The Best of Kennebunkport Shopping :: 5 Unique Shops to Explore

shopping in Kennebunkport

We have been residents of Kennebunkport and business owners of the Captain Lord Mansion for 35 years. We have seen many of the shops in Dock Square come and go.  However, there are a few that have provided excellent Kennebunkport shopping opportunities for many years. They have been the stalwarts of the Dock Square business community. We salute these five unique shops in Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine.  We believe they each provide the best of a small town shopping experience. Additionally, we have been customers ourselves at each of these shops.  So, let’s explore shopping in Kennebunkport!

Compliments Gallery: For 30 plus years Compliments Gallery has offered home decor that is original, artful and full of life. I bought Bev some beautiful gold earrings from here several years ago.  Owner David Betses has excellent taste and his stock reflects that taste!

Coastal Jewelers: These folks specialize in Maine Tourmaline, a unique and fascinating gemstone which comes in several striking colors and the gems really are mined here in Maine. Bev’s sister purchased a piece of Tourmaline jewelery here. I always enjoy browsing their beautiful collection of jewelry and am often tempted to purchase something special for Bev.

The Emporium: This store was here in the Port when Bev and I arrived in 1978. This is a great store which is stocked full of diverse gifts. Also, this store is an approved purveyor for Swarovski, Lladro, Hummel, Waterford, Walt Disney Art Classics, Moorcraft, Armani, Pewter and more.

Flaherty Imports: I bought the most beautiful, cable-knit, white wool sweater here some years ago and still love wearing it. This terrific shop has imported sweaters for all ages, as well as other imported knitted goods. We highly recommend a browse through this shop when you are strolling through Dock Square.

Good Earth Pottery Gallery: This is another specialty shop that has been a fixture in Dock Square for over 35 years. Owners Dave and Diane Jenkins personally create each piece of pottery. Two years ago our niece and nephew from purchased several items for their home in Colorado and bought us a lovely water pitcher that we use almost daily at home.

That wraps up several of our favorite long-lasting shops which are located in Dock Square. By no means does this cover the extensive choices of fine shops which are located there. We recommend many others too. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

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