carpenter’s square mall
Cape May, NJ 08204
Why Should I Go? Because No. 5 Trading Co. is overflowing with Fair Trade items bought directly from local artisans in Southeast Asia. It’s as if you crossed the road from the beach in Cool Cape May and found yourself in Thailand or Vietnam
Add color and flair to your wardrobe with a kaleidoscopic array of scarves, then go on a treasure hunt through a dramatic selection of ethnic jewelry that is surprisingly and delightfully affordable (you’ll be enjoying cheap thrills throughout your visit to this glorious little store). Then there is clothing you don’t see everywhere else… colorful cottons from Thailand, silks from India and batiks from Indonesia.
Insider Tip: For true eastern handiwork, don’t miss the selection of djembe drums and didgeridoos, bone blow guns, and the mystical Garuda, Ganesha, Buddha and Quan Yin carvings, made by talented Balinese artists. These are not your typical seashore home decor items, to be sure.