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The Isle of Thanet is dotted with small independent businesses offering everything from stunning artisan jewellery and handmade cards and gifts to photos and prints of our spectacular coastline, retro clothing and contemporary housewares. Perfect to buy as presents or as a personal treat.

Listed below are stores with online shops, so you can have a virtual browse and shop at a time to suit you or plan your purchase before visiting. Don't forget many of our local creatives have their own online shops. #ShopLocal

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  • Margate

    Albion Stores
    A boutique shop in Margate Old Town selling contemporary clothes and shoes for men and women, and a selection of fine jewellery and accessories.

    Ethical jewellery, homewares and accessories, handmade to fair trade standards by small artisan producers.

    The Eclectic Art Gallery
    Contemporary and affordable art - original paintings, photography, mixed media, ceramics and jewellery, and prints, cards and calendars - by local artists.

    Natural ecological seaweed skincare and wild fragrance from Margate's coastline.

    Harbour and Tide

    A modern local beach store selling goods for seaside life with a focus on functional, joyful and sustainable products. 

    Handsome Freaks
    Selling retro apparel with a streetwear edge, Handsome Freaks is your go-to for denim jackets, logo laden T-shirts and sweatshirts.

    Junk Deluxe
    Affordable modern design, from the modernist 1930s to the exuberant 1980s.

    Kate and George by the Sea
    Selling women's clothing, accessories, jewellery, objets and design-led gifts.

    Madam Popoff Vintage
    Lovingly hand-picked vintage clothes, shoes and accessories from the 1920s to the 1990s from designers like Ossie Clark, Yuki, Hardy Amies and lots more.

    The Margate Bookshop
    Their online shop has hundreds of titles to browse, and access to millions more so if it’s not on their website, they’re happy to order books in for delivery or for collection.

    A personal collection of cute lifestyle items and classy clothing.

    Papillon Interiors
    Inspiring design-led furniture and home accessories. Authorised stockist of original Fatboys, Vitra, Alessi, Stelton and Magis.

    Positive Retail

    Positive Retail categorically changes customer perceptions of resale. Providing joy, protecting the planet and creating community. 

    Rat Race
    Classic British Clothier - Rat Race is where Margate's young heart beats. Official stockist: Dr. Marten, Ikon, Ben Sherman, Brutus, Gabicci, Merc, Penguin, Tootal, Trojan, Ska & Soul, Art Gallery, Lambretta, Solovair.

    Shell Grotto
    Get your shell fix with homewares, jewellery, kids, stationery and more items in this growing online shop.

    Skate Pharm
    Stockists of many brands including : Huf, Diamond, Dickies, DC, Quiet Life, Palace, Polar, Dickies, Volcom, Herschel Supply Co, Thrasher, Vans, Converse, Thunder, Lakai, New Balance Numeric, Powell Peralta, Girl, Chocolate, Brixton, Rebel 8, Emerica, Spitfire, Anti Hero, Mighty Healthy, Rip n Dip, The National, Death, Heroin, Creature, Consolidated, Bones, Witchcraft, Lovenskate, Welcome, All Timers, Yes Fam!, Stance and lots more!

    Turner Contemporary
    Browse the online shop, where you'll find eco-friendly gifts, books, posters, homeware, cards and limited artworks.

    A selection of modern utilitarian womenswear and accessories, both vintage and new.

  • Broadstairs

    Kent Coast Gallery
    Browse and purchase high quality wall art, canvases and prints of the local area for your home or workplace.

    Kent Talents Art Gallery
    Hand painted porcelain, acrylic and watercolour paintings. Art classes and exhibitions.

    Kit Lifestyle
    KIT Lifestyle offers a wide range of mens, ladies, children’s clothing and gifts.

    New Kent Art Gallery & Studio
    Paintings, sculptures, crafts, ceramics, gifts and one-off pieces to admire and buy, bringing an individual touch of Kent to your home.

    Present Company
    Quality gifts for all occasions including cards, jewellery, scented candles, angels pins, figurines and more.

    Salt of the Earth 
    Sustainable coffee shop and lifestyle store.

  • Ramsgate

    Book Bodega

    Bookshop by the sea in Ramsgate, serving you the best books and gifts.

    Gallery 98
    Browse unique hand-crafted silver jewellery direct from the owner

    McGillan & Woodell
    Beautiful cards, prints, jewellery & gifts.

    Positive Retail

    Positive Retail categorically changes customer perceptions of resale. Providing joy, protecting the planet and creating community. 

    Thinking of a room refresh?. Browse independent ceramics, textiles, gifts and houseplants, including Scandinavian brands, that may just fit the bill.

    Ramsgate Brewery
    Buy fresh cask beer in bag-in-boxes, as well as bottles, cans, and beer-related merchandise, direct from the brewery, delivered to your door in Thanet! Orders received before high-noon are delivered the same day.


    Get ready for a fragrant journey that's all about quality, sustainability, and handmade goodness! We create each bottle of perfume fresh, one at a time, to ensure minimal waste and maximum scent satisfaction. 

    Turner-Rowe Art Centre and Gallery 
    Browse fused glass pieces, ceramics creations, artwork and more created by local artist Jo for that perfect gift or treat for yourself.

    York Street Flowers
    Cheer up someone special, including yourself  with a delivery of fabulous flowers!

  • Villages

    Chalk on Sea

    A wholesale range of UK designed clothing, homeware and lifestyle products to independent retailers. 

    Little Brown Fair Cake 

    Offering a large selection of freshly baked cakes, coffee and selection of official merchandise from Harry Potter, Stranger Things and more. 

    Westgate Galleria
    Unique handmade arts and crafts, gifts, cards and calendars, by local artists, makers and creatives

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