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From browsing for big-name brands, crafts and antiques, to weekly markets and an inland shopping centre - Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate have it all

From High Street brands to 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 both High Street names, and independent and family-run stores, which pride themselves on attention to detail and personal service. 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.

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. Head for Margate's regenerated colourful The Centre where you will find independent traders, cafes and bars alongside high street names. 

Ramsgate's Petticoat Lane Emporium is a hub of paraphernalia with over 200 stalls of antiques, crafts, curios and more, while Addington Street has its own quirky independent – antique, record, interiors and vintage - shops. Ramsgate also has a weekly market - perfect for bargain hunting and soaking up local life.

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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