Shopping options in Ærøskøbing blossom like flowers in summer, but are greatly reduced after the crush of seasonal tourists retreats. Two particularly worthwhile options remain open most of the year: Ærøskøbing Antiks, Vestergade 60 (tel. 62-52-10-32), sells a remarkable collection of antiques, many of them nautical in their inspiration, and some of them imported from faraway St. Petersburg, Estonia, or northeastern Germany during Ærø's maritime heyday. Gift items, souvenirs of Ærø, newspapers, and books in Danish, German, and English are available from Creutz Boghanel, Vestergade 47 (tel. 62-52-10-22). And in addition to those year-round staples, some of the best shopping is available simply by wandering among the seasonal kiosks and boutiques that line either side of the Søndergade and the Vestergade, the town's main shopping emporiums.

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