THE Place to Shop for Kids
For nearly 30 years, Pinwheels has been known as the premiere shop for kids on Nantucket. Parents shopping there in 2019 once wore the fun summer sets and party clothes they are now buying for their children. This one-stop shop for clothing, toys, and accessories offers an ever-changing assortment of carefully chosen stylish and fun pieces for little ones from newborn to age 14, and it is a favorite stop for grandparents and parents.
Located on Centre Street, Pinwheels carries several lines of clothing, including IKKS, Carrement Beau, and Ntuck. The Petit Bateau raincoats have been especially popular this year, and the Ntuck dresses are a great addition to any summer wardrobe. While it may be sad to think of summer ending, the Pinwheels Fall Collection will soon arrive in the store so you can send your kids back to school in style.
This year, Pinwheels is thrilled to also be selling treasures from another island landmark shop that closed last winter: The Toy Boat. The Harbor Collection has just arrived, joining a collection of fairies and fairy houses designed by Loren Brock. In the true spirit of community, this collaboration between longtime island favorites means Toy Boat classics are still available to Nantucket parents & grandparents.
Pinwheels has something special for every child in the family and is located in the heart of Nantucket at 32 Centre Street. They are open Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. For exclusive clothing and toy lines, including the former Toy Boat collectibles and toys, add Pinwheels as a “must visit” while shopping around downtown.
Unique Gifts Made on Nantucket
Island artist Kathleen A. Duncombe has long been a part of the Nantucket arts scene, creating and curating and even teaching. She’s always been particularly drawn to island talent, and 25 years ago she opened Made on Nantucket, featuring original art, serigraphs, jewelry, ornaments, and gifts by a variety of Nantucket artists and island craftspeople. This season she moved her shop into a new, larger location down Old South Wharf to #20 and has expanded her offerings of unique gifts and art.
One of the several new lines this summer in Made on Nantucket are exquisite hand-woven shawls and heirloom throws by islander Karin Sheppard of Island Weaves. And who doesn’t need a one-of-a-kind pochette to complete your summer outfit: you’ll find a selection of hand-sewn leather pochettes for just $100 to $125 in this shop on Old South Wharf.
According to Kathleen, “art isn’t just a canvas: it can be photography, craft, jewelry, textiles,” and Made on Nantucket demonstrates that in their stunning selection. In addition to art and items made on Nantucket, she also carries the largest collection of Bakelite on the East Coast and a gorgeous array of Native American turquoise and estate jewelry.
Most of what Kathleen offers is exclusive to Made on Nantucket. Don’t miss a visit! The shop is open daily at 20 Old South Wharf; 508-228-0110.