Merchants

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87. Centre Street Shoppers HighA veritable "nirvana" for shopping enthusiasts, Nantucket is home to an impressive array of shops and boutiques to satisfy the most eclectic tastes, from the traditional to the whimsical. As many stores are small and independently owned, you'll enjoy a rare level of personal attention while you browse for the perfect souvenir of your island visit, or a fabulous gift for that special someone back home.

You won't find modern malls or megastores here! Shopping on Nantucket is a personal experience, and shopkeepers pride themselves on attention to detail and quality is more important than quantity. A stroll throughout Town is like stepping back in time. The shops fronting Centre Street look much the same as they did in the 1800s when this area was known as "Petticoat Row" since men were away at sea and island women ran the businesses there.

The island is renowned for its artists and artisans, including painters, weavers, potters, jewelers and furniture makers, all of whom create unique heirlooms and treasures. Despite Nantucket's diminutive size and remote location, you'll find most, if not all, merchant categories available on the mainland--from appliances to toys and everything in between.

What Do You Want To Buy When Shopping on Nantucket?
Antiques
Appliances
Art Supplies
Books
Candy
Clothing & Accessories
Computer Supplies
Cosmetics
Drugstore/Pharmacy Items
Electronics
Firewood
Flowers
Furniture
Garden Center & Farmer's Market Items
Gift Certificates
Gifts & Home Accessories
Gourmet Shops
Jewelry
Kitchen Products & Accessories
Lightship Baskets
Liquor & Wine
Markets
Office Products
Perfumes & Fragrances
Pet Specialty Items
Pool & Spa Supplies
Scrimshaw
Thift Shops
Tile Showrooms
Toys