Orkney and Shetland Islands

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  • 1. Nielanell

    The designs here are rich in texture, color, and shape, but it's the philosophy behind the knitwear—she makes it for the day you feel your worst—that makes it so desirable. Most of the pieces are made to be worn in multiple ways, meaning you get three pieces for the price of one.

    Hoswick, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9HL, Scotland
  • 2. Peerie Shop

    The Peerie (Shetland for small) Shop sells a colorful mix of knitwear, cards, ceramics, and interesting---and, yes, small---miscellanea.

    Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, ZE1 OLL, Scotland
  • 3. Anderson & Co.

    On Commercial Street, Anderson & Co. carries hand-knitted cardigans, jumpers, Shetland lace scarves, sheepskin slippers, and woven throws.

    60–62 Commercial St., Lerwick, Shetland Islands, ZE1 0BD, Scotland

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  • 4. Judith Glue

    Not only can you purchase designer knitwear with traditional patterns, as well as handmade crafts and hampers of local produce at Judith Glue, the shop is also home to the Orkney Real Food Café.

    25 Broad St., Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, KW15 1DH, Scotland
  • 5. Ninian

    Tempting 21st-century interpretations of traditional Fair Isle clothing, scarves, and throws as well as ceramics, gifts, and beautiful children's toys are found at Ninian.

    80 Commercial St., Lerwick, Shetland Islands, ZE1 0DL, Scotland
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  • 6. Shetland Jewellery

    This shop sells gold and silver Nordic- and Celtic-inspired jewelry, desk knives, and belt buckles made in the on-site workshop.

    Sound Side, Weisdale, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9LQ, Scotland
  • 7. Skibhoul Stores and Bakery

    The bread from Skibhoul is so popular that large shipments of it head south to the rest of the Isles on Thursdays. It's also famous for the Oceanic sea-salt oatcakes and Balta biscuits that are perfect for picnics. There's a small self-serve café so you can taste the wares.

    Northside, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9DS, Scotland
  • 8. The Longship

    Don't miss this eclectic shop, open since the 19th century, which sells a huge array of Ola Gorrie's original designs in gold and silver jewelry with Celtic and Norse themes. It also stocks knitwear, under-the-radar designer clothes labels, and quirky housewares. Its wineshop in the courtyard has a large selection, plus locally brewed craft beers and quality deli staples from Italy.

    11 Broad St., Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, KW15 1DH, Scotland

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