I sincerely regret to report that Harrell’s Department Store can be added to the list of pandemic casualties and is going out of business. These are the hardest words I have ever written. With 117 years of family history and tradition going away, I feel an incredible loss. Harrell’s Department Store has been very blessed by the support of the people in our town and in the larger community of southeastern North Carolina. To express our appreciation of this support, we contributed to generations of community groups and organizations, including youth sports, school drama and band programs, social programs, church functions, festivals and more.
Along with phasing out our apparel department store, we are offering 60% off the retail price. Take advantage of these incredible prices until the end of July.
My greatest hope is that this will open a space and an opportunity for energetic and creative young people to bring new life and business to our town, continuing this legacy of mutual benefit to all of us. Generations of the Harrell family would like to humbly thank the people of Burgaw, southeastern North Carolina and beyond. Thank you for 117 years of trust and good will.
Please call 910-259-2112 to arrange a consultation with our appliance service provider. Thank you for shopping Harrell’s Department Store!
A Story of Family and Tradition
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.
“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