Take a little of the High Country with you!

From the eclectic shops in downtown Boone to the designer-brand outlets in Blowing Rock, shopping in the High Country is quite the adventure. Spend a few hours, a full day or an entire week exploring our many specialty shops in each of our unique communities. You definitely won’t leave empty-handed.

Step back in time at Mast General Store and stock up on a wide variety of merchandise from candy to souvenirs. Or browse through the many art galleries on the quaint streets of Boone, Blowing Rock and beyond for art in all forms by talented local artists. The High Country arts scene is huge, and there are dozens of painters, sculptors and other artists from across the area creating beautiful pieces inspired by the scenic background of mountains and forests.

North Carolina is famous for its wood furniture, and you’ll find many home décor and furniture stores with an amazing selection of unique tables, chairs, bed frames, dressers and more. Hand-carved wooden furniture and wood inlay pieces by local artisans make a unique statement in any home. There are also many other enticing home accents available at specialty stores across the region, including rugs, lamps, crafts, ceramics, accessories and loads of antiques. Those who crave the thrill of the hunt will love browsing through the many antique malls and stores.

If you’d rather buy for yourself than for your home, you’re also in luck in the High Country. Find a wide array of designer clothes at the Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock, or head to the many chic and eclectic shops in Boone. Boone Mall also has several brand-name stores offering up a wide selection from clothes and accessories to luggage and sporting goods.

A piece of locally-crafted jewelry can make a great souvenir for your High Country vacation, not to mention a wonderful accessory you’ll treasure for years. Silver and gems are popular among local jewelers, many of whom create totally one-of-a-kind pieces and nature-inspired designs.

From hand-crafted pottery to stylish women’s wear, the High Country has all the makings of a top-notch shopping destination. Check out these fabulous finds from local stores, and take a little piece of the High Country back home with you.