Cape May Vacation Guide: Shopaholics

Do you love to shop till you drop? Do you take pride in supporting small, local businesses when you travel? Do you enjoy finding new treasures to help you remember your visit? If so, Cape May has some unique shops for you to check out during your stay. Here are some of our favorite spots:

Washington Street Mall.

Whether you are just window-shopping, looking for that perfect gift, or searching for a Cape May memento to commemorate your trip, check out the more than 70 stores on the Washington Street Mall. You will find everything from clothing and jewelry to toys, gifts and candy stores. Also check out some of Cape May’s best restaurants along they way.

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Cape May Insider Tip: Consider taking a bike ride around town to check out some of our local shops. If you buy something that you can’t carry back with you on the bike just ask the store to hold your purchase until you can return with a car to pick it up.

West End Garage

Housed in a former mechanic’s garage on Sunset Boulevard, this creative shopping mecca features 50+ different artisanal stores under one roof. It’s a great opportunity to browse a wide variety of handmade gifts, jewelry, antiques and local goods – something for everyone! 

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West Cape May Shops

West Cape May is filled with unique stores and specialty services ready to fill your every need.  Parking is FREE in West Cape May and everything’s within walking distance. Come experience the many unique family-owned and operated businesses that give this neighborhood its special character.

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Ripple & Root

Located on Sunset Boulevard in West Cape May, Ripple & Root offers unique, artisanal products that are all inspired by nature. You will find hand-made jewelry, garden statuary, live succulents, locally made pottery, and many other meaningful gift items. Put it on your list when exploring West Cape May. 

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Carpenter's Square Mall & Carpenter's Lane

Located just one block from the Washington Street Mall, Carpenter’s Lane includes some favorite local shops. Make time to stop by the Cape May Peanut Butter Company, Cape May Olive Oil, Trinkets Jewelry, Willow & Stone, and Caroline’s Boutique. Grab an artisanal ice cream sandwich at Peace Pie. And check out the stores, art gallery, and Magic Brain coffee shop inside Carpenter Square Mall at the end of the block. 

Sunset Beach Gift Shop

Located at the world-famous Sunset Beach, this shop has a wide variety of beach-themed items and gifts. You will find Cape May t-shirts, keychains, magnets, mugs and more for your vacation memento. You can pick up some locally made soap, taffy, and peanut butter to take home. And you can purchase jewelry made from authentic Cape May diamonds found along the beach just steps from the store. 

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Cape May Insider Tip: Before or after you shop at Sunset Beach Gifts, make sure you take a walk along the famed Sunset Beach where you might find your own Cape May diamonds along with many other colorful rocks to fill your pockets. Bring a bag or bucket to collect more!

Cape May Antique Center

Antique Stores

Looking to buy a piece of history to take home with you? Try visiting some of the antique stores in and around Cape May. We’ve put together a list of the best ones to explore along “Antique Alley” on Route 9, where you will likely stumble upon a treasure from the past that you didn’t know you needed!

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