Visit Highlands, NC
Shopping & More
Shopping & More
Home to a thriving community of local shops and artisans, offering an impressive range of products and services catering to both locals and tourists alike. The shops include clothing boutiques, gift shops, specialty food stores, and outdoor gear outfitters, providing things to do and shopping in Highlands for everyone.
Home to a thriving community of local shops and artisans, offering an impressive range of products and services catering to both locals and tourists alike. The shops include clothing boutiques, gift shops, specialty food stores, and outdoor gear outfitters, providing something for everyone.
A unique aspect of these shops is their emphasis on locally-made and handcrafted goods, such as artisanal cheeses, handmade soaps, and pottery. Strolling along the quaint streets of Highlands and browsing the local shops is an experience not to be missed, and is a highlight of any visit to the town.
Shopping & Art Galleries
Ann Jacobs Gallery
394 Main Street
A Highlands art tradition for over 20 years featuring regional, national and international painting, sculpture and folk art.
NC 107 S
Outside you will find plenty of locally made smoke vine baskets, garden ornaments and rustic porch accessories. Inside, there are rare treasures from the region and around the world. A an entire room of dried flowers and high-quality silks at next to wholesale prices. You will also find upholstered and rustic furniture.
Bryant Art Glass Studio
260 Franklin Road
Visual delight of hand crafted glass done in flowers, birds, bears and other nature designs of various plants and animals in various colors ranging from $15-$150.
Carolina Gallery of Fine Art
417 4th St N
Highlands’ original Christmas shop is now in its 26th season. An exclusive “Gold Key Dealer” for Department 56, they offer unique displays of the Snow Village, the new Seasons Bay and all five Heritage Villages. They are Highlands exclusive dealer for Christopher Radko and Patricia Breen ornaments, Byer’ Choice Carolers and Margaret Furlong angels. They also carry Polonaise glass ornaments and many one-of-a kind collectible Santas. The Christmas Tree has an additional shop across the street featuring a wide selection of German nutcrackers, LGB trains, Snowbabies, toys and Christmas fantasies “for children of all ages”.
233 N. 4th St.
Furnishings and artful objects for the home and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Highlands Wine Shop
John Collette Fine Art
The gallery features paintings, sculpture and art glass by many of today’s most celebrated artists.
Juliana’s offers a mix of antiques, decorative accessories and whimsical gifts. The shop specializes in Majoica, antique silver plate and vintage lamps as well as other unique antique items. Gift items range from dollhouse miniatures, picture frames, reproduction sterling, marcasite, jewelry, Kennebunk throws and stuffed animals.
Mirror Lake Antiques
“On the Hill” Highlands, NC 828-526-2080 Specialties include estate and contemporary jewelry and sterling silver flatware. The shop also features beautiful hand-painted china, cut glass, flow blue English transfer ware and oriental.
Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass
Chestnut Street (0ff 64 East) Highlands, NC 828-526 -3427 Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday May-October. No admission fee but donations are appreciated. The American Brilliant Period, which ran from 1876 to 1916, produced dazzling works of cut and engraved glass designed and created by master craftsmen. Today those pieces are coveted by collectors. The Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass makes it possible for everyone to appreciate this art. The museum has displayed over 400 pieces of antique glass from their exquisite collection and features many rare shapes and patterns, including oil lamps, punch bowls, ice cream sets and numerous other items.
2820 Dillard Road NC 106 (1 mile from South of Highlands, Country Club) 828-526-0229 Peak Experience carries fine hand crafted items from around the world such as hand-embroidered Arriolas carpets; hand painted Azuelos (tile) murals and specially made whimsical and distinctive ceramics for home and garden. Also accent furniture and fine furnishings including tables, chairs, linens, china, crystal, silver and Meissen porcelain.
32 Canoe Point Cashiers, NC 828-743-3172 Offers an astonishing collection of handcrafted hickory, willow, and cedar furniture as well as upholstered furniture and distinctive accessories.
Wright Square Highlands, NC 828-526-4807 Offers a wide variety of genuinely, handcrafted, unique decorative accessories and gifts of top quality, ranging from the pottery of 45 artists to the softest of throws and blankets; from exceptional woodwork of museum quality to the results of the blacksmith’s anvil.
Hwy 106-Dillard Road Highlands, NC 828-526-5577 Barry & Paula Jones store is the showroom for Tiger Mountain Woodworks, which started in 1988. Known for their rustic furniture, they have branched out to include heart pine reproductions of pieces from the 1800’s, a custom 10-foot dining table, sideboards, and corner cabinets. The handcrafted furnishings are shown with antique collectibles, unique art and home furnishings. Summerhouse Gallery features the works of local and regional artists, paintings, sculpture, pottery, wood burnings and photography.
Summit One Gallery
South Second Street Highlands, NC 828 526-2673 Representing regional artists and those of national importance; over 60 artists and craftsmen, many of whom are included in permanent collections of museums. Open year round www.summitonegallery.com
The Shuptrine Gallery
369 Main Street