Best Shopping in Key West!
Shopping in Key West is always fun if you know where to go! Key West shops are abundant and everyone knows how to find the touristy shops on Duval Street, but there great shops just off Duval St. that are well worth your time to check out.
Here are a few shops just off the beaten path you won’t want to miss.
1. Kino Sandal Factory
Location: 107 Fitzpatrick St. Key West , FL 33040
Your Key West vacation isn’t complete without a visit to the Kino Sandal factory. Only made in Key West!
This little shop has been pumping out island sandals since 1966. Hand crafted real leather sandals from this original Key West historical shop is your best buy in Key West history.
These adorable leather sandals that will last for many years and will only cost around $20.
Plus, it’s an experience too. You can watch the ladies sewing sandals in the back and delight in the smell of new leather that lingers through out the store.
Check out their website to see the latest styles: Kino Sandal Factory
2. Besame Mucho
Location: 315 Petronia St, Key West, FL 33040
After I devour the best lobster benedict with hollandaise sauce at my favorite place to eat breakfast in Key West, I walk over to Besame Mucho to see what’s new!
Since it’s off the beaten path, most people miss out on what is the best curated curio shop on the island.
Unusual and distinctive jewelry pieces, attractive leather bound journals, cosmetics and perfumes and stylish clothes from around the world. It’s a high end boutique, so expect prices to match.
Even if you don’t buy, you’ll love browsing this store.
You can see a number of their offerings on their Facebook Page: Besame Mucho
3. Peppers of Key West
Location: 602 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040
If you love hot sauces (but not all are hot!) then you’ll put Peppers of Key West on the top of your list to visit.
Pepper’s offers more than shopping in Key West, it’s a whole experience.
There is a full bar of hot sauces to sample, all for free. The employees will help you identify your “heat” preference as well as hone in on your taste preferences to recommend the sauces you’ll like best.
After taste testing, you might want to cool down with a cocktail! Pick out one of these fantastic restaurants or bars that offer the best happy hour deals on the island.
And if hot sauces aren’t your thing, check out a variety of offerings in their seasonings, gift baskets, cookbooks, jellies and pickled products. I’d be amazed if you couldn’t find something you just had to have in this shop!
Check out the sampling on their website: Peppers of Key West
4. Rodriguez Cigar Factory
Location: 113 Fitzpatrick St, Key West, FL 33040
Don’t be tempted to buy cigars from the street vendors in Key West. Head on over to Rodriquez Cigar Factory where the cigars are fresh and properly stored.
The Rodriguez family is steeped in Cuban cigar history, but when the Cuban government took over their tobacco farm and business they were forced out of the country. Finding refuge and a new beginning in Key West, they are the oldest cigar factory on the island.
This is another Key West shop where you’ll enjoy an experience beyond shopping.
Take the tour, watch them roll cigars and enjoy authentic Cuban espresso. Learn about cigars and pick out your favorite from the variety of offerings. A fine gift for friends and family back home.
Cigars are constructed using the traditional Cuban manufacturing process: Rodriguez Cigar Factory
5. 7 Artists & Friends
Location: 213 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040
I remember when this shop first opened and it was located on Duval St. I came away with 3 Pam Hobbs prints, which I had framed and are still hanging in my home today.
Ten years have passed since then and from what I understand, the rental spaces on Duval Street have more than quadrupled in price. This is why you find mostly large chain stores, cheap tourist shops owned by much larger companies, popular bars and the lucky businesses who got in early (at least by the 1990’s) who own their own buildings.
The 7 Artists and Friends shop is special because it’s local.
What you’ll find are large varieties of art in all kinds of mediums. Hand crafted jewelry, local photography, art prints, glass art, sculptures and more.
If you’re looking for an authentic piece of Key West to take home with you, this is your store: 7 Artists & Friends
Shopping in Key West will be more than just shopping, it’ll be a fun experience at these unique shops where you can get the best treasures on the island.
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