Display of vinyl records in plastic sleeves with sticker prices in wooden boxes. Rock and Pop label above
Cliffs, Margate
Moon Lane Books bright shop with shelves of books, toys, gift wrap etc
Moon Lane Books, Ramsgate
Four small brown bottles on white glass top with descriptive text in front of each. Other bottles, bowls and spoons around
Haeckels, Margate

Shop Local Gems Online

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. Don't forget many of our local creatives have their own online shops.

Read our latest blog to find out how four of our local businesses diversified during lockdown 

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    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. Subscribe to their newsletter to keep up to date with all their news, offers and previews.  
    www.albionstores.co.uk

    Artisans & Adventurers
    Ethical jewellery, homewares and accessories, handmade to fair trade standards by small artisan producers.
    www.artisans-and-adventurers.com

    Cliffs
    With over 3000 used records and tapes, there's something for everyone, at great prices! 
    www.cliffsmargate.com

    The Eclectic Art Gallery
    Contemporary and affordable art - original paintings, photography, mixed media, ceramics and jewellery, and prints, cards and calendars - by local artists
    https://shorelinepartners.co.uk/shop-home/

    Elsewhere
    Stocking new release vinyl - everything from Metal to Punk to Indie to World Music 
    www.elsewhere.community/pages/venue-shop

    Haeckels
    Natural ecological seaweed skincare and wild fragrance from Margate's coastline
    https://haeckels.co.uk/shop/

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

    Junk Deluxe
    Affordable modern design, from the modernist 1930s to the exuberant 1980s
    https://junkdeluxe.co.uk

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

    K G Winters General Store
    Locally unmatched variety of seasonal fruit and veg, excellent baked goods, award winning dairy products, delicious provisions and beautifully crafted homewares. Hampers available.
    https://kgwinters.co.uk/online-store

    Little Bit
    Unique handmade homewares, clothing and jewellery available
    www.littlebitmargate.com

    Lovelys 
    Extensive range of art materials, unique cards and gifts makes Lovelys the perfect place to immerse yourself in art online. Click and collect service available 
    www.lovelysgallery.co.uk

    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
    https://madampopoffvintage.patternbyetsy.com/shop

    Mar Mar
    The shops products are carefully curated and selected as things the owners love themselves. Find homewares, stationery (lots of it), books and accessories. 
    https://marmarmargate.co.uk

    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. 
    www.themargatebookshop.com

    Margaux
    A personal collection of cute lifestyle items and classy clothing
    www.margauxhome.co.uk

    Palm Bay Skates
    Goods handmade in their Margate workshop using natural organic fibres and hand-dyed, embroidered and manufactured on demand. All raw materials sourced in the UK.
    https://palmbayskates.com

    Papillon Interiors
    Inspiring design-led furniture and home accessories. Authorised stockist of original Fatboys, Vitra, Alessi, Stelton and Magis. Providing a packing, delivering and click and collect service in Margate
    www.papilloninteriors.co.uk

    Peony Vintage
    Quality vintage handpicked womenswear inspired by high fashion and a careful edit of accessories. Buy online at their website or via Instagram.
    www.peonyvintage.com/shop

    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.
    https://ratracemargate.co.uk

    Sew by the Sea
    Offering a beautiful selection of high quality fabric for dressmaking, quilting and craft, along with a range of independent patterns, haberdashery and yarn.
    www.sewbythesea.co.uk/shop

    Shell Grotto
    Get your shell fix with homewares, jewellery, kids, stationery and more items in this growing online shop
    www.shellgrotto.co.uk/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! Offering a ‘click and collect’ service (order online and turn up any day 12-4pm to collect)
    https://skatepharm.co.uk

    Stella’s Gifts
    Browse a range of gifts including jewellery, mugs, candles, plaques, personalised items (e.g dad, son, nan, sister), cushions and more. Message the shop to order and collect
    www.facebook.com/Stellas-262510833931725/

    Turner Contemporary
    Whilst you may not be able to visit the gallery, browse the online shop, where you'll find coastal tree decoration, eco-friendly gifts, books, posters and limited artworks
    https://shop.turnercontemporary.org/

    Werkhaus
    A selection of modern utilitarian womenswear and accessories, both vintage and new.
    www.werkhausmargate.com

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    Arrowsmiths 
    Shop unusual and beautiful gifts, clothes, jewellery, cards and homewares online
    www.instagram.com/arrow_smiths

    Expressions of Broadstairs
    Independent family run business specialising in greeting cards, gifts, balloons, party essentials for all occasions. 
    www.facebook.com/Expresssionsgift 

    Kent Coast Gallery
    Browse and purchase high quality wall art, canvases and prints of the local area for your home or workplace
    kentcoastgallery.com/home-2

    Kent Talents Art Gallery
    Hand painted porcelain, acrylic and watercolour paintings. Art classes and exhibitions.
    www.kenttalents.co.uk

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

    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.
    www.newkentart.com

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

    Three Graces
    Specialising in quality, ethical and artisan gifts and cards. 
    www.threegracesgifts.co.uk

    Sweet Yesterdays
    Visit our online shop to browse a wide range of traditional and modern confectionery
    www.sweetyesterdays.co.uk/shop/

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    Archive
    A design led lifestyle store, with interesting and beautiful home-wares, gifts, books, stationary and accessories
    www.archivehomestore.co.uk/shop

    Gallery 98
    Browse unique hand-crafted silver jewellery direct from the owner    www.silverstonesjewellery.com

    McGillan & Woodell
    Beautiful cards, prints, jewellery & gifts. 
    www.mcgillanandwoodell.co.uk/shop

    Moon Lane Children’s Books and Toys
    In need of inspiration for that little person in your life? Browse an array of children’s books and toys, plus look out for live author events and book-readings on their Moon Lane TV channel.
    www.moonlaneramsgate.com

    Nice Things
    Take a look at this cheerful shop with many items from local makers and artists - pictures, brooches, mosaics, scarfs, books and so much more
    https://nice-things.co.uk/

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

    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, Monday to Saturday.
    www.ramsgatebrewery.co.uk

    Simply Danish
    If you share a passion for Danish mid-century furniture and decorative items, you’ll love this selection of Holmegaard glass, Royal Copenhagen porcelain, Danish designer jewellery and teak & rosewood furniture.
    www.simplydanish.co.uk/home

    Vinyl Head Record Shop
    Whatever your music genre, get your fix browsing online        www.discogs.com/seller/vinyl.head.kent/profile

    York Street Flowers
    Cheer up someone special, including yourself  with a delivery of fabulous flowers! 
    www.ramsgateflorist.co.uk

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    Birchington Framing Centre
    It's not just about framing. From greeting cards, to jewellery and children’s gifts waiting to be purchased
    www.birchingtonframing.co.uk

    Felt Lovelies, Westgate-on-Sea
    Handcrafted and hand picked cards, gifts, home decor, ladies wear and Westgate themed sign or  beach gift
    https://en-gb.facebook.com/feltlovelies/

    Turner-Rowe Glass Art
    Browse fused glass pieces, ceramics creations, artwork and more created by local artist Jo for that perfect gift or treat for yourself.
    www.turnerroweglassart.co.uk

    Westgate Galleria
    Unique handmade arts and crafts, gifts, cards and calendars, by local artists, makers and creatives
    https://shorelinepartners.co.uk/shop-home/

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