Category Archives: Shopping

A beach getaway is a great time for leisure shopping! Topsail Island has lots of great shops, whether you’re looking for home decor, beach-inspired jewelry, or souvenirs to remember your vacation.

Our local Topsail Island blogger is recommending the best vintage stores, gift shops, places to do your holiday shopping, thrift stores, homemade soap shops, department stores for your beach needs, beachy chic boutiques, surf and sports shops, unique furniture and interior decorating companies, gardening centers, art galleries and craft markets, jewelers… The list goes on!

You might want to bring an extra suitcase on your Topsail Island vacation so you have room to bring back goodies. Keep reading our Topsail Island shopping blog to find our local recommendations!

Miss Carla’s Oldies and Goodies Furniture and More: Vintage and Antique Paradise

  Passing through Hampstead on the way to Topsail Island, I’m sure it’s caught your attention – the old, white church building with the adjoining cemetery that sits right up next to Highway 17. If you gave it more than … Continue reading

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The Turtle Factory: Topsail Island’s Fun Store

What does a military wife do with her time while she waits for her husband to retire? Why, she opens a gift store, extraordinaire, and calls it “The Turtle Factory!” Of course, it didn’t begin that way. Ann Krieger started … Continue reading

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Topsail Island Holiday Shopping Guide 2017- Part II

My husband just confirmed that I am indeed a shopaholic! “Donna,” he says, “How many stores can you write about? You’ve already written one blog filled with places to shop for the holidays and now you’re writing a ‘Part II’ … Continue reading

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Topsail Island Holiday Shopping Guide 2017 – Part I

Just in case you’re wondering about where to find the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone, don’t despair! You needn’t get in your car and drive out of town, fighting holiday traffic to “shop ’til you drop!”  I have … Continue reading

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The Master’s Touch Thrift Store – Sneads Ferry

  Attention all thrift store shoppers! The Master’s Touch Thrift Store has moved to a new location in the Treasure Realty Shopping Plaza! The great news is that the store has doubled its size – which means more space, bargains, … Continue reading

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Carolina Shores Natural Soap – Handmade Island Luxury

When Carolina Shores Natural Soap opened in Surf City a few months ago, it didn’t just “spring” up overnight. No, it was the result of one lady’s hard work and a passion to make the finest handcrafted soaps, lotions, scrubs … Continue reading

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Roses Express: The “Vacation Zone” for Sneads Ferry and North Topsail Beach

    I know it’s not just me. Many of you may not want to admit it, but you love this magical store, Roses Express, as much as I do. You love the fact that it is like an outpost … Continue reading

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Topsail Island Shopping: Mia’s Marketplace

  by Donna Byrd Beachy Chic Shopping on Topsail Island If your idea of beachcombing is looking for treasures while shopping in alluring beach shops on and around Topsail Island, then I’ve found just the place for you! From the … Continue reading

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Bert’s Surf Shop Surf City – Icon of the Carolina Beaches

by Donna Byrd   There are some things that just go together: beach towels and beach chairs, sunscreen and sunglasses, bikinis and cover-ups, Coronas and lime slices, sand pails and shovels, fried shrimp and cocktail sauce, beach vacays and Bert’s … Continue reading

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Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City

by Donna Byrd   I was walking around a popular local grocery store in the Surf City area the other day, trying to think of a seafood dish I could fix for dinner. While in the produce department, I saw … Continue reading

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