Mom’s Sweet Shop is a real life brick & mortar shop on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, owned by us- husband & wife team, Derik & Jessica. We’ve been growing our shop since July of 2011. Located in this same spot, Jess grew up going to the original Mom’s for ice cream as a kid. Long closed, she always had good memories of sitting out front with a cone and all her cousins on a hot summer night. When we decided to open our vintage shop in this location, we knew immediately what we wanted to call it. Little did we realize we’d be an actual sweet shop within a couple years! What began as an eclectic boutique of locally handmade items, monthly rotated artwork and vintage clothing has organically morphed into what you’ll find today: half retail, half sweet shop. On the sweet shop side we have soft serve ice cream, bangin milkshakes and vegan smoothies & acai bowls. We also sell handmade truffles and candy by the pound. On our retail side we offer quality brands for men & women alongside our hand-selected vintage apparel & home goods; our stash of vintage records for sale is ever-growing.
Derik has been on the Outer Banks since the mid 90's, when his family relocated to Nags Head from Michigan. Jessica is a native to the area, a born & raised Kitty Hawker. Before beginning Mom's Sweet Shop in 2010, we worked together for 6 years in a separate family business. We’ve worked together our entire marriage and would have it no other way! You'll usually find Derik in the shop, rapping with new folks and welcoming back familiar faces, while Jess is more comfortable behind the scenes where she handles the fun stuff like payroll, taxes, ordering & inventory.
Since Derik grew up skateboarding and art & music are integral parts of both our lives, the store is heavily influenced by these cultures. While the vibe in here is young and fun, our atmosphere is nostalgic and comfortable, and we want everyone to feel at home in our shop. We’re stoked you ended up on our website, but would love if you visited us in person as well! Our online store is a constant work in progress because our physical shop takes precedence and a lot of items don’t make it online if it sells out in shop first. For that reason, we hope you’ll keep following along and check back often for updates.
Peace! - D & J
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