Best of the Vineyard 2022: Shopping

Best Art Gallery: Granary Gallery

636 Old County Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-0455, granarygallery.com

Runner-up: Featherstone Center for the Arts

30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-1850, featherstoneart.org

Take a deep dive into Martha’s Vineyard’s visual art scene at the Granary Gallery, where artists from Ray Ellis to Elizabeth Catlett to Bob Avakian have work on display. In addition to community-driven rotating exhibits, Featherstone offers classes, workshops, and events for all ages.

Best Bait and Tackle Shop: Coop’s Bait & Tackle

147 Edgartown–West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, 508-627-3909, coopsbaitandtackle.com

Runner-up: Dick’s Bait & Tackle

108 New York Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-7669

Diehard anglers and novices alike head to Coop’s, where the seasoned staff know their stuff, and know all the best fishing spots too. Dick’s has great inventory from fresh bunker and squid bars to tuna reels and rod carriers.

Tabitha and Thea Brown stick to Basics, winner of Best Children’s Clothing.

Christine Sargologos

Best Children’s Clothing: Basics Clothing Company

24 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-8819, basicsandeastaway.company.site

Runner-up: Rainy Day

66 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-1830, 12 North Water Street, Edgartown, rainydaymv.com

School clothes, sleepwear, swimsuits, and snow gear: Basics has everything for your mini-me’s wardrobe. Rainy Day sells quality brands, such as Hatley Kids and Southern Yankee, at reasonable prices.

Best Flowers: Morrice Florist

149 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-0392, morriceflorist.com

Runner-up: Flowers by Donaroma’s

270 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-8366, flowersbydonaromas.com

Morrice Florist owner Emily Coulter has a great eye for detail, and keeps things fresh by selling gorgeous and unique flowers throughout even the coldest months of the year. Longtime fixture Donaroma’s has talented florists and the largest selection of orchids on Martha’s Vineyard.

Best Furniture/ Home Goods Store: LeRoux at Home

62 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-0030, lerouxkitchen.com

Runner-up: Vineyard Decorators

35 Airport Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-9197, vineyarddecorators.com

Need a coffee maker? Linens? Stemware? Something from premium brands Le Creuset or Staub? LeRoux sells everything that turns a house into a home. Vineyard Decorators is flush with furnishings. Eager staff members are on hand to point you in the right direction.

Best Garden Center/Nursery: Donaroma’s

270 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-3036, donaromas.com

Runner-up: Jardin Mahoney’s Garden Center

45 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-3511, jardinmahoneymv.com

Donaroma’s is paradise found for plant lovers who come to explore the beautifully appointed greenhouse shop and wide selection of healthy, long-lasting plants, trees, and flowers. Jardin Mahoney’s satisfied customers come for flowers and shrubs in summer and Christmas trees in winter.

Best Gift Shop: Rainy Day

66 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-1830 12 North Water Street, Edgartown, rainydaymv.com

Runner-up: C’est La Vie

51 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-6181, facebook.com/cestlaviemv

Ready to shop till you drop? You may not need a starfish necklace, socks that say “World’s Goodest Teacher,” snow globes, coasters, stuffed animals, or candles, but you’ll certainly want them after a voyage inside Rainy Day. C’est La Vie has a tranquil vibe, and it’s the perfect place in Oak Bluffs to buy a thoughtful souvenir.

Best Hardware Store: Granite

242 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, 508-627-3232, granitestores.com

Runner-up: Shirley’s True Value Hardware

374 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-3070, stores.truevalue.com/ma/ vineyard-haven/3261

With two levels packed floor-to-ceiling full of hand and power tools, hardware, paint, cleaning supplies, rakes, shovels, lawn furniture, holiday décor, automotive supplies, home storage, school supplies, and pool noodles, Granite is the real deal. Shirley’s is the spot for grills and accessories – and, of course, they’re still making keys.

Best Jeweler: CB Stark Jewelers

53A Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2284, 10 Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-1260, cbstark.com

Runner-up: Claudia

51 Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-8306; 34 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-5465, claudia.jewelry
Whether you’re window shopping for diamonds, dropping off a pearl necklace to be restrung, or customizing a piece for a special anniversary, you’ll find there’s always a little more than magic happening inside CB Stark. Claudia is filled with simple statements as well as one-of-a-kind pieces.

Best Men’s Clothing: The Green Room

71 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6888, greenroommv.com

Runner-up: Sundog

Now closed

Looking for board shorts, Ag Fair attire, or new threads for a night out? The Green Room has it – and an accessory to match. Sundog, a longtime Edgartown staple, closed its doors in March, but its inventory didn’t disappear – owner Frank Folts donated it to ACT TWO Second Hand Store in Vineyard Haven, a new nonprofit founded by Alissa Keenan and Kevin Ryan.

Elana Carlson and Gina Citarella’s fancy fantasy of bagels and schmears earned Fantzye Bagels the title of Best New Store/Business.

Christine Sargologos

Best New Store/Business: Fantzye Bagels

14 A Street, Unit #3, Edgartown, fantzyebagels.square.site

Runner-up: Martha’s Vineyard Cheesery mvcheesery.com

The schmears! The Island-smoked fish! The merch! Forget everything you’ve ever heard about bagels on Martha’s Vineyard and try one of everything from Fantzye Bagels, Elana Carlson’s sourdough bagel business with an Instagram account almost as droolworthy as the food itself. Martha’s Vineyard Cheesery is Morgen Schroeder’s grazing box and board company, another delectable addition to the culinary scene.

Best Pharmacy: Leslie’s Drug Store

65 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-1010, lesliesdrugstore.com

Runner-up: Conroy Apothecary

459 State Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-7070, conroy-apothecary.com
There’s no need for big box pharmacies on the Vineyard when we have Leslie’s Drug Store. The knowledgeable, polite, and experienced staff are happy to answer any questions. Did you know you can also refill a prescription online through their website? Conroy Apothecary has a quality selection of makeup and medications.

Best Shoes: The Shoe Store

65 Main Street, Unit 13, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6888 x15, greenroommv.com

Runner-up: Brickman’s of Martha’s Vineyard

8 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-0047, brickmans.com

The Shoe Store, an offshoot of The Green Room, continues to step up its shoe game each year, now with a sizable stock of Birks, Uggs, clogs, sneakers, rain boots, and even roller skates for adults. Brickman’s has all the styles you love and need for men, women, and children.

Best Women’s Clothing: The Green Room

71 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6888, greenroommv.com

Runner-up: Basics Clothing Company

24 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-8819, basicsandeastaway.company.site

The Green Room is proof that Vineyarders don’t have to start their search engines to find in-season comfy and chic outfits. The shelves are stocked with new options as well as closet staples from classic brands such as Paige, 7 For All Mankind, Barbour, and Patagonia. Basics is chock-full of cozy yet trendy clothing.

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