Key West Shopping
When you’re on vacation, there’s nothing like taking a lazy stroll down the boulevard, shopping to your hearts content. Whether its for jewelry or art, clothing or souvenirs, groceries or alcohol, you’re sure to find that particular trinket or bobble that will satisfy whatever floats your boat..There are about as many shops in Key West as there are bars. Some of our favorites are off the beaten path but worth checking out.
Pelican Poop Shoppe 314 Simonton St (305-292-9955305-292-9955)
Pelican Poop is one of the finest shoppes in Key West to browse the largest inventory of Caribbean arts and crafts at the most reasonable prices, including works from local artists as well as artists from Haiti, Guatemala, Mexico and South America. It’s one of our favorite places to go when we’re in town. Lee and Mary Ann are two of the friendliest, most knowledgeable folks on the Island. If there’s something you’re looking for, they’ll surely be able to help you find it.
There’s quite a wealth of history that goes along with this particular property as well that I think you’ll find quite interesting. It was one of the first hotels in Key West and once housed a car dealership on the first floor with apartment rentals featured upstairs. One of those tenants being Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline. It was here, in 1928-29, that Mr. Hemingway finished ” Farewell to Arms”. There’s also a wonderful garden tour in which you can peruse some of the native habitat and learn about Key West history in the process. The gardens can now be reserved for your special event. The Pelican Poop Shoppe is open 7 days a week from 10am till 6pm. They are located on Simonton Street across from City Hall.
The Blue Marlin 312 Petronia St (305-292-BLUE305-292-BLUE) & 601 Front St (305-809-4099305-809-4099)
Located in Key West’s historic “Bahama Village”, the Blue Marlin is a wonderful little shoppe featuring Tommy Bahama apparel. They offer clothing for both men and women and you can often find great in-store special discounts. “Regina” is as nice as can be and if she doesn’t have it, she’ll help you find it. Blue Marlin offers 2 locations to serve you better. The main store is on Petronia St and their other location is at the Hyatt Key West Resort on Front St. The main store on Petronia is open from 9am till 5pm daily and the Front St store is open from 9am till 6pm daily. The Front St location also doubles as a concierge, booking everything from weddings to water sports. Whether you’re searching for casual beachwear or apparel for a formal occasion, you’ll need not look any further than the Blue Marlin. The Blue Marlin offers internet shopping as well and you can also find them on Facebook.
Abstracta 624 Duval St (305-293-8081305-293-8081)
This is a really cool art and gift store on World Famous Duval St. They offer a great selection of art, decor, jewelry and more. Stop in and check them out next time you’re in town. Marjorie got me this great sign that says…”We interrupt this marriage to bring you Baseball Season”. Lots of very cool signs and handmade art. One of my favorite shops on the Island!!! You can contact them at email@example.com.
Camera World 329 Duval St (305-293-2885305-293-2885)
Located in the heart of “Old Town”, Camera World will take care of all your needs when it comes to cameras including lenses, batteries, chargers and cases to protect your investment. I dropped our digital camera while taking a picture and smashed the lense and it was panic time and Mario saved the day for us!! He is very knowledgeable and friendly and he will be more than happy to take care of your camera needs. You can contact Mario at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Key West Winery 103 Simonton St (305-292-1717305-292-1717, 1-866-880-17171-866-880-1717)
Local Color 425 Greene St (Jewelry stand) (305-296-0151305-296-0151) and 276 Margaret St.(305-292-3635305-292-3635) (305-766-7959305-766-7959)
Local Color is a fabulous boutique featuring their own line of clothing made of lightweight linens that are very comfortable and perfect for summer wear. They also offer a large selection of fashionable jewelry and specialize in stones made from Pink Conch, Baltic Amber, and a beautiful blue stone called Larimar. Local Color carries a variety of other clothing lines and accessories that cater to both men and women. They also carry the “Eye of Shiva” jewelry collection which is popular in many cultures around the world and is worn as a charm for good luck, strength and protection.
The main location on Margaret St is open daily from 9am till 10:30pm and the jewelry stand on Greene St location is open daily from 9am till11pm. Their jewelry is also available at “Lili’s”. located next to their stand at 424 Greene St (305-292-2343305-292-2343), and at “Commotion” located at 800 Caroline St (305-292-3364305-292-3364) Local Color offers gift certificates as well as shopping on-line and is a great place to shop when you’re in Key West.
Key West Aloe 419 Duval St (305-293-1885305-293-1885)
Yours and Mayan Imports 2 locations 211A Duval St (305-296-1007305-296-1007), 205 Elizabeth St (305-294-2603305-294-2603)
Yours and Mayan is a simply wonderful business dedicated to helping the Mayan Indians of Guatemala, assisting the local artisons of this developing country to promote sustainability and economic independence for their children’s future. There you can purchase their beautifully handcrafted jewelry and other products such as necklaces, earrings and bracelets and at the same time, help give support to some of these impoverished families. The Duval St location is open from 9am till 11pm and the Elizabeth St location is open from 9am till 7pm. Great job!
Fast Buck’s at Home 726 Caroline St (305-294-1304305-294-1304)
This fabulous store is only a couple of blocks from Duval St and offers its visitors a fine assortment of contemporary, tropical home furnishings and select imports from around the globe, including home accessories and gifts that will give your home that tropical flair and Key West feel to it. Fast Buck’s at Home is open 7 days a week from 10am till 6pm.
Key West Hat Company 2 locations 322A Duval St (305-295-9877305-295-9877) and 802 Whitehead St (305-296-2610305-296-2610)
If you are in need of a hat, any kind of hat, from a beach hat to a fedora, or whether it’s a dressy or casual hat, Key West Hat Company is definitely the place to be. They have hats in all styles and sizes and for all seasons for men women and children. Two convenient Key West locations should take care of all your head wear needs. The “Western Drifter” is one of the most worn hats in Key West and a must-have if you’re in town. The stores are open from 9am till 11pm daily and the prices are hard to beat.
Kino Sandals 107 Fitzpatrick St (305-294-5044305-294-5044)
Kino Sandals is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am till 5:30pm. Saturday from 9am till 5:30pm and on Sundays from 10am till 3pm. There you will find the best hand-crafted sandals on the planet, and at a very reasonable price. All of the sandals are handmade originals, using natural leather straps and natural rubber soles. You can even watch the shoes being assembled while you shop. Founded by Cuban immigrants and family owned, Kino Sandals has been operating in Key west for over 40 years. Be sure to stop in and check it out. You won’t regret it.
Purely Paradise Soaps 1108 A Duval St (305-509-7125305-509-7125)
Montage Handcrafted Souvenirs and Signs 291 Front St @Clinton Square Market (305-295-9101305-295-9101, 877-396-4278877-396-4278)
Clinton Square Market Mall 291 Front St (305-296-6825305-296-6825)
Funky Chicken Store Formerly Cuba Cuba 814 Duval St (305-295-9442305-295-9442, 800-621-3596800-621-3596)
Dragonfly Imports 205 Elizabeth St (on Lazy Way in the Historic Seaport)
Mango Season Jewelry Designs 604 Duval St (305-293-0411305-293-0411)
Ariella Creations 2509 Harris Ave (305-304-5759305-304-5759)
Bahama Village Market Place Whitehead and Patronia Street
Bahama Village Market Place is a flea market type outdoor market place that’s in a very historic section of Old Town selling various things related to the cultural history of the early Bahamian immigrants of Key West, such as straw hats, beads, Caribbean art, souvenirs and food. The village encompasses a 16 block area of potable kiosks, shops and restaurants and features some fabulous, colorful architecture of the early 1800’s of old Key West. The entrance to the Village is on Petronia St at the corner of Whitehead St. Something that everyone interested in learning about the history of Key West should check out. Learn a little more about Bahama Village courtesy of Florida Keys Vacation.com.
Porter Village 314 Duval St
Right in the heart of Old Town on Duval street, this quaint courtyard is filled with kiosks and boutiques selling everything from clothing to art to accessories and local flavor. They’re open 7 days a week from around 9am till midnight.
Birkenstock of Old Town 612 Duval St (305-294-8318305-294-8318)
Mel Fishers Treasures 200 Greene St & 613 1/2 Duval St (305-296-9936305-296-9936, 800-434-1399800-434-1399)
Besame Mucho 315 Petronia St (305-294-1928305-294-1928)
Key West Hammock Company 719 Duval St (305-293-0008305-293-0008)
The Garden Cottage 526 Southard St (305-296-9840305-296-9840)
Hands on Clothing
Ocean Key Traders Zero Duval St (305-296-7701305-296-7701)
Gina’s Gems 305-923-4700305-923-4700
Key West can get expensive at times so you may want to pick up some groceries to keep your costs down. Whether it’s alcohol, food, or anything else, there are a number of grocery stores in town to choose from. I will list as many as possible to help you accomplish your grocery/alcohol needs.
New Market Groceries 900 Caroline St (305-295-6898305-295-6898)
New Market Groceries is a great little neighborhood market that can help you find some of the things you may need while you’re in town located across the street from Harpoon Harry’s restaurant at the corner of Caroline and Margaret Streets. Here you can find things like beer and wine, cigarettes, sandwiches, lotto, cameras, ice and several other necessities for survival that you may crave. Great location near the Ferry terminal and across from Key West Bight. They’re open 7 days a week.
Help Yourself Cafe and Market 829 Fleming St (305-296-7766305-296-7766)
Sugar Apple Natural Foods 917 Simonton St (305-292-0043305-292-0043)
Five Brothers Grocery and Sandwich Shop 930 Southard St (305-296-5205305-296-5205)
Five Brothers is one of the best places on the Island for a Cuban sandwich and Cuban coffee. But the Cuban Mix is the best in all Key West! It’s also a fabulous little neighborhood grocery store. Five brothers has been here in Old Town over 25 years and is cherished among the locals and tourists alike. If you’re in Key West, a trip here is must!! They are located at the corners of Southard St and Grinnell St. Quickly worth mentioning, they accept CASH ONLY here. Check out the Yelp reviews! They are open Monday through Saturday from 6am till 6pm. Closed Sundays.
Publix Supermarket @Searstown Shopping Center 3316 N.Roosevelt Blvd (305-296-2225305-296-2225)
Anyone who lives in the South knows the Publix supermarket chain. Publix is a full service supermarket that can take care of just about any need you may have while you’re in town. They are located out on Roosevelt Blvd on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Island. You’ll probably need a car to get there, especially if you’re planning on purchasing groceries for the long haul. If you’re staying anywhere that has a barbeque grill, Publix is the place to pick up all of your meat products for your cookout, and they also have a great deli and bakery as well as a fresh produce section and pharmacy.. They are open 7 days a week. Monday through Saturday from 7am till 11pm. Sundays till 10pm.
Fausto’s Food Palace 522 Fleming St (305-296-5663305-296-5663)
Island Grocery 800 Olivia St (305-292-3888305-292-3888)
Olivia St Grocery 800 Olivia St (305-292-3888305-292-3888)
Shorty’s Market 215 Duval St (305-296-7552305-296-7552)
Shorty’s Market has been a staple of Duval St for as long as I can remember. Located right in the heart of Old Town close to all the action is this grocery store and deli. You can purchase a variety of things including beer and wine as well as your typical convenience store items. I can’t tell you how many times over the years that I’ve gone in and out of this place. Very convenient if you spend a lot of time down this end of town. Located between Lazy Gecko Bar and Fogarty’s Restaurant on Duval Street.
Sunbeam Groceries and Deli 500 White St (305-294-8993305-294-8993)
Southernmost Grocery and Deli 1330 Simonton St (305-294-7778305-294-7778)
Johnson’s Grocery 800 Thomas St (305-294-8680305-294-8680)
Seaside Grocery and Deli 1816 Flagler Ave (305-295-0108305-295-0108)
Walgreen’s 527 Duval St (inside the Strand Theater bldg) 305-292-2979305-292-2979
Groove Lounge at the Bottle Cap 1128 Simonton St (305-296-2807305-296-2807)
Open Monday thru Saturday from 10am till Midnight and Sundays from Noon till Midnight. It’s not just a liquor store though! They have live music, DJ’s, a dance bar, a patio bar, a lounge area, and billiards and games. The Southernmost liquor store in the Continental US since 1934. Located near the corners of Catherine St and Simonton Streets, a cool place to check out in the neighborhood.
Mr. Cheapee’s Liquors 423 Caroline St (305-292-6041305-292-6041)
Located next door to the Lost Weekend Liquor store. The choice is yours.
Baby Cheapee’s Liquors 508 Fleming St (305-294-2600305-294-2600)
Kwest Liquors 705 Duval St (305-294-2626)
Another convenient place on Duval St to take care of your alcohol needs if you’re around this part of town. They also serve breakfast and lunch. They also sell a variety of other items including cigarettes, cigars, lottery, snacks and various other sundries to get you headed in the right direction. They also offer free internet. It’s a cool, comfortable place to hang out and start your day. The liquor store is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30am Till Midnight and on weekends from 9:30am till 1:00am.
Lost Weekend Liquor Store 427 Caroline St (305-296-4545305-296-4545)
It’s located next to the Bull and Whistle Bar near the corners of Duval St and Caroline street, next to Mr. Cheapee’s liquor store. Yes.
White Tarpon Bar and Spirits 700 Front St # 107 (305-295-5222305-295-5222)