Shopping is one of the many things to do in Western North Carolina High Country with its vast options and relaxing environment. Banner Elk, Blowing Rock and Boone offer many products and specialty items unique to the High Country.
Banner Elk is filled with many privately owned specialty shops and artisan galleries. Located in downtown Banner Elk you will find BJ’s Resort Wear that serves the distinct womens clothing such as Zanella, David Brooks, Milller and Cassin Furs. BJ’s also carries fine accessories. Also downtown, you will note the abundant shops that feature fine jewelry, art galleries and home furnishings. Also located in Banner Elk you will find Tynecastle shopping center offering the High Country a bit of sophistication and class. To round out your afternoon of shopping, stop by Eric’s Cheese and Wine shop as well as Tanner Fine Ladies Wear.
Boone offers visitors with a one of a kind shopping experience on King Street. King Street is located at the perimeter of Appalachian State University’s campus and showcases many restaurants and specialty stores to meet the needs of visitors and Appalachian fans. While on King Street take a moment to check out the Emporiums that display many products, antiques and artwork. Located in the heart of Boone resides the Boone Mall that offers shoppers with a modernized shopping experience in its newly renovated facility.
Blowing Rock is located just a few miles from Boone and offers great shopping opportunities for those seeking fine antiques and specialty items to adorn the home. Downtown Blowing Rock features fine dining and fantastic shops that showcase works of local High Country artists. Storie Street Grille offers visitors and locals alike with a friendly, sophisticated atmosphere. Storie Street is known for its unbeatable service and Mediterranean inspired entrees that include seafood, beef, duck, pork and pastas. Also located in Blowing Rock is the Tanger Outlet stores that feature brands names such as Banana Republic, Liz Claiborne, J. Crew and Polo Ralph Lauren. Tanger Outlets attract many shoppers to the area and offers a relaxing outdoor shopping environment that is unique to the High Country.