Shopping in the Maine Beaches is a pleasure as varied and interesting as our visitors arriving from around the world. There are those who shop with a highly-trained eye, a skill honed to snap up fantastic deals at the outlets throughout Kittery. Others will unwind as they wander through the many upscale boutiques found “in town.” And some relish the fun of surveying an unlimited collection of antiques shops, markets, and malls along US Route 1.
Everyone has heard about the outlet shopping in Kittery. It’s because the shopping there has set the gold-standard among bargain hunters. Some call it paradise, others a mecca for shopping. We’ll allow you to be the judge once you spend some time among the 120+ stores that line the streets here. National brands, well-known Maine brands, and a few places that you must stop in to see like the towns famous trading post, simply because of their iconic status. Plus, there are dozens of places to grab a bite to eat as well.
Looking for something a little more vintage (but still a bargain), then plan on spending some time along the “antique mile,” home to over thirty stores and malls carrying a wide array of well-loved classic items large and small set along the US Route 1 corridor from Kittery to Arundel. Bone up on your haggling skills and you may just bring home a one-of-a-kind treasure from a bygone era.
Our Maine Beaches seaside communities also make a perfect backdrop for the multitude of boutiques, specialty shops, and galleries showcasing the work of artists and artisans from throughout the the area, making the area an ideal destination finding an amazing work of art or a traditional Maine keepsake!
No matter what you are in the market for, we’re certain you will find your own special brand of happiness when you go shopping anywhere in the Maine Beaches.