Martha's Vineyard

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Some of Martha’s Vineyard’s shops, like the Net Result Fish Market, reveal the island’s fishing village past; others – like the storefronts that line Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs – cater to tourists. In Edgartown, high-end retailers speak to the elite who vacation here each summer. Across the board, chain stores are rare and unwelcome.

Shopping in Martha's Vineyard

Alley’s General Store

The island’s oldest operating retail business dates to 1858 and has a special place in the hearts of Vineyarders. Come here for everything from hammers to sandwiches – while you’re at it, drop off your postcards at the onsite post office.

1045 State Rd, Massachusetts , 508-693-0088
Tags: family | shopping | market | home

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore

This independent bookstore prides itself on stocking hard-to-find titles. It’s also the best place to go for local tomes on everything from hiking trails to recipes.

44 Main St., MA, 800-693-0221,
Tags: family | shopping | books

Chilmark Flea Market

Those in the know beeline to Chilmark Flea Market when it opens each June (it closes again for the winter in August) for antique furniture, handcrafted jewelry, and paintings. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-2:30pm.

Middle Rd., ¼ mile from Beetlebung Corner, MA, 508-645-9216
Tags: shopping | art | crafts | antiques

Circuit Avenue

Oak Bluff's main drag is a beehive of activity, with clothing, swimsuit, and souvenir shops crowded between ice cream parlors and eateries. Some of the wares tend toward tacky, but it's the place to go for mementos.

Circuit Ave., MA, 508-627-7088
Tags: family | shopping | souvenirs | clothing

Net Result Fish Market

It might not be quite the same as reeling in a big one yourself, but this upscale fish market guarantees that you’ll bring home some of the day’s freshest catches (from striped bass to oysters).

79 Beach Rd., MA, 508-693-6071,
Tags: shopping | seafood | market


Upscale jewelry, handbag, and fashion shops line Edgartown’s Main Street, but Saffron stands out for its eclectic collection of all three. Check out items from Free People, Spanx, On Gossamer, and Christopher Blue Jeans.

65 Main St., MA,
Tags: shopping | designer | clothing | accessories

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