Best of the Vineyard 2020: Shopping

Everything you need to know about shopping on Martha’s Vineyard according to you.

Best Art Gallery: Michael Blanchard Inspirational Photography/The Crossroads Gallery

93 Dukes County Avenue, 
Oak Bluffs, 617-448-3934,

Kara Taylor Gallery

24 South Road, 

Photographer Michael Blanchard focuses his lens on idyllic Vineyard scenes, from moonrises over East Chop to Aquinnah sunsets, the sort of photographs that soothe the soul. He also donates a portion of his artwork to benefit Island service organizations. Kara Taylor’s Chilmark gallery 
showcases her mixed-media 
and oil paintings.

Best Bait and 
Tackle Shop: 
Coop’s Bait & Tackle

147 Edgartown–West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, 

Dick’s Bait & Tackle

108 New York Avenue, 
Oak Bluffs, 508-693-7669

When fishermen grow tired of their solitary pursuits, they gather at Coop’s for the family-run shop’s wide range of products and to compare catch sizes with the knowledgeable staff. Another Island institution, Dick’s Bait & Tackle has 
everything you need to fill 
your tackle box.

Best Children’s Clothing: Basics Clothing Company

24 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-524-3999,

Rainy Day

66 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-1830,

Smart and stylish parents shop at Basics, where onesies, sweaters, slacks, socks, and sundresses all fall under the category of “playground chic.” Rainy Day has a large pajama selection, perfect for lounging.

Best Flowers: 
Morrice Florist

149 State Road, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-0392,

Flowers by Donaroma’s

270 Upper Main Street, 

Each bouquet that florist/owner Emily Coulter creates is unique, and the services she offers go way beyond everyday arrangements. Morrice Florist also offers wedding and event flowers, home goods, gift items, and plants. Flowers by Donaroma’s has a large selection that will make your heart bloom.

Best Furniture/
Home Goods Store: 
Vineyard Decorators

35 Airport Road, 
West Tisbury, 

LeRoux at Home

62 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-0030,

The fantastic customer service at Vineyard Decorators only enhances the browsing or buying experience, whether you’re shopping for beds, sofas, coffee tables, rugs, bar carts, floor lamps, window treatments, coolers, or patio furniture. LeRoux is the go-to spot for kitchen wares.

Best Garden Center/Nursery: 
Jardin Mahoney

45 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, 


270 Upper Main Street, 
Edgartown, 508-627-3036,

Whether you’re in search of daffodil bulbs in spring or a Christmas tree come December, Jardin Mahoney has you and your barren patch of soil covered. The expert team also offers gardening and landscaping advice. Donaroma’s provides irrigation and lighting services in addition to everything else for your yard.

Best Gift Shop: 
Rainy Day

66 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 

C’est La Vie

51 Circuit Avenue, 
Oak Bluffs, 508-693-6181,

Everyone deserves a gift, so Rainy Day has something for everyone. The well-chosen inventory includes local items, a kids’ section, clothing, and dishware. C’est La Vie has an eclectic mix of high-quality items and personable service.

Jesse Steere, owner of Shirley’s Hardware, has aisles full of all the essential items folks need.
Elizabeth Cecil

Best Hardware Store: Shirley’s Hardware

374 State Road, 
Vineyard Haven, 


242 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, 

Pet supplies, patio furniture, potting soil, pliers – Shirley’s Hardware is a one-stop shop for all your needs, and some things you didn’t know you needed. Granite’s general store–style inventory includes lots of toys, tools, and arts and crafts supplies.

Best Jeweler: 
CB Stark Jewelers

53A Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 

10 Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-1260,


51 Main Street, 
Edgartown, 508-627-8306

34 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-5465,

For more than fifty years, 
CB Stark Jewelers has been adorning generations of Island residents and visitors with custom pieces, fine jewelry, and Vineyard charms. Claudia, another longtime favorite, has a carefully curated collection, including accessories and perfumes.

Best Men’s Clothing: The Green Room

71 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6888,


41 Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-5254

Going surfing, then out for dinner? The wide selection and savvy staff at The Green Room will outfit you for both and just about any other occasion. You can even pick up a surfboard too. Sundog specializes in men’s clothing, with eclectic Hemingway-meets-the-beach décor to boot.

Julia Tarka’s best new shop, Rosebud, is inspired by her kids, Zachary and Theodora.
Elizabeth Cecil

Best New Store/Business: 

10 South Summer Street, Edgartown, 774-549-9784,

The Glasshouse

24 Union Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-0024,

The most stylish new kid on the block is Rosebud, a shop filled with high-end children’s clothing, good books, tiny trucker hats, adorable toys, and keepsakes. The Glasshouse gift shop is almost a museum in itself, with one-of-a-kind antiques, clothing, home décor, and curiosities.

Best Pharmacy: 
Leslie’s Drug Store

65 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 

Conroy Apothecary

459 State Road, 
West Tisbury, 508-693-7070,

Leslie’s brands itself as a modern pharmacy with old school values. Reliable pharmacists remember your face, and the smiley staff members always have answers to your questions. Conroy Apothecary is a full-service pharmacy with a drive-thru.

Best Shoes: 
The Green Room

71 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6888,

Basics Clothing Company

24 Circuit Avenue, 
Oak Bluffs, 508-524-3999,

Stylish rain boots for spring, sandals for summer, sneakers for every day. With brands such as Hunter, Adidas, and Birkenstock, The Green Room is good for the sole. Basics has everything you need for work or play and carries kids’ shoes, too.

Best Women’s Clothing: The Green Room

71 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6888,

Basics Clothing Company

24 Circuit Avenue, 
Oak Bluffs, 508-524-3999,

A one-stop shop for Vineyard chic, The Green Room offers popular brands such as Patagonia, Free People, Barbour, Levis, and Mother Denim. Basics stocks sportswear, jeans, and dressier items, many reasonably priced.