Shopping in Highlands, North Carolina
Take a stroll down picturesque Main Street and browse the charming shops offering luxury sportswear, European and American antiques, unique gifts, home accessories and much more. When you're ready for a quick pick-me-up or a delicious full-course meal, check out our list of Highlands restaurants and coffee shops.
Acorns Boutique at Old Edwards Inn
Acorns offers an elegant shopping experience,
featuring fine European and American antiques, one-of-a-kind home
accessories and gifts. The upstairs boutique features designer clothing,
handbags, jewelry and more. Acorns is conveniently located next to the Inn,
the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
Acorns on Church
Acorns on Church offers unique antiques, home décor, new furniture, fine linens and bedding, rugs and artwork, hand-selected from all over the world.
Alyxandra's specializes in fine women’s clothing, featuring brands such as Bianca, Peace of Cloth, Jude Connally, Stehmann Slacks and Magaschoni.
Opened in 1986, Annawear features an eclectic mixture of clothing, shoes and accessories, from affordable basics to the latest in designer jeans.
Appalachian Harvest sells hand stirred and poured small batch gourmet condiments: jams, preserves, chutneys, butters and pickled items, all made without artificial colors or preservatives.
Bags on Main
Bags on Main offers a wide array of fashion handbags, travel bags and accessories, as well as ladies wraps.
Bardo is a home goods store with sustainably produced, eclectic, handmade home furnishings and fair trade décor.
Bear Mountain Outfitters
Bear Mountain Outfitters has a large selection of outdoor adventure
apparel, casual clothing, hiking boots and
other footwear for the entire family.
The Brier Patch
The Brier Patch sells fine antiques, decorative accessories,
needlepoint and home furnishings,
as well as a large selection of permanent flowers designed by
William C. Wood. Exclusive area retailer of plein air impressionist paintings
by Jo Ann Williams Walker
An authorized Orvis dealer, Brookings offers a full line of men's and women's outdoor gear — clothing, boots and shoes, fishing rods, reels and accessories, hunting and shooting supplies, plus Orvis dog beds, leashes, collars and toys. Brookings is owned and staffed by experienced fly fishermen, hunters, outfitters and guides.
Shop a large selection of home accessories including lighting, antiques, pillows, soaps, throws, rugs and other accents.
Celebrity Collections offers each valued customer the 'red carpet' experience! With licensed replicated jewelry collections of Hollywood stars, Jacqueline Kennedy and Downton Abbey, as well as inspired collections of Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and famous designers... there is a special piece for everyone to add to their jewelry box!
Browse a beautiful assortment of Christmas ornaments and holiday-related accessories. Brands include Christopher Radko, Guillermo Forchino, Old World, Ditz Design and Jim Shore
Christmas Tree on the Hill
Founded in 1975, Christmas Tree on the Hill is Highlands’ original Christmas shop, offering Christopher Radko, Department 56 Villages, Byers' Choice Carolers, Joy To The World (Pet Set and Glitterazzi), LGB Trains, Christian Ulbricht, Patricia Breen Designs, Steinbach Nutcrackers and more.
CK Swan and Harllee Gallery
CK Swan features fine furnishings, silver, china, glass, lighting
and other items for the home from the 1700's to today. Harllee Gallery showcases original art and functional crafts by
regional and national artists. Pieces for sale include paintings,
photography, art glass, turned wood, pottery and jewelry.
Colonel Mustard Specialty Food
Colonel Mustard has a large variety of gourmet spices, sauces, oils, condiments, jellies, jams, pickles, relishes, peppers, honeys and more unique food items. There's something for everyone.
C. Orrico features stylish fashions for women, from mountain chic to comfortable sophistication. Fresh looks for all ages.
Browse handmade American crafts, décor and accessories, and antique Southern Piedmont furniture, as well as a wide selection of handcrafted lighting.
The Dry Sink
The Dry Sink offers all kinds of merchandise, from kitchen cookware, gadgets and small appliances to candles, glassware, bath and body items and Hallmark cards. You're sure to find something you can't resist.
Dutchmans Designs features an inviting collection of cottage and rustic home furnishings, unique accessories and whimsical gifts in its two-story location on Main Street. Don't miss the fragrant candles, diffusers and potpourri sold by the scoop.
Elevation of Highlands
Elevation of Highlands specializes in women’s clothing from sportswear to stylish and sophisticated selections; they also carry high-end shoes.
This luxury linen boutique features brand names such as Pacific Coast Feather Company, Royal Tradition, Europa Fine Linens, Reed Family Linens, Kassatex and Bedford Cottage Kennebunk Home.
Highland Hiker Cabin Store, The Hiker on Main and Highland Hiker Shoes
Highland Hiker has been outfitting hikers, fishermen, and travelers for over 25 years, with a wide selection of gear, clothing and shoes for backpacking, fly fishing, camping, hiking and adventure travel.
Highlands Fine Art and Estate Jewelry
Highlands Fine Art and Estate Jewelry specializes in estate and modern jewelry, offering a large selection of diamonds of all shapes and sizes, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and jewelry of all kinds, as well as art glass.
Highlands Furs is a full service furrier with a huge selection of new and preowned furs. They also offer storage, repairs, restyling and more.
Highlands Gem Shop
Not only the oldest gem store in Macon County, the Highlands Gem Shop has been a Highlands landmark since 1952. This shop offers an extensive collection of antique, estate and modern jewelry and is also a full-service fine jewelry store providing customer jewelry repair and redesigning.
Highlands Kids features high quality, name brand children's apparel, including Deux par Deux, Biscotti, Hartstrings, Haven Girl, Sarah Louise, Viva La Fete, Catimini, Gund, My Boy Sam, MIS-TEE-V-US, and Zutano.
Highlands Mountain Paws
This boutique for dogs and dog lovers offers treats, toys, apparel, grooming products and more
Resonating with a traditional yet discerning client, the J.McLaughlin look can be described as innovatively nostalgic. The fashion impact is two-fold: world-class quality silks, sporty cottons and cashmeres alongside tongue-in-chic martini-glass embroidered Bermudas, feather minis and statement-making hybrid prints.
Jannie Bean Designs
Specializing in fine designer and custom jewelry for the past 35 years, Jannie Bean's also offers in-house certified appraisals and master repairs.
Jolies of Highlands
Jolie’s offers homewares and décor and a variety of gifts, as well as women’s sportswear and accessories with a target clientele of women in their 30s and up.
Julianna’s sells a mix of whimsical gifts and decorative home accessories.
Lulu Bleu is an upscale women’s boutique with an assortment of daywear, dresses, loungewear and lingerie for all women. The collection is hand-picked and continually updated with fresh finds.
Fine Scottish cashmere, jewelry and accessories for men and women.
Mirror Lake Antiques
Mirror Lake Antiques is a true antiques shop with estate jewelry,
art and cut glass, fine porcelain, pottery and sterling silver pattern matching. The shop
is open from Spring to Christmas; mail order is available year
The Molly Grace
The Molly Grace offers gifts for all occasions, including home goods, local goods, décor, and more, showcasing classic taste with a contemporary twist.
Nancy's Fancys and The Exchange
A must-see shopping experience for men and women, Nancy's Fancys and
The Exchange offer an expansive selection
of upscale ladies lingerie and gentlemen's clothing under one roof.
Peak Experience is a gallery of fine handcrafted jewelry, antiques,
accessories and kitchen amenities. Interesting goods include
handpainted Portuguese ceramic tile wall murals signed by the
artist, and one-of-a-kind Mother of Pearl evening bags with
Potpourri, Potpourri 2 and Potporri Eyewear
Potpourri and Potpourri 2 are boutiques offering an ever-changing selection of gifts, accessories and apparel. Potpourri Eyewear is Highland’s exclusive eyewear store featuring designer and brand name frames for both sunglasses and prescription glasses.
Discover this fun boutique featuring classic women’s apparel, an extensive line of accessories, body care items and more.
Rosenthal's features designer women's apparel from the some of
the world's finest fashion houses. Collections include St.
John, Ellen Tracy, Dana Buchman, Max Mara, Oscar de la Renta,
Burberry, Escada and Ralph Lauren. Rosenthal's also carries a large
selection of furs.
The Southern Way
The Southern Way specializes American-made clothing and accessories with an emphasis on products from the Southeast.
The Spice and Tea Exchange of Highlands
In an old-world spice traders’ atmosphere, The Spice and Tea Exchange offers more than 140 spices, over 80 exclusive hand-mixed blends, 16 naturally-flavored sugars, an array of salts from around the world, and more than 30 exotic teas. They focus on providing high quality products and accessories to home cooks, chefs, and tea lovers.
The Stone Lantern
The Stone Lantern offers quality Asian porcelains, bronzes and furniture, as well as
jewelry from Hong Kong and Bangkok. The Stone Lantern is also the
largest US importer of Ikebana equipment, tools, kenzan, scissors
and related items.
The Summer House
The Summer House offers complete home furnishings in a variety of styles, from rustic to contemporary. It features an extensive showroom, a kitchen store, and showcases for porch and patio, bed and bath, dining and living rooms, as well as a large selection of accessories and décor. Open year round.
TJ Bailey for Men
TJ Bailey for Men sells designer men's sportswear, perfect for
the Highlands lifestyle. Find quality casual clothes for civilized
fun, including shoes, belts and more in this charming shop.
The Toy Store
The Toy Store is chock full of fun things for kids of all ages, including
classic board and strategy games, toys by Brio, Lego and Playmobil,
stuffed animals, magic tricks and pranks, dominos, puzzles, retro
items for teens and more.
Open year round.
Vivace is a lively boutique featuring current trends in women's
clothing, jewelry, handbags, furs, hats, rainwear and more from a
variety of edgy designers.
Wit's End Shops
A Highlands tradition since 1940, Wit's End offers classic ladies apparel,
unique gifts, home decor and a children's corner.
White Harvest Living
White Harvest Living offers American-made products including clothing, jewelry and accessories, bath and body products, and home décor, hand-selected from across the nation.
Whole Life Market
In addition to offering the widest variety of organic produce and meats on the Plateau, Whole Life Market sells a large assortment of natural products and gifts that include high quality nutritional supplements and herbs, non-toxic household cleaners, natural beauty products, pet supplies, and handmade accessories, as well as eco-friendly gifts.