Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

Small-Town Style Watch

  |   May 1, 2019  |  Comment

It’s official: The Big City is no longer the only destination for high-end, handmade, or designer threads, home goods, and antiques. The darling boutiques, vintage shops, and artisans of the Hudson Valley combine to create a rich tapestry of products.

One of Beacon’s newest retail destinations, Wares brings together modern design in jewelry, clothing and home goods from sustainably minded, socially conscious makers under one roof. Owner Andrea Podob has pulled together an impressive collection from kimonos and velvet tees to intriguing books and prints.

Kasuri in Hudson brings together an expertly curated selection of directional fashion from Japanese, European, and American labels. Staffed by a team passionate about fashion, with a sensibility firmly rooted in the avant-garde, Kasuri encourages a culture of experimentation, playfulness, and personal style.

Despite the understated name, Stuff, an antique furniture and decor shop in Kingston, boasts pieces with big personality. From oversized outsider art to lime green Mid-Century sectionals to bizarre tchotchkes, this is a treasure trove of 20th-Century gems.

Voted Best Gift Shop for the third year in a row by the Times Herald Record, Canal Towne Emporium offers a magical escape from reality. Soak up Christmas in July (or any month of the year) at this Yuletide-themed gift shop, which is replete with toy train sets, creches, ornaments, and candy. The historic Wurtsboro location was originally a trading post for the D&H Canal.

Hummingbird Jewelers in Rhinebeck is likely to pull you in with their dazzling window displays of sparkling stones and high-karat gold. While the shop specializes in custom design work, they also offer goldsmithing, repair and restoration, and repurposing services, using recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones.

Object Found, which recently opened in the hamlet of High Falls, is a delightfully curated antique and curiosity shop that blends vintage textiles, furniture, trinkets, and toys with local artisan-made pottery. With an eye for quality, character, and quirky charm, this little storefront is full of one-of-a-kind treasures.

At the Newburgh Emporium, hunt for treasures ranging from vintage leather jackets and exquisite furs to well-preserved rustic hutches and upcycled crafts. This sprawling antique centers boasts more than 50 dealers. You are sure to find some hidden gems as you work your way through the 11,000-square-foot warehouse.


Pictured above: Hummingbird in Rhinebeck.

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