Cape Cod is one of the most spectacular bird-watching paradises in North America, so a store like this seems only natural. Located in the Lower Cape area, this general store features a full range of bird-watching paraphernalia, feeders, guides, videos, tapes and CDs, as well as cute mugs, T-shirts and calendars to remind yourself of the birds when you can't be out there with your field glasses on. Birders are eternally grateful when they walk in, while non-birders can browse for that just-so gift for birding friends and family members.
Built as a church in 1855, this building was converted to a general store a few years later and has been in business ever since. The nickelodeon plays songs from the past, and the shelves are stocked with everything from clothing to antiques to sunscreen to hard-to-find parts for an oil lamp. In the winter, people come in for coffee and donuts around the coal stove. In the summer, the outside benches fill with patrons reading newspapers and sipping drinks. Each Christmas season, an old fashioned caroling get-together is held here.
There is an antiques-lover's paradise in the Mid-Cape town of Dennis - 285 dealers in the largest antiques center on Cape Cod. Located along historic Route 6A, designated one of the most picturesque highways in the country, the Antiques Center of Cape Cod features Antiques Warehouse Building #4, with shiploads of British antiques right off the boat. With a new shipload each month, the center guarantees a changing supply of antique furniture and collectibles. The center staff also offers appraisal services, house clearances, auctions and shipping.
Owner Ray Hebert could have become part of his family's Massachusetts candy-making business, but he wanted to keep his craft on a smaller scale. So, he opened Stage Stop Candy, where all of the candy is made on the premises, and he invented the cranberry cordial (which is like a cherry cordial except with cranberries). It became a local hit, along with seven flavors of truffles, peanut brittle, molded chocolate and other rich treats. Stop in for just a piece or order an entire gift basket.
Watson's Men's Store is the place to be, when you're looking to add a bit of color to your wardrobe. Known for its fashionable formal and casual men's wear, this store has answers to all your needs. Whether it's a sharp suit, a chic dress shirt, or a rugged pair of jeans and a jacket, no matter what you'er looking for, you're certain to find a plethora of options that might interest you here. Its collection also includes designs and products by some of the most renowned designers and brads, so rest assured you get your money's worth at this store.
If you wish to indulge the budget-shopper in you, then Consigning Women is one spot you should explore. A charming boutique dealing in secondhand items, this store stocks everything ranging from gently-used clothes, branded shoes, and accessories to seal your look together. The place is managed by a friendly staff who also guide through the process of selling your unused clothing items and other fashionable belongings. In addition to attires, furniture, home decor items as well as art can be bought here.
Located in a large blue warehouse where Routes 6 and 6A meet in Truro, this store offers a wide assortment of teas, coffees, housewares and over 150 herbs and spices, all at wholesale prices. It also stocks books, cards and unique gifts everything from dried blueberries to bags of lavender are available. The housewares selection ranges from fancy pepper grinders to chopsticks to stationery. The herb and spice selections are fascinating if not overwhelming, but it is the prices that just cannot be beat. Open on Saturday from 10am.
The arterial Commercial Street that runs through the heart of the city is the best place for shopaholics, nightcrawlers, and anyone looking to paint the town red. Either side of the street is lined with boutique hotels, retail stores that sell almost everything you could possibly imagine, bars, cafes, restaurants that serve world cuisine, clothing boutiques, accessory shops, public buildings, art galleries, and much more. A jaunt along this street cannot be missed when in the city.
This wonderful specialty food and wine shop is located at the eastern end of Commercial Street. More than a grocery store, it offers smokehouse hams, fresh baked pies, cookies, cheese and organic produce, as well as a nice selection of wine and champagne. Though they do carry some very expensive vinegars, the prices are good considering that many of the items are imported. Get some lunch or do some shopping to impress tonight's dinner guests.
You won't find your average penny candy here. You will find a huge variety of nuts, cordials, truffles, peanut brittle and nonpareils. The chocolate covered pretzels are great! You can buy most nuts and candy by the quarter pound. Also available are boxed confections. The chocolate-coated brandy cherries are a speciality, or ask one of the staff to put together a nice gift basket for you.
This treasure-trove of marine artifacts is almost a museum, and has been delighting the city with its quirky collection since 1961. Lovingly known as the army-navy store locally, the little store brims with a whimsical selection of everything from surplus objects from the army and stuff retrieved from shipwrecks to vintage clothing and other objects. Browsing the collection itself is a delightful experience. Keep your eyes peeled, you just might find a unique souvenir. Check website for more.
In the heart of downtown Provincetown lies Cape Tip Sportswear. If you are looking for brand name clothing, look no further. They offer a large selection of adidas, Champion, Teva and Speedo items, to mention a few. Specializing in "clothing for active people," they have a good selection of footwear, swimsuits, shorts and T-shirts. Prices are reasonable and they do have sales where you can find a bargain or two.