Islamorada’s four main islands in the Florida Keys are home to a bevy of small independent boutiques and galleries strung alongside the Overseas Highway. While the shopping area isn’t really pedestrian friendly like Key West, these charming spots are only a few miles apart--perfect for any shopaholic. Since chain stores weren’t allowed by law until a few years ago, most of these places are owned and operated by longtime residents. This mom-and-pop atmosphere appeals to locals and tourists alike.
Stop at the two-story World Wide Sportsman to buy your fishing gear and apparel or at Otherside Boardsports for on-the-water sporting equipment. Get beach-ready at Lion’s Lair Swimwear and Lingerie, where they can fit all shapes and sizes in the perfect suit. For tropical and funky local art, visit the Rain Barrel Artisan Village and the Lobster Trap Art Gallery. Gallery Morada brings in crafts and jewelry from around the United States. Looking for that special bauble to remember your vacation, check out the upscale nautical-themed jewelry at Blue Marlin Jewelers. Whether you're a novice or a connoisseur, Cigars in the Keys can match your taste with a high-quality stogie. For Florida-based beach reads and a wealth of children’s books head to Hooked on Books.