For an island that's relatively isolated, the variety and quality of Ocracoke shopping may surprise you. From surf shops, art galleries, boutiques and more, shopaholics can spend days looking around and still not hit all the stops. These independently owned businesses contain treasures like handmade coffee mugs and individually fashioned jewelry, and they’re just waiting to be found by you. Ocracoke shopping is distinct from other shopping in that you won't find a single chain store on the island. They're all owned or operated by locals who have an eye for what represents their island well. The inventory inside of Ocracoke shops is even surprising, and there’s no telling what you’ll find inside. You could go to a bookstore hoping to find your next beach read and leave with the book, plus a homemade bar of soap and latte in hand. The eclectic mixture of merchandise might just let you find that quirky memento that's perfectly reminiscent of your island experience. With so many goodies to buy, Ocracoke shopping sales allow you to get your favorite things for great prices. Thanks to Ocracoke shopping sales, that wonderful piece of artwork you're dying to purchase may become a little cheaper. Or that sweater that you’ve had your eye on all season may suddenly go on sale. Done and done. Usually most Ocracoke shopping sales happen around holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, but it isn’t hard to find sales happening somewhere on the island at all times. Check out the listings below to see which stores are having sales and when. Happy shopping!
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