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Explore Downtown: Where to Shop

by | Jan 22, 2019 | Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington is Full of Unique Shops, While Exploring Make Sure You Check Out The Local Favorites! 

Two Sisters Bookery


Located within The Cotton Exchange, Two Sisters Bookery is a small, locally owned, unique bookstore. Surround yourself with lots of charm and warmth as you explore all the neat knickknacks. Two Sisters Bookery has a wide selection of local and regional titles, fun gifts, and an exciting kids department. As you explore all downtown has to offer, make sure Two Sisters Bookery is a spot you check out!

Ivy Cottage


Voted Wilmington’s Favorite Consignment and Antique Shop multiple years in a row, the Ivy Cottage is full of unique finds. From jewelry and glassware to furniture and antiques, whether you are shopping for someone or yourself, The Ivy Cottage is where you will find the perfect gift!

Cape Fear Spice Merchants


Cape Fear Spice Merchants is a locally owned spice store located in downtown Wilmington. Along with a wide variety of spices, Cape Fear Spice Merchants also carries loose leaf teas, oils and vinegar, and gifts.

Gems4You


Awarded Service Excellence by City Beat News, at Gems4You you will find all local art, all the time. The jewelry and other art Gems4You carries is made from herraw crystals and stones found in Asheville and Henderson North Carolina. All the gems are also mined by local miners. If you are truly looking for a store full of treasures Gems4You is where you should go!

Black Cat Shop


Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, the Black Cat Shop is truly one of a kind. If you want to become the gift giving hero, this is where you need to shop! The store is stocked full of randomly inspired fun and there is something for everyone of every age. Defy the norm at the Black Cat Shop, where everything is quirky, cool, unique and fun!

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About The Author

Lensey Wilson

After graduating from Meredith College with a degree in mass communication, I decided to move to West Palm Beach, Florida. Born and raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I could not imagine living too far from a coastal area. After spending nearly two years in Florida, I decided it was time to move back to North Carolina (maybe my love for Bojangles and Carolina barbecue had something to do with it!). I am very thankful that I now get to call Wilmington home and for having a career that lets me do what I love to do.

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