Magnetic North

Work 18 Beach St. Vineyard Haven MA Work Phone: 508-687-9972Website: shopmagneticnorth.com

Biography

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Located on Beach Street next to the Chamber of Commerce is Magnetic North, a retail store and a cafe. The entrance opens into a spacious room lined with fresh displays of clothing and household decor. Shop owner Maggie Towles said the store is inspired by the two places she lives — New York and Massachusetts, so she wanted to bring in a little of both. The store has a preppy, nautical style and city sophistication, with a casual, seaside flair. The back of the shop is a bar that sells coffee and pastries from Behind the Bookstore, a restaurant based in Edgartown. “I was thinking about what I wanted in Vineyard Haven,” Ms. Towles said. “And that’s a good cup of coffee.” The shop name was inspired by Ms. Towles’ first name, Maggie, and the gravitational pull of a compass.

Categories: Accessories & Shoes, Books & Hobbies, Clothing, Coffee