Shop & Relax
Shopping in the Florida Keys and Key West is an adventure unto itself. Florida’s final destination boasts hundreds of interesting shops, stores and over 90 eclectic galleries spread over 43 islands. Keep your eyes peeled as you travel along the Overseas Highway — the Florida Keys version of “Main Street, USA” — because you’ll discover all kinds of unique shops in places that you would least expect!
FLORIDA KEYS AND KEY WEST
Casa Mar Village
81681 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
Tavernier, FL 33070
Open M-Sa 10am – 6pm; Su 10am – 5pm
Shop Here & Leave In Style
Located next to the south side of the Tavernier Creek Bridge at Casa Mar Village, this retro-inspired women’s boutique offers the perfect provisions for tropical living including an eclectic selection of bohemian chic clothing & accessories from Free People and Hard Tail to Havaianas and Ipanema Sandals. Owner April Hope has a loyal following and is celebrating 15 years in her original Stuart Florida location.
MM 52, Gulfside
Town Square Mall
Marathon, FL 33050
Open M-Sa 9am – 5pm
Put Your Name On Anything
Owners, Ann and Capt. Jason Long, have turned this small shop into their own little “Put Your Name On Anything” clubhouse replete with a showroom and production center right on premises. They’ll put your name on anything imaginable – from trophies, awards, plaques and client gifts, to embroidered or silkscreened clothing and a full line of promotional products, signage and advertising specialties.
What do Conch and Silver Dollars have in common? Known for its tough, savory meat, “Conch” (pronounced “Konk”) is robust spiral-shelled mollusk which is considered a sweet island delicacy. Back in the 18th century, resilient Key Wester’s depended on Conch as a major food source and eventually adopted it as their namesake.
In the early 80’s, Key West even declared itself the “Conch Republic” emblazoning the Conch’s iconic shell on everything from flags to t-shirts. And that brings us to the Bahamian One Dollar Conch Coin – the only official government coin to bear the Conch’s image and also to be valued with genuine “legal tender” status. We’re not talking about souvenir Conch “medals” here. You’ll find trinkets like those all over the Keys but they are not true “legal tender” and hold no government monetary status. Only the Bahamian One Dollar Conch Coin is the “true coin of the Conch Republic” and is made up of solid silver with almost half an ounce of pure silver.
First issued in 1966, all of these coins are close to 50 years old and are available (at amazingly affordable prices) as striking pendants, key chains and money clips – framed in both sterling and gold. You can only find the “real deal” at a handful of exclusive island retailers: In KeyWest at Neptune Designs and Emeralds International; in Marathon at The Midas Touch; and in Islamorada at Ocean Gardens. And remember: Long live the Conch Republic!
Conch Republic Coins
The Only True Coin Of The Conch Republic
The Bahamian One Dollar Conch Coin is the only official government coin bearing the Conch’s image and valued with “legal tender” status. These solid silver vintage coins come as pendants, key chains and money clips framed in sterling or gold. Available in Key West at Jeff’s Gems & Abaco Gold; Marathon: The Midas Touch; Islamorada: Ocean Gardens.
Island Smoke Shop
MM 103.4, Bayside
In The Pink Plaza
Key Largo, FL 33037
Open M-Su 10am – 6pm
Hand-Crafted Premium Cigars
With over 1,200 brands and sizes in stock and a 1,000 sq. ft. walk-in humidor, the largest cigar shop in South Florida is also one of the smallest cigar manufacturers in the world and the exclusive factory outlet for the award-winning El Original —cited as both the “Top Rated Maduro In The World,” and the Best Cigar Made In The U.S. Great discounts on traditional Briar smoking accessories, cigar art and more.
Key West: Master jewelry designer, Jeff Woessner, started making jewelry at the tender age of 5 and sold his first creation from a stand
in front of his Heartland Michigan house when he was just 8 years old. Over the last 40 years, his prolific talent has garnered him multiple awards and his small Key West shop, which is tucked away in a small alley behind Kennedy Drive, is far from the maddening crowds of busy Duval Street.Read More
And while it might not be easy to find, Jeff’s Gems offbeat location translates into lower prices on meticulous handcrafted rings, earrings,
necklaces and bracelets swell as one-of-a-kind custom pieces created from authentic treasure coins salvaged from sunken Spanish Galleons. Each one of Jeff’s beautiful pirate-inspired pieces is completely unique and he can create a design to your individual specifications using only the finest platinum, white gold, yellow gold and silver.
He and his wife Shelly also stock a terrific selection of diamond bracelets, wedding ring sets, precious gemstones and interesting nautical gifts. You can discover Jeff’s Gems in Lynn’s Alley behind Kennedy Plaza (next to KMART) at 906 F Kennedy Drive. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, call 305-296-4367 or go to www.JeffsGems.com.
Jeff’s Gems & Nautical Designs
906 F Kennedy Drive
(Behind Kennedy Plaza)
Open T-Sa 10am – 6pm; Sa 10am-4pm
Elegant Handcrafted Jewelry
Master jewelry designer, Jeff Woessner, started making jewelry at the tender age of 5 and his prolific talent garnered him multiple awards along with a loyal clientele who revel in his meticulous handcrafted rings, earrings, necklaces bracelets & more including one-of-a-kind custom pieces made from authentic treasure coins. His small shop also stocks a great selection of nautical designs & gifts.
The Key Lime Bakery
Watch ‘Em Being Made!
Key West: The Key Lime Pie Festival is one of Key West’s tastiest summer events. So what better time to taste Key West’s best key lime pie? Which brings us to Key West’s renowned Key Lime Pie Bakery. The folks here have an absolute passion for Key Lime Pie. Not that you can’t find Key Lime Pie at almost every roadside joint up n’ down the Keys, but these dedicated bakers whip up the Real McCoy – authentic, tart, creamy pies made from an original old fashioned family recipe using only100% pure Key Lime juice, cuddled on a graham cracker crust and topped with real whipped cream.
And here’s the best part: these handcrafted pies are literally fresh out of the oven and you can actually watch them being made right on premises in the Key Lime Pie Bakery kitchen. You can devour these pies by the slice, on a stick dipped in chocolate or be a real hero and take home a whole pie.
For a real over-the-top treat and our personal favorite, try their Coconut Key Lime Pie, an addictive twist that mixes the Original Key Lime Pie with Grandma Boot’s own Coconut Pie recipe. Yes, you may have come to Key West for the scene, but after one stop at this sweet shop, you’ll come back for the pie.
Find the Key Lime Pie Bakery right downtown at 412 and 414 Greene Street. For more info call 305-296-9515 or hit them up at key-lime-pie-bakery.myshopify.com. Enjoy!
Key Lime Bakery
412 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040
Open M-Su 9am – 11pm
Home of Key West’s Original Key Lime Pie
Here’s where you can watch the bakers whip up deliciously fresh & ready-to-eat key lime pies right on the premises and also indulge in Grandma Boots’ homemade coconut pie – another delightfully decadent old family recipe. Lots of Key Lime specialties & gifts here, too – perfect for folks back home.
271 Front Street
On The Harborfront next to The Westin
M-Su 9am – 8pm
World Famous Luxury Brands
This world renowned shop is famous for its luxurious selection of fine jewelry and watches. You’ll find great deals on some of the biggest names in the business including Roberto Coin, Omega, Breitling, Tag Heuer, David Yurman, John Hardy, Avance, Marco Bicego, Ippolita, Pandora and more.
Martinis Fine Wine & Spirits
MM 81.6, Bayside
Islamorada, FL 33036
Open M-Th 9am – 10pm; F & Sa 9am – 11pm
Largest Selection In The Upper Keys
You’ll find an amazing selection of world-class wines, always-cold craft beers, whiskey, cognac, bourbon, fortified wine and top brand spirits here along with a lot of hard-to-find labels. If you need to order a keg or tap for your party, you can get it here, too, along with an array of smokin’ cigars from the humidor. Super reasonable prices!
It’s September 4, 1622 and the weather is perfect when the Tierra Firme flota, a fleet of 28 ships, sets sail from Havana, Cuba bound for its home port of Cadiz, Spain.
Laden with silver from Peru and Mexico, gold and emeralds from Columbia and pearls from Venezuela, the ships carry one of the richest new world cargos ever collected.With 82 infantrymen to defend the ships against pirate attacks, the 110’ galleon Nuestra Señora Atocha sails as the fleet’s rear guard. Because of her size and massive firepower, she is the ship of choice for wealthy passengers and sits low in the water with a rich cargo that is almost beyond belief.
By daybreak the sea unleashes its full fury. Mountainous waves threaten to swallow the entire fleet until a shifting wind miraculously drives most of the ships past the Dry Tortugas and into calmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Not so for the rear guard.
The hurricane hits the military escort with lethal force shredding the sails, battering the masts, destroying the tillers and leaving the ships adrift in a furious sea. A huge wave sweeps the treasure-laden Atocha high into the air and smashes her violently onto a coral reef. She sinks instantly, pulled to the bottom by her heavy cargo of treasure and 20 bronze cannon. The other four ships suffer a similar fate and only five people survive.
When the storm subsides, Spanish salvers quickly locate the Atocha’s mizzenmast protruding several feet above the water and spot her hull 55’ below the surface. But the weather, once again, steals their fortune. Before the salvers can return with their tools and explosives to salvage the cargo, a second storm dismembers the ship and entombs her under the churning sands. The Nuestra Señora de Atocha and her treasure remain there, undisturbed for over 350 years. But all is not lost. In 1980, the late treasure hunter, Mel Fisher discovers the Santa Margarita and her own sunken cache of treasure. Then on July 20, 1985, after 16 years of proclaiming “Today’s The Day,” Fisher’s crew finally hits the Mother Lode.”
There lying in 55 feet of water, exactly as recorded by the first salvers in 1622, is the Nuestra Señora de Atocha – one of the richest sunken treasures the world has ever seen. Today, Mel Fisher Treasures continues to discover even more riches, many of which are on display at their location at 200 Greene Street in Key West. Info: 800-434-1399; melfisher.com.
Mel Fisher Treasures
200 Greene Street
613 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
Open Daily 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Source for Authentic Shipwreck Treasure Here is where you can find genuine, one-of-a-kind shipwreck jewelry and artifacts from the $450 million dollar treasure cache of the 1622 shipwreck “Nuestra Senora de Atocha” which was discovered off of Key West in 1985 by the world’s most famous treasure hunter, Mel Fisher. The shop also carries a wide selection authentic treasure coins from other wrecks as well as re-creation jewelry, memorabilia, apparel and literature.
3201 Flagler Avenue
(Across from Bank America)
Key West, FL 33040
Great Deals on Cool Stuff
If you’re looking for some really cool stuff and want to go where the locals shop (free parking, free gift wrap, lower prices), NEAT STUFF is just the ticket. It has all sorts of unique tropical & vintage clothing, hand-painted leather purses, shoes, jewelry, Tervis Tumblers, decorative items, home accessories consignment treasures and more. It’s also “Baggallini Central” for all you Baggallini purse lovers.
301 Duval Street Key West, FL 33040
Open Daily 10am – 10pm
Custom Jewlery & Gold Coin Creations
This family-owned and operated boutique jeweler has been meticulously creating 14 karat solid gold creations for over 30 years and specializes in unique custom jewlery designs. You’ll find a huge selection of nautical designs, orginal charms, pendants, single 14 karat gold hoops and cut coin jewelry, as well as rare Tahitian Black Pearls and an exclusive line of Orchid jewlery fashioned from real orchid flowers.
Ocean Wellness Spa
829 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040
Open Daily 9am – 7pm
Key West’s Charming Healing Retreat
This charming, historic healing retreat in the heart of Old Town offers an extraordinary line of organic-inspired products, services and therapies by seasoned, certified professionals. You’ll find a luxurious menu of treatments here, including Salon Services, Touch Therapies, Face & Body Care, Traditional Chinese Healing Arts, Nutrition & Weight Management. Weddings & groups welcome.
The Keys™ Salt Scrub
40 High Point Road #101
Tavernier, FL 33070
Hours Vary By Location
Transforms Your Skin In Just 60 Seconds
The Local’s #1 favorite is handcrafted in small batches right here in the Keys using the unique “Secret Less-Oily Formula” which will transform your skin in just 60 seconds. Massage onto your hands, feet or over your entire body to exfoliate, refresh and re-juvenate. A great gift or perfect keepsake. Available at local restaurants and shops throughout the Keys and online at TheKeysSaltScrub.com.
The Sole Man
610 Duval Street Key West, FL 33040
Open Daily 9am – 9pm
If The Shoe Fits – Buy It In Every Color
The Sole Man is all about comfort and active lifestyles and owner John Brandolino is passionate about providing really good shoes with high “orthopedic value.” You’ll find a huge selection of the best of the best here including Michael Kors, Sam Edelman, Arche, Anyi Lu, Mephisto, FLY, Jambu, UGG, Vibram, FitFlop and more. In fact, every brand John carries represents the most prominent foundation in quality footwear.
623 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
Open Daily 10am – 10pm
“The World’s Largest Wyland Gallery”
Key West is home to the largest Wyland Gallery in the world which showcases a stellar collection of original paintings, marine life bronzes, acrylic sculptures and more by Wyland, the world’s premiere marine life artist and a dedicated conservationist. His flagship gallery also represents fine ocean and environmental art & contemporary works by other leading artists, as well.