Winter Street is one street over from Main in Edgartown. There, you’ll find a number of wonderful boutiques from clothing to coffee to spa services to dining and more.
So much has changed on this street over the past five years, and the street is becoming quite the destination.
Winter Street is becoming the “Left Bank” of Edgartown (like the famous Paris shopping district) according to Mikel Hunter, whose store can be found on the street. Gone is the referral to Nevin Square and hello #Winterstreet.
On Winter Street, you’ll find some really amazing shops, and of course Mikel Hunter is one of them. Mikel, having moved from Oak Bluffs four years ago, loves being on Winter Street. The neighboring stores are fabulous, there’s a wonderful sense of community and support. This year the store owners are working together to make Winter Street a must-visit destination.
In Mikel’s store, you will find local artisans including Kenworthy. Ken worthy, made in Oak Bluffs, is featuring a new linen scarf with leather trim that is perfect for Summer on the Vineyard.
You’ll also find a number of one-of-a-kind items, and pretty much some of the coolest pieces of clothes and jewelry you’ll find on the Island. When I stopped by, Mikel was showing me the hottest bag of the season that, made by WXYZ Jewelry. It is pretty cool.
Recently, Island designer, Stina Sayre has opened her second location, choosing Winter Street, adding to the fact that the street is becoming a fashion destination. Here you’ll find her modern, sleek — yet practical — clothing line.
Next to Stina Sayre, you’ll find the Great Put-On Tesori. Tesori is Italian for treasures. Inside the Great Put-On Tesori you’ll find just that – beautiful little treasures.
The store has gorgeous jewelry. From statement pieces like this suede fringe necklace to delicate, there are so wonderful pieces I know that many women would enjoy.
Designer Nikki Sedacca, the jewelry designer who specializes in handmade woven jewelry with gold, silver. pearls and semi-precious stones is now front row. You’ll find her stunning collection where Alex & Ani used to be.
Walking through town and shopping can make a person very hungry. Luckily, Detente is there to help. This little dining gem located far enough back off Winter Street (behind Nikki Sedacca and the Point B Realty Office) to offer a nice reprieve, has some of the most creative and delicious food in Edgartown,
With a menu focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients crafted together in award-winning combinations, the food at Detente is unlike any. Also, I love the outside dining space. It feels a little European. Detente definitely adds to Winter Street as a destination.
If it’s not quite dinner, you can also stop for a cup of coffee at Coffee Culture. After you “perl up,” you can venture next door to Vintage MV where you can stock up on any beverage needs you might have. You’ll find a selection of hand-picked wines, craft spirits and more.
The only thing that saddened me a little was the fact that Humphrey’s closed. I used to love grabbing a Cuban and an iced coffee for a quick bite to eat. I really liked that location. However, I am sure that something wonderful will venture into the space soon.
What’s also great about Winter Street is that it’s a community within a community. This Summer they’re working together to make Winter Street a destination with boutiques, shopping, services and dining unique to Winter Street.
Be on the lookout for Winter Street special events. Starting in June, Mondays on Winter Street is going to be the place to go. There will be music in the courtyard, the stores open, a special menu at Detente and more.
Of course we at Point B Realty are excited about all the changes on Winter Street because our offices are located here as well — so stop by and say hi!