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Shops And Stores At Put-in-Bay

When you plan an island vacation, shopping may be down on your things-to-do at Put-in-Bay list. But the fantastic shopping at Put In Bay is an experience you won’t want to skip! Even the most selective shoppers will be pleased with the gifts and souvenirs they find from local craftspeople, clothiers, and artists. And once you reach Put-in-Bay, you will understand that bringing home a few mementos is an absolute must, as you will want to look back on your trip to lovely Put In Bay for years to come. Check out the one-of-a-kind shopping Put In Bay offers in our thorough list below.

Photo Of Perrys Cave Gift Shop


The gift shop located at Perry’s Cave features a large selection of nature and cave-related items. Garden items, Candy, toys, and novelties are also available for purchase. While shopping at Perry’s Cave, you can purchase a Geode, which can be cut in half to reveal a center core of crystals. Part of Perry’s Family Fun Center.

Phone: (419) 285-2283

Photo Of Mr Eds Gift Shopping


One of the most popular Put-in-Bay Bars is Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grill, & their gift store offers Mr. Ed’s themed hats, shirts, & sweatshirts at reasonable prices. Most bear the famous Mr. Ed’s slogan “Nobody’s Ugly after 2.” & the Sunday Funday line of shirts & hats. Chances are you’ll see these shirts occasionally where you live! They’re that popular! 

Phone: (419) 285-5042

Photo of Lovella Fashion Apparel


Lovella Fashion sets the bar for fashion at Put-in-Bay. Miss Me Jeans, Gucci, Prada, Ray-Ban, and numerous other well-known high-end brands are on display at prices that rival big box stores. Lovella stocks a large quantity of quality swimwear, shoes, and clothing. For all your shopping needs make Lovella your first stop at Put-in-Bay.

Phone: (419) 285-3695

Photo Of the Blue Marlin Bar And Grill Restaurants


The Blue Marlin Gift Shop features clothing from Put-in-Bay’s most popular pool and swim-up bar & grill the Blue Marlin. Unique and comfortable designs many from well-known manufacturer Tunaskin. Bright colors, hoodies, T-shirts, and long sleeve shirts along with a great selection of Blue Marlin branded gifts. Been seen in a Blue Marlin shirt!

Phone: (419) 285-7427

Photo of the Shopping at Compass Pointe


The Shops at Compass Pointe are a complex of stores with a GREAT selection of apparel, fine gifts, & even knife sharpening on occasion! Five shops make up the mini-mall, with each delivering a unique shopping experience. Enjoy a wide selection of home goods, decor and souvenirs, and fun gifts for the boater in your family

Phone: (419) 285-6887

Photo of the Butterfly House Gift Shop


The Butterfly House gift shop is located at Perry’s Family Fun Center and features an excellent selection of island souvenirs, many of which are Butterfly themed. While shopping at the gift shop browse a selection of framed Butterfly Specimens for the collector, lamps, as well as toys and educational games for the children.

Phone: (419) 285-2446

Photo of the Carriage House Put-in-Bay


With over 600 Put-in-Bay branded items, the Carriage House is the island’s largest gift shop. Located on the main strip of downtown, the Carriage House has clothing in sizes six months to 5 XL. Purses, summer sandals, totes, hats, and sunglasses are just a small part of the shopping experience. Children will enjoy stuffed animals, pirate garb, & other fun toys. Be sure to check out the home decor items featuring Put-in-Bay!

Phone: (419) 285-2212

Photo Of Jessies Jewelry


Jessi Green is a well-known Put-in-Bay island craftsperson who has made quite the name for herself with her handcrafted jewelry. For over 15 years, her creations and custom work have awed her shopping customers. Working with her parents, who cut carve, and polish every single stone used in her creations, Jessie creates rings, bracelets, pendants, and more with her distinctive designs.

Phone: (330) 608-4664

Photo of the Candy Bar at Put-in-Bay


This is one bar that you AND the kids will truly enjoy! The homemade fudge is to die for, and vintage childhood novelty candy rarely seen elsewhere, including many of your childhood favorites, are available for purchase. The Candy Bar has been ranked a top 5 Confection Destination for those shopping for sweets and serves a full complement of Ice Cream Cones, Soft Serve, and milkshakes.

Phone: (419) 285-2920

Photo of the Country House


The Country House features a large selection of home goods. Many of which were inspired by the rich traditions of island vineyards and Put-in-Bay winemaking. You will find an assortment of licensed products for various Ohio Sports teams, such as the Browns, Ohio State, and the Cleveland Indians. Located on Delaware Ave, the main strip of downtown Put-in-Bay. The Country house is one of the island’s larger shopping venues. Be sure to remember a few gifts for those loved ones!

Phone: (419) 285-4595

Photo of Sunstoppers


Since 1986 The “Sunglass Lady” Laurie Utterberg has been selling quality sunglasses at Put-in-Bay. You will enjoy shopping well-known brands such as Oakley, Nike, Costa Del Mar, Maui Jim, Bolle, & other top-of-the-line glasses. Whether your sunglass needs are for sunbathing, biking, golfing, driving, or other sports, the sunglass ladies can recommend specific types of sunglasses best suited for your needs. They also feature a wide variety of gear to protect & care for your sunglasses!

Phone: (419) 285-7777

Photo of the Shirt Shack


Located on Delaware Avenue, downtown Put-in-Bay, the Shirt Shack sells boardshorts, t-shirts, tanks, dresses,  hoodies, and their signature silly hats, all at fair and reasonable prices. The store is stocked to the brim with goodies, and their dazzling collection of hats hangs from the ceiling. The hats really make a statement, and you’ll see people all over the island wearing them! Giant pizza hats, leprechaun hats, and oversized princess crowns are just a few of their collection!

Phone: (419) 285-7006

Photo Of Misty Bay Boutique


While shopping at Put-in-Bay’s Misty Bay Boutique, you will experience brand names such as Minnetonka, Columbia, Escapada, Sperry, and many more. Swimwear, clothing, shoes, and locally branded T-Shirts for all ages and sizes complete their well-stocked inventory—another great location for that forgotten clothing item on your vacation. Located on Harford Ave near the Boathouse Bar & Grill.

Phone: (419) 285-7925

Photo of the Put-in-Bay Surf Shop


The only place on the island where you can get your name-brand surf gear! Featuring brands like Roxy, Quiksilver, Billabong, Element, and O’Neill. They offer a wide selection of Mojito Bay and Put-in-Bay Brewery merchandise! Including, but not limited to, hats, koozies, t-shirts, pint glasses, stickers, and even shot glasses! They offer short- and long-sleeve t-shirts, hats, and a wide selection of bags.

Phone: (419) 285-2242

Photo Lobster Trap the Lo


The Lobster Trap offers Boardwalk signature food items such as cocktail sauce, Tartar Sauce, and other branded food items from their well-known Put-in-Bay Restaurants. Clothing with the Boardwalk logo is available in hats, shirts, and sweatshirts. Lobster-themed housewares, crockery, and kitchen goods are worth the trip! Be sure to take home some of their World Famous Lobster Bisque!

Phone: (419) 285-3695

Photo of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Resale Shop


The resale and Antique shop operated by the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society offers gently used goods and memorabilia, many of which have past ties to Put-in-Bay History. Visitors have the opportunity to browse Put-in-Bay memorabilia and purchase. The store is located behind the Historical Museum on Catawba Ave downtown and is open daily from May through September. Many a local treasure has been discovered here!

Phone: (419) 285-0097

Photo Of Chicken Patio Restaurant


ichard Warren is known around Put-in-Bay as The Great Lakes Tobacconist. A man of many talents, Richard is one of those local characters that make Ohio’s Put-in-Bay so special. The Great Lakes Tobacconist really captures the island spirit in premium, hand-rolled cigars. Put-in-Bay is the inspiration for the various blends of tobacco in these cigars. Personally blended by Richard, each cigar is also hand-rolled by Kilner Boutique Factory

Phone: (419) 366-5681

Photo of the Crystal Cave Gift Shop


Shopping at the Crystal Cave Gift Shop allows you to take home a piece or two of the unique attractions of Heineman Winery & the Crystal Cave. This shop is located less than a mile from downtown Put-in-Bay, easily accessible on your Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals. The gift shop sells a variety of treasures, many of which come directly from the cave itself! The Crystal Cave Gift Shop Details Open daily from mid-April to late October from 11 am – 7 pm and 12 pm – 7 pm

Phone: (419) 285-2811

Photo of the Bucket Shop


Located inside one of the oldest Put-in-Bay Bars the Roundhouse is the bucket shop featuring souvenirs with the famed drinking spots logo. They offer a wide variety of T-Shirts, sweatshirts, drinkware, and novelty items all emblazoned with the Round House Bar Logo. Get one of their famous marriage certificates today and a divorce certificate tomorrow!

Phone: (419) 285-3695

Photo of Local Colors Gift Shop


The bright pink building welcomes Put-in-Bay Shopping visitors to Local Color. This eclectic gift shop is located on the grounds of The Keys restaurant complex. Packed with Key West and Caribbean-inspired gifts, Local Color is exactly what the name says. The local flavor of Put-in-Bay! Many local Put-in-Bay artists are featured, from jewelry to prints and beach glass designs. 

Phone: (419) 285-5397

Photo of the Wharfside


The Wharfside is the catch-all of Put-in-Bay Shopping. This eclectic store has evolved from a marine-oriented store to include island essentials, souvenirs, fishing licenses, bait and tackle, coolers, and boating equipment, and has recently expanded with a bar and restaurant with a waterfront view called Topsy Turvey’s. One of the few places at Put-in-Bay to shop AND Cocktail!

Phone: (419) 285-4511

Photo of the Chocolate Cafe Gift Shop


The Chocolate shop gift store offers all things chocolate. Shirts, books, & various trinkets having to do with the history of chocolate are available for purchase. Some of the sweetest gifts that you’ll ever give or receive can be found here! Scrumptious deserts by the slice and, of course, wide varieties of Chocolate!! Remember, they are seasonal, so be sure to stock up for the Winter months!

Phone: (419) 285-2268

Photo of the Heinemans Winery GIft Shop


When shopping at the Heineman Winery Gift Shop, you can take home a piece of one of the unique attractions on South Bass Island. Located less than a mile from the downtown area of the Village of Put-in-Bay, this gift shop sells bottles of delicious wine made from local grapes right on-site at the winery. The Heineman Winery Gift Shop Details Open daily from mid-April to late October.

Phone: (419) 285-2811

Photos of Lake Effects Boutique


Lake Effects Boutique is Put-in-Bay’s newest elevated coastal shopping experience featuring women’s apparel & accessories. Located in downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Avenue next to the Carriage House. Lake Effects Boutique is a must-stop for the discerning shopper seeking women’s clothing and accessories for the coastal resort lifestyle.

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Put-in-Bay Shopping: Important Things To Know!

Shopping On Put In Bay Island- Shopping in Put In Bay is a memorable occasion for friends, families, or even individuals who need a little “me time.” Gather your reusable shopping bag  and head for the Compass Point Shops! The proprietors seek to provide shoppers with the ideal gift or home decor article to bring a little nautical vibe to your home. Or stroll into the Crystal Cave Gift Shop, which markets some of the island’s best treasures: geodes, crystals, and gems from the stunning caves and bottles of wine from the oldest winery in Ohio, Heineman’s Winery.

Don’t stop there! Just as the island offers untamed beauty, its shops also offer handcrafted, natural items! One island shop to be noticed is Jessies Jewelry, whose handmade art often includes articles found along the shoreline of Lake Erie. This local artisan is known for her exquisite monument charms and pendants.

Suppose a fresh cigar is to your liking. In that case, the Great Lakes Tobacconist owner personally mixes cigars to invoke various parts of the island—a special treat for the fantastic individuals in your life.

Fashionistas can discover the ideal fit during their shopping excursion in Put In Bay! Misty Bay Boutique offers visitors a highly curated array of clothing. From gift shops to surf shops to trinkets, T-shirts, and timeless treats, you will find anything and everything at the shops in Put In Bay! Don’t put off your shopping journey any longer. Travelers can stop by Lovella Fashion Apparel, located on Delaware Avenue, to choose a new designer pair of glasses to sport on the island or a new swimsuit.

From surf shops and gift shops to trinkets, T-shirts, and timeless treats, you will find anything and everything at downtown Put In Bay shops! Don’t put off your shopping trip any longer. Book your Put-in-Bay reservations today!

Where Is The Best Souvenir Shopping On Put-in-Bay?

  • Blue Marlin Gift Shop
  • The Carriage House
  • Lovella Fashion
  • Bucket Shop at the Roundhouse Bar
  • Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center
  • Sunstoppers

All of these Great Lake Erie shopping experiences can be found at Put-in-Bay. Most are located near Delaware Ave or Catawba Ave and are accessible by golf cart or by walking. Some shops are also available by riding the Tour Train. While riding the Tour Train, you can learn about the history of the Lake Erie Islands and Put-in-Bay History. History buffs will enjoy discovering the War of 1812. Remember to stop by the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society to ask and learn even more about Put-in-Bay history.

How Many Shops Are There On Put-in-Bay?

There are around 25 stores on South Bass Island! This signifies there is something that everyone in your group will like! So don’t fret if you forget your swimsuit or want to take gifts home for friends and family or to commemorate your trip! Put in bay shopping done right can be an all-day experience!

What Is The Best Way To Go Shopping At Put-in-Bay?

One of the tourists’ favored ways to get about from shop to shop is to rent a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental. Your golf cart rental allows you to explore the island at your own speed. If you choose, our shops are accessible by walking as well. Golf cart rentals are a part of the Put-in-Bay adventure! We want you to see everything, including the famous Boardwalk, South Bass Island State Park, and the Lighthouse.

Cruising around and taking in the sights is a perfect way to get around during your getaway. You can reach our watersports rentals, including jet skis and kayaks, or drive by the famous Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial. The best way to sightsee is on a golf cart! Visitors should rent a golf cart online before departing for Put-in-Bay to ensure availability! They are often sold out! This is also a great way to get to and from our Put-in-Bay Hotels and Resorts.

What Is There To Do After Shopping?

Once you have completed your shopping spree, you can visit some of our popular Put-in-Bay Attractions. There is a Put-in-Bay attraction that will pique everyone’s interest. Tourists can check out the famous Antique Car Museum at the Parry Family Fun Center, play a round of golf at the Saunders golf course, or enjoy lovely Lake Erie. Whether you are coming from Cleveland, Toledo, Sandusky, or anywhere in the United States, Put-in-Bay Island is ready for you! Your golf cart allows you to roam around the island and check out sights such as our National Park. Enjoy the Key West of the Midwest.