***We are now Closed! We Thank you, our loyal customers!***

Vernon Harrell, owner, is determined to transform this unique store into victory. His vision for a new “Harrell’s” will keep it timely and dynamic. Your help to keep the legacy alive would be appreciated. Please consider a donation of any type to our Go Fund Me page.  We appreciate your loyalty!


A Story of Family and Tradition

The Family

 Founded by Chauncey Harrell as C. Harrell and Sons in 1903, the business remains family owned and operated into the 21st century. Vernon and Herb Harrell are fourth generation proprietors. The brothers grew up with “The Store” in their blood, learning the ropes alongside their father, Charles Harrell.

Besides running a successful retail store, the Harrells have always been involved in community projects and have served on town boards, created local festivals, and sponsored school clubs and teams. They are passionate about Burgaw and Pender County.

That passion often contributed to others discovering the charms of this small town.  Several film and TV projects were shot in and around Burgaw, with the favorite of the Harrell brothers being "I Know What You Did Last Summer".  The store features prominently in the scary chase scene, playing its part as "Shivers" store.  Fans of the film often visit and are treated to a tour of the place where Sarah Michelle Geller runs for her life.

The members of the Harrell family stay committed today to providing great service, fun and functional apparel and accessories, and connection with their neighbors near and far.




The Tradition

“Harrell’s Has It” is our motto with good reason.

Throughout the decades, hometown friendliness and responsiveness to our customers’ needs set us apart from large retail stores. We specialize in items that are hard to find or unusual in some way:

Stacy Adams shoes and suits, Wolverine boots, Trotters shoes, Frigidaire appliances, Sanuk casual shoes
Jess & Jane, Jenny, Shadowline brands for women
Dorfman-Pacific, North River, Vinci and Cotton Traders for men.
Real Panama hats made to order in Ecuador

Merchandise made in America

Solid leather belts crafted by an Amish family in Pennsylvania
Some of our outerwear garments are made right here in Burgaw!

Locally handcrafted jewelry



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Store Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs 9 to 5:30

Wed 9 to 1

Friday 9 to 6

Saturday 9 to 5


107 S. Wright St.

Burgaw NC, 28425

Get in Touch

(910) 259-2112


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