Shop Talk : Shopportunities in Oak Bluffs
File photo by Susan Safford
A true mark that the season is up and running is when The Corner Store on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs opens its doors. It is a site with its big windows already filled with summer's must haves, along with personal essentials and tidbits (including magazines and papers) filling the shelves inside. Also marking the opening of the summer season is a plethora of other stores re-opening on Circuit Avenue, Kennebec Avenue, and in between the two.
On Circuit Avenue Tease Outlet MV has opened its doors with a great selection of $5 tees and $10 sweats. Ocean T-Shirts is right in line with them, suggesting a perusal of their returning Treasure Chest, which also offers $5 tee shirts. Nautilus Jewelry & Gifts has a large display and variety of items for the pirate lover in addition to their usual selection of ocean-inspired wares. Next door, Eastaway is bursting with this season's new arrivals of clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women.
The walkway between Circuit Avenue and Kennebec Avenue, Post Office Square, is bustling with all the various shops opening activities. Slight Indulgence is hosting a spring sale for clothing and shoes. Almost all items are marked as low as $10 to $25, excluding new arrivals. Next door, Island Outfitters is having a storewide sale on their large selections of jewelry, shoes, clothes, and accessories. On the corner of Kennebec Avenue and Healy Way is the Kennebec Avenue Shop that is known for their selection of clothing, accessories, and gifts. Going into their third season, they are all smiles with a store filled with this season's must haves.
Back over to Circuit Avenue, Mary's Linen Store's entrance is open and is currently displaying a new selection from table linens to hostess gifts. Laughing Bear has re-opened with 20- to 60-percent off several sales racks holding ladies' clothing and accessories. While inside, you can also preview this year's newest lines and styles. But don't blame me if you come out with some of this season's newest pieces, as they were just too tempting to leave.
Waves T-Shirts and Gifts is open where you can get your first kite of the season. Glimpse of Tibet is ready with a storewide sale and Third World Trading, jewelry and accessory store Lemonade, and Island Authentics are all open. b*tru is offering you a reason to visit with a 50-percent off selected merchandise sale. Island favorites such as Sanctuary, Craftworks, and Lazy Frog are all filled and ready to help you find what you need this summer.
For those mothers that are celebrating Mother's Day this Sunday, or for the men who love them and want to give them a special gift, Seniel Seward's Circuit Style Salon might be your stop of choice. According to their storefront poster, this Saturday, May 7, they are hosting their "1st annual Say No to the 'Mom Cut,'" where all moms get 20-percent off all services and 25-percent off all products. To make your appointment, you may reach them at 508-693-7542.
With all these stores stocked and ready, especially with the large amount of sales going on, why not get your summer shopping done now so you are ready to relax when the time arrives?
Gentlemen and children, all of these stores also could be great places to find your mother that something special gift to say thanks on Mother's Day, which is this Sunday, May 8.