Our Favorite Made-in-Maine Products

Black Dinah Chocolates
There must be something about Maine islands — the dramatic cliffs that plunge into the ocean, perhaps, or maybe the isolation — that makes them a hotbed of creativity. Black Dinah Chocolatiers of Isle Au Haut is no exception. Here, Kate and Steve Shaffer create artisanal chocolates that look and taste like tiny works of art. We recommend the lavender or Earl Grey truffles and the salted caramels, but really, you can't go wrong with anything you order.

Sea Bags
Want to stand out in a sea of overdone Coach bags and Louis Vuitton knockoffs? Hannah Kubiak and Beth Shissler can help. Kubiak started creating totes out of recycled sails and hand-spliced rope a few years back, and when they took off, Shissler, a biz wiz, came aboard. The bags are gorgeous — one-of-a-kind, with loads character — and they've been featured in such publications as Vogue, Lucky and Elle. Come sail away...

Quoddy Trail Moccasins
The gals from Sex and the City can have their Manolos and their Louboutins. We’re sticking to Quoddy Trail Moccasins, and we’re in good — and stylish — company. Supermodel and frequent Vogue cover girl Daria Werbowy discovered them on a trip to Maine and became a convert, they’ve graced the feet of Camilla Staerk’s models during Fashion Week, and they’re a favorite of GQ’s Sartorialist. We can see why. They’re super-comfortable, incredibly well made and gorgeously handcrafted in the Washington County town of Perry and a handsewing factory in Lewiston. Far from Fifth Avenue — and far from ordinary.

Naturally Bee-Ewe-Tiful
The Maven has dealt with dry skin and cracked cuticles for years, and despite trying almost every product on the market, she couldn't find a hand cream that worked — until she discovered Naturally Bee-Ewe-Tiful's Natural Baby Bum Balm. Handmade in Houlton by Sandra Hare-Estabrook, this thick, luxurious cream absorbs instantly and will leave your skin soft as a baby's bottom.


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