Cape Cod has no shortage of gift shops, but what if you're in the market for a taxidermy weasel, aphrodisiac smoke or cement zen frog? Running the gamut from absurd to zany, each of these 10 Cape Cod stores offers a shopping experience unlike any other over the bridge. Enjoy!Read More
Cape Cod's 10 Best Spots for Bizarre, Weird and WTF Shopping
1. Blast From The Past
Dedicated to all things retro, this family-owned gift store has all of your standard nostalgic needs covered - baseball cards, comic books, etc. - in addition to a few fabulously weird items like a Creature from the Black Lagoon fossil hand (pictured) and Skittle Pool.
2. M. Brann & Co
"Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!" is apparently what you're supposed to yell when slamming these Dammit dolls. Those without anger management issues will also find an assortment of unique gifts at M. Brann & Co.
3. Joke Shoppe & Adult Connection
Hyannis, MA 02601
The name says it all, faux foreclosure notices and pink furry handcuffs all under one roof (although you have to be over 18 to browse the separate Adult Connection).
4. The Edward Gorey House
In need of a Dracula toy theater, a Gashlycrumb Tinies watch or a Doubtful Guest Mug? Head on over to The Edward Gorey House store.
5. Harwich Antique Center
With over 40 dealers, the Harwich Antique Center has enough vintage furniture, signage and creepy dolls to fill a bizarre bazaar [see: mask].
6. Lemon Tree Pottery
Where else on the Cape will you find a Zen Frog displayed alongside pottery from all over North America?
7. Cedar Spring Herb Farm
On the menu at this 7 acre organic herbal oasis? An Aphrodisiac smoking blend that "should be smoked before intimacy not after!" In addition, the United Plant Savers registered farm with walking trails and ceremonial spaces sells skin care products, tea and fragrances.
8. Wellfleet Flea Market
You never know what you'll find at the Wellfleet Flea Market. Over 200 vendors are there offering an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, furniture, knickknacks, nautical goodies, and taxidermy. Photo credit: Apartment Therapy
9. Shop Therapy
Shop Therapy has been an alternative lifestyle emporium for over twenty years. The retail store is jammed full of fun clothes, Spank the Monkey jewelry, incense, beads, hacky sacks, and more.
10. House of LaRue
The House of LaRue specializes street-born clothing, urban style jewelry (like the jet setter super style ring pictured), American blown glass pipes, and wild wigs.