Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

Browse ‘n’ Buy

  |   October 31, 2018  |  Comment

The Hudson Valley is full of mom-and-pop shops selling everything under the sun. So bring your wallet, browse, and buy a little something that puts a big smile on your face.

You can spend an entire day exploring Sugar Loaf Arts and Crafts Village, a walkable hamlet of artisans in the Orange County town of Chester. Since the ’70s, makers have banded together here to create and display their wares, which range from jewelry to  candles, paper goods, herbs, magic supplies, and stained glass.

On a smaller scale, Handmade & More in New Paltz also offers a wide variety of gift items. Whether you’re looking for women’s clothing, children’s toys, cards, jewelry, or home decor, this shop has you covered. After over 40 years in business, they have bonafide gift-buying expertise and can help you pick the right present—plus, they’ll even put a bow on it, literally.

Your one-stop shop for all things rhythm and blues, Blue-Byrd’s Haberdashery and Music has been kicking it since 1992. The old-school joint in Kingston sells blues music on CD and DVD and a wide range of hats from straw Panama hats to Italian wool boleros.

All sorts of odds and ends are waiting for a new home at The Coop Arts & Antiques in Peekskill. The impressive space, with its tall tin ceilings, makes a romantic setting for your treasure hunt as you sort through jewelry, clothes, games, kitchen ware, books, and more.

Located in the gallery district of Beacon, Green Mountain Minerals showcases natural works of art. These are not your average rocks—the specimens sourced and sold by Green Mountain are rare, exquisite, and highly valuable mineral formations, coveted by collectors as objects d’art. Pop in to peep some beautiful mineral formations and get a quick lesson on mineralogy. Children get a free crystal.

Woodstock Art Exchange is a fine art gallery and glassblowing studio in the heart of Woodstock, which specializes in painting and handmade glassware. With new exhibitions every month, there is always something to see. If something grabs you, snap it up before it’s gone.

Last stop: Rhinebeck Antique Emporium. Need to furnish a new house or take home a trinket from your trip? This 7,500-square foot gallery is a multi-dealer antique paradise featuring furniture, collectibles, costume jewelry, silver, porcelain, paintings, oriental rugs, tapestries, and more. Staff is available daily for appraisals and tours of the facility.



Pictured above: Green Mountain Minerals, Beacon

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