What’s happening: Edgartown


Edgartown has new faces, revamped stores, location changes, and even a store that moved back from another town.

Starting at the top of Main Street you can see a lovely remodeled interior at Edgartown Seafood. Next, we have a new store, Hannah B, next to Alchemy on Main Street. Fresh Produce, which used to occupy this spot, has now moved down the street next to the Boat House. Saffron has opened for the season and Shirt Tails has a sale going on. In the Woods is in fact back open for another season and two of our favorite jewelry stores, Vintage Jewelry and Claudia’s, are doing brisk business after a long winter.

Edgartown Scrimshaw is back in full swing, along with Katydid and Past & Presents across the street. Don’t forget Edgartown Books has all your summer reads waiting for you. In the Pink is still on Main Street and will be keeping good company with three new stores leading down to the docks. We have Jack Wills that took over Dream Weaver’s location on the corner of South Water and Main. Jack Wills is a very popular English store that specializes in “fine traditional sporting goods.” Keep an eye out around town for their colorful blue and pink striped bikes. Stop in to welcome them and drink in their wide array of clothing and accessories for ladies and gentlemen. Right next door are the other two stores, 20 Main, a women’s clothing store, and The Backwater Trading Company (which moved from Post Office Square) that carries such lines as Horny Toad and Patagonia.

Dock Street still hosts many longstanding favorites like The Great Put On and Soft as a Grape. RW Cutler Bike Rentals is having a used bike sale. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be mobile and fit this summer.

While the stores in the shopping area on Dock Street between Kelley Street and Mayhew Lane have changed many times over the years, this year we are lucky to have all returnees and one new addition. So put on your walking shoes to see what is new in your favorite stores such as Rags, Menemsha Blues, J McLaughlin, A League of Gentlemen, and Country Day, just to name a few. The new addition is NRO Boston-Edgartown, a “classic clothier to ladies and gentlemen.”

Sitting on the corner of Mayhew and North Water is another new store, The Island Company. Bryn Walker, a favorite for many Island ladies, is open in a new location, just across the street from where they used to be on Kelley Street. Also on Kelley, the Golden Basket has closed and the Bone Yard Surf Shop has opened a second location.

Finally, Nevin Square on Winter Street is also seeing some changes. Outrageous Clothing has moved from Vineyard Haven and also offers Outrageous Home. A reminder that last year Bramhall & Dunn took over Sherlock and Bare’s spot, which is right next to Blue Fish, a favorite of my mothers for their large selection of blue and white items. Sadly, the English Butler has gone and the space is still empty. On a brighter note, we have another great new option for clothing and accessories in Aanya’s Boutique. As always Vineyard Vines and Vineyard Vines Kids is open for you. Don’t miss the final row of stores in Nevin Square, as it is here that you will find Caravel, which specializes in china, gifts, jewelry, and more, along with a great store Made Here on the Vineyard.

No matter what you are looking for, Edgartown has it, so why not make a day of it and have a meal at one of their fantastic restaurants, complete your shopping list, and finish the day with a movie at Edgartown Cinemas.