8/03/2007

Nantucket Shops

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The winner for best Nantucket shop in our book is Gypsy. Chock full of bags from Lanvin and Chloe and the latest clothes from Missioni, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Derek Lam, Clu, and more, Gypsy is one-stop-shopping for the jet set - or the just plain aspirational.
The above photo is a stealth shot of their old location, but they have a brand spanking new, fancy shop now on Federal Street, below. Ask for fabulous sales guy Eddy.
Gypsy
20 Federal Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-228-4404

If only all beach towns had a shop like Beauty By the Sea. Stock up on beauty products from Malie, Fresh, Korres, Henrikson, and Bliss, plus cosmetics and pretty jewelry.
Beauty By the Sea
29 Center Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-228-1771

Ladybird Lingerie has all sorts of nice lacy things.

How cute are these grown-up day-of-the-week panties?
Ladybird Lingerie
2 Orange St
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-228-6093

OK, so Simon Doonan is not doing the window design here, but Murray's Toggery is a must-visit in Nantucket for madras and all things whale-print.
The interior reflects that old WASP truism: if it ain't broke, don't fix it - or redesign it. The Nan reds sold here have been the same for years.
Murray's Toggery Shop
62 Main Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-228-0437

The Hub has been the center of activity in town for as long as anyone can remember.
On an island where cell phone and wireless internet service are spotty, newspapers are highly necessary items.
The Hub
31 Main Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-325-0200

There are several good book stores on Nantucket, but we were partial to the friendly, homey atmosphere and local selections at Nantucket Bookworks.
Nantucket Bookworks
25 Broad Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-228-4000

High Maintenance first introduced me to Peter Beaton, a hat shop tucked down an alley at 16 1/2 Federal Street.
This fabulous milliner turns out hundreds of beautiful straw hats a year. Perfect for weddings and polo matches, dahling.
The black-and-white box is a Nantucket status symbol in and of itself.
Peter Beaton Hat Studio
16 1/2 Federal Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-228-8456


But of course, the ultimate insider Nantucket status symbol is a handwoven basket purse from Four Winds. They may look cutesy, but they start at about $700 - and that's pre-scrimshaw. Check out Four Winds' selection of beautiful antique purses as well, some with monograms.
Four Winds Craft Guild
15 Main Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts
508-228-9623


There are plenty of touristy tee shirt shops on Nantucket, but our favorite was Three Girls and a Dog. Here you can find the famous "oversand vehicle permit" Nantucket tees.
Three Girls and a Dog
15 Centre Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Denise said...

Hi,
I'm looking to purchase an oversand vehicle permit cap for my husband. We were vactioning in Nantucket back in 1999. My husband loves his old hat. It's getting kind of sad looking, and I would like to surprise him for Christmas. Can you please help?
Thanks,
Denise Mirsky