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Martha's Vineyard Shopping

A woman looking at books inside one of the shops on Martha's Vineyard.No matter where you turn, there is always something to discover on Martha’s Vineyard. From memorable activities to recognizable landmarks, the possibilities are endless. Be close to it all while having a tranquil place to call home by booking your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our Edgartown hotel is close to everything you could want on a Martha’s Vineyard escape, including charming local shops.

A Guide to Martha’s Vineyard Shopping

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for you or someone else, an incredible piece of art, or something to wear for an impromptu date, the shops throughout Martha’s Vineyard have it covered. Other than Lululemon, Vineyard Vines, and Lilly Pulitzer, there are very few chain stores in Edgartown, so creative retail rules the day. Have fun wandering in and out of the boutiques and shops that line Edgartown that you can’t find anywhere else.

  • Pop into Edgartown Books to find your next vacation read or two. This bookstore has two stories, which means there are plenty of stacks to get lost in.
  • The Great Put On has been an Edgartown staple for more than five decades. Browse their racks filled with clothes for men and women, shoes, and accessories.
  • Look for the perfect piece of art to remember your trip by at Eisenhauer Gallery. This local gallery, conveniently located on our property, features beautiful work from talented artists.
  • Another stop on our hotel grounds is Mikel Hunter Boutique. Take your time browning the fine art, one-of-a-kind accessories, and unique apparel that fill the store.
  • If you find yourself in need of any last-minute outdoor apparel, Backwater Trading Company has you covered. You’ll find everything from clothing to backpacks.
  • Find your new favorite jewelry at Vintage Jewelry. Founded in 1984, this shop offers a wide range of jewelry, from one-of-a-kind pieces to vintage baubles.

Discover Fantastic Amenities at Vineyard Square

The exterior of an Edgartown hotel close to Martha's Vineyard shops.Not only is Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites close to some of the best Martha’s Vineyard shops, but we’re also proud to have some of them located right at our hotel. After shopping, grab a bite to eat at Chesca’s Restaurant.

When you’re ready to call it a night, enjoy unwinding in the comfort of your cozy accommodation. Our Edgartown hotel features guest rooms and suites in a variety of sizes. No matter which lodging option you reserve, you’ll have a luxurious space to call your own. To learn more about our Martha’s Vineyard hotel or special offers, call 508-627-4711.

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A photo of a couple exploring Martha’s Vineyard shopping scene.Whether you’re on a couple’s getaway or an outing with friends, you’re sure to love the diverse assortment of boutiques and stores featured by the Martha’s Vineyard shopping scene. Shop ‘til you drop during your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites and discover all manner of unique treasures. From books and jewelry to designer fashion and decadent treats, you’re sure to find the perfect purchases for you near our Edgartown hotel. As with most Martha’s Vineyard shops and businesses, not all establishments are open year-round, so you’ll definitely want to double-check what remains open during the shoulder and off-seasons.

 

7 Fantastic Martha’s Vineyard Shopping Spots

If you’re looking for things to do on Martha’s Vineyard, consider treating yourself to our assortment of spectacular shops. Discover gifts for those special folk in your life, or pick out a few pieces for your chic wardrobe. Regardless of where your interests lie, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for during your Martha’s vineyard shopping spree.

  1. Backwater Trading Co. will take care of all your outdoor clothing needs. They sell only the best quality fabric guaranteed to keep you warm, comfortable, and stylish. 
  2. CB Stark Jewelers creates stunning, hand-crafted jewelry with unique, elegant designs.   
  3. Sate your bookish desires at Edgartown Books. Help support local publishers and check out local authors. 
  4. Treat yourself to a delightful sundress for your next date night at Katydid.
  5. Connoisseurs of exceptional art and apparel will love the collection at Mikel Hunter.
  6. Indulge your sweet tooth with a treat or three from Murdick’s Fudge.
  7. Nell is your all-around place for health and beauty, beachwear, and your Martha’s Vineyard-themed gift. 

Treat Yourself at Our Martha’s Vineyard Hotel

Spice up your New England getaway and spend a laid-back day enjoying the diverse Martha’s Vineyard shopping scene. While you’re meandering through various shops, be sure to stop by the Eisenhower Gallery, located near our lobby. In addition to a rotating exhibition, they also feature artwork for you to purchase. After a fulfilling few hours at various Edgartown shops, tuck into a delicious meal from our on-site restaurant, Chesca’s Restaurant. Or, indulge in a wellness treatment from our on-site spa, Sea Spa Salon. For more information on our luxurious accommodations, amenities, and area attractions, please give us a call at 508-627-4711.

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Finding the perfect holiday gift can be a challenging task, especially if you’re searching in soul-sucking malls and shopping plazas. Add some joy to your holiday shopping by buying one-of-a-kind Christmas presents on Martha’s Vineyard. While many shops on the island close during the shoulder season, you can find gifts for everyone on your list at one of the many craft fairs, gift sales and festivals during the holiday season. This Martha’s Vineyard holiday shopping guide will help you find gifts for the whole family, and maybe even a little something for yourself.

Holiday shopping guide
Photo: Paul LaCedra

Holiday Shopping Guide for Martha’s Vineyard

Featherstone Center for the Arts Holiday Gift Show

There’s nothing more special than a handmade gift from the island. Featherstone Center for the Arts hosts their annual holiday gifts show in the month leading up to Christmas. Stop by and browse through gifts galore, from jewelry and purses to pottery and paintings. You can take pride in knowing that whatever you purchase, it will be one of a kind. In the spirit of the holidays, all sales benefits from the gift show will go towards local artists and the Featherstone Center to help keep art alive on the island.

 

Oak Bluffs Open Market

While Oak Bluffs Open Market is open through the summer and fall, this Martha’s Vineyard staple moves inside for the holiday season. With two markets held, one at the end of November and another in early December, the Oak Bluffs Open Market is ready to meet all your holiday shopping needs. And because most of Oak Bluffs regular vendors return for the indoor market, it’s easy to plan your shopping trip.

 

Christmas in EdgartownHoliday shopping

No Martha’s Vineyard holiday shopping guide would be complete without Christmas in Edgartown. While your children are partaking in cookie decorating and Christmas parades, slip away and take advantage of the deep discounts. Stop by Bryn Walker and get as much as 80% off clothing purchases, or attend the Christmas kickoff at Backwater Trading Co. and sip on hot cider while you shop. Plus, many local stores reopen just for Christmas in Edgartown, so this is your chance to pick up the perfect gift at your favorite Edgartown store.

 

Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop

Let’s be honest—not all of us are master planners when it comes to holiday shopping. For those of you who wait to hit the stores until three days before Christmas, Martha’s Vineyard has the perfect store for you. The Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop only operates during the Christmas season and, thankfully, stays open until Christmas Eve. Go to this everything-store to stock up on stocking stuffers for your kids, relatives, and even your dog. You can also purchase specialty items made by local artists and artisans that will be sure to impress even the most picky of family members.

 

With the help of this holiday shopping guide, you can bring some truly unique gifts home from Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re thinking of doing your holiday shopping on the island, consider giving yourself a relaxing stay at Vineyard Square Hotel. Located right in the heart of Edgartown, Vineyard Square will put the best holiday shopping on the island right at your fingertips.

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BluefishWe’ve talked before about what a great community we are part of here on Martha’s Vineyard, so it’s time for you to get to know our neighbors.  If you are not familiar with our location here at the Colonial Inn, we are right smack dab in the thick of downtown Edgartown.  Now, don’t panic if you are planning a stay with us, the thick of downtown is still peaceful and relaxing, afterall, it IS Martha’s Vineyard!

One of the stores in the neighborhood that I can’t resist in Bluefish Coastal Boutique.  Owners Danielle Mann and Amy Padalino-Heil are cousins who share a love of the ocean, nature, good living and fun.  These passions are reflected in the wonderful collection of island-themed gifts, home goods, clothing, stationary, toys, and beach & boating necessities for everyone on the island, tourists and locals, young and old.

My love of this store starts with the great items for your home.  As I write this I am actually curled up on my sofa, supported by a beautiful handmade pillow I got there this summer and covered in my favorite navy and white marine striped knit blanket that I treated myself to 2 summers ago.  I have sets of their juice and water glasses in fun Bluefish patterns and I’ve lost count of the great scented candles and other home accessories I’ve bought for myself and as gifts for my friends.

Then there’s their bags and purses – oh, the purses!  Baggallini is a world famous line of durable and fashionable purses, handbags and travel accessories which Bluefish proudly carry and use – I know both the ladies tote their own Baggallini’s.  They also carry some other great lines – I’ve been stopped in the street more than once and asked where I got my beautiful Madagascar Seagrass summer purse – Bluefish of course! And don’t forget the great bath and body lines, clothing and one of a kind pieces by Island artists.  All this, and fun desk accessories for girls of all ages in the shape of Bluefish notepads, pens and fun little bits and bobs for less than the price of a latte.

 

Clothing BluefishNow all this sounds great but I haven’t gotten to the best part. On many levels I am a sterotypical Scottish Lass and the strongest stereotype I fulfill is my frugality.  I like to get good value for money and that is the best part of the Bluefish collection – Everything in the store is hand selected by Danielle and Amy to provide the best possible quality without the huge ‘Martha’s Vineyard Boutique’ pricetags you might be anticipating.  The glasses go through the dishwasher every day and after 2 years of continuous use, the patterns are still bright and unscratched.  I couldn’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve washed this blanket (I’m a spiller by nature) and the colors are just as bright and the blanket is the same size as the day I bought it.

Oh, and did I mention the fun? What other store that sells glassware will actively encourage the kids to pick up that glitter filled bouncy ball from the basket and test it out? Or have bubble makers and coloring books on hand to entertain the younger members of the family while the older members browse?

If you haven’t made it to Bluefish yet, I hope you will next time you on Martha’s Vineyard but to check them out straight away, go to their website and pick up a little something.  This great store is also a great world community member – right now they are donating 30% from online sales to the Red Cross Haiti Relief appeal so help them help others, you won’t be disappointed!

 

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Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
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