. As a business that values its community, MarineMax regularly plans events on Masonboro Island, the Intracoastal, and throughout the area for boaters to gather.

Bridal Boutique

Coastal Knot
910-619-0028, coastalknot.com

For a memorable and stress-free wedding gown shopping experience, brides turn to Coastal Knot Bridal. The store boasts a carefully selected collection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, veils, shoes, and accessories from top designers. The staff at Coastal Knot Bridal ensures each client finds the look of her dreams.

Bridal Registry

The Fisherman's Wife

The Fisherman’s Wife offers an extraordinary escape combining southeastern North Carolina's most wonderful assembly of fine china and accessories, personalized stationery and invitations, and creative gifts. They also boast an amazing staff of knowledgeable, friendly people who want your shopping experience to be easy and fun. Fisherman’s Wife thanks the readers of Wilmington Magazine for this recognition!

Car Dealership

Jaguar Land Rover Cape Fear

Jaguar Land Rover Cape Fear specializes in new, used, and certified pre-owned Land Rover vehicles. In addition to their extensive inventories, the professional staff at Jaguar Land Rover Cape Fear offer unsurpassed industry expertise. With a full finance team and a service and repair department, Jaguar Land Rover Cape Fear invites you to experience firsthand their passion for
Land Rovers.

Clothing for Kids

910-796-9997 dragonflieswilmington.com

Dragonflies hosts an array of children’s and baby clothing from sought-after brands like Kissy Kissy, Angel Dear, and Bella Tunno. Tucked inside Dragonflies is a store within a store featuring children’s clothes in a fun and inviting environment. Their selection of unique items and personalized customer service makes Dragonflies stand out.

Clothing for Men


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. bloke. provides attentive customer service, staying attuned to the products most relevant to their clients.

Clothing for Women

Island Passage
910-762-0484 islandpassageclothing.com

Island Passage has been carrying unique 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. Island Passage’s Bald Head store carries a collection of surf lifestyle brands as well as BHI t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Consignment Clothing Store

Hope Consignment

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

Home Again
910-679-4302 homeagainwilmington.com

Update your home for less with the upscale new and gently used home furnishings at Home Again. Home Again carries a wide assortment of furniture and décor consigned from interior designers, model homebuilders, furniture stores, and individuals. Staff are knowledgeable, but low pressure, and their website and email lists are updated regularly with the latest inventory.

Fabric Store

Artee Fabrics
910-686-2950 arteefabricsandhome.com

Offering thousands of custom fabrics, 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

910-256-2201, redixstore.com

Fishing enthusiasts will find everything they need for fishing tackle at Redix, a staple Wrightsville Beach store since 1969. Redix carries fishing hooks, lines, rods, baits, lures, and much more. The Redix staff is knowledgeable about local fishing and can direct you to the best fishing holes in town.

Furniture Store

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.

Garden Center

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.

Gift Store

Crabby Chic
910-799-4216, crabbychic.com

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

Nest Fine Gifts & Interiors
910-256-6378, nestfinegifts.com

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.


Perry's Emporium

According to Perry’s Emporium, the best part about the jewelry business is the ability to build lifelong relationships with customers. With 29 years of service to the Wilmington area, Perry’s has built a strong loyal customer base. It is a popular store for wedding jewelry, diamond earrings, custom jewelry, watch repair, and
much more.

Lighting Store

910-343-0334 fergusonshowrooms.com

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
910-679-4754, liliesandlace.net

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 makes shopping at Lilies & Lace a pleasant experience. With two decades of experience, Lilies & Lace is the preeminent resource for lingerie shopping in the Wilmington area.

Motorcycle Dealership

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.

Outdoor Furniture

Leisure World
910-392-7748 leisureworldcasual.com

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.

Outdoor Outfitters

Great Outdoor Provision Company
910-343-1648 greatoutdoorprovision.com

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.

Pet Store

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
910-256-5557 woofgangbakeryandgrooming.com

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.

Shoe Store

Monkee’s of Wilmington
910-256-5886 monkeeswilmington.com

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 best selection of shoes in Wilmington, head to Monkee’s.

Shopping Center

Lumina Station

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.

Surf Shop

Sweetwater Surf Shop
910-256-3821 sweetwatersurfshop.com

A mainstay of the Wrightsville Beach surf scene since 1976, Sweetwater Surf Shop carries all the major surf brands, including Billabong, O’Neill, and Quicksilver. Sweetwater is also a prime location to purchase or rent long and short boards, wet suits, and accessories. As a small, family-owned business, Sweetwater provides each client with individual attention. Sweetwater also strives to give back to the community by raising money for various nonprofit organizations.


910-256-2201, redixstore.com

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.