Established in 2017, Magnetic North combines cosmopolitan and New England style, and offers a curated selection of women's and men's clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts, home and decorative items, and art.
Among other things, we feature emerging and socially conscious brands and support local artisans, businesses and charities.
Like its namesake, Magnetic North will help you navigate, explore and arrive.
Make it your next port of call.
A New Yorker by residence and a New Englander by birth, I have been spending summers on Martha's Vineyard for more than twenty-five years.
In that time I have come to love so many aspects of the island: the sight of ferries coming and going, the raw expanse of South Beach, the varied and distinct character of Vineyard towns, weathered shingles, fog horns, sandy bare feet, kids running freely, Back Door Donuts, Chilmark Chocolates, a deep history of local art, tide rides, and a glass of wine on the porch at sunset.
The one thing I have longed for is a store on the island where I can find sophisticated, unique and fun clothing and accessories, beautiful things for the home, and thoughtful gifts for my friends.
...So, I decided to open one myself!
I hope you'll stop by, grab a cappuccino, and see what we've got to offer.
Best, Maggie Towles
Magnetic North is located in the historic Jirah Luce House in Vineyard Haven.
Built in 1796, the Luce House has operated in the past as a sea captain's house, an inn, a tavern, a post office, a girl's school, a museum, and a library.
Now it is our retail store.