Downtown Calais – Mardens


With one in nearly every county of Maine, this store is such a draw to Calais that we even had TWO at one point!  Marden’s is a weekly stop for locals, spending anywhere from 15 minutes to hours browsing shelves for good finds.  Regular customers travel from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in hopes of getting lots of deals too!

The clothing and shoe section takes up a great portion of the store offering plenty of variety for men, women and children.


The fabric department can not be beat, local quilters and crafters find much of their product here at a really great value.  Sections are also dedicated to yarn, scrap booking and a multitude of other hobbies.


Newer products frequent the shelves along with unique items as well.  Isles are lined with HBA, diapers, cookware, small home appliances, stationary, books, toys, pet supplies, party supplies, food and seasonal items.  The hardware section is so extensive for a surplus and salvage store that most who enter leave with items they didn’t even know they needed – from paint supplies, tools and general screws, nuts and bolts to a toilet, furnace or screen door!


A large selection of furniture includes living room, bedroom and kitchen sets along with name brand mattresses, accent furniture, area/wall to wall carpet and flooring.  The adjacent home goods department offers items like curtains, towels, sheets, wall decor, lamps and picture frames.

New freight comes in weekly so you will never get bored, but the good stuff goes quickly hence their slogan “I should have bought it when I saw it…at Marden’s!”

Stop in for a browse and see what you can find!

Follow their Facebook page for updates on new freight and sale prices: Marden’s


Author: Jessie Howard

Downeast Maine Realtor. Native of the Area. Outdoor Enthusiast. Community Volunteer. Mom of Two. Home Renovator. Amateur Photographer. Planner of Social Events. Dabbler of Many Hobbies.

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