White shop front half glass and brick with pale green frames. Black text above door 'Kate and George by the sea'. Next doro shop brown fronted windows and brick with gold text above 'Olde sweet shoppe' with people looking in window
Shops in Margate Old Town
White building with shop front underneath with window display of artwork. Parts of shop dark green and black signs with gold lettering above entrance. Other shops can be seen along road
The Broadstairs Gallery

Shopping and Markets

From High Street brands, quirky shops and weekly markets

From big-name brands, to hunting for shabby-chic antiques, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate do retail therapy well. The Isle's resorts are home to High Street names and independent and family-run stores, which pride themselves on attention to detail and personal service.

Margate Old Town is peppered with vintage shops, packed with the kind of nostalgia-inducing retro goodies that brighten the most style-conscious home. Just beyond RG Scott Furniture Mart is an aladdin's cave of everything antique, old fashioned and unusual. On Cliftonville’s Northdown Road, you’ll discover more artists’ studios, gallery spaces and independent shops rich in character. Every day something new appears, and it’s here that you can scratch the surface of some of the town’s artistic community.

You'll find tempting boutiques, artists' and jewellers' studios, shops selling quality crafts and gifts, and stores full of antiques dotted around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

Petticoat Lane Emporium, a city of paraphernalia with over 200 stalls of antiques, crafts, curios and more or stroll along Addington Street, Ramsgate with its quirky independent – antique, record, interiors and vintage shops

For mall-style shopping with big names head to Westwood Cross, between Margate and Ramsgate. Here stores and eateries should satisfy your fashion, food, household and gadgetry retail needs.

Quex Barn champions Thanet's rich array of local produce, combining a deli, butchers, fish stall and restaurant. Each month the stalls of Cliftonville Farmers' Market surround a bandstand with stocks of local bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables, and meat. Ramsgate has a weekly market - perfect for bargain hunting and soaking up local life.

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In need of some Christmas gift inspiration? Look no further than the shops, attractions, galleries and fairs for that perfect present 

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