Our Favorite Maine Shops

LeRoux Kitchen
For the people who work at LeRoux Kitchen, this isn't just a job. It's a passion. A way of life. A vocation. They know everything about the products they sell and aren't afraid to make recommendations. We're wild about the olive oil and vinegar bar, where you can buy either in bulk. The stunning array of high-end cookware, obscure gadgets (A tortilla press? In Maine?) and alluring edibles are all part of the appeal. But what makes this our favorite cooking store in Maine is the staff. They're really amazing.
161 Commercial Street
Portland, ME
(207) 553-7665
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Rogues Gallery
Pretty much anything Alex Carleton touches turns to gold. Take, for instance, Rogues Gallery, his nautical-inspired clothing line that has legions of stylish male fans worldwide. Then there's Neversleep, the preppy-meets-goth label he created for Urban Outfitters. Next up? Bringing L.L. Bean into the 21st century.
101 Exchange Street
Portland, ME
(207) 773-5227
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Yo Mamma's Home
Eclectic doesn't even begin to describe Yo Mamma's Home in Belfast. Equal parts kitschy and chic, this shop is the perfect place to find a gift for the person who has everything (including a great sense of humor). Oh, and the jewelry is to die for.
96 Main Street
Belfast, ME
(207) 338-4884
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Blanche & Mimi
Hilary Sinauer knows what women want — gorgeous linens, adorable baby clothes, interesting antiques and beautiful housewares. She has assembled all of this and more in her bright, airy Old Port boutique, named for her two grandmothers, who also had great taste.
184 Middle Street
Portland, ME
(207) 774-3900
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This is and has always been our favorite women's boutique in Portland. We love the designer labels, the lack of attitude, the stunning party dresses and the absolutely wearable selection of clothing.
58 Exchange Street
Portland, ME
(207) 879-7125
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Whenever we're in the County, Monica's is a must. The area has a rich and vibrant Swedish heritage, and this shop celebrates it in style. Owner Megan Olson has amazing taste, and you'll find Swedish and Danish imports here that you won't see anywhere else in Maine.
176 Sweden Street
Caribou, ME
(207) 493-4600
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Ingrid's German Shop
Whenever we need something elegant, perfect and beautiful, we head to Ingrid's German Shop in Bangor. There, owner Ingrid Perkins draws from her German heritage for inspiration — it's especially magical at Christmastime, when she transforms her tiny shop into a winter wonderland with imported glass ornaments, nutcrackers and other festive frills. In addition to a lovely selection of cookbooks, European imports abound — we love the Venetian glass. Next door, Ingrid's partner Rick Gilbert runs Sunnyside Greenhouse, home to Bangor's most beautiful bouquets.
117 Buck Street
Bangor, ME
(207) 947-4232
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Allen, Sterling, & Lothrop
Why is AS&L in Falmouth our favorite garden center in Maine? The ever-changing selection of tasteful, garden-themed gifts; the bulk seeds; the "swag bar" — with its mind-boggling array of holiday greenery; the nursery full of plants we've never seen before. We could go on and on, but go see for yourself. It is such a treat, even if you have a black thumb.
191 US Rt 1
Falmouth, ME
(207) 781-4142
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This impossibly stylish, impeccably edited shop in Rockland is the brainchild of Maine native and Manhattan fashion designer Beth Bowley. Her partners in crime are Jin Lawrence (a Maven if ever there was one) and Sandy Crow (a former Anthropologie buyer). And their taste is spot-on. Bowley's feminine designs have been featured in Lucky, In Style and Glamour, to name a few. And the other labels at 412 reflect a similar, elegant aesthetic.
412 Main Street
Rockland, ME‎
(207) 596-2412
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