$2 OFF
$1 OFF
$1 OFF

Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company


We offer the absolute best in Outer Banks T-shirts and Sweatshirts including Champion, Under Armour with "Outer Banks" and Gear!

Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company carry quality fashions and accessories for the whole family by all your favorite brands including Tommy Bahama, Tribal, ESCAPE, Billabong, Quiksilver, Jack O'Neill, RVCA, Olukai, Cobian, Spartina, Scout, Brighton. Whether you're shopping for apparel, shoes & accessories, gifts & toys or OBX and Big Duck souvenirs, Gray's offers the best brands and quality for a beach lifestyle at any of our 4 locations!

From sportswear to beachwear and everything in between, Gray's will outfit your entire family. You can also find great beach accessories at Gray's, such as Costa sunglasses, Olukai sandals and Sun Bum sunscreen and hair products. Be sure to shop Gray's signature Big Duck found on t-shirts, sweatshirts and gift items!

With 4 convenient locations on the Outer Banks including Kitty Hawk, Duck and Corolla you can enjoy shopping with friendly service and the best selection of Outer Banks t-shirts and sweatshirts.


Gray's was established in 1948 in the heart of Nags Head. Over the years the business expanded to Duck and Corolla. Gray's flagship store and headquarters is located in Kitty Hawk. The entire staff and Gray's family wants to make your vacation complete.


74 Years of Outer Banks Tradition

Gray's, the Lifestyle Authority of the Outer Banks

For so many who have spent their family vacations in the Outer Banks, a trip to Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company has been a quintessential part of the experience. From the moment you step into Gray's iconic location in Kitty Hawk, you are greeted by local history and friendly faces alongside Gray's signature coastal casual resort wear–including men's and women's apparel and great Outer Banks T-shirts, sweatshirts, gifts and souvenirs and, of course, Gray's famed Big Duck designs.
A Family Tradition 
Established in 1948 by Walter and Stelle Gray, Gray's began as a single store on the beach road in Nags Head, a land mark that has been beautifully transformed into Seagreen Art Gallery. Visitors to the original Gray's may remember that the family home was located above the store and that Walter Gray had a passion for Big Band music that was often playing on the store speakers, giving shoppers a little swing in their step. 
Modern-day Gray's is still family owned and operated by their children Ronnie and Julie Gray, who carry on a legacy of superior customer service and traditional values. Ronnie's wife Susan is also an important part of the business. "It really was always a family operating as a business rather than a business being run by a family, explains Ronnie Gray. "When our visitors come in, they are greeted by a warm hello and a 'Welcome to Gray's'. We try to welcome them as if they're entering our own home."
The Coastal Vibe 
Gray's captures the essence of the Outer Banks lifestyle with a personal touch. The family surfing and fishing photos on the walls and fish mounts of prized catches by Larry Gray, brother to Ronnie and Julie and one of five Gray siblings, are just a few nods to the family's Outer Banks heritage. "The beach and the ocean were our front yard and playground when we were growing up", remembers Ronnie, who is still an avid surfer. 
That genuine coastal lifestyle is captured in the classic casual shirts, shorts, sandals and uniquely designed Outer Banks T-shirts that have become must-haves for locals and visitors alike. Gray's is a don't-miss for the summer season and all year round, a place that vacation memories are made going back generations. "I am really humbled by it, notes Ronnie of the many visitors who have shared the Gray's experience alongside his family. It's hard work, but I really I enjoy it. It's in our blood."
On your next visit to the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks, be sure to stop by one of Gray's four locations in Kitty Hawk, Duck and Corolla. You will be greeted by friendly staff who treat you like family, and you'll take home something truly special to remind you of time well spent with people you love. 
Ronnie and Julie Gray would like to share their sincerest appreciation and gratitude for their terrific staff and amazing customers. 

We couldn't do it without you! Thank you for being a part of the Gray's family.

-By Arielle Patterson

Come shop with us and we will show you the best of the Outer Banks!

Store Hours (may change weekly)

Monday- Tuesday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Wednesday- Friday 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm



Kitty Hawk
*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 252-261-1776 for current hours.
  • Monday09:30AM-06:30PM
  • Tuesday09:30AM-06:30PM
  • Wednesday09:30AM-07:00PM
  • Thursday09:30AM-07:00PM
  • Friday09:30AM-07:00PM
  • Saturday09:30AM-06:30PM
  • Sunday09:30AM-05:30PM
Brew Thru

Brew Thru

No trip to the Outer Banks is complete without cruising through Brew Thru, the Outer Banks’ original drive thru convenience store. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cold beverage of Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks on the go, stocking up your cooler with refreshments to enjoy at the beach or piling up on beer and wine for a party, Brew Thru is a fun and unique experience all vacationers need to see for themselves.

Drive-Through Beer & Gear

Brew Thru is Your One-Stop Shop at the Beach

The year was 1977, and Dana and Becky Lawrentz were chatting with friends over brews in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. They got to talking about a gas station convenience store in the area that had built a makeshift drive-through. Everyone agreed it would be pretty great if you could actually drive through a convenience store and pick up everything you needed without getting out of the car. But what would you call a place like that?

Well, you’d call it a Brew Thru.

It was an idea they couldn’t shake, so the Lawrentzes moved to the Outer Banks and built the first Brew Thru with the help of a partner. The idea was that people could come buy everything they would need for their trip to the beach—beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, ice—without getting out of the car. That same year, a t-shirt salesman visiting the store and talked them into adding t-shirts to their product line—and 44 years later there are now more than five million Brew Thru t-shirts out in the wild.

The Lawrentzes’ daughter Brandy and her husband Philip Foreman purchased the business from them in 2002, and they now operate five locations across the Outer Banks.“We love being the one-stop shop for folks on the way to their beach house,” Foreman says. “Our car tenders are the friendliest people at the beach. We’re here to greet you, get you everything you need for your trip, load it up in the trunk for you, and have you leaving with a smile on your face.”

The store is quite expansive, featuring more than 100 brands of beer, dozens of wines and even a vast selection of cigars—not to mention all the snacks, t-shirts and other gear. To make ordering a little easier, customers in line get a menu—fondly known as the Summer-y—that outlines everything available at the store. These Summer-ies are also available in many of the beach rentals, which allows vacationers to decide what they want before driving through.

For customers who would like to get out and stretch their legs, there’s the Brew Thru Shop in Kill Devil Hills, where you can find their world famous t-shirts and other gifts. New t-shirt designs are created each year, making a yearly Brew Thru t-shirt a favorite of locals and annual visitors to the Outer Banks.

The Foremans both grew up in the Outer Banks, and they love that Brandy’s parents’ vision for a friendly and convenient place for people to grab their brews and other beach stay essentials is continuing to flourish.

“Our family has been welcoming people to the Outer Banks since 1977,” Foreman says. “We love this beautiful place, and we want everybody to get to enjoy it.”

(More Locations)
Back Country Safari Tours