Shopping In Walkable Chatham Village
There are many opportunities for world-class extraordinary shopping while vacationing at the Chatham Carriage House Inn. Our Town Chamber touts that Chatham offers an exceptional number of unique shops to whet your appetite for that “special” purchase. Whether you’re seeking an unusual souvenir, folk art nautical home décor, a cozy Chatham fleece, fine art, or an anniversary “jewel” for that someone special, you’re sure to find it at one of our many shops.
Chatham has become a destination for browsers and buyers alike, from throughout Cape Cod and beyond. In Chatham’s town center, you’ll find nearly one mile of unique shopping that everyone will enjoy.
On Main Street, the best way to get around is on foot and it is all walking distance from the Inn. Start at either side of Main Street where you will find many fine shops and restaurants. Further along you’ll find galleries full of work by local artists, depicting life on The Cape in watercolor, oil, sculpture and more.
Traditional New England techniques like scrimshaw, pottery and weaving are alive and well in Chatham, and practiced by local artisans. You’ll also find nautical antiques, jewelry, clothing for men, women and kids, sports memorabilia, as well as gifts, novelties, toys, specialty foods, and more!
There are far too many incredible shops to list them all. We provide each guest on arrival our CHI Curated Shopping Guide to Chatham Village©. We also have our Insider’s Guide to Cape Thrift & Consignment Stores© for the real local shopping experience. Some of our favorite stores on Main Street not to be missed include:
Like our Inn, the Candy Manor was originally a c.1850 home of Captain Isaac Loveland. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t pass by this outstanding candy store– good luck walking out without purchasing some Specialties of the Manor like the decadent caramel turtles or large dark chocolate peppermint patties.
Chatham Cheese Company
The Chatham Cheese Company is a gourmet food shop featuring artisanal cheeses from around the world. In addition to cheese, they also carry a great selection of wines, cured meats and pates, crackers, pasta, sauces, oils, vinegars, jams, honeycomb and chocolate, and bread from Pain D’Avignon.
Yellow Umbrella Books
One of two unique Main Street bookstores to choose from in our walkable Village! Yellow Umbrella Books is an exceptional bookstore offering new and gently used books to the Chatham community since 1980. If you enjoy browsing in the uncluttered atmosphere of a fine bookshop, this is the place!
Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore
Where the Sidewalk Ends is a mother-daughter bookstore located in a restored antique barn which is an adventure in itself on a rainy day! They host a series of Author Literary Luncheons throughout the summer. They offer exciting new books, lots of local authors and autographed copies, yarn and knitting classes, music CDs, and unique gifts.
The Fisherman’s Daughter Eco Boutique
Keep it local! Chatham native Taylor Brown blends her handmade organic collection of clothing, accessories, and home accents with a handful of unique and eco-friendly independent designers. She is a local commercial shellfisherwoman and daughter of a former commercial fisherman. Her collection, Fisherman’s Daughter, relies heavily on nautical nuances and captures the quality of couture design.
A unique collection of gifts, jewelry, housewares and art, featuring work by Cape Cod artists and artisans. Open year round.
Based in Boston with Boutiques in Nantucket and on Chatham’s Main Street, Sara Campbell designs classic, effortless clothing for women as well as shoes and accessories. Sara Campbell delights in surprising details and aims to make her customers feel pretty inside and out. Guests of the Inn of all ages rave about her timeless style. They are known for their philanthropic give-back events and also for manufacturing in the USA!
The Mayflower Shop
In a beautiful building from the 1880s, the Mayflower Shop is gorgeous to browse for everything Cape and Chatham! They have an eye for sourcing distinctive ‘treasures’ of exceptional quality that are well ahead of market trends. You are sure to find that special home accent piece, or unique gift item for that special someone.
Tale Of The Cod
An exciting and everchanging array of furniture, fine gifts and home accessories is always worth the trip! Some of the treasures you will find at Tale Of The Cod include: Simon Pearce Glass, Vera Bradley Bags, Mariposa, Wilton Armetale, Dash & Albert Rugs, Trollbead Jewelry, handcrafted items from local artisans, and much more!
Puritan Cape Cod
A unique, family owned, third generation Cape Cod specialty store on Main Street offering New England’s premier men’ and women’s clothing and accessory brands, including Sperry Top-siders, Vineyard Vines and Chatham Chinos.
Located on Main Street, you’ll find unique pieces created by local Cape Cod artisans.
Our favorite and Chatham’s finest Art Gallery in the heart of Historic Chatham in the Cornfield Suites, featuring awarded Cape Cod and Regional artists. Consider bringing home one of their classic plein air “day at the beach” scenes, sailboat seascapes or cranberry bog landscapes!