Best of Wilmington NC Shopping 2021
11 Jul 2021
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.
A family-owned business since 1948, 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 at competitive prices. 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. An eight-time winner in this category, Eclipse showcases original paintings, photography, jewelry, custom-built furniture, sculpture, and pottery. The diversity of items at Eclipse along with the element of surprise sets it apart from a traditional gallery.
Two Wheeler Dealer
For more than 45 years, Two Wheeler Dealer has been supplying Wilmington with high-quality 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.
Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced boater, MarineMax will cover all of your boating needs. MarineMax sells the perfect boat for every lifestyle, from yachts to sport boats, and they also service and maintain 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.
Camille’s carries many of the most sought after bridal designers, 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 bridesmaids and flower girl dresses as well as tuxedo rentals. With an alterations specialist on staff, Camille’s can offer customized alterations for that perfect fit.
The Fisherman's Wife
The Fisherman’s Wife offers 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!
Land Rover Cape Fear
Land Rover Cape Fear specializes in new, used, and certified pre-owned Land Rovers. In addition to their extensive inventories, the professional staff at Land Rover Cape Fear offer unsurpassed industry expertise. With a full finance team and a service and repair department, Land Rover Cape Fear invites you to experience firsthand their passion for
CLOTHING FOR KIDS
Memories of a Child
With more than 6,000 square feet, Memories of a Child is the area’s largest children’s and maternity resale shop. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Patriot Dive Center
In addition to scuba dive training, a full retail store featuring scuba, snorkeling, and spear fishing gear can be found at the Patriot Dive Center. This PADI Elite 5 Star Dive Center was founded with the philosophy that “scuba diving is an adventure that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.”
Offering thousands of custom fabrics, Artee Fabrics provides all the fabrics and furnishings to 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
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.
The Frame Masters
The Frame Masters have been providing custom and ready-made frames locally since 1970. Their staff are creative artists able to create custom frames to showcase your photography, art, or other items. The right frame can transform a keepsake or piece of art, and The Frame Masters offers an incredible array of frames at affordable prices along with unique home accessories and gifts.
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. Customers can 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 accessories and unique gifts. With a motif of sea stars throughout the store, Crabby Chic’s environment is unmistakably coastal and warm. They carry several top brands for gifts and home furnishings, such as Resolve candles and Echo of the Dreamer jewelry.
Nest Fine Gifts & Interiors
Located in The Forum, Nest Fine Gifts & Interiors prides itself on its warm, inviting environment specializing in unique décor and 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 makes Nest the ideal shopping experience.
According to Perry’s Emporium, the best part about the jewelry business is the ability to build lifelong relationships with customers. With 30 years of service to the Wilmington area, Perry’s has built a strong loyal customer base. It is a popular store for wedding and engagement jewelry, diamond earrings, custom jewelry, watch repair, and much more.
Bayside Lighting Design Center
Bayside Lighting Design Center is a 7,000-square-foot lighting showroom full of high-quality lighting fixtures at competitive wholesale prices. Homeowners, builders, and interior designers appreciate Bayside’s unmatched inventory of lighting fixtures and knowledgeable, expert staff. Bayside Lighting is part of Bayside Electrical Supply, a family-owned business operating in Wilmington since 1990.
The Bra Shoppe
The Bra Shoppe specializes in bra fittings for girls and women of all ages for a wide variety of occasions, from every day to special events. They carry a wide selection of lingerie and nightwear in sizes small to 6X, and they also feature bridal lingerie and bridal shower registries. Their knowledgeable staff provide expert advice and will even provide minor alterations free of charge.
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 clothing boutiques to day spas to exercise facilities to restaurants can be found within one location.
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 also carry men’s and women’s motorcycle gear, apparel, and gifts. Carolina Coast offers financing and the option to try a bike before you buy it.
A family-owned business, Leisure World carries a large inventory of high-quality 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 35 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 lover's 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, a repeat winner in this category.
Surf City Surf Shop
Surf City Surf Shop carries the Cape Fear area’s largest selection of entry-level to advanced surf boards from top brands such as Channel Islands, Lost, and Stewart. They also feature a wide variety of surfing wetsuits, gear, sunglasses, and other accessories, as well as swimwear. In business since 1978, their friendly customer service and unmatched selection make them a fan favorite.
A locally-owned women’s boutique in The Forum, Tres Bleu takes top honors for swimwear this year. Carrying a wide variety of top swimwear brands such as Beach Riot, Capittana, and Charlie Holliday, they cater to the laid-back beach lifestyle. Tres Bleu stays on top of the latest trends and constantly updates their inventory.