Shopping for Unique Style in Avon, NC


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In Avon, NC, I went shopping at this adorable gift shop called The Salty Sandollar Boutique! If you are familiar with the Outerbanks area, you might know that Avon is one of the beach towns that line the North Carolina Atlantic Ocean border.

I had visited Frisco, NC the year before for a lovely beach vacation, and of course had to come back for round 2! The area is very spread out and devoid of large crowds, allowing relaxation and spacious beaches. Travelers can enjoy dining at a local restaurant, or book time trying out a water sport activity.

You won’t find large chain stores, though! Most of the clothing stores are independently owned, which makes boutiques like The Salty Sandollar truly one-of-a-kind! The store prides itself on being a “fun, unique store” according to their Facebook Business Page.

Exclusive Clothing and Gifts

Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by the fashion available at this cute little gift shop. It is located in a tiny strip mall made of cedar wood that reminded me of driftwood.

Technically, the store is a gift shop because in addition to apparel, it also sells items like glassware, home decor, jewelry, and candles. I think I may have spent close to two hours shopping in this amazing Avon, NC gem!

I browsed through every clothing rack and found the most unique pieces, all very reasonably priced!

They had mostly women apparel, and maybe only a few children or men’s clothes. However, their inventory was not limited to one age group or size;  literally, I felt like anyone could walk in there and find something they love.

My Interesting Finds

The first item that caught my eye was tie dye and butterfly print bucket hats! Bucket hats are a 90’s fad that has come back in the last year or so, and it was exciting to find these there!

Butterfly print bucket hats sitting on a display shelf

Next I came across a rack of flirty, fun and sexy styles that I definitely would not find anywhere else. Embellished dresses and cut-out tops were waiting to make their debut for a night out on the town! I never expected to find these items while shopping in Avon, NC, mostly due to its’ rather quiet beach atmosphere.

It is typical for shore town clothing boutiques to sell beachwear (I mean, that’s obvious, right?). But, The Salty Sandollar did not disappoint in that aspect, either! I really loved their large selection of straw handbags! One had a couple of coffee bean seashells embellished on the side, and another displayed a straw weave design. So cute!

I didn’t stare at the jewelry for too long, but some of the selection included beaded anklets, turtle pendant necklaces, dainty chains, and an “OBX” monogram.

Beach themed jewelry laid out on a display shelf

I tried on this beautiful island dress below, but it was too long for me, so I decided not to get it.

black and purple tropical flower print dress

I did purchase a pastel tie dye camisole, and a V-neck abstract tank top by Soieblu.

woman trying on a tie dye cami

soieblue abstract tank top

Put it on Your Shopping Radar When in Avon, NC!

If you are looking for a place to go shopping in Avon, NC, definitely stop by The Salty Sandollar Boutique! You will love it! It’s conveniently located next to a beverage shop as well, so you can grab a coffee or smoothie before you browse!

I enjoy finding and exploring clothing boutiques wherever I go because of their distinctive atmosphere and unique apparel. AND not to mention the eccentric, outgoing people that work in them!

It’s the best shopping adventure!

Just a reminder that when you buy from boutiques, it supports small business. How amazing is that?

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