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Shopping in Cowes

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Featuring Independent Gift Shops, Clothing Shops, Food & Drink Shops and Hardware/Chandlery Shops

Independent Gift Shops in Cowes (list is growing daily)

(Walking south to north)

Staples and Green

Shooters Hill, 01983 294958

Staples & Green is a unique home, lifestyle & interiors destination in the seaside town of Cowes that brings together a carefully considered blend of furniture, accessories, & lifestyle products.

Taylors Jewellers

High Street, 01983 293023

TM Taylor & Sons Ltd Jewellers. Established 1879. 4th generation family jewellers with traditional values

Shorelines of Cowes

High Street, 01983 298341

Centrally located in Cowes High Street, Shorelines is the type of shop where it’s hard to resist the beautiful ranges of homeware, art, gifts, and children’s toys; you always come away with something.

Also a bespoke picture framers, all custom frames are made on the premises in the busy workshops upstairs alongside a key cutting and engraving service for trophies, plaques, dog tags and more…

In addition to the gift ranges especially created for New Babies, Christenings and Weddings, there are also many gift ideas for general birthdays, thank-yous, I-love-yous and for-no-particular-reason-at-all-other-than-I-saw-this-and-thought-of-yous!

Live Like This

High Street, 01983 299559

A haven of gorgeousness in the heart of Cowes.  

Little Live Like This

High Street, 01983 200744

Toys and gifts for children


High Street, 01983 200744

The Isle of Wight's premier cookshop and fantastic fun gift shop.



High Street, 01983 506689

PHG Cowes offers a unique life-style service for your home, boat or business.  Their interior design and decoration service encompasses bespoke curtains, blinds and upholstery, kitchens, bathrooms and cabinet making.  It can include the sourcing of current & vintage furniture, fittings and decorative pieces alongside artwork & contemporary craft. PHG Cowes is also available for architectural interior and boat re-fits as well as commercial projects.  They are dedicated to discovering unique pieces for your home, boat or business and are able to locate functional design, often with a witty or nautical twist.

Benzie of Cowes

High Street, 01983 293 932

We offer a noble service to royalty and yachting aristocracy, handcraft jewels for sporting connoisseurs, specialise in bespoke items to your own design and are distributors for Rolex, Breitling and other major watch manufacturers.

A shop where the jewellery is hand-crafted and where 
the traditions of service reach back to Queen Victoria.


Bath Road, 01983 200124

The place to find a beautiful gift or a skilfully crafted piece of handmade homeware for your house by the the sea. 


Osborne Court, The Parade, 01983 293448

Newspapers and Magazines. Souvenirs and Gifts. Home delivery and save and collect service available on your favourite newspapers and magazines

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Clothing Shops in Cowes

(Walking south to north)

Fat Face

High Street, 01983 281516

Our clothes are proudly designed by our team in England with a focus on modern styling and ‘hero’ pieces for your wardrobe. We care about the detail and we create clothes that are built to last, at prices you can trust. We wash them again and again, until they have that relaxed ‘old favourite’ feel, from new. We believe our clothes are washed in happiness, before they find their way to you. It’s what makes FatFace different. We like that and we hope you do too.


High Street

Built on 50 years of engineering cutting-edge performance apparel, Musto is the world’s leading sailing brand and a British leader in shooting and equestrian sports. They use the same fabric technology that protects ocean racers to keep you dry and comfortable whether you are in the saddle, shooting or practicing any outdoor activities.

M & Co

High Street

“The local department store delivering contemporary product in a compelling store environment, where service and quality are paramount.”


High Street

Quba Sails was founded in 1996 by two friends with a shared passion for sailing and the lifestyle of the coast. Born in the stunning seaside town of Salcombe, Devon, the brand was sparked by an idea to create unique jackets from reclaimed canvas sailcloth. Working with just one talented local seamstress, word of these one-of-a-kind custom jackets spread and Quba's popularity quickly grew from orders by sea-faring locals, to visiting yachtsmen and holidaymakers, and eventually to customers around the globe.


High Street

Joules is a UK-based premium lifestyle brand which designs and sells Joules branded lifestyle clothing, accessories and homeware. 

Small Cowes branch selling clothing from baby to Men and Women.


High Street

Colourful clothing for women and men with accessories, shoes and home gifts.  “Original, hand-drawn prints, intricate details and quirky touches are our thing”.

“In addition to providing a home for our unique women's and men's clothing, gifts and homeware, our shops serve as a meeting place - somewhere you can stop by, have a cuppa, and socialise. They're also decked out with things we love, from offbeat wallpaper and reclaimed vintage tables, to one-of-a-kind fixtures and fittings”.

Firefly love Whitestuff.  Large shop in Cowes with friendly helpful staff.

Henri Lloyd

High Street

Henri Lloyd is a British clothing manufacturer that specializes in sailing and yachting Established in Manchester in 1963 and still headquartered there, the company has 40 stores spanning UK, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe. 

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Food & drink shops in Cowes

(Walking south to north)


Well Road, East Cowes

Large Waitrose supermarket, perfect for stocking up when you get off the car ferry from Southampton.


Airfield Way (just off the Newport Road on the way out of Cowes)

Medium sized Aldi store


Mill Hill Road (top end)

Convenience style Coop with long opening hours selling all types of food and alcohol.  Also has a Post Office


High Street

Small Sainsbury supermarket usually opens until 10pm.

Marks and Spencers Simply Food

Terminus Road

M&S foothall, usually open until 9pm, in the summer

Hamiltons Butchers

High Street, 01983 293 129

Hamilton’s are a family run, Isle of Wight based wholesale and retail butchers who for many years have had the privilege of serving the local community..

Wine Therapy

High Street, 01983 298 222

Wine Therapy is an independent boutique wine shop situated in the heart of Cowes, Isle of Wight. 'Established through the love of wine' sums up our philosophy; we aim to promote great wines in an atmospheric, friendly and informative environment.

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Hardware/chandlery shops in Cowes

(Walking south to north)

The Range

Place Road, 01983 294307

Sells most things other than food.  A short drive to the top of town.

Jolliffes Chandlery

Birmingham Road, 01983 290100

Local chandlery, 'everything you could ever want for your boat and more!'  They stock a wide variety of brands including; Harken, Crewsaver, Lewmar, Spinlock, Ocean Safety and more.


High Street, 01983 296341 

A smaller local branch of the Newport based chain of hardware etc 

Pascal Atkey Chandlery

High Street, 01983 292381

Every sailor who has ever been to Cowes knows Pascall Atkey’s Chandlers. The shop is a haven of equipment, books, charts and sailing gear. (By appointment to HM Queen Elizabeth II too!)

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