The Little Red

The Little Red, Key West: Address, Phone Number, The Little Red Reviews: 4.5/5

The Little Red
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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For most of anyone’s memory, this little store has been around forever as the place to get all the useful items one could want and always the place to pose for your New England quaint photo.Behind a firehouse-red attractive façade is part convenience store and part way station. And there are two now with the opening in 2012 of The Little Red at Flagler Station in the historic seaport in Key West, FL. Like its historic Ptown sister, this is an iconic landmark that draws the attention of all for its quality novelties. In both locations you find sunblock, band-aids, notebooks, magazines, newspapers (New York Times, of course), little snacks and drinks, pens, maps, post cards and greeting cards, thingamajigs, knicks and knacks. A selection of unique items paying homage to the Dragonfly – a prehistoric little symbol of freedom and rebirth celebrated daily. You can crack up laughing at the gag gifts and hard to find humorous and naughty greeting cards or express “PEACE” with stickers, buttons and decals that are only rivaled by a huge selection of funky hats, animal heads and cold gear. And this place will remind you of that. It’s like stepping back in time but not missing out on the latest and greatest stuff.You can always count on this place having what you need and being true to their motto – “Fair Prices, Nice People” – the staff is really nice and friendly, it’s well laid out, and the name is cute. In fact, the entire store is cute and that bright red storefront just adds to the charm, helping to make it just a little oomph more than a typical Newspaper/Magazine/Etc. type of store.
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bunjaminbenny
Charlotte, NC103 contributions
Where are you???
Aug 2017 • Family
Was excited to see this shop. I had marked it on our trip advisor to do list. However, once on Caroline Street, we couldn't find the shop anywhere. Of course July in Key West didn't help...it was terribly hot and after we stopped to map your location twice, we headed to another stop.

Please take this off trip advisor if it is truly closed. If not, maybe offer a landmark?
Written August 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lord Steven C
Southampton, UK22 contributions
Closed!
Oct 2015 • Couples
No explanation, howdy do sir or anything. Just "we're closed today".
Well thank you for that... I didn't drive all the way down here to get that kind of attitude. Key West is beautiful but the guy in this store let the side down today.
As for the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence... do they drop these out of a plane going over or something?
Written October 7, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I'm sorry you feel that way and you had to fly all the way from London to find our place closed. September and October our our very low season months and we are not open every day as many other business do. The cost to keep places open is greater than have them closed on slow days. It is unfortunate but it is the reality. I wish you have a fun time while in the Keys and if there is anything I can do to make your stay happier please let me know or come to the store again. Have a wonderful day
Written October 9, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

guavagirlKW
Cape Coral, FL320 contributions
Why did I walk by?
Apr 2015 • Solo
I have been walking past this shop for years thinking it was another cheap tourist shop. Finally went it. What a surprise! It has a lot of "stuff", but it is all neat stuff. They have clothing, jewelry, knickknacks, food, wine, collectables for unique collections, books and a lot of other things. I could have done all my Christmas shopping here if I had only known how nice it was. The prices seemed very reasonable for the area. I left with pretty drilled rocks stacked on an invisible metal stake. Very cool! I collect rocks. Although these rocks obviously came from somewhere other than KW, they were still very unusual and attractive (and heavy).
I will return.
Written May 2, 2015
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David W
David W
Key West, FL4 contributions
Best gift shop in Key West
Feb 2015 • Solo
This is the place to go for birthday gifts, host/hostess gifts and just super fun things. They also have the BEST greeting cards anywhere. Easy to get to with tons of parking across the street.
Written April 6, 2015
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James B
Key West, FL4 contributions
Coolest Stuff in Key West
Mar 2015 • Friends
As a local I rarely go to stores like this but it has become my goto place to find unique, funny and interesting art and gifts. There are always new items and they actually have a rock'n selection of wines, especially Malbec! Key West needs more truly unique shopping experiences like this.
Written April 2, 2015
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rellimstap
Minden, LA3 contributions
Great Shop. Great Items. Great People
Mar 2015 • Family
Awesome inventory and super helpful staff. A great place to find that souvenir or something special.
Written April 2, 2015
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lovestotravel3167
malverne3 contributions
Excellent prices and friendly service
Mar 2015 • Friends
A must do! I found The Little Red to have a variety of items that no other store on the island has. Larry was very friendly and helpful. Prices were reasonable.
Written March 29, 2015
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Thank you very much for your sweet review. We do work extremely hard to be different and I personally think we are doing a pretty good job since every time someone comes into our store they have a big smile when they walk out. This is something we love to do and we will always go the extra mile to be fun and be eclectic. Please come back and say hey any time and leave us your contact information so we can make you part of our REWARDS PROGRAM. Until then, have a wonderful week. Sincerely, Your Friends at The Little Store at Flagler Station
Written April 2, 2015
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Stephanie R
Orlando, FL6 contributions
Fair Prices Mean People
Mar 2015 • Couples
The Little Red is packed with interesting items. But if you catch shopkeeper, Larry, on a bad day you might receive his mean side. Just don't sit in the inviting porch chairs.
Written March 28, 2015
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Hello Stephanie. I am very sorry about your bad experience. We work very hard to keep everyone happy and make sure they have a fun time while visiting us in our shop we call home. As stated by you in your review, Larry may have had a bad day and I understand those situations can happen but still there are no excuses to not be nice to our customers. I have had nice conversation with him about this and he wanted me to extend his apologies to you through this note and finally, please know that I am at the store almost every day during the first part of the day and if you come back please let me know and I will have a gift for you so you can smile again when coming into our shop. Have a nice week and please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you ever need anything. Sincerely, Your Friends at The Little Red at Flagler Station
Written April 2, 2015
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EDibble
Windham, NH17 contributions
Wonderful Gift Shop
Jan 2015 • Couples
This gift shop was staffed with very pleasant people. The gifts offered there were different, quirky, but tasteful. Much nicer than many of the other gifts shops in town.
Written January 27, 2015
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Thank you very much for your kind review. Next time you are in the island come see us again and bring a copy of this review and we will give you a 25% DISCOUNT on any item of your choice. Sincerely, Your friends at The Little Red
Written January 28, 2015
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Laurie H
Wallasey, UK60 contributions
Lots to see, friendly service
Jan 2015 • Friends
This shop has a little bit of everything including a pets section. Also has a gorgeous dog wandering around like he owns the place - he probably does! Not hassled, very friendly
Written January 26, 2015
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Thank you very much for your kind review. Next time you are in the island come see us again and bring a copy of this review and we will give you a 25% DISCOUNT on any item of your choice. Sincerely, Your friends at The Little Red
Written January 28, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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