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Review of Mia's Marketplace

Mia's Marketplace
Ranked #2 of 14 Shopping in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 2 shopping experiences in One Huge Store! Located in the original well-loved Docksider builder on the mainland. Visit The Pantry at Mia's ~ Old-fashioned candy, 32 flavors of salt water taffy, dips, mustards and salsas, & the best pretzels & chips! The Boutique is packed with uncommon gifts, home decor, jewelry, resort-wear and specialties. Not to mention the friendliest staff in Surf City! You'll be glad you visited!
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The girl working was very friendly and helpful. The chocolates are of high quality. We also got some toffee that was made in Wilmington which was fantastic. Overall I really enjoyed the store and the selection that was offered.

3  Thank SaraJay711
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I love, love this shop! And the best part about it, So does my husband! I like the front with all the high end jewelry, beach themed items, clothing, lotions, candles...My husband likes the back, that's where the candy is. Lol
When you enter the shop, you will notice right off the quality and classiness of the shop. And as you wander through the store to the back, you will feel right at home. The candy counter is set up like an old time candy store with 100's(?) of candy to choose from. Waxed lips-yep, chocolate covered peanuts, pretzel's, raisins, yep. Mints, hard candy, gummies, chips, novelty candy, you name it, they probably have it.
In my opinion though the best part of the shop are the women who work there. Always friendly, they have a nice greeting when you enter the store, always around to help without being pushy. And always super friendly whether you buy $200 worth of merchandise or $2 worth of candy. You get that same great customer service.
I always stop at least twice! It's fun to pick up something to snack on for the ride home!

4  Thank djad
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Reviewed March 3, 2013


The store is nicely laid out so that there is a natural flow to the shopping experience. There are TONS of awesome products that fill up this LARGE RETAIL SPACE, but it's also CLEAN, ORDERLY, and merchandise is CLEARLY DIVIDED into sections for the kitchen, home decor, children, women's apparel, accessories, jewelry, bath & candle products, food, etc.

It's a great place for tourists, because there are obviously BEACH-RELATED ITEMS (beach glass accessories, etc.) & some uniquely "Carolina" products. However, it's not your run-of-the-mill postcard/airbrushed t-shirt/shotglass souvenir type of store. If you're looking for those items, look elsewhere. Mia's keeps it on the CLASSIER SIDE. You can still load up on plenty of unique items to help you remember your trip - just none of the "Grandma went to Surf City, NC & all I got was this lousy t-shirt" variety.

For the locals, Mia's is awesome, because it is so different from the other touristy shops in the area. It's truly its own boutique. And with so many wonderful items to choose from, 1 visit just isn't enough. So the locals get the better end of the deal here, because they can keep coming back over & over & over... as they should! :)

While you're there, make sure you make it all the way to the BACK OF THE STORE where there is an OLD-FASHIONED CANDY SHOP with enough sweet treats to make your dentist cringe. Mia's has the candy your parents loved years ago, as well as modern munchies that you'll love just as much. There is also a wide selection of more SAVORY SNACKS like pretzels, chips & salsas - all unique brands that you won't stumble upon at the grocery store just down the road from Mia's.

All in all, Mia's Marketplace is a great place with a little something for everyone! Check it out as soon as you get the chance!

3  Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We are locals, and absolutely LOVE Mia's. The owners work very hard to maintain a beautiful, classy store with a great selection of food/candy, clothes, jewelry, and all things beachy and adorable. They have the best candles anywhere. This store is definitely worth stopping in while in Surf City!

2  Thank Anesthesiaguru
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

What an awesome shop! Lots of special boutique areas from babies, glassware, jewelry and great clothing line, to a an old-fashioned candy counter with lots of foodie goodies from the owners home area of PA Dutch Country. This is a can't miss shop on the main drag over the causeway to the beach. You'll love it and their inventory changes all the time! Great place to shop for gifts and you always find something for yourself! Love, love, love it!

2  Thank iluvrocko
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