Most islanders recognize the little blue fish logo as being a sign of quality casual clothing. The shop sells the Blueswear line for men, women and children, including shirts, skirts, pants, hats, etc. The cropped tee shirt at $23 is a customer favorite. A polo shirt with "Menemsha Blues Martha's Vineyard" embroidered in the left corner, is a great souvenir ($42). The garments, available in an assortment of colors, are made for comfort and durability. The shop itself features the work of local artists on the walls, and the sound of local musicians fills the air. There are three Martha's Vineyard locations to choose from; 2 Basin Road, Chillmark, 11 Basswood Lane, Chillmark and 36 Water Street, Vineyard haven.
There is something special about an independent bookstore. The owners have a knowledge and love of books. This shop is set in historic Edgartown and has a unique atmosphere with a welcoming staff. They have a wide selection of titles including the latest best sellers, but their specialty is the large collection of Vineyard-related books. The shop puts an emphasis on community, and you will find many books written by islanders. Many noted authors stop by to say hello and have been known to sign a copy or two of their books.
A time-honored tradition on the island is a trip to Murdick's candy store. The shop has been selling high-quality fudge and brittle since 1887. To this day, the old fashioned fudge is cooked strictly in copper pots and cooled on a marble table. Try one of the many flavored fudge creations such as Cape Cod Cranberry, Chocolate Walnut or Butter Pecan; the list is extensive. If you cannot decide, this candy shop offers a combination package with three slices of fudge and Cashew Brittle for USD14.95. There are additional candy shops in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.
The Scottish Bakehouse in Vineyard Haven offers sweet treats, cool drinks, coffee, snacks and more. This local hangout is a popular place to grab a cup of coffee or a breakfast burrito in the morning or pick up a cupcake made with organic, natural ingredients. If you are more interested in gluten-free and vegetarian options, there are plenty of items to choose from no matter what time of day it is.
Originally opened as a small addition to the old Muse Gallery, this shop soon took on a life of its own. Today, the shop occupies the entire building of the Muse Gallery. Beadniks proclaims that it is "more than a bead store." Although the store does carry an extensive collection of beads from around the globe, it also specializes in jewelry, dolls and miscellaneous gifts like chopsticks and terracotta candleholders.
For over 35 years, CB Stark Jewelers has delighted island natives and visitors alike with their sparkling handmade creations. The shop has developed a reputation for creating fine jewelry in gold, silver and platinum. They can create anything you desire; bracelets, earrings, cuff links, pendants and more. The most popular items are their custom-made charm bracelets and island charms. A new charm is designed to mark each remarkable year spent on the island. A second store is located on North Water Street in Edgartown.
Wind's up, surf's up, sail's up, you name it, they've got it. This shop sells everything from waterproof watches to snorkel gear. Their motto is, "If it's for the water or the beach, chances are we have it." Indeed they do. In addition to sale items, you can lease a kayak, sailboat, canoe, body board, surf board, and wet suit. Enjoy the water vehicle of your choice by hour, day or week. Lessons are also taught in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
Corporate America has yet to come to Martha's Vineyard, and the pleasant result is an assortment of locally-owned shops such as this gem of a bookstore. Bunch of Grapes carries best selling titles as well as hard-to-find selections. You'll get personal attention from friendly staff willing to share their literary wisdom and offer suggestions. Pulitzer Prize winners and other famous authors have been on the schedule in the past.
Alley's General Store has been in business since 1858 and is on the list of historic sites of the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust as the oldest operating retailer on the island. You can get everything from fishing lures to freshly prepared meals at this popular, local hangout. Relax on the front porch benches or get a bite to eat around the back.
This circa 1800 home sits among apple trees and a
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