15 Local Stores to Shop This Holiday Season

Find something for everyone on your list.

We combed through our extensive November shopping story to select stores with sales and specials you won’t want to miss as you finish up (or start!) your holiday shopping. 

Fashion & accessories

Carltons Men’s & Women’s Apparel
“We start to place items on sale around mid-December, with a follow-up clearance price markdown right after Christmas,” says owner Trey Kraus, who marks almost everything half-off come Jan. 1. | 31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7990, www.carltonsapparel.com

​After Black Friday, the store offers a 10 percent off holiday customer discount through the end of the year on non-sale items. | 800 Brandywine Blvd., Wilmington, 888-1824, Facebook

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Items go on sale toward the end of each season. Discounts start at 30 percent. During the holidays, women can register their sizes and style preferences to help guide their significant others through gift shopping. | 222 Delaware Ave., Suite 105, Wilmington, 543-8054, www.entredonovan.com

NV Boutique
Labels like Ella Moss and Splendid are offered at 50 percent off until the week after Christmas. | 207 Louviers Drive, Newark, 368-4403, www.nvboutiquede.com

Ooh la la! The make-up studio
Stop in Tonia Marisa’s studio after the New Year for 10 percent off makeup and skincare products. She also assembles gift baskets around the holidays, which means you can score deals on many of her essential products. She also sets up wish lists for her clients, allowing significant others to shop stress-free. | 5800 Kennett Pike, No. 3, Centreville, 622-9425, Facebook

Designer labels such as Escada, Dior, Marchesa and Badgley Mischka, which already sell for 75 percent off suggested retail price, get discounted between 20 percent and 40 percent throughout the year at the online boutique. | 102 Quigley Blvd., New Castle, www.stylebug.com

Wright & Simon
Proprietor Leonard Simon holds end-of season-sales in January, discounting items between 20 and 50 percent. | 911 Market St., Wilmington, 658-7345, www.wrightandsimon.com

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East of Maui
Look for summer stock marked down 30 percent or more. Find greater discounts on the deck, with markdowns starting at 50 percent. | 104 St Louis St., Dewey Beach, 827-4466, www.eastofmaui.com

Rehoboth Beach Running Co.
Look for holidays sales on fall merchandise. | 302 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4848, www.runrb.com

Home and garden

Blue Room Gallery and Gift Shop
Through New Years’ Day, you’ll receive a free glass ornament valued at $20 when you spend $100. | 123 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 537-6617, blueroom.gallery

Casual Marketplace
Stop by during the holidays for deals on home accessories. | 400 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, 234-4800, www.casualmarketplace.com

Pala Brothers Furniture
Through Jan. 16, you’ll get $200 off a Stressless recliner, chair or sofa when you donate $50 to one of its charities. | 1800 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 994-0141, www.palabrothers.com

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Rockford Map Gallery
The gallery’s biggest sale of the year falls right before Christmas. And during the two weeks leading up to the holiday, all paintings, flags and Replogle globes are 20 to 30 percent off. | 1800 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, (800) 327-7992, www.rockfordpublishing.com

Somethings Unique
Look for accessory sales in December, with markdowns as low as 50 percent. | 3834 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 426-1950, www.somethingsunique.com

Toys, Games and Kids’ Clothing

Lilypad Children’s Boutique
One of Lilypad’s largest sales is during December, with a holiday countdown that gives customers the gift of increasing discounts each week, from 30 to 50 percent on select children’s clothes. | 149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4464, www.shoplilypad.com 

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