Where to Have the Best Shopping Experiences in the Hudson Valley


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Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Boutique

Cost-Conscious Womenswear Boutique

Elizabeth Boutique

At “EB,” as it’s known to its loyal customers, you’ll find a variety of high-end styles and price points. Recently launched within the boutique is a section called “Just B,” focused on trendy, wallet-friendly styles while maintaining the same high quality. What also caught our eco-conscious eye is the twice-yearly swap sale, where customers can bring in their past purchases for EB to sell; if it does, the customers receive store credit.

Poughkeepsie; www.elizabethboutique.com

 

Antique Shopping

Newburgh Vintage Emporium

If you’re looking for anything that sparks sentimental feelings, you’ll probably find it here. You can easily spend a couple hours just browsing. Call it the most fun scavenger hunt ever; and don’t forget to buy some old-fashioned candy on your way out.

Newburgh; www.newburghvintageemporium.com

 

Baby Boutique

Waddle n Swaddle

This natural parenting and wellness boutique carries a full range of local, USA-made, and eco-friendly toys, clothing, and newborn essentials. But it’s so much more than a store. Waddle n Swaddle will prep you with educational classes and services on topics including breastfeeding, acupuncture, first aid, prenatal yoga, and more. And for little ones, there are art, music, dance, and yoga classes.

Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck; www.waddlenswaddle.com

 


Photo courtesy of Rhinebeck Artist's Shop

Shop for an Artist

Rhinebeck Artist’s Shop

The original shop, occupying a renovated 18th-century house on East Market Street in Rhinebeck, offers six rooms and four levels of art supplies for creators of all ages (worth noting is their gift baskets for young artists). Owner Doug Shippee, a working artist, purchased the business in 2007 and since expanded with two additional locations in New Paltz and Kingston. Once you create a masterpiece, the shop’s framework experts can preserve it for years to come.

Rhinebeck, New Paltz, Kingston; www.rhinebeckartistsshop.com

 

Beer Selection

Half Time

Our favorite beer mega-store Half Time has gotten even better by expanding their home-brew section and helming it with a master brewer to meet the Valley’s foaming demand for DIY. Conveniently, they are also your best bet if your DIY plan is a fail; Half Time still offers 2,000 varieties of both hyper-local and international beers and ciders sold by the bottle, can, crowler, or growler.

Poughkeepsie, Mamaroneck; www.halftimebeverage.com

 

Gift Shop at a Venue

The Emerson Country Stores at Emerson Resort & Spa

Hardly a “gift shop,” this 15,000 sq ft of retail space has six shops (among them a women’s boutique, a men’s shop, a toy store, and a home and garden store) under one very cool converted barn roof. Our favorite shop is Kaleidostore Emerson Country Store, where you can browse and buy scopes before checking out the WORLD’S LARGEST KALEIDOSCOPE!

Mount Tremper; www.emersonresort.com

 

Menswear

Hamilton & Adams

This Stockade District Kingston shop strikes the nail directly on the head of the form and function needs of today’s Hudson Valley men. Looking polished and cool while also looking qualified to timber-frame a cabin is a balancing act that, right now, Hamilton & Adams is giving us the best chance of pulling it off.

Kingston; www.hamiltonandadams.com

 


Photo by Tom Moore

Kitchen Geek’s Dream

Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead

Whether you’re looking for French-made biodegradable colanders, imported Italian black truffles, or a cooking class on little-known uses for rhubarb, Bluecashew has you covered. With a stunning new location in Kingston’s Stockade District, the upscale store is the place to hit if you’re seeking to be a master chef.

Kingston; www.bluecashew.com

 

Neighborhood Auto Dealership

Mohegan Lake Motors

For nearly 50 years, families have been coming to this Northern Westchester dealership for new and quality pre-owned Volkswagens — and more recently Audis. Current owner and president, Barry Rost, who bought the dealership in 1987, says the secret to his success is his staff, who have an average tenure of 14 years at the dealership. The inventory of 135 great condition, low-mileage pre-owned cars helps, too!

Mohegan Lake; www.moheganlakemotors.com

 

One-Stop-Shop Consignment Shop

Affordable Finds Family Consignment

This unique shop is not your mother’s thrift store. The first floor showcases lovingly used furniture, designer handbags, and a bounty of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Head upstairs for artwork, home goods, and another room that’s dedicated to pristine clothing, scarves, and outerwear.

Pine Bush; find it on Facebook

 

Place to Buy an Organic Mattress

Davis Furniture

There are many choices when it comes to buying a mattress, but the newest trend is organic mattresses. Why? These natural, eco-friendly mattresses are also hypo-allergenic and dust mite resistant. Here you’ll find the best selection of organic mattresses in the area, including Ethos mattresses by Diamond Mattress and PureTouch Natural.

Poughkeepsie; www.davisfurnitureonline.com

 


Photo by Monica Simoes

Place for Crafts and Knitting

Loopy Mango

This store for the modern crafter has raised the bar for knit-wear worldwide with their chunky merino wool yarns made with 100% natural fiber, stylish DIY kits, and knitting and crocheting tools. They offer beginner-friendly weekly classes at their Beacon flagship store.

Beacon; www.loopymango.com

 

Wine and Spirits Selection, East of the Hudson River

Viscount Wines & Liquor

A good wine shop should be expertly curated, condition controlled, intuitively organized, and run by passionate aficionado-educators. It is rare that these qualities come with enough stock to fill a 40,000 sq ft space. In thanks, we should all learn to pronounce the name correctly (Hint: it doesn’t rhyme with discount).

Wappingers Falls; www.viscountwines.com

 

Wine and Spirits Selection, West of the Hudson River

Mid Valley Wine & Liquor

We love this store for its selection of more than 7,000 wines and 1,000 spirits. You’ll find new sales constantly cropping up all over the store, often on locally produced wines or liquors. On top of carrying numerous BOHV winners (Tuthilltown Spirits, Dennings Point Distillery, Millbrook Winery), their global inventory — especially Italian reds — is impressive.

 Newburgh; www.midvalleywine.com

 

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Father-daughter co-owners Dick and Suzanna Hermans. Photo by Dion Ogust

Bookstore

Oblong Books

Rhinebeck; www.oblongbooks.com

 

Antiques Shop

Antique Barn at Water Street Market

New Paltz; www.newpaltzantiquebarn.com

Auto Dealership

Ruge’s Subaru

Rhinebeck; www.rugessubaru.com

Bargain Shopping

Hyde Park Consignment

Hyde Park; www.hydeparkconsignments.com

Beer Store

Half Time

Poughkeepsie; www.halftimebeverage.com

Liquor Store

Arlington Wine & Liquor

Poughkeepsie; www.arlingtonwine.net

Boutique

Oliver Anne Boutique

Montgomery; www.oliveranne.com

Bridal Shop

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique

Beacon; www.lambshillbridalboutique.com

Comic Book Store

Megabrain Comics

Rhinebeck; www.megabraincomics.com

Consignment Shop

Simplicity Consignment

Poughkeepsie; www.simplicitygoods.com

Crafts/Hobby Store

Manny’s Art Supplies

New Paltz, www.mannysart.com

Farm Stand

Wallkill View Farm

New Paltz; www.walkillviewfarmmarket.com

Farmers' Market

Goshen Farmers' Market

Goshen; www.goshenfarmersmarket.org

Fish Market

Gadaleto’s Seafood Market & Restaurant

New Paltz, www.gadaletos.com

Florist

Jenny’s Floral Design

Newburgh; www.jennysfloraldesign.com

Fresh Produce

Adams Fairacre Farms

Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/ Kingston/Wappinger; www.adamsfarms.com

Gift Shop (at a venue, i.e. hotel)

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz; www.mohonk.com

Gift Shop (stand-alone)

Oliver Anne Boutique

Montgomery; www.oliveranne.com

Gourmet Shop

Adams Fairacre Farms

Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/ Kingston/Wappinger; www.adamsfarms.com

Health Food Store

Mother Earth’s Storehouse

Poughkeepsie/Kingston/Saugerties

 www.motherearthstorehouse.com

Jewelry Store

Zimmer Brothers

Poughkeepsie/Rhinebeck

www.zimmerbrothers.com

Menswear

Hamilton & Adams

Kingston; www.hamiltonandadams.com

Outdoors Sports Store

Northern Dutchess Archery

Red Hook; www.ndarchery.com

Wine Store

Arlington Wine & Liquor

Poughkeepsie; www.arlingtonwine.net

Womenswear

Oliver Anne Boutique

Montgomery; www.oliveranne.com

 


 

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