COVID-19 Update: Outer Banks Shopping

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Life on the Outer Banks is in a state of flux. We must take a break from dining out at restaurants and carry out from them instead. However, we can still shop! In fact, supporting local businesses becomes all the more important in times like these. Several shops and stores are offering sales for a little extra incentive. The majority of shops in the area still have the Open sign up, and they’re taking precautions recommended by the CDC, such as limiting the number of people in the shop at a time, reducing hours and cleaning (including disinfecting door handles and other shared surfaces) more frequently. Call before you go to check hours.

Open Outer Banks Stores and Shops

Absolutely Outer Banks (online shopping available)

Beads-N-Beans (coffee open, beads not available)

Birthday Suits

Blue Pelican Gallery (online only)

Buxton Village Books (online only now, planning to open shop in April)

Candy & Corks (online only)

Chip’s Wine, Beer & Cigars (online shopping available Facebook Live)

Cigarette City

The Cotton Gin

Downtown Books/Ducks Cottage

Foxy Flamingo (online shopping available)

Island Bookstore (physical locations closed to the public, but they’re accepting phone orders during business hours that can be picked up curbside or shipped)

Kitty Hawk Kites (online shopping available)

Seadragon + Yellowhouse Art Gallery

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine

The Village Market Red & White (offering delivery)

TW’s Bait & Tackle

Urban Cottage (online shopping available)

Ocracoke Variety Store

Village Craftsmen (online only)

Wee Winks Market

About the Author Hannah Lee Leidy
Hannah Lee is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer living on the Outer Banks. She graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Traveling is her passion, but nowhere ever feels as much like home as the Outer Banks. When not planning her next trip or adventure, Hannah Lee loves aimless drives down the Beach Road, spending copious amounts of time in coffee shops and reading every short story collection she gets her hands on.