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  • Thanksgiving on Nantucket

    "If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share."
    - W. Clement Stone

    Thanksgiving on Nantucket

    Thanksgiving is here once again! It’s that wonderful time when families come together, sharing warm moments around the dinner table and of course, reflecting on everything that they are grateful to have in their lives. It’s been another good year for us at Nantucket Brand and we are ever grateful to our loving friends and family, as well as to our many loyal customers. Having been inspired by the above quote from prominent American businessman, philanthropist and author W. Clement Stone, we felt it was our duty to share with you the many things that make Thanksgiving so wonderful here in Nantucket. We previously mentioned some of these in our post about Nantucket in November but wanted to give a few more details about what to expect this Thanksgiving on Nantucket.

    Vice President Biden on Nantucket

    Perhaps one of the most prominently featured traditions on Nantucket is the arrival of Joe Biden, current Vice President of the United States. For the past 36 years, no matter where his extensive political career may have taken him, Mr. Biden has returned to the island to celebrate the holiday with his family and give thanks. The Vice President’s arrival is well known to locals and he can be seen walking around the island with his family, usually wearing his trademark USS Delaware hat, chatting with the public, taking pictures, and generally displaying the down-to-earth charm that has made him so popular with voters.

    Turkey Plunge

    Another great tradition of Thanksgiving on Nantucket, and one that Vice President Biden regularly participates in, is the annual Cold Turkey Plunge. Every year, hundreds of participants and spectators gather to brave the frigid waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning, taking pledges and raising money to support the Weezie Library for Children. The event certainly draws quite the crowd, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes, adding a bit of humor to the event. There are also various prizes participants can compete for, including Most Money Raised and Best Costumes.

    Christmas Tree Lighting

    Despite how beloved and fun these other traditions may be to lead us into Thanksgiving, the most cherished holiday tradition on the island comes the day after Thanksgiving, with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Everyone gathers on Main Street to watch as over 100 Christmas trees are lit up simultaneously, filling the dark winter skies with light and color. This is followed by Nantucket High School’s Accidentals and Naturals leading the community in traditional Christmas carols. This year, spectators can follow along with the lyrics by downloading the Nantucket Arts mobile app, blending the best of modern life with the grand traditions of old.

    From all of here at Nantucket Brand, we hope your holiday is full or warmth, love and cheer. We also encourage you to join us in our effort to make this a Season of Giving by donating food, money, clothing, or time. Whether you're spending your Thanksgiving on Nantucket or elsewhere, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Try us Out: Free Shirt for Joining our Email List

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    Free Shirt - Men's Striped Button Down ShirtThe captain's gift to you

    For a limited time, we're offering our Striped Button Sport Shirt for free.

    Ok, it's not quite free. You'll need to cover the shipping costs, but those are typically around $6 for domestic orders.

    If you've never tried any of our apparel before, we can't think of a better way for you to try us out. This is one of our favorite shirts and we're confident you'll love it. Made from 100% cotton, our Striped Button Down Sport Shirt is a versatile shirt that works for many different occasions. Wear it with jeans for a smart weekend look, pair it with some khakis for a casual office day, or even add in some solid shorts for a summer style. In the fall and winter, top it off with one of our sweaters or sweatshirts for a great layered look. The shirt features a curved hem, a button down collar, and an embroidered whale and compass logo on the left chest pocket. When picking out your free shirt, you'll have your choice of color: blue, yellow, or pink. Each shirt also offers two embroidery color options.

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      You'll receive another email with a coupon code and a link to the shirts. Pick from any available size and color (blue, pink, or yellow). Enter your coupon code in the discount box on the shopping cart page and complete the checkout process.
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  • Top 10 Nautical Pumpkins

    Nantucket Pumpkin

    Top 10 Nautical Pumpkins


    Happy Halloween! We were browsing Pinterest and came across a great looking "nautical pumpkin." Of course, that lead to searching for more nautical pumpkins. It's probably too late to inspire your pumpkin carving this year, but keep these in mind for next year and be sure to share your own nautical halloween ideas with us. Anyway, we've put together a list of our top 10 favorite nautical pumpkins, as found on Pinterest. 


    10) We'll start off with some pumpkins used in a nautical-fashion - though obviously not carved. 


    9) This is a great looking crab. We just wish there were a higher quality photo available.


    8) These are both great, but we especially love the whale pumpkin.


    7) Another Pin with multiple pumpkins. We're especially impressed with the compass pumpkin in the top right.


    6) So many to choose from again! We put it here for the school of fish.


    5) Loving the lobster pumpkin!


    4) We usually love traditional orange pumpkins, but these painted pumpkins are an exception!


    3) Another one where we wished it was a better photo. Really like the detail of the stars above the ship on this pumpkin.


    2) Lots to look at here, but we're focused on the waves on the left side.


    1) Check out the detail included on ship!


  • Preppy Halloween Costume Ideas

    Our Preppy Halloween Costume Ideas for 2013

    The leaves are turning yellow and red, the days are getting shorter and the calendar says it’s October, which can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! While Nantucket Brand may not be the first store to pop into your mind while thinking of Halloween costume ideas, several of our items are perfect for "preppy" Halloween costumes. We posted some preppy Halloween costume ideas two years ago and have an update for you today! Here are some ideas on how to look like you swing with the country club set this October.


    Preppy Halloween Costume - Tennis Player
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    Tennis Player

    Whether you’re channeling the great Steffi Graf or up-and-coming champions like Maria Sharapova, Nantucket Brand has everything you need to look ready for Wimbledon. Our women's cable tennis sweater or women's tennis polo combined with a simple and elegant white tennis skirt make for a classic tennis outfit. Combine with a headband, knee socks, and an old tennis racket and people may well think you just returned from an ATP World Tour!


    Nancy Drew - Preppy Halloween Costume
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    Nancy Drew

    Simply combine a Cashmere sweater with a Madras skirt to bring everyone’s favorite teen detective to life. We’ve even got you covered with a magnifying glass to complete the look. It doesn’t take a super-sleuth to figure out that this is a great costume!


    Preppy Halloween Costume - Golfer
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    Another great costume idea would be to combine one of our many women's polo shirts with a classic twill skirt, along with a baseball hat and some cleats to get the look of a pro golfer. Men can use one of our wide men's polo shirts, available in several colors along with a pair of khaki pants. You’ll look so believable, you may get tired of answering questions about Augusta and where you store your Green Jacket in the off-season!


    Preppy Halloween 80s Frat Guy
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    80s Frat Guy

    An absolute staple of any classic 80’s hijinks movie, the preppy frat guy is an American movie icon. We offer a wide range of men’s polo shirts available in several colors. Accompanied by one of our preppy sweaters tied around your neck and some retro style sunglasses, you’ll look like you’re about to pull a prank on Delta House or plot double-secret probation with the Dean.


    If you have any great preppy costume ideas, we’d love to hear them in the comments below!

  • Columbus Day Weekend Sale

    Columbus Day Weekend Sale

    Columbus Day Weekend Sale

    Save 30% on all orders this Columbus Day Weekend. Enter the code ANCHOR30 on the shopping cart page to apply the discount.

    Valid at until 11:59pm EST on Monday, October 14th. May not be combined with any other offers.

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  • Hip Hip Chambray!

    Men's Coastal Chambray Shirt

    Chambray Shirt - Coastal Sport Shirt

    We're excited to introduce our newest men's sport shirt, the Coastal Chambray Shirt. Our blue chambray shirt is a classic for all seasons. Slightly fitted for a more modern look than most of our sport shirts. This shirt is made from 100% cotton chambray. Features a medium weight fabric, a button down collar, and an anchor embroidered on the left chest. Proudly made in the USA. Machine wash. Order your chambray shirt today.

  • Sweater Weather: Prep for Cooler Weather with 20% Off Sweaters

    Sweater Weather: Prep for Cooler Weather with 20% Off Sweaters

    Sweater Weather Sale

    Cooler weather is just around the corner. Prep yourself and save 20% this weekend only on all men's and women's sweaters and hoodies. Enter code SWEATERWEATHER to apply discount. Expires Sunday, September 15, 11:59pm EST. Check out a few of our favorites below.

    Shop All Men's Sweaters & Hoodies | Shop All Women's Sweaters & Hoodies

    Preppy Sweaters for men and women

    Men's Shimmo Shawl. This soft terry fleece pullover features wooden button and is made for layering. Available in navy and gray. Made in USA.

    Men's Half-Zip Sweater. Soft pima cotton pullove sweater with a half-zipper. Another one that's perfect for layering. This sweater is availalbe in navy and ivory.

    Men's Cotton Cable Knit Sweater. (In photo above) Men's style blog, BuffaloDandy, recently said this sweater makes the "perfect layering sweater for early Fall" and declared it Dandy-Endorsed. 

    Women's Dockside Hoodie. Get anchored down with this soft terry cotton hoodie. Featuring  a heathered look, this hoodie is available in Navy and Green. Made in USA.

    Women's Cotton Cable Knit V-Neck. (In photo above) A prep staple, this sweater is one of our favorites for layering or wearing on its own. Available in navy, white, pink, green, and more.

    Women's Cable Knit Hoodie. This soft, Pima cotton hoodie sweater features two zippers to give versatile layering options. Features two pockets. Available in navy and white.

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  • A Labor Day Sale

    Labor Day Sale. Save 35% on clothing. Save 25% on decor.

    The (unofficial) final weekend of summer is here. Enjoy the weekend and shop our Labor Day Weekend Sale with two coupon codes.

    GOODBYESUMMER: Save 35% on all clothing orders
    HELLOFALL: Save 25% on all Gift&Decor orders

    Valid through Monday, September 2nd at http://entell/nantucket

  • Oxford Reds Reinvented

    Oxford Reds Reinvented. The Oxford Reds are the latest addition to our 'Faded Red' styles. The fabric has a unique distressed look reminiscent of quintessential Nantucket island style. Proudly made in the USA.

    Oxford Reds Reinvented

    The Oxford Reds are the latest addition to our "Faded Red" styles. The fabric has a unique distressed look reminiscent of quintessential Nantucket island style. Proudly made in the USA.

    Shop our Women's Harbor Skirt in Red Oxford

    Shop our Men's Whaler Shorts in Red Oxford

  • Buttoned Up & Anchored Down

    Men's Button Down Shirts Women's Navy and White Anchor Nautical Skirt Men's Button Down Shirts

    Our men's button down shirts and women's anchor skirt are the perfect fit for the office, backyard BBQ, or watching the America's Cup races this summer!

    Browse all of our men's button down shirts or go directly to the items photographed above: Men's White and Blue Check Sport Shirt, Men's Red Oxford Whaler Shorts, Women's Cliffside Fitted Polo, and Women's Anchor Harbor Skirt.

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