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How to Enjoy Vineyard Haven Shopping

Vineyard Haven ShoppingEach part of Martha’s Vineyard has its own charm and people love different areas for different reasons. One of the great reasons to visit Vineyard Haven is to take advantage of all the great little shops in town. Vineyard Haven shopping choices include a large variety of goods of different types and styles. Next time you make your way to Martha’s Vineyard, make sure to make time for some Vineyard Haven shopping.

Where to Go Vineyard Haven Shopping

When you head to Vineyard Haven to go shopping, you will find everything from clothing and accessories to home decor and furniture. Vineyard Haven shopping will have something in store for everyone!

The Black Dog General Store

One of the most iconic places to go Vineyard Haven shopping, Black Dog General Store is the perfect place to find gifts for the whole family. Their signature t-shirts and other Black Dog branded items are all high quality and stylish. There is plenty for ladies, men, kids, and “Lil’ kids” as well as home goods, things for dogs, and other gear.

Rainy Day

Rainy Day is a unique Vineyard Haven shopping experience that home goods and decor as well as things for children and parents. You can look forward to finding unique products that are made on the island. This shop in the heart of Vineyard Haven is also a wonderful place to find a nice gift for yourself or someone you love.

Thrift Shop

Part of the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the Thrift Shop in Vineyard Haven has a wide selection of donated items to choose from. There is clothing, jewelry, housewares, furniture, artwork, collectibles, and an excellent book department. The Thrift Shop is able to donate some items to those in need as well.

Midnight Farm

Co-owned by Tamara Weiss and singer-songwriter Carly Simon, Midnight Farm has an eclectic collection of high-quality clothing and artisanal housewares. Shoppers can find wonderful accouterments for the home as well as wearables such as homemade jewelry and designer clothing.

The Green Room

The Green Room is a unique place to experience Vineyard Haven shopping. They have a large selection of surf, skate, and snow gear as well a stylish clothing and shoes. On the main floor, you’ll find sportswear and downstairs they have a good variety of surf and skate gear as well as a “tight selection of snowboard gear.”

Claudia Jewelry

Claudia Jewelry is home to lines of jewelry from well-known designers as well as local artists. Brands include Alexis Bittar, Jamie Joseph, Pandora, Chan Luu, Hidalgo, John Apel, Trianon, Seamen Sheps, and others. There is also a selection of French & Italian perfume, eyewear, handbags, hair accessories, and blown American glass.

Bespoke Abode

Bespoke Abode is a home furnishing and decor store that has beautiful selections for those wanting to update the style of their home. They have custom furniture, rugs, lighting, and many other home accessories. Bespoke Abode also has a clothing store in addition to the home goods store.

When you’re planning your Vineyard Haven shopping trip, be sure to make your accommodation arrangements with Sandpiper Rentals. Our Martha’s Vineyard rental properties are located throughout the island so you can choose to stay near your favorite Vineyard town. All of the properties offer luxurious accommodations and are perfect for making your home-away-from-home during your time on the island.

Retail-Therapy: Martha’s Vineyard Style

When you walk through the shopping districts here on Martha’s Vineyard, you’ll notice the absence of a few of the standards you may be used to. You guessed it – no Gap, no Old Navy, no Anne Taylor, no Nine West. Believe it or not, you won’t even find a Starbucks or a Barnes & Noble on the whole island.

There are virtually no chain stores or restaurant franchises anywhere here. Instead, locally owned bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques offer shoppers a wide variety of options and a whole lot of personal attention. And for those of you out there who are in need of a little retail-therapy or just a dress for an unexpected special occasion, you’ll be wonderfully surprised at the quality of the boutiques scattered all over the island.

Heading Up-Island to Menemsha for fried fish and sunsets? Don’t forget to stop by Pandora’s Box – one of our favorite places to shop for gorgeous dresses, designer jeans and even some good sales. This two-room boutique on Basin Road has a dedicated following of some of the island’s most stylish garb and once you step inside you know why shoppers return here year after year.

If you’re in Vineyard Haven, shop at the Green Room on Main Street – winner of the Best of the Vineyard for the past three years. This fantastic shop offers everything from lingerie to shoes to designer swimsuits to super-stylish jeans. Men can shop here too and the downstairs is filled with everything for the surfer in the family from boards to Roxy Girl bikini’s to shades.

In West Tisbury, you’ll love Citrine – a boutique/home accent store/bead-shop combined. Located on State Road in West Tisbury, you can shop the small, but tastefully chosen clothing racks or check out the gorgeous lamps, textiles and jewelry brought in from all over the world while the kids choose from an array of amazing beads to make their own bracelets and necklaces.

On Dock Street in Edgartown head straight for The Great Put On. This true Vineyard standard has been in business since 1969. However, no other boutique on the island could claim to be as up-to-date or as stylish as this very high-end shopper’s paradise. Carrying lines such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Moschino and Vivienne Tam (to name a few) there is no event too sophisticated for an outfit from The Great Put On.