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If you are looking for fabulous and unique shops, Elkin has a wonderful selection from the historical downtown area all the way to the north end of Bridge Street. You'll find a variety of shops carrying everything from beautiful jewelry and elegant home accessories, to classic, whimsical and amusing gifts. Each shop specializes in its own wonderful array of items so unique, you'll return again and again. A variety of shops and boutiques are listed below, including fine jewelry, clothes boutiques, bookstores, gift shops, boutiques, interior decor and gently used treasures. 

Remember to click once on the first photo below each shop to see larger views of the pictures... 

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The Sample Store is located at 103 E Main Street. This specialty store is filled with fabrics, trim, holiday accessories, hand crafted and hand painted items done in-house. Beautiful arrangements and custom-made items are also available. Unique to the area, you won't want to miss this little shop that has been here since 1982! Hours are Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm and Saturdays 9:30am-2pm. Call 336-258-2441.

Yadkin Valley Quilts opened in September of 2017 at 109 W Main Street in downtown. Yadkin Valley Quilts is a working and teaching quilt studio specializing in creating custom quilts and memory quilts, and educating others in the art of quilting. 

We offer classes for beginner to advanced quilters, as well as quilt kits, blocks of the month, quilt-alongs, open sew times, and more.

Our studio also features handcrafted items from local and regional artisans, Custom Quilts, Memory & T-Shirt Quilts, Longarm Quilting, and Embroidery.

Stop in and satisfy your Quilty Pleasures!  We are open Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10-5pm. Thursday 10 am-8pm, and Saturdays 10-3pm. Closed Sunday and Wednesday. Open later some evenings for classes. Call (336) 258-8383 or visit website at 

The Foothills Arts Council also has a gift shop on site, filled with beautifully made pottery, art, glassware, fiber art, and so much more! Stop in during gallery hours, Thursday thru Saturday, noon till 6pm. For further info, click here for photos
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The Comics and Records Shop is located directly on S Bridge Street in downtown Elkin, just south of the RR tracks. Located next door to Elkin Antiques and Collectibles (in the long building with the mural of the Hugh Chatham Memorial Bridge on the backside), this little hidden gem is full of old record albums, 45's, CD's, and tons of comics and comic book paraphernalia, toys, t-shirts, hats, actions figures, games, and more!  They even have stereo equipment for sale if you need a turntable, stereo, and speakers. Currently, they have 15,000+ comics ranging from Golden Age to current, and offer Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Dell and Gold Key, plus many more.  They also have 12,000+ records including 78s, 45s, and 33s. Amazing selection!

Hours are Wed-Sat 10-6pm and Sunday, 1-6pm. If you have any questions, please call 336-526-3000.  Visit their FB page too, by clicking here

Gift Shops and Boutiques 

Aladdin's Hallmark is in North Elkin at 2119 N Bridge St (next to the Belk Department Store). This is not your ordinary Hallmark store, in fact it has some of the most interesting home accessories and colorful displays in town, and has been in this location for 21 years. Besides cards, stationary, and seasonal decorations, Tommie Ford (owner) also offers Willow Tree Collectibles, Tyler Candle Company, and Greenwich Bay Trading Company Botanic Soaps (made in Raleigh). 

This friendly group of girls wants you to know they carry floral arrangements, wreaths, wine-lovers gifts, lotions, baby gifts, holiday cards, can even buy a Christmas tree fully decorated. Plus, did you know they offer free gift wrapping? Don't miss this great shop... only minutes north of downtown Elkin. Call 336-835-6702. Store hours are Mon-Sat 10-7:30pm.  

Country Roads Emporium opened March 2019 at 240 Standard Street in downtown Elkin. Featuring Simply Southern clothing, Leaning Tree cards, gifts, garden decor, primitive home decor and accessories, gourmet dips and mixed savory cracker seasonings, and floral arrangements from home wreaths to cemetery flowers. They also offer Mayfield ice cream, smoothies, specialty coffees, shaved ice treats and even snow cream, with some indoor seating.  Stop by and visit owner Darlene Billings today! She might even have some baked goods for sale including cookies, brownies and even fried apple pies.  Hours Mon - Sat, 10am to 6pm. Call 336-526-7222. Email at or visit their FB page!

Simply Chic  is a new clothing boutique now open in downtown Elkin at 111 W Main Street.  They're a trendy, fashion forward boutique geared towards today‚Äôs professional and fun loving women.  Their clothing selection can easily go from the office to a night out, or just relaxing on the weekend.  "No matter your style, we have something for you!" says owner Beth Almond. 

Currently, their hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 11 am to 6pm. Extended hours are on Friday nights till 7pm, and they also open earlier on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am.  

Call 336-530-4360 or learn more at their Facebook page, Simply Chic Elkin.


Diana's Bookstore and More   is now located at 126 W Main Street, beside Royall's Soda Shoppe.  Diana's moved to W Main Street August 2015. WiFi access, coffee, new and used books, sitting areas, children's area, cards, toys, gifts for adults, children and babies, and they can also special order any book for you!  Hours are Monday- Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm, and Saturday, 9am to 4pm.  Call 336-835-3142 for more information. On Facebook or

During the fall, make sure you book your Haunted Historic Ghost Tour for a fun night out on the town, walking thru historic Elkin and learning about its scary past! 

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Gift Shop  is on the south end of the hospital at the Main Entrance Lobby, and has a fabulous selection of jewelry, home accessories, wall hangings, holiday decorations, baby gifts,lotions and so much more. The staff is all volunteer and all of the proceeds go towards hospital needs. There are so many beautiful things to buy, so whether you are visiting someone in the hospital, or just looking for aspecial, one-of-a-kind gift, this is a perfect place to shop and one of Elkin'sbest kept secrets! For more information,  call 336-527-7201 or go to Hours are 7 days a week from9:00-5:00pm. Volunteers work at the shop so times may vary slightly. Check under "Businesses you'll love reading about" to learn about the HCMH Thrift Shop on Main Street! 

The November Room - Shopping - Crafts - Coffee - Wine - Casual Seating. The November Room is bigger and better than ever and has relocated to 206 E Main Street! This store is owned by the same owners of the (previous) Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro & Bakery, but you'll find vendors with beautiful gifts ideas, clothing, home accessories, soaps, jewelry, furniture, and so much more. Check their fb page for weekly art classes offered in the evenings.

Over 30 vendors within, along with an exotic coffee and wine bar, pastries, cozy seating to for the men to relax in while the girls shop!

Hours are Tuesday - Thursday noon to 8pm; Friday and Saturday noon to 10pm. Call for more info: 336-258-2567  or visit on Facebook

New and Gently Used Treasures 

Trish's Open Air Market is located across from The Liberty at 227 E Main Street.  The building is filled with all kinds of treasures from antique trinkets and furniture to new accessories for the home. They also carry seasonal decorations.  Large garage doors open to the market, which tells you they are open for business! 

Questions?  Call Trish at 336-428-7656 or email