Kennebunkport's Top Handcrafted Clothing Stores

Kennebunkport Shopping is a delight with the high quality apparel - especially woolens and children's clothes. Here are the best stores to visit.

Catwear
8 Spring Street
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207)967-5060
www.catwear.com

At Catwear, close to your Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find clothing made with first-quality Polartec from Lawrence, Massachusets. Each garment is designed and cut at their studio in North Berwick, Maine, and then sewn by selected home-based seamstresses in North Berwick.

Casco Bay Wool Works
34 Danforth Street, Box 5
Portland, Maine 04101
www.cascobaywoolworks.com

Casco Bay Wool Works specializes in high-quality handmade capes and shawls. The elegant garments are made from 100% Merino wool and the finest Cashmere. The store in a 100-year-old post and beam building overlooks the Calendar Islands of the bay and the Portland Harbor - a beautiful setting.

You can order a cape or a shawl at the store and it will be lovingly sewn and hand-stitched. They have a rigorous inspection process which guarantees you get only the best. And if you’re not happy with your garment, you can ask for a refund or an exchange within 15 days of your purchase. Portland is 23 miles from Kennebunkport.

Flaherty Imports
5 Dock Square
P. O. Box 1189
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207) 967-5443
www.flahertyimports.com

This 25-year-old store in the historic Dock Square offers some great Kennebunkport shopping -  fine classic hand-knitted sweaters for men, women and children in alpacas, mohair and wool. Kid’s sizes range from size 1 to 10, so you can get something for infants, too. They have lovely cotton knits for kids, Ireland capes, jackets and vests. Their Fisherman Knits are a blend of wool and cotton. Pullovers for adults are created from traditional designs and take about 40 hours to knit. You get size small to 2XL.

Men’s Wearhouse
200 Running Hill Road, Suite 8
South Portland, Maine 04106
(207)253-5179
www.menswearhouse.com

If you’re looking for a custom-tailored tuxedo, this is the store for you. Located about 20 miles from your Kennebunkport Inn, the Men’s Wearhouse guarantees professional tailoring and offers plenty of styles to choose from. And if you get your tux tailored by them, you get a lifetime of free pressing at any of their branches across the country. They will also alter your tux for you free if you lose or put on weight. They guarantee a "perfect fit."

Alano
10 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207)967-3013

This boutique has quality outerwear, sportswear, embroidered garments and dresses made from natural fibers. Their hand knit sweaters in cotton, silk, mohair and chenille are exquisite - must-haves for your Kennebunkport Shopping.

Fit For A Goddess
286 Arundel Road
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
(207)967-4451
Email: jgeorgitis@adelphia.net
 
Another great place offering apparel for children, this store carries handmade garments for ages 0 to 8. The clothes are made from quality fleece, batiks and fine fabrics. They will take orders for special occasion dresses, too.

Svetlana
85 Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
www.svetlanadesign.com

Located 11 miles northeast of Portland, this boutique is worth the longish drive. Svetlana specializes in custom-made hand-sewn gowns for brides and bridesmaids, but also makes ready-to-wear jackets and sophisticated dresses. She belongs to the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers, and has a degree in fashion design and garment fabrication. A dress from Svetlana will entail far less stitching and fitting time than you’d expect, because she can work without making a pattern first. You’ll find a selection of excellent fabrics in her shop, or you can bring along your own. Svetlana prides herself on her craftsmanship and only offers the best. She’ll help you choose clothing that flatters your body and expresses your personal style.