Marstal's most densely packed shopping streets are the Kirkestræde (which is transformed into a pedestrians-only walkway July-Aug) and Kongensgade. Many of the boutiques and kiosks that flourish there during midsummer disappear altogether the rest of the year, so the best way to appreciate the shopping scene involves spontaneously dropping in and out of boutiques as they catch your fancy. The best, and most enduring, venue for souvenirs from Ærø and the rest of Denmark is Emerto, Kirkestræde 10 (tel. 62-53-13-91). Its owner, Bille Knusen, accumulates porcelain, crystal, woodcarvings, nautical memorabilia, and pots and pans into an all-inclusive emporium. Nearby is Fruhøst, Kongensgade 22 (tel. 62-53-24-09), a store specializing in odd bits of handmade paraphernalia that for the most part are made on Ærø. Owner Elizabeth Jørgensen sells weavings, homemade wine, homemade chocolates, candles, and bric-a-brac.

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