Shopping in Saint Andrews means a pleasant stroll exploring the many unique shops that line Water Street. The commercial district has a distinctive character and appearance, which can be attributed to the fact that it has not changed significantly since the 1800's. The wares being offered here however have changed, and today you will find a diverse selection of goods. From quality apparel to gifts with a local flavour, there is something for everyone.
Many visitors to Saint Andrews come especially for the shopping. Wander around downtown and the waterfront area to explore the unique shops which are located in interesting heritage buildings. You're welcome to browse in the many fascinating owner-operated stores, some of which have been serving Saint Andrews for many generations.
In these shops you'll find a diverse selection of goods, ranging from local woolens - and hand-knits a Saint Andrews tradition - to specially selected gifts from the Maritimes, Canada and around the world. Visit our numerous galleries for outstanding art and crafts in a variety of media, including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wood sculpture, and painting. As Saint Andrews is home to many of the artists represented studio visits are a possibility.
As you'll discover, many of the stores are specialty shops and focus on a distinct theme. These range from locally made soap, Scottish tartans, Inuit art, to Christmas decorations and garden items. Beyond downtown, there are specialty and museum quality shops located at most of the major attractions in and around Saint Andrews.