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Great Souvenir Shops
  • Kino Sandals – super price & great quality
  • Macs Sea Garden - shells
  • Margaritaville Store – great parrothead collection
  • Kermit's Key West Lime Shoppe - jellies & more
  • Fast Buck Freddies "Pop Up" Art Gallery - Key West artistic mixed media collection
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shoppingiconKEY WEST SHOPPING

You don’t think about shopping when you visit Key West except for the obligatory souvenirs. But, believe me, there is more here than meets the eye. Scattered among the restaurants, bars, hotels & cottages on Duval Street  are the usual souvenir shops, or maybe we should say unusual, as they are showcasing t-shirts and other items, that are not likely to be displayed in your home town, and then there are the stand outs if you know where to find them. Additionally, there are some great out-of-the-way places off Duval where you will find unique local products and at more reasonable prices.

Bahama Village Market
Petronia & Whitehead Street
Across from Blue Heaven Restaurant starts the Bahamian section of town. Here you will find an open air flea market with a collection of stalls selling Caribbean arts &crafts as well as souvenirs and t-shirts. Don't miss stopping in Santiago's Bodega just down the street for a bite to eat.

Coach
517 Duval Street
Great  selection and prices! Who would have thought to find an outlet store (although there is some debate on this issue) on Duval Street! There is always something on sale so take your time and look for the bargains. You are sure to leave happy if a little lighter in the wallet.

Cuba! Cuba!
814 Duval Street
Want to find something that relates to Cuba? Well you have come to the right place. Take a stroll around the shop and you will find books, CDs, t-shirts, Cuban art, posters & souvenirs. Then stop and have a great cup of authentic Cuban coffee at Café Cubanita.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Store
500 Duval Street
Ah, the man that made the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” famous, Jimmy Buffett. Drop into his store and load up on clothing, logoed items, hats, jewelry, CDs and a few local craft items such as prints & signs. All you Parrotheads will be in heaven.

Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe
200 Elizabeth Street (corner of Elizabeth & Green Streets)
kwlimeshop Stop in and enjoy a look around at everything that can be made with this small fruit. You will find sauces, syrups, spices, jams & jellies, and of course the famous key lime pie. Don’t forget to try the frozen key lime pie on a stick while kicking back and relaxing in their lush tropical garden – it’s the best thing ever!

 

Key West Hand Print Fabrics & Fashions
201 Simonton Street
A store featuring  tropical, island print apparel in sizes 2-16. They are the exclusive retailer for “Sea Suns” clothing. If they are out of your size they state they will make it for you (although that may take 2 days to 2 weeks)

Key West Treasure Chest
700 Front Street #102
Looking for shipwreck coins, gold, silver, artifacts or jewelry? Well then don’t miss this shop. They have a great collection of actual pieces from the Atocha and other historical shipwrecks as well as less expensive replicas. The staff is highly educated and experienced and will share the stories of these treasures with you, from where it was found to how it was made. This store also tends to be slightly less expensive than some of the other treasure shops.

Key West Winery
keywestwinery 103 Simonton Street
A shop which specializes in unique wines made with citrus, berries and fruits (try Mango Madness or Key Lime).  Stop in for a refreshing taste. Unique gift items are also available, such as marmalades, jellies, cookies and, of course, wine glasses.

 

Kino Sandals
107 Fitzpatrick Street
kinosandals This business was started in 1966 by a Cuban refugee, Roberto "Kino" Lopez. Here he put his shoe making skills to work making great quality, inexpensive handmade leather sandals w/ rubber soles. Smell the leather and see the sandals being made right on the premises. These sandals will last for years. Great beach gear. A popular gift from the keys.

 

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Macs Sea Garden
280 Margaret Street
A funky shop located at the historic seaport featuring shells, nautical gifts, apparel and souvenirs. Stop in and have fun browsing their interesting collection and don't miss their old car out front!


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Peppers
602 Greene Street
Visit this "hottest spot on the island". Stop in and enjoy tastes of everything from mild to hot at their tasting bar (remember to bring your beer or water- you will need it). The staff is friendly & fun and look the other way when you start to sweat (lol). A great way to spend an hour.  They also offer barbeque sauces, marinades, dressings, spices and gifts.

 

Purely Paradise Soaps
1108 Duval Street
An original store with many handmade natural lotions and soaps made from mango butter, coconut, aloe, honey and other fruits and flowers.. They offer soaps in unique & different shapes including one that is shaped like a pair of flip-flops!  One of the newest scents is called Tropical Vacation, a mix of mango, coconut and pineapple. These are perfect gifts to bring some of that island flavor home with you. Take a wiff and it will transport you back to your Key West vacation.

Ron Jon Surf Shop
503 Front Street
Not a lot of surfing in Key West but this shop does carry some surf boards, sporting goods, beachwear and accessories. Pick up one of their signature t-shirts for a souvenir.

The Official Conch Republic Store
430 Duval Street
On April 23, 1982, the mayor proclaimed that the Florida Keys were an independent nation, now called the Conch Republic. This was in protest against the U.S. Border Patrol blockading U.S. 1, which isolated the Florida Keys from the mainland. To this day the Conchs of Key West celebrate their succession  “We have seceded where others failed”. This store has everything  you could want commemorating this event -  Conch Republic souvenirs, flags, clothing, books, music and jewelry.

The Saltwater Angler
243 Front Street
A classy “fishing shop” right on the waterfront. Stocked with fly fishing equipment such as rods, reels & lures, clothing for fishing & travel, marine artwork, jewelry & other fine gifts,  this shop is worth a stop even if you’re not a fisherman. They will also work with you to provide you with a boat and captain for your favorite type of fishing in the keys.  

shoppingiconKEY WEST GALLERIES

The keys laid back attitude is the perfect atmosphere for creativity. Key West is home to hundreds of artists that create art in many different forms. Head to the quiet end of Duval, that’s the south end, and you will find dozens of galleries where you will be sure to find something interesting. And, if you happen to visit during a full moon, you will experience “Full Moon Howl” when the galleries stay open late and serve up delights for your pleasure. Here are just a few of the galleries that are worth your time to find.

 

1100 Sodu Gallery
1100 Duval Street
sodugallery A gallery started in 2006 and owned by 5 local artists who wanted to represent the local artists in the area. The shop has a relaxed atmosphere and displays paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & some furniture.

 

 

Gallery on Greene
606 Greene Street (corner of Greene & Simonton)
Stroll through the Historic Seaport and you will come upon one of the renowned art galleries in Key West. Here you will find a collection of photographs, sculptures and paintings that focus on the local charm and history of the Florida Keys. Stop in and cool off and browse through this lovely gallery.

Gingerbread Square Gallery
1207 Duval Street
At the south end of Duval, in an historic 2-story house (with gingerbread trim), resides the oldest private art gallery in Key West.  The gallery exhibits a variety of paintings, prints, porcelain & ceramic sculptures and glass by local and international artists. Local favorites show the character, culture and architecture of the island.

Lucky Street Gallery
1130 Duval Street
The gallery exhibits artwork, jewelry and sculptures, each piece in their own setting, much like a museum. Talk to the owner and learn a little more about the each piece and their creator. A new show is featured every two weeks highlighting internationally recognized Key West based artists.

Whitehead Street Pottery
322 Julia Street
A popular locals and 'frequent visitors' gallery. Owners, Charles Pearson & Tom Roeder, have created a beautiful gallery set amongst a tropical garden & several koi ponds in back of their home. You will find beautiful artistic creations in porcelain, stoneware & raku-fired vessels. All are unique and beautiful & worth every penny.

Wyland Gallery
623 Duval Street
wylandgallery Located on Duval in the heart of downtown is one of the largest Wyland Galleries in the world. On display are many of Wyland's small sculptures, limited edition giclees and original pieces as well as fine art seascapes and bronzes by other contemporary artists. You will also find a beautiful collection of Oggetti glass from Italy's Murano.