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Highlands, North Carolina Shopping

Enjoy Highlands, North Carolina shopping by taking a stroll down picturesque Main Street while browsing the charming shops offering luxury sportswear, European and American antiques, unique gifts, home accessories and much more. Most of the shops on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau are owner operated and provide a wonderful level of personalized service. 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. To learn more about the Western North Carolina area, check out our NC Living Magazine!

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Scroll down to learn about the shops in Highlands.


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, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
212 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 787-1877

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. 
Corner on 4th and Church Streets
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 787-2640

ACP Home Interiors

ACP Home Interiors offers furniture and decor in the Industrial, Farmhouse, Transitional, and Coastal Chic styles.
1990 Dillard Road
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4500

Alyxandra's Boutique

Alyxandra's specializes in fine women’s clothing, featuring brands such as Bianca, Peace of Cloth, Jude Connally, Stehmann Slacks and Magaschoni. 
219 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4378


Opened in 1986, Annawear features 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

Appalachian Harvest

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.
305 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(800) 957-4255

Bags on Main

Bags on Main offers a wide array of fashion handbags, travel bags and accessories, as well as ladies wraps.
364 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-9415


Bardo is a home goods store with sustainably produced, eclectic, handmade home furnishings and fair trade décor.
460 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4020

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


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.
273 Spring Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 482-9444

Cabin Couture

Shop a large selection of home accessories including lighting, antiques, pillows, soaps, throws, rugs and other accents. 
468 Carolina Way
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-3909

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

Christmas Cottage

Browse a beautiful assortment of Christmas ornaments and holiday-related accessories. Brands include Christopher Radko, Guillermo Forchino, Old World, Ditz Design and Jim Shore
310 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4129

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.
357 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-3687

CK Swan and Harllee Gallery

CK Swan features fine furnishings, silver, china, glass, lighting and other items for the home from the 1700s 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

Classic Links and Luggage

Classic Links and Luggage features the newest styles in women's golf, fitness, yoga and leisure apparel and accessories, as well as luggage and other travel items.
381 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 533-9954

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 to suit everyone's palate.
341 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-8697

C. Orrico

C. Orrico features stylish fashions for women, from mountain chic to comfortable sophistication. Fresh looks for all ages.
343-A Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-9122

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

Elevation of Highlands

Elevation of Highlands specializes in women’s clothing from sportswear to stylish and sophisticated selections; they also carry high-end shoes.
330 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-0100

High Cotton

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. 
411 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5114

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.
601 Main Street, 561 Main Street and 547 Main Street 
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5298, (828) 526-8673 and (828) 526-2511

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.
388 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-0656

Highlands Furs

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

Highlands Gem Shop

Not only the oldest gem store in Macon County, the Highlands Gem Shop has also 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.
201 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 787-2767

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

Highlands Mountain Paws

This boutique for dogs and dog lovers offers treats, toys, apparel, grooming products and more
390 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-7297

J. McLaughlin

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.
318 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-0844

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.
152 South 2nd Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5858

Lulu Bleu

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.
366 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4306

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 antique 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.
215 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2080

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.
207 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-8390


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 hand-painted 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


Potpourri, Potpourri 2 and Potpourri 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.
341 Main Street, 374 Main Street and 376 Main Street 
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-9888, (828) 526-8886 and (828) 526-8886


Discover this fun boutique featuring classic women’s apparel, an extensive line of accessories, body care items and more.
114 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 482-0194



Rosenthal's features designer women's apparel from 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.
375 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2100

The Southern Way

The Southern Way specializes in American-made clothing and accessories with an emphasis on products from the Southeast.
338 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-4777



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.
330 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 482-1609

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 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.
2089 Dillard Road
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5577


Vivace is a lively boutique featuring chic women's clothing, jewelry, handbags, furs, hats, rainwear and more from a variety of upscale designers.
230 South 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-1880



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


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.
537 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 421-8915


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


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.
680 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5999