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Nantucket, affectionately known as the Grey Lady, will be opening its shores to boatloads of visitors this weekend as the famed Figawi sailing race takes place. But let's not forget that while this leisurely island has a reputation for basking in the sun—whether on its pristine beaches or the patio at Cisco Brewers—Nantucket has also built an established retail community known far beyond the Atlantic. Given the occasion, we've expanded our shopping guide accordingly.


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SERENELLA Nantucket

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Serenella exports its posh Newbury Street vision to ACK for the summer, with best-selling labels including the classic Bottega Veneta, the new classic Altuzarra, editorial darling Aquazzura, French sandal line K. Jacques, and Emilio Pucci swimwear.

Follain

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Tara Foley's ever popular natural beauty boutique Follain expanded from its South End storefront to a summer pop-up shop in Nantucket. The new space has familiar furnishings—including glistening white tiles and green planters—and the same all-star product selection of Soapwalla, Rahua, Dr. Alkaitis, RMS, and more.
Another ultra luxe contender is Gypsy, the decade-old brainchild of stylist Paola Gonfrade. People flock here for Balenciaga, Erdem, Isabel Marant, Rick Owens, Proenza...Wouldn't be weird to run into an off-duty fashion industry veteran here.

C. Wonder Pop-Up Shop

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Lifestyle brand C. Wonder is back on the island for summer, bringing with it affordable, colorful separates and fun, beach-ready accessories. This weekend, receive a limited edition chevron tote with any purchase of $50 or more.

Zero Main

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The crowd at Zero Main is a multi-generational bunch, which makes sense as the boutique has had a presence on the island for a quarter century. Plan a shopping date with mom for breezy shift dresses, eco-friendly fashion, and the fixings to accessorize a look.

currentVintage

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Here's a concept we can get behind: currentVintage is part wine shop, part vintage clothing boutique. As far as clothing, accessories, and home goods go, the store stocks 1940s through the modern era with plenty of funky pieces to stand out in a sea of Lilly, Trina, and Tory.

In the Pink

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In the Pink is mecca for Lilly Pulitzer girls, and the Nantucket store delivers, offering a taste of the beloved designer's at this resort destination. Discover women's, children's, shoe, and accessories collections
With more than three decades on the island, Patina features a gallery-like setting for indie designers sourced from New York, Paris, Italy, and Sweden. Notable jewelers on display include Ted Muehling and Gabriella Kiss.

Nantucket Looms

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Part of a long-standing weaving tradition, Nantucket Looms makes luxury textiles ranging from mohair throws to upholstery fabrics. The woven goods are coupled with antique furniture and local art works.

North River Outfitter

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The NRO conglomerate—consisting of the original NRO store, NRO Kids, and NRO Sport in Beacon Hill as well as Edgartown outposts—bringing its retail operations to ACK for the summer season. Clearly the edited selection of brands like Barbour, Milly, Sperry, and Vilbrequin do fabulously here.

Lion's Paw

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Another Nantucket mainstay, The Lion's Paw has been doling out home goods for decades. The shop is markedly large and packed to the brim with fresh pieces fit for a shingled cottage: fine linens, hand painted furniture, and hand blown glassware. Always a treasure to uncover.

Milly & Grace

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Vine-covered Milly & Grace is feminine and frilly, described to us as a "mini Anthropologie" with its combination of home goods and clothing from brands like Ella Moss, Parker, and BB Dakota. You'll also find gift-ready buys like ceramic goods, cashmere wraps, and cosmetic cases.

Jessica Hicks

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Jewelry designer Jessica Hicks moved to Nantucket after college and hasn't left. She's been sold at local stores like Vis-a-vis, but branded her own boutique to sell a wide variety of jewelry made right on the island.

Haul Over

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A trip to Nantucket should never be just cocktail hours and beach bronzing—make sure you get the outdoor gear you need for hiking, surfing, and boating from brands like Patagonia, The North Face, and Toms.

Hepburn

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This elegant shop has heritage-inspired decor, with vintage bric-a-brac scattered around and hardwood floors. Nanette Lepore, Linea Pelle, Tracy Reese, and Trina Turk are big sellers here as well as a bazaar of jewelry from designers including Jeanine Payer, Jamie Joseph, and island native Hannah Blount.

Vis-a-Vis

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Vis-a-Vis is packed tight with everything from F-Troupe jellies and Jeffrey Campbell shoes to Kai beauty products and Equipment blouses. A wide selection of glittery costume jewelry tops it all off.

The Lovely

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The Lovely is a welcome addition to the Nantucket shopping scene, with trendy wears that won't totally break the bank. Think printed minidresses, lightweight knits, beaded accessories and more, all set against a cool mauve and white decor scheme.

Murray's Toggery Shop

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Since 1945, Murray's has been dressing entire families in official Nantucket Red's. The family-run business has its own private line of sportswear mixed with Smathers & Branson embroidered belts and hats, Castaway madras shorts, and so many marine-detailed items.

SERENELLA Nantucket

Serenella exports its posh Newbury Street vision to ACK for the summer, with best-selling labels including the classic Bottega Veneta, the new classic Altuzarra, editorial darling Aquazzura, French sandal line K. Jacques, and Emilio Pucci swimwear.

Follain

Tara Foley's ever popular natural beauty boutique Follain expanded from its South End storefront to a summer pop-up shop in Nantucket. The new space has familiar furnishings—including glistening white tiles and green planters—and the same all-star product selection of Soapwalla, Rahua, Dr. Alkaitis, RMS, and more.

gypsy

Another ultra luxe contender is Gypsy, the decade-old brainchild of stylist Paola Gonfrade. People flock here for Balenciaga, Erdem, Isabel Marant, Rick Owens, Proenza...Wouldn't be weird to run into an off-duty fashion industry veteran here.

C. Wonder Pop-Up Shop

Lifestyle brand C. Wonder is back on the island for summer, bringing with it affordable, colorful separates and fun, beach-ready accessories. This weekend, receive a limited edition chevron tote with any purchase of $50 or more.

Zero Main

The crowd at Zero Main is a multi-generational bunch, which makes sense as the boutique has had a presence on the island for a quarter century. Plan a shopping date with mom for breezy shift dresses, eco-friendly fashion, and the fixings to accessorize a look.

currentVintage

Here's a concept we can get behind: currentVintage is part wine shop, part vintage clothing boutique. As far as clothing, accessories, and home goods go, the store stocks 1940s through the modern era with plenty of funky pieces to stand out in a sea of Lilly, Trina, and Tory.

In the Pink

In the Pink is mecca for Lilly Pulitzer girls, and the Nantucket store delivers, offering a taste of the beloved designer's at this resort destination. Discover women's, children's, shoe, and accessories collections

Patina

With more than three decades on the island, Patina features a gallery-like setting for indie designers sourced from New York, Paris, Italy, and Sweden. Notable jewelers on display include Ted Muehling and Gabriella Kiss.

Nantucket Looms

Part of a long-standing weaving tradition, Nantucket Looms makes luxury textiles ranging from mohair throws to upholstery fabrics. The woven goods are coupled with antique furniture and local art works.

North River Outfitter

The NRO conglomerate—consisting of the original NRO store, NRO Kids, and NRO Sport in Beacon Hill as well as Edgartown outposts—bringing its retail operations to ACK for the summer season. Clearly the edited selection of brands like Barbour, Milly, Sperry, and Vilbrequin do fabulously here.

Lion's Paw

Another Nantucket mainstay, The Lion's Paw has been doling out home goods for decades. The shop is markedly large and packed to the brim with fresh pieces fit for a shingled cottage: fine linens, hand painted furniture, and hand blown glassware. Always a treasure to uncover.

Milly & Grace

Vine-covered Milly & Grace is feminine and frilly, described to us as a "mini Anthropologie" with its combination of home goods and clothing from brands like Ella Moss, Parker, and BB Dakota. You'll also find gift-ready buys like ceramic goods, cashmere wraps, and cosmetic cases.

Jessica Hicks

Jewelry designer Jessica Hicks moved to Nantucket after college and hasn't left. She's been sold at local stores like Vis-a-vis, but branded her own boutique to sell a wide variety of jewelry made right on the island.

Haul Over