Plum Island is one of those rare places to vacation where you can have both a relaxing beachside retreat and a lively day spent exploring the nearby town of Newburyport. Our Plum Island boutique hotel Blue—Inn by the Beach is the perfect retreat after a day of dining and shopping in Newburyport. Enjoy some shopping in Newburyport at these three boutiques showcasing local artists and makers with that New England vibe, and take home a keepsake for your time on Plum Island.
Vaalbara Designs | 1 Water St, Newburyport | (978) 212-9678
This carefully curated shop primarilyy features bags designed of Emily Prescott, a Massachusetts native now living in California. With colorful fabric, leather accents, and the distinct arrowhead zipper pull, these bags come in all sizes with convertible straps for maximum wear. You'll love the global feel that the clutches and purses will impart on your look. This new Newburyport location is run by Emily's sister and also features other handmade and vintage items.
Piper & Chloe | 5 Water St, Newburyport | (978) 255-1675
Head right next door to this women and children's boutique, with a calming, preppy aesthetic. We love their collection of minimalist jewelry and accessories as well as the soy candles made with natural scents that remind us of the beach. Take your time to look through the collection of home goods, kids' books and toys, and stationery for that perfect memento or gift.
Sea Bags | 6 State St, Newburyport | (207) 239-2999
With its flagship operation on the waterfront in Portland, Maine (another Lark Hotel destination!), Sea Bags brings its beloved totes to Newburyport with this shop. Made from recycled sails and printed with graphic designs or stitched with color blocking, these bags are the perfect everyday accessory. Take that New England vacation look with you wherever you go with a clutch embellished with a metallic anchor.
Salt & Grove | 7 Prince Place, Suite 102, Newburyport | (978) 225-0240
Salt & Grove is a local artisan shop and shared creative studio based in the darling seaside town of Newburyport, MA. Owned by two spunky creatives, Sarah Landry of Sarah Jayne Photography and Katie Rocheford of Sweet Annie Floral Design, Salt & Grove is a feel-good space that supports the rad local maker, curates a kick-ass collection of local, small batch gifts, and above all else, spreads good vibes in the community.