If you’re in Key West for a wedding or a vacation, you may want to shop for a gift for someone back home or a keepsake for yourself. If you know where to look, there’s much more to the island’s opportunities for shopping than the knick knacks and t-shirts on Duval Street! There are many hidden gems that offer unique items, from eclectic jewelry to colorful home items to artsy conversation pieces. Here are some of my favorite places to go shopping in Key West, in an easily walkable order!
As the name would suggest, this shop offers wonderful local sea salts, in addition to honey, art, jewelry, pottery, and wine! The gallery is brimming with beautiful creations from local artists. Salt is a treasure trove of anything you could want to pick up as a housewarming gift or just to enjoy a taste of your time in Key West.
There are several art galleries in Key West, and Art @830 truly stands out. Close to the Historic Seaport, this gallery is focused on local artists and staffed by knowledgeable and passionate volunteers.
Mac’s Sea Garden has an eclectic mix of gifts and souvenirs. Their assortment includes hats, shirts, shells, and even kitchen items like sea sponges, magnets, and glassware! On your way in or out, don’t forget to stop and take a picture with the giant Spongeman outside. You can’t miss him!
Local Color has two locations: one is around the corner from Mac’s Sea Garden, and the other is “the biggest little jewelry store!” Both have a wide selection of jewelry, including gorgeous bracelets and rings. You can also pick up the “ingredients" to make your own piece from their beautiful beads and special charms.
Be sure to stop by this little shop and art gallery located in the Historic Seaport District. Enjoy items both old and new, from nautical antiques to modern jewelry. Shop and then get a treat at one of Kermit’s locations, just next door!
It might be Key West’s most frequently asked question: Where can you get the BEST Key lime pie? While it is nearly impossible to pick just one slice, Kermit’s is endorsed by The Food Network’s Paula Deen, and even more importantly, Conch Republic citizens ourselves! I love the frozen Key lime pie dipped in chocolate on a stick, but you can find more than KLP here. There is taffy, chutney, salsa, tea, olive oil, candy, and anything else you can think of to fulfill your wildest, limiest dreams.
CoCo's Monkey is Key West's only Athliesure Wear Boutique. Specializing in performance wear for running, yoga, paddle boarding, fishing, and more, it's the perfect place to gear up for the island's many sporty offerings! Best yet, you'll be greeted by a s
This boutique, located near the Historic Seaport, offers a quirky array of gifts that mermaids and humans alike will love, including gems, shells, and chimes. Captain’s Mermaid also boasts stunning sandals, accessories, and clothing for kids and adults. There is also a ‘man bench’ in case someone in your shopping group needs to take a load off.
Open since 1966, Kino’s is a local gem featuring handmade sandals made with natural leather, plus accessories and fun décor! Tucked away just off Duval Street, you should be able to find the perfect pair of sandals here for anyone!
This picturesque spot is adjacent to the beautiful historic Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, which are well worth visiting! The shop is run by lovely, knowledgeable people who are happy to show you around the selection of fine art and one-of-a-kind gifts, including prints of works by naturalist and ornithologist John James Audubon.
Isle Cook is known for its enjoyable cooking classes and wine tastings. Check out its event schedule to see what’s coming up! Otherwise, stop in to browse an array of kitchenware that make great gifts or additions to your home. From practical to adorable (like a pitcher shaped like a fish that gurgles when poured!), you’ll be reminded of Key West every time you cook!
If you want to add some high fashion into your wardrobe, swing by this shop on Simonton Street. Jean-Pierre Klifa is a French-born, Miami-based designer who creates gorgeous pieces with bold prints. Stop in and take home a dress, top, pair of pants, scarf, or handbag!
Enjoy a vibrant range of American arts and crafts. The creative pieces are a tribute to the natural beauty of island life. This nationally-recognized retailer also offers home furnishings, decorations, fashion, and striking jewelry.
This gem on Duval Street is a must-see during your Key West visit! It began as an artist co-op in 1976, and today, the creators - including artists in residence - are still able to showcase their work in the original location.
Established in 1999, this charming Petronia Street shop is full of romantic, old-world charm. The small, cute shop has a lovely aesthetic that you won’t want to miss!
Opened in 2010, Wanderlust is by travel-lovers for travel-lovers. Here, you’ll find fashion, accessories, and crafts that colorfully express beach culture. There are local items as well as treasures from the coasts of California, England, and more.
Petronia Island, on Whitehead Street, is all about fairly traded, handmade pieces that reflect the spirit of our island. Enjoy a serene browsing experience and a beautiful selection of items.
COAST embodies the cool spirit of beach life and offers t-shirts with sleek designs and other island-y goods. But as it explains, "we’re about more than those tangible things that you see on the showroom floor and in the web store." To experience the COAST philosophy for yourself, head to its popup shop on Whitehead Street, just a block off Duval.
This zen, chic shop is a locals’ favorite! Near the south end of Duval Street, The Green Pineapple eco-friendly shop and yoga studio offers apparel, jewelry, and a healthy menu including coffee, tea, wine, and dessert. In the midst of a busy day, this is the perfect place to re-energize with a yoga class, light shopping, and bite to eat.