Clothing, Key West
It's a find. A cute, small boutique, the only one in Key West that specializes in lingerie. You can get a strapless bra, have a fitting, special orders etc. they have good brands like Hanky Panky and Wacoal
What to buy: A good bra that fits and will last. Presents and pretty things
What to pay: Bras from $18 up. Depends on the brand.
Duval Street is KNOWN for its bars, bars, bars, tourist T-shirt shops, bars, restaurants, bars, and more bars. Leave it to my wife to find a real clothing store with a sale going on. The staff was friendly and helpful.
What to buy: Women's clothing of the non-tourist variety.
What to pay: Depends on the item, but shorts and good quality knit blouses were in the $30-$35 range.
We used to be able to get very nice leather sandals in this style which were sturdy and comfortable and could be made in colors or fabric to match the Key West Hand Print dresses. They still have them, but they also have this kind if you prefer them
What to buy: These sandals look to me like cheap tourist stuff, but they still have the other kind. The factory is no longer on Key West.
What to pay: The Daisy sandals are about $24. The plain ones are about $20.00
Costume Sales & Rentals are the primary business here but the store is also a Consignment & Resale outlet for collectibles and such.
It's never too early to shop for Halloween or other costume events and you have a choice of buying real uniforms, suits, hats, clothing, etc or they have the every-day costumes you can find anywhere. Either way, it is your choice.
What to buy: If it has to do with a costume or a prop for a costume, you will probably find it here. If not, the very helpful and friendly staff will direct you to where you need to find it.
A wide variety of costumes, both real and replica and all the accessories you can think of can be found here.
What to pay: Low prices on used costumes, props and collectibles.
Key West Hand Print used to have a factory here on Key West (photo 5). Now I think the fabrics are printed outside the country. I loved their fabrics (photo 3), especially the Lily's (photo 2) where she always has her signature hidden somewhere in the design. But now the fabrics are not all cotton, and they don't seem to be as good quality anymore.
What to buy: In addition to yard goods, they have women's clothing, and also some things for men and children.
Everyone who goes to the Florida Keys must return home with a pair of Keno sandels or flip flops. they are leather, handmade and CHEAP. They last for years. I know from experience. I have been known to drive to Key West for a new pair of Kenos when im in the area (s. florida). The shoes are beautiful and last forever. Its a great topic of conversation. their style is unique and a great conversation piece. everyone will ask you where you got you shoes and when you see someone else wearing them its great to reminice about your fl keys vacation. its a couple of blocks off duval st, ask the locals. its kinda hard to find.
What to pay: $7-$20
This is the way the old Key West Hand Print factory outlet shop used to look back in the mid to late 60s. There are dresses, plain fabric and even bikinis on display. Some of the dresses were Lily Pulitzer designs, but some of them were the product of the Key West Hand Print designers themselves.
What to buy: You can still shop for Lily Pulitzer dresses and Key West Hand Print clothing, but Lily Pulitzer no longer has much control of her designs, and the Key West Hand Prints are made outside of the U.S. now.
Since 1964, Key West Hand Print Fashions and Fabrics has been noted for its vibrant tropical prints (lots of pinks, limes, baby blues), yard goods, and resort wear (Key West's version of the hawaiian shirt) for men and women.
The store is in the Curry Warehouse, a brick building erected in 1878 to store tobacco.
What to buy: I bought a wonderful skort (skirt and shorts), a dress and a palm tree handbag that I use all the time.
What to pay: The prices are great here. Lots of sale items.
Oh pleeze....I could hardly shut my suitcases on the way home I had so much more to take home! The selection at Connections is wonderful...nice styles, great colors, comfortable clothes!
What to buy: Ribbon necklaces.
If your luggage is lost or you find that you've lost so much weight that your swim suit no longer fits, you need not fear that you will have to swim in shorts and a T shirt. There are plenty of shops in Key West that sell swimwear.
I have not been to this shop, but I took the picture from the car as we came down Truman to Duval St.
What to buy: Other Key West Swimwear shops
Beach House Swimwear, 619 Duval.....(305) 292-9300
Bikini Village, 326 B Duval St.....(305) 296-2127
Dive Key West, 3128 N Roosevelt.....(305) 296-3823
Heatwave, 403 Greene St.....(305) 296-0292
New Look, 117 Fitzpatrick St.....(305) 295-0052
Paradise Vision, 602 Duval St.....(305) 294-9036
Peaches of Key West.....(305) 296-2650
Randal J Clothing & Swimwear, 513 South St.....(305) 293-8858
Shirley Can't Surf, 624 Duval St.....(305) 292-1009
Tropical Kiss, 310 Front St.....(305) 293-9691
I was looking for a specific kind of close-toed sandals, which I did not find here.
What to buy: If you like this type of shoe, this is one place to buy them.
What to pay: I felt these were way too expensive, at least more than I wanted to spend for a gift.