Lewes: For the Shopaholic

Appreciate Art
Lewes artists open their studios or homes on Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick up a map at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce on Kings Highway. (645-8073, leweschamber.com)

Last spring, Dr. B.J. Clark, a pediatrician, purchased the well-known Peninsula Gallery and renovated the interior. In addition to exhibits, the gallery still has framing services. (645-0551, peninsula-gallery.com)

Packard Reath Gallery, located in Hotel Rodney’s lower level, offers fine art photography. (655, 7513, packardreathgallery.com)

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Add Some Bling
This year, Treasures opened on Second Street in the former site of Trader’s Jewelry & Gifts. The shop offers jewelry made with sterling silver and semiprecious stones and Navajo pieces. The shop is owned by Michiko Seto, who also owns Blooming Boutique and Lewes Gifts, also on Second Street. (644-1660, treasuresinlewes.com)

You can buy, sell, consign and trade new and antique pieces at the Jewelry Exchange of Delaware. (644-3435, jewelryexchangeofdelaware.com)

Update Your Wardrobe
Lewes has plenty of independently owned boutiques. Some are classic; some are cutting edge. Twila Farrell is a destination for fashionistas seeking upscale clothing, accessories and shoes. (645-7007)

Aquamarine on Market, picked by Elle magazine as one of the state’s best boutiques, is a tad funkier. (644-4550)

Men have their own space at Shorebreak, which sells outdoor clothing and sports lines. (645-8488, shopshorebreak.com)

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Dining: For a quick bite between purchases, Café Azafran is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner—or a quick espresso or lemonade. (644-4446, cafeazafran.com)

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