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Discover Bryson City’s Relaxed, Affordable Shopping Experience

Whether you are shopping for a small souvenir or furniture, clothing, outdoor gear, unique arts and crafts or a pair of flip flops – you can find it all in Bryson City. Our town may be small but we offer a variety of stores. If we don’t have it, you probably don’t need it.


Antiquing in Bryson City. There’s No Telling What You’ll Find.

Bryson City’s three downtown antique stores offer an endless variety of old time goods.

Want a Lasting Reminder of Your Time In The Smokies? Consider an Original Painting By One of These Bryson City Artists.

It means more when you’ve met the artist and understand the inspiration – and passion – for their art.

Books on Every Block in Bryson City.

Forget the big box bookstores. Explore local shops with selections for all ages and interests.

  • Smoky Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market

    Smoky Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market is held every Friday & Saturday, 9am - 2pm, at the Aquarium Park, May through October. Shop for local, fresh produce, baked goods, honey, preserves, and local crafts. A Holiday Market (artisans only) is held on certain Fridays & Saturdays Mid-November - Mid-December.
  • The Selah Collection

    Located in the heart of downtown Bryson City, The Selah Collection features women's clothing, accessories, and home decor with a faith-based theme and a hometown flair aimed at promoting female empowerment and positive mental health.
  • Charleston Station

    You are cordially invited to visit with us - browse through our rooms of pottery, baskets, old and new quilts, antiques, collectables, and much more. Restore your spirits, and relax in our front porch rockers. Located in Bryson City on the corner of Main and River Streets.
  • Pursenality

    Conveniently located in downtown Bryson City adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Pursenality is a unique purse and accessory boutique featuring several lines of purses, jewelry, apparel, hand creams and bath products, and specialty items.
  • Stecoah Valley Center

    The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, housed in the historic rock schoolhouse since 1996, is a vital contributor to the preservation of Appalachian mountain heritage. The Center celebrates mountain traditions with music programs, old-time festivals, classes & other events throughout the year. Stecoah Valley Center is also home to the Courtyard of the Cherokee - an outdoor arts and culture exhibit that authentically represents the seven clans of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Stecoah Artisans Gallery features hand crafted original works by over 100 local and regional artists. The 10-acre campus includes a walking trail, playground & outdoor picnic areas. Visitor information available during business hours.
  • Calby’s Antiques and Gifts

    Calby's Antiques and Gifts is located in the Historic 1905 Bennett's Drug Store building on Bryson City's picturesque Everett Street. Calby's offers a unique blend of antiques, collectibles and gifts; specializing in china, silver, glassware and decorative items, as well as jewelry and small furniture. Open Monday through Saturday.
  • Great Smoky Mountains Association Bookstore & Gift Shop

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitor information center and bookstore offers books, maps, clothing, historic food, toys, convenience items, and gifts. The store is operated by the Great Smoky Mountains Association, a nonprofit organization that has been helping the Park since 1953. All purchases benefit the educational, historical, and scientific efforts of the park. Located in the Swain County Heritage Museum in the historic courthouse in downtown Bryson City.
  • Art & Jewelry by Traditional Hands

    Authentic, high quality Native American wampum, turquoise, and silver jewelry handcrafted by General B. Grant (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) and other artists from different tribes. Also available are arts and crafts from Native American artists throughout North America and Canada; sculptures, paintings, knives, beadwork, pottery and much more.
  • The Chocolate Shoppe

    Come inside and smell the chocolate! Hand-dipped chocolates and made-in-store fudges, caramel apples, brittles, specialty popcorn, pralines, and a selection of unique candies. Plus 24 flavors of creamy and delicious premium ice cream made especially for the Chocolate Shoppe including flavors for the diabetic and lactose intolerant. Takeout only. Take a virtual tour 
  • Uncle Bunky’s T-Shirt Shop

    Conveniently located in downtown Bryson City, just a stone's throw  from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Uncle Bunky's offers a large variety of t-shirts, hoodies, and hats for every member of the family as well as  plush toys, gifts, and other Bryson City memorabilia.
  • McClanahan’s

    McClanahan's; an upscale general store filled with beautiful and unique gifts for everyone in the family. Shop an extensive inventory including home decor, glassware, women's and men's apparel, boots, shoes, handbags, and much more - including Brighton and Waxing Poetic! Looking for accommodations? Try the luxury lofts upstairs!
  • Clampitt Old Store

    Clampitt Old Store has a little bit of everything, the same way it has for over 60 years as the oldest continuously-operated business in Swain County! We carry Duke Cannon, Carhartt, Black Rifle Coffee, Burt’s Bees, Redwing and Irish Setter Boots, and Watkins. Also jams, jellies, bird houses, case knives, books, canning spices, pet supplies, cast iron skillets and more.
  • Native American Craft Shop

    Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Gallery sells limited edition giclée prints of the works of internationally known Native American artists and Western artists, as well as beautiful traditional and contemporary baskets, pottery and other works created by Cherokee and other Native American crafters.
  • The Backwoods Bakery

    The Backwoods Bakery is a small batch artisan bakery deep in the backwoods of Western NC which uses only the finest and most natural products available; our flour is sourced from North Carolina mills and all from certified organic grain. You'll find our "storefront" at your local farmers markets in both Swain and Jackson counties and our products can be found at several local restaurants and retail outlets. Our wood-fired pizza food truck can also be found at regional and local events. 

  • Grizzly’s Leather

    As a local, family-owned business we have served the region with quality leather apparel, accessories, and gifts since 1984. Local Native American crafts and jewelry from Southwestern Native tribes are offered, as well as some leather products handmade in house. We also carry a large selection of brand name knives. Come see us!
  • Uncle Bunky’s Christmas Cottage

    Bryson City's only Christmas Shop featuring a variety of ornaments, including those with the trademarked Bryson City logo, holiday decor, Christmas gifts, candles, jams and jellies, mugs and plates.
  • Bryson City Outdoors Shopping

    The self proclaimed "coolest" store in downtown Bryson City, come and see for yourself. Shop our selection of outdoor gear that will help you hit the trail, water or campground. Looking for a local t-shirt or hat to take back with you? We design all of our own! Visit our craft beer taproom & bottle shop to enjoy a rotating selection of 12 draft beers/ciders and 250+ beers/ciders and wine to enjoy here or take to-go.
  • Buttermilk Farms Antiques And Auction

    Located in the Valley Village Shopping Center, Buttermilk Farms Antiques & Auction is your quality source of antiques and unique collectibles. Our 10,000 sq ft space is filled with diverse offerings from our dealers. Also included are salvage pieces, an old timey mercantile stocked with locally sourced dry goods and a walk-in humidor. We also offer consignment for individuals with only a few pieces to sell. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of our live auctions with the excitement of fast-paced sales.
  • La Dolce Vita Bakery

    La Dolce Vita Bakery is a farm to table dessert bakery. We specialize in custom order cakes and cupcakes made from the best local ingredients. We will have a variety of desserts and specialty desserts available daily. Now serving fresh Italian gelato daily! Open daily for breakfast and lunch. dog paw print symbolPet friendly outside seating.
  • Dogwood Crafters, Inc.

    A craft cooperative since 1976, Dogwood Crafters showcases the handmade treasures created by regional artisans who continue the old-time Appalachian craft traditions. You'll also find some modern translations of these arts and crafts in unique gifts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, paintings, home décor, and more as well as a full schedule of heritage arts and crafts classes.
  • Elizabeth Ellison Gallery

    This is a working studio, and you will enjoy exploring the gallery and talking with Elizabeth as she works on something new. Utilizing both traditional and oriental techniques -- and sometimes employing American Indian motifs, she depicts the varied wildflowers, animals, human inhabitants, and landscapes of the Smokies region. Elizabeth often uses some of the earth and sand from streams in the paintings, and frequently gathers and processes native Appalachian plants to make the handmade papers she uses in her paintings.
  • One Twenty Main

    Housed in a historic, renovated storefront in downtown Bryson City, One Twenty Main features the work of local artist Ashley Hackshaw as well as a selection of home décor items, journals, books, and art supplies.
  • Gallery Zella

    Browse Gallery Zella’s Showrooms – 25 artists in 4 showrooms in the 104-year-old, newly restored Citizens Bank Building, a must-see downtown landmark. Original paintings by internally renowned masters as well as regional and local favorites. Sculptures and photography, plus unique gifts, books, artisan jewelry and decorative art. Meet the Artist Receptions throughout the year. Take a virtual tour of the showrooms.
  • Oberia’s

    Our locally owned and operated quilt and fabric shop is definitely worth stopping by as you shop in downtown Bryson City! We offer custom long arm quilting services, an awesome precut selection, a huge array of fabric lines, yarns, books, quilting and sewing tools, handcrafted candles and crafts, and so much more. We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Darnell Farms

    A family-owned and operated farm for more than thirty years, that specializes in sustainably grown Appalachian fruits and vegetables. Our farm is located on an oasis surrounded by the Tuckaseegee River, bring your family and let our farm be yours. Friendly, leashed dogs are always welcome on the Farm as well - just be sure to clean up after them!
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  • Loose Moose

    Whimsical and unique, the Loose Moose offers a large selection of souvenir t-shirts for all ages and sizes. Store features many local and made in America products as well as an ever changing selection of jewelry, toys, games and gifts. From seasonal clothing for the outdoor enthusiast to moose and bear themed household gift items, the Loose Moose is your one stop shopping destination in downtown Bryson City!
  • Friends of the Library Used Book Store

    Our bookstore shelves are stocked with donated, used books on a wide range of topics, best sellers, books by North Carolina authors, classics and autographed books, children’s books, puzzles, videos, DVDs and magazines.  Bookstore hours: closed Mondays, noon-4pm Tuesday - Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, and noon-4pm on Sunday. Please call 828-488-5655 or visit our Facebook page for more information if needed. Thank you for your support!
  • Madison’s on Main

    Madison’s on Main features a large selection of ladies apparel and accessories, upscale home accents, bath and body products, candles, gourmet gifts, jewelry, baby items and specialty chocolates. Shoppers will find exclusive lines such as Archipelago bath and body products, k. hall candles, Maggie Lyon chocolates and items from 3 Marthas baby collection. Take a virtual tour of the shop.
  • Gernandt Stringed Instruments

    Bob Gernandt works with individual customers, helping them select the finest woods and details that best suit their unique tastes and personality. His line of quality, hand-crafted stringed instruments include Irish bouzoukis, citterns, mandolins, mandocellos, mountain dulcimers, acoustic and electric guitars.
  • Smith’s Dry Goods

    Retail store carrying apparel, boots; including equestrian and workforce, and outdoor activity items. Family owned and operated in one of the town's oldest buildings (c. 1910). On the Tuckasegee River at the Everett Street bridge.
  • Mae|Blu

    Mae|Blu is a one-of-a-kind boutique and tea bar offering over twenty loose leaf teas available hot, iced, or loose to go. Our cosmetic boutique features over fifteen brands of makeup, skincare, and accessories, with a focus on clean, sustainable products.  All of our products are available as testers and samples to take the guess work out of choosing the best product for you.  
  • Honey Bear’s Cupcakery

    Honey Bear’s Cupcakery & More is a unique bakery offering delicious donuts and gourmet cupcakes. Enjoy our fresh brewed Silky Smooth and Black Label coffee blends. Admire Honey Bear’s Art Hall adorned with purchasable local art and huge area map. Browse carefully curated items including arts & crafts kits, wood creations, jars of local honey, and jams & sauces. We take pride in making you feel welcome at our Sweet Sanctuary in the Smokies!
  • Southbound Marketplace

    Southbound Marketplace began with Southbound Mobile; a renovated vintage 1967 Avion travel trailer offering a collection of stylish, quality women's apparel and accessories. While you can still book Southbound Mobile for events, The Marketplace offers a larger selection of women's apparel and accessories, bath and body products, girls clothing, and home decor items.Take a virtual tour.  
  • Humanité Boutique

    Humanité Boutique is Bryson's original, affordable style boutique! Humanité provides stylish women’s apparel and unique home goods-stocked with on-trend daywear, adorable party frocks, versatile work pieces, smart denim, and stylish basics. Humanité strives to take a compassionate and conscientious approach to providing high style at accessible price points. By seeking out “green” labels that utilize organic materials and eco-friendly production methods, Humanité supports companies that are conscientious of good environmental practices. Take a virtual tour
  • Appalachian Mercantile

    Appalachian Mercantile, located in the center of Bryson City, offers a large selection of unique gourmet specialty foods, sauces, condiments and old time candies. Also many handcrafted items including pottery, glassware, jewelry, walking sticks, woodcraft, candles, trolls, brooms, kudzu baskets, soaps, and goats milk lotions. We also carry an array of wind chimes, local interest books and maps, tee shirts, stuffed animals and gifts. Come in and join us for a while. Take a virtual tour
  • Bryson City - Swain County
    Chamber of Commerce

    P.O. Box 509
    Bryson City, NC 28713

    Karen Proctor
    Executive Director


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