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Shopping Is Always Fun in North Myrtle Beach

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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When it comes to shopping in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing steals the limelight with its 50-plus national retail stores, specialty shops and unique boutiques tucked in a beautiful outdoor complex overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The venue’s lush landscaping and boardwalks enhance the experience.

Here are three shops you won’t want to miss when you’re visiting Barefoot Landing:

Wee-R-Sweetz – Best known for its made-from-scratch saltwater taffy, this family-owned business should be on every visitor’s itinerary. It’s not often you have the opportunity to watch this beach candy classic being made on 90-year-old machines. And you’ll get a sample tossed at you when you visit. The shop’s homemade fudge, chocolates and dipped fruits are equally delicious!

Purpleologist – Love the color purple? Then this is your store. The collection of purple-rific items for sale include apparel, shoes, jewelry and watches, books and stationery, home decor and accessories.

Faux Paws – If you haven’t guessed by its clever name, this is a gift shop for dogs with a few things for their two-legged companions, including T-shirts, hats and pajamas.

There are other fun places to shop in this coastal community. Consider these:

Little River Mini Mall – You could spend hours perusing through the 25,000 square feet of homemade crafts, jewelry, art, kitchenware and furniture in this fun little mall. Along with the new items, you’ll find affordably priced collectibles and antiques in the mall’s three buildings.

Bookends Used Bookstore – The name doesn’t tell the full story as this shop also sells new books and gifts for book lovers. The in-stock collection tops 18,000, with everything from fiction and romance to westerns and classic literature.

Judy’s House of Oldies – A must-see for shaggers and anyone who loves beach music, oldies, R&B classics and Soul. Along with CDs and music DVDs, you’ll find men’s and women’s shag dance shoes.

Everything Under the Sun – This indoor flea market offers, well, everything under the sun, including vintage and new jewelry, clothing, shoes, video games and even wigs.

North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market – Stock up on locally sourced meats, seafood, eggs, cheeses, vegetables and fruit, along with baked goods, jams and jellies, flowers and plants, and artisan crafts at this family-friendly farmers market. Located between City Hall and the Horry County Library, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays May through October.

Coastal North Tower – The collection of stores in this shopping center includes retailers like TJ Maxx, Ross, PetSmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Hobby Lobby, along with smaller shops, such as Strand Olive Oils and Style Me Boutique.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.