Portsmouth is known for its independent retailers located throughout the city, but with the heaviest concentration in Olde Towne. You can find men’s and women’s apparel, sports and recreational equipment, home and garden items, and any number of specialty gifts, all from friendly merchants who choose to live and work locally.
Arts & Antiques, Home Goods & Decor
Uncover art and artifacts unique to Portsmouth.
While in Olde Towne, pour over the fine selection of antiques at Way Back Yonder and the collection of home & garden decor at Anderson-Wright Rooms and Gardens. Down the street, make sure to check out the fine photography at Dave Chance Photography, or visit Midtown to shop original art pieces, prints & supplies at Hartung Gallery.
Flowers & Gift Shops
Custom flower arrangements, hand-crafted goods, and souvenirs.
Visit Churchland’s Village Flower Shop or Hughes Florist in Midtown to find over 50 years of floral expertise, offering live plants, arrangements, gift baskets and other specialty gifts. Find German specialty gifts at Bier Garden German Markt, hand-made jewelry, scarves and other accessories at Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center, and other souvenir items at Little Shoppes on High in Olde Towne.
Sports & Recreation
Marine supplies, sporting goods, and specialty hobbies.
Stop by Ocean Yacht Marina or Tidewater Yacht Marina for fuel and any other boating needs. If you need bike repairs or are looking for anything bike-related, stop by SCAT Bikes in Churchland or Classic Cycles in Olde Towne. If motorcycling is more your speed, find apparel and pre-owned bikes at family owned Bayside Harley-Davidson in Midtown.
Clothing & Accessories, Vintage Thrift
Boutique apparel, shoes, accessories & vintage thrift.
It’s easy to shop small in Olde Towne. Linda’s Especially for You features women’s apparel & accessories, while Sole Right’s specialty is men’s footwear & accessories. Rediscover vintage video games, cards, comics, toys, and movies at Taylor’s Variety Shop in Midtown. Village Thrift Olde Towne showcases high-end quality clothing and home decor in their 10,000 sq. ft. showroom.