Shop for anything from designer fashion to treasures from the past.
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The best thing about The Maine Beaches is that we have a place for you to shop no matter where you are. Here are some details of where and when to shop when you take a break from the beach.
Kittery Outlets, U.S. Route 1 – York Village, York Street – Wells, U.S. Route 1 – Arundel, U.S. Route 1 – Ogunquit, Main Street, Beach Street, Shore Road, and Perkins Cove – Kennebunk, Downtown and Lower Village – Kennebunkport, Dock Square – Biddeford+Saco, Main Street and the Pepperell Mill Campus
Wells is the place for antiques if you’re looking for early American ironwork, nautical brass, primitive, and farm pieces. Dealers with an eye for vintage style prowl the coastal byways and back roads of New England, collecting it in their shops along US Route 1 in Wells and Arundel. Shop at over 50 malls, galleries, and stores representing hundreds of Maine dealers. And make sure to be around for the Kennebunk Antique Show and Sale in August.
You’ll find the heart of the outlet phenomenon just a couple of miles north of the state line in Kittery (or hop off the first exit in Maine and head north). These world-class outlets are paradise. Mecca. Nirvana. Whatever you call it, this is the place to find deals on the best brands direct from the makers’ factories. Clothes. Home goods. Books. Gifts. Jewelry. Anything and everything. Make sure your traveling companions know where you’re going as it might be a while before they see you again.
No visit to The Maine Beaches would be complete without spending a little time downtown along our countless and quaint shop-lined streets. In Ogunquit, Main Street is a great start, then follow Shore Road down to iconic Perkins Cove for more shopping. York Village is home to stores featuring hand-made and artisanal goods on York Street. In Kennebunk, Downtown and Lower Village deliver the goods for shoppers. If you still need a little more, Kennebunkport’s Dock Square is another splendid shopping destination.
In Biddeford and Saco, Main Street is lined with stores leading visitors down to the Saco River. Just off the turnpike, The Shops at Biddeford Crossing offer an array of options. Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park are home to various locally-owned shops featuring unique collections of Maine-made gifts, and beach-inspired wares.
Art collectors, ranging from those with a skilled eye to those looking for something special for the home, should plan on visiting The Kennebunks for its broad collection of fine art galleries. Casual art lovers will enjoy one of the monthly Art Walks held in either the Kennebunks or Biddeford and Saco.