For those of you who live on Cape Cod year round, you can appreciate the dreams of summer that fill our heads during the long cold days of winter. These dreams can be just what we need to survive the gray months of January and February. While we wait patiently anticipating summer, we often find ourselves in a predicament when it finally arrives. Since many of our businesses rely on tourism, and the influx of visitors that the summer provides, it can be hard to find time to enjoy ourselves once July and August finally roll around. For those of you that can find time to sneak away, why not take a day trip to Nantucket? So close yet so far away, Nantucket has a plethora of great shops, restaurants, beaches, and activities for a day away. Check out some of our favorite shops that you should not miss!
Isobel and Cleo – 45 straight wharf – nantucket 02554
Isobel and cleo began with a desire to perpetuate the endangered ideas of true elegance and long lasting luxury in bespoke hand made garments. They have now have expanded their business to include a brick and mortar retail shop on Nantucket where they sell their own line next to local artisanal goods and carefully curated small ethically responsible labels.
Local Knit – 39 Straight Wharf – Nantucket 02554
At Local Knit, they create shirts featuring local mainstays in distinct towns across the country. From waterside watering holes to salty fishing lodges, these places have real stories and they help build communities of uncommon character. Local Knit’s brick and mortar stores serve not only as a place for visitors to find high quality destination apparel, but also a place to learn about the best local spots in town.
Keely Smith Designs
Born and raised in the UK. Living in London and working for 15 years as a fashion designer for many European Fashion Labels such as Miss Selfridge and Topshop led Keely on may travels across Europe and the Far East. Her passion for travel grew.
What started as a vacation on Nantucket in 1998 quickly became home and KSD began. For the last 14 years Keely has enjoyed every minute developing the line. Inspired by textures, stamping techniques and a love of fonts. KSD combines this with a mix of precious metals gems and fibres to create a unique line.
Scrub Oak – 14 Easy Street – Nantucket 02554
As you are wandering down Easy Street, admiring the view of the harbor or enjoying an ice cream on one of the benches in front of the Easy Street basin, take a moment to turn away from the water and you’ll notice a courtyard lined with a white picket fence and rose bushes. Through that little gate you’ll find a store that is fairly new to Nantucket, offering a creative and unique collection of items and displaying the work of many talented artists. Scrub Oak is a store worth checking out!
Space – 4 Old South Wharf – Nantucket 02554
An eclectic mix of hand picked accessories, home décor, fashion and unique vintage finds.
One Orange – 1 Old South Wharf – Nantucket 02554
One Orange is a collaborative men’s lifestyle store located on Nantucket’s historic Old South Wharf. Now in its third season the shop has quickly established itself as a leading destination for the island’s tastemakers. One Orange was conceived and is curated by Jon Terbell of the NYC shirting brand Jack Robie.
Erica Wilson – 25 Main St – Nantucket 02554
From her famed needlework collections to fashion for women of all ages, the shop is an important destination for islanders and visitors alike! Erica Wilson Nantucket specializes in casual chic fashion for women. Some of our favorite lines in the shop – Hartford, Herno, Eres, Brochu Walker, Harvey Faircloth, James Perse, New Scotland, Label and thread, Roberta Freyman and many, many more!