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Nantucket Shopping: Bringing Back Something Unique

Nantucket Shopping: Bringing Back Something Unique

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Nantucket is known as the island with the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast and as one of the best-preserved historic towns with unique architecture in New England.

It is also a preferred summer vacation destination by celebrities and affluent summer homeowners there. But also a haven for other people looking for an unforgettable summer vacation or for those who want to take a short trip to explore the unique architecture, cobblestone streets, museums, wildlife refuges, lighthouses, and beaches of the island.

Not only is this island one of the top spots for a summer holiday, but it is also a place where you will find some of the top restaurants and the most exclusive shops and boutiques in the country.

Even if you don’t have the budget for shopping in the high-end boutiques, and you have booked an affordable vacation home in Nantucket for a budget-friendly vacation, you can still have a great time and enjoy some fulfilling shopping.

Local stores, artisan workshops, galleries, and other stores sell typical goods made on the island, such as Lightship Baskets, handcrafted jewelry, antiques, art, and more.

If you are planning to go on a shopping spree while in Nantucket, or if you want to buy souvenirs and presents from your trip there, here are some of the top shopping facilities you should visit.

Nantucket Pearl Company

Here you can buy some unique handmade jewelry made of hand-picked beach stones, glass, high-quality pearls and crystals, and leather.

The affordable pieces made by owner Pam are each one-of-a-kind and feature a signature small Chinese-inspired red bead.

This is a great place to buy some Nantucket jewelry for you or as gifts for close ones.

Murray’s Toggery Shop

The Nantucket Reds are probably the most iconic of all local products and items in Nantucket. These sailcloth pants have a unique faded brick red, almost salmon-pink color, which is different from any other apparel sold in the USA and around the world.

Philip Murray bought the Toggery Shop on Main Street in 1945, but it was his son, Philip C. Murray, who first introduced these famous pants.

Their popularity grew in the 1980s, but the owner trademarked them, and today Murray's Toggery Shop on the cobblestoned Main Street of town is the only place in the world where you can buy a pair or two of them! It remains family-owned, and every time you enter this iconic store, you will have the honor to meet at least one of the members of the famous family.

Another interesting fact is that before being bought by Murray, the Toggery Shop used to be the first store opened by legendary R.H. Macy before opening the Macy Store Department.

Flowers on Chestnut

This flower shop on 1 Chestnut Street in Nantucket is the place to go if you want to buy the most beautiful and artistic bouquets and flower arrangements on the island.

The florists use the most extraordinary flowers imported from all around the world, along with the beautiful seasonal flowers from the island, for their floral artistry.

Since Nantucket is among the top preferred wedding destinations, this florist is dedicated to creating the most amazing wedding bouquets and flower arrangements.

Paul McCarthy Wood Carving

This wood carving gallery is located on 167 Orange Street and is owned and run by artist and woodcarver Paul McCarthy and his partner Jean Petty.

The two artists create unique artwork and carvings, which are all masterpieces. They also make the local quarter boards with the names of the summer homes on the island.

You can visit the gallery to choose one of the carvings or enjoy looking at the work displayed there. There are some great vintage carved signs, carvings of whales and birds, and paintings at this beautiful place in Nantucket.

Cold Noses

Nantucket is very pet-friendly. You can see dogs on the ferry and planes to the island, as well as on boats, on the beach, and all around the island.

If you are vacationing with your pet, or want to buy a gift for your fur baby, then you should go to Cold Noses.

This pet boutique located in downtown Nantucket has a wide range of locally and nautical-inspired and crafted harnesses, collars, and leashes, as well as dog toys, clothes, accessories, treats, and some fun gifts.

You can shop with your pup at the pet store located at Straight Wharf. And don't forget to browse through the special beachwear and accessories for dogs in the shop. There are various products for the beach and swimming, including life jackets, goggles, bandanas, water bottles, bowls, and other nautical and Nantucket-inspired products for your dog.

Bartlett's Farm

Bartlett’s Farm is one of the most famous farms and grocery stores on the island of Nantucket. It is owned and run by the 7th generation of the same family. There you can find organic kale, tomatoes, potatoes, ornamental plants, and beautiful bouquets.

The farm is set on 100 acres and has a wonderful grocery store with a curb pickup service. At the store, you can buy a wide variety of the freshest local produce, along with specialty olive oils, pasta, and even some organic snacks. You can also purchase craft beers and organic wines, and coffees. The store even offers snacks and dinner options, including lobster rolls, sandwiches, clam chowder, prime rib dinner, and steamed lobster with potatoes and corn.

The store is about 2 miles from town on Hummock Pond Street.

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