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Cape May

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Most Cape May shopping is of the T-shirt and seascape-painting variety, but a few shops stand out from the crowd. The main shopping strip is the pedestrian-only Washington Mall – shops line the outside of the street and local artists sell their work in the center.

Shopping in Cape May

A Place on Earth

These local, handmade body products include favorites like anise (licorice) soap, peppermint & rosemary bath salts, and the clever Monster Spray, a lavender-scented spray guaranteed to “get the monsters out from your closet and under your bed.”

525 Washington St. Mall, NJ, 866-898-0039, www.aplaceonearth.com
Tags: shopping | moderate | trendy

Across the Way

The bestsellers at this eclectic housewares store are a pair of smiling lamb slippers, but don’t let that throw you off – Across the Way also does a brisk business in home décor. The lamps and tableware have an urban flair and the floor fans look like set pieces from the ’20s.

304 Washington St. , NJ, 609-884-4199, www.acrossthewaycapemay.com
Tags: shopping | moderate | home

Andrew’s Ltd.

A selection of Americana, from antique men’s watches to toys from the ’30s to hand-colored photographs, line the shelves of this well-curated shop. Even if you’re just browsing, this is a delightful way to spend an hour.

318 Washington St. Mall, NJ, 609-898-7755, www.andrewsltd.net
Tags: shopping | expensive | smart splurge

Exit Zero Store

For the best Cape May souvenirs, head to the Exit Zero Store, run by the folks who publish “Exit Zero,” a weekly guide-about-town. This is the place to pick up quirky T-shirts, bumper stickers, beach towels, and art.

Congress Hall, Perry St., NJ, 609-884-1125, www.exitzero.us
Tags: shopping | moderate | trendy | souvenirs

Fralinger’s Cape May

Fralinger’s was one of the first places to sell Salt Water Taffy in the U.S., and tourists still take it home by the box-full; but don’t pass up their macaroons, fudge, or the yummy Caramellows (marshmallows covered in caramel).

326 Washington St. Mall, NJ, 609-884-5695, www.fralingers.com
Tags: budget | shopping | editor pick

Up in Smoke

Attention, cigar-lovers! This purveyor of quality smokes has over 300 brands of cigars, including a stash of (legal) Cubans. They also sell antique-looking clocks and hand-crafted furniture.

421 Washington St. Mall, NJ, 609-884-5009
Tags: shopping | expensive

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