Away from the bustle of Duval Street, at 276 Margaret Street, sits Local Color, a local favorite (hence the name). Located in the heart of the Historic Seaport, its waterfront location makes for convenient shopping after a day of snorkeling or fishing. The shop’s original jewelry designs are popular – in particular the KW bracelet, KW ring and Caribbean hook bracelet.
A few doors down, at 616 Greene Street, is one of the funkiest spots in Key West, and that’s saying something. Shoppers who venture past the shack-like exterior of 90 Miles to Cuba will find an antiques shop and art gallery that is home to owner Linda Reike’s artwork from “Key West of Old.” In addition, nautical antiques, handmade modern and antique jewelry, original and reproduction graphic art and antique postcards of Key West and Cuba are sold here. Sign collectors will love the many original storefront signs available, such as the one from Garcia Cigar Shop, formerly on Fleming Street.
Over at Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene Street, about 30 featured artists showcase their fine, exuberant, contemporary artwork, including an array of paintings and boldly colored metal sculptures. In the gallery, which has been in business since 1983, the art is hung in such a way that customers can visualize the pieces in their own homes. There’s also an outdoor sculpture garden. New exhibitions are rotated every two weeks during season between Thanksgiving and May.
Just a short walk down the street is the famous Key West Aloe Shop. With two locations at 416 Greene Street and 419 Duval Street, The Key West Aloe Shop has a variety of products and gifts for family, friends and even pets! Originally founded in Key West in 1971, The Key West Aloe Shop was the first company to use Aloe Vera as the foundation of their products. All of their products are made in Florida, in small batches and are thoroughly researched with scientifically proven ingredients to provide high performing personal care products.