Shop Local Gems Online
*From Monday 12th April non-essential retail can reopen*
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 have diversified during lockdown
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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 receive 20% discount during the UK lockdown, plus keep up to date with all their news, future offers and previews. Buy online with free delivery
Artisans & Adventurers
Ethical jewellery, homewares and accessories, handmade to fair trade standards by small artisan producers.
With over 3000 used records and tapes, there's something for everyone, at great prices!
The Eclectic Art Gallery
Contemporary and affordable art - original paintings, photography, mixed media, ceramics and jewellery, and prints, cards and calendars - by local artists
Stocking new release vinyl - everything from Metal to Punk to Indie to World Music
Natural ecological seaweed skincare and wild fragrance from Margate's coastline
Selling retro apparel with a streetwear edge, Handsome Freaks is your go-to for denim jackets, logo laden T-shirts and sweatshirts
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
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.
Unique handmade homewares, clothing and jewellery available
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
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 shops products are carefully curated and selected as things the owners love themselves. Find homewares, stationery (lots of it), books and accessories.
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. They’re offering free local delivery by bicycle, and free postage over £10 to anywhere else in the UK.
A personal collection of cute lifestyle items and classy clothing
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.
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
Quality vintage handpicked womenswear inspired by high fashion and a careful edit of accessories. Buy online at their website or via Instagram.
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.
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.
Get your shell fix with homewares, jewellery, kids, stationery and more items in this growing online shop
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)
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
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
A selection of modern utilitarian womenswear and accessories, both vintage and new.
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Shop unusual and beautiful gifts, clothes, jewellery, cards and homewares online, with new click & collect service, telephone payments and orders 10-12 weekdays, at
Expressions of Broadstairs
Independent family run business specialising in greeting cards, gifts, balloons, party essentials for all occasions. Buy via Facebook or Instagram for click and collect or delivery
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 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.
Quality gifts for all occasions including cards, jewellery, scented candles, angels pins, figurines and more.
Specialising in quality, ethical and artisan gifts and cards. Please contact for delivery during lockdown
Visit our online shop to browse a wide range of traditional and modern confectionery, before purchasing your favourite for delivery to your door
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A design led lifestyle store, with interesting and beautiful home-wares, gifts, books, stationary and accessories
Browse unique hand-crafted silver jewellery direct from the owner www.silverstonesjewellery.com
McGillan & Woodell
Beautiful cards, prints, jewellery & gifts. During 'Lockdown' you can still buy beautiful gifts from their website, plus they are offering a personalised printed greeting card, gift voucher and jewellery delivery service.
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.
Take a look at this cheerful shop with many items from local makers and artists - pictures, brooches, mosaics, scarfs, books and so much more
Thinking of a room refresh?. Browse independent ceramics, textiles, gifts and houseplants, including Scandinavian brands, that may just fit the bill.
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.
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.
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 during lockdown with a delivery of fabulous flowers!
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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
Felt Lovelies, Westgate-on-Sea
Wrap up in the warmth of hats, gloves and scarfs, find a Westgate themed sign or themed beach gift
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.
Unique handmade arts and crafts, gifts, cards and calendars, by local artists, makers and creatives