Opened by a successful interior designer after years spent working on the island, Bespoke Abode sells chic nautical furnishings perfect for the elegant beach home. This isn’t, however, your typical preppy design store; the owner’s eye for the unusual comes through in her collection of vintage swimsuits reminiscent of Jackie O’s iconic summer style.
Edgartown Art Gallery
Situated next to the Charlotte Inn, the Edgartown Gallery was originally built for renowned Martha’s Vineyard painter Ray Ellis, who is a frequent visitor. His Impressionist works set the tone in the elegant space, which is furnished with antiques and overseen by the charming and helpful assistant director.
Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks
There are daily glassblowing demonstrations at this atelier, which opened in 1992. Call ahead for the schedule.
This luminous boutique sells everything from pretty linens and glassware to bags, vintage skirts and dresses. Whimsical gifts include colorful nesting boxes, vintage matchboxes and a delightful selection of stationary.
Decorator Molly Finkelstein has created some of the lovliest interiors on the island, and luckily for the masses, her taste is accessible at her chic boutique in Vineyard Haven. The store, which sells antiques as well as women’s and children’s clothes, also doubles as a one of the best florists on the island. Almost all of the fashion and furnishings are pale—cream, white, grey or khaki, but fit in with a soothing beach life.