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 - The Shop 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, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
465 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 787-1877


Opened in 1986, Annawear offers an eclectic mixture of clothing, shoes and accessories, from affordable basics to the latest in designer jeans.
355 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4660

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.
302 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5784

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
4186 Cashiers Road
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4110

The Bungalow Boutique

The Bungalow Boutique offers luxury resort apparel and accessories for the well-dressed woman.
357 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-8555

Cabin Casuals

Cabin Casuals offers unique and comfortable casual and resort wear for the entire family, in a friendly, positive atmosphere. Brands include JAG Jeans, Pure Handknit, Life is Good, Lana Lee, Wild Palms, Gear for Sports, Neon Buddha, Ezze Wear and many others.
539 East Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-3320

Celebrity Collections

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!
352 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4994

Chintz & Co.

Chintz & Co.'s store is a quaint 100-year-old cottage filled with antiques and decorative accessories. Specializing in Chintz Chinaware from the 1940's, Chintz & Co. also sells handmade quilts and Amish furniture.
228 South 3rd Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4222

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.
233 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2083

Drake's Diamond Gallery

Specializing in fine designer and custom jewelry for the past 25 years, Drake's also offers in-house certified appraisals and master repairs.
152 South 2nd Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5858

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.
450 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5226

Dutchmans Designs

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.
342 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-8864

The Hen House

The Hen House offers beautiful handmade pottery, as well as a wide variety of specialty condiments and kitchen accoutrements.
488 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 787-2473

High Country Photo

High Country Photo is a friendly one-stop shop for high quality film and digital photo processing, plus in-house creation of calendars, photo books and other personalized products. A full line Canon and Fuji dealer, they also offer video and slide archiving, canvas prints, and a huge frame selection.
207 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5208

Highland Hiker

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.
547 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2511

Highlands Kids

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.
374 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5799

Highlands Emporium

A mini department store, Highlands Emporium sells an extensive assortment of merchandise, including luggage and travelware, handbags and wallets, bedding, home decor, picnic gear and more.
375 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-1062

Highlands Furs

Highlands Furs is a full service furrier with a huge selection of new and preowned furs. They also offer storage, repairs, restyling and more.
411 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 482-1452

House of Wong

In Highlands since 1970, House of Wong sells fine silk clothing, kimonos and accessories with a Japanese flair.
399 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-3865

Jackson Madeleine

Jackson Madeleine offers stylish, classic clothing and accessories for children, from newborn to twelve years of age, with a great selection of shoes, gowns and sporting attire.
290 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-1504

Jolies of St. Armands

Fine sportswear and accessories for men and women.
446 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-3963

McCulley's Cashmere

Fine Scottish cashmere, jewelry and accessories for men and women.
242 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4407

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 round.
2150 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2080

Mountainique Boutique

Mountainique Boutique sells unique ladies clothing, accessories, gifts, handbags, candles and potpourri, including items for those in the Red Hat Society.
341 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5800

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.
322 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5029

Peak Experience

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 Swarovski crystals.
2820 Dillard Road
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-0229


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.
Town Square, Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2100

Scudder's Galleries

Since 1976, Scudder's Galleries has conducted live auctions in their 16,000 sq. ft. facility for an impressive array of inventory, including oriental rugs, antique furniture, fine art, estate jewelry, bronzes, crystal, collectibles and much more. Auctions run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from June through November; the gallery itself is open year round.
352 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4111

The Stone Lantern

The Stone Lantern offers quality Asian porcelains, bronzes and furniture, as well as elegant jewelry from Hong Kong and Bangkok. The Stone Lantern is also the largest US importer of Ikebana equipment, tools, kenzan, scissors and related items.
395 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2769

Summit One Gallery

Summit One Gallery represents over 45 artists and craftsmen, primarily from the southeast, with an emphasis on traditional, rustic and urban art of the Carolinas and Georgia.
The Galleries
South 2nd Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2673

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.
341 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2262

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.
364 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-9415


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.
230 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-1880

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.
382 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-3160

Xtreme Threads

Xtreme Threads has the newest looks in surf and casual wear at mall prices. Shop for apparel, sunglasses, sandals, jewelry and accessories from Quiksilver, Roxy, Oakley, Billabong and others.
338 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4777