Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

Upstate Splurge

  |   October 1, 2019  |  Comment

In decades past, country residents would head to the city to buy their wares, but increasingly the tide is flowing in the opposite direction. City folk are making their way north to shop for everything from antiques to apple cider. The region’s many boutiques, shops, and galleries offer an authenticity, idiosyncrasy, and price point you just can’t beat.

Hailing from Belgium, De Marchin brings serious old-world vibes to Hudson’s Warren Street, from its quaint exterior to its floral wallpaper and the wide array of European clothing brands such as Scotch and Soda, Pas de Calais, and Armor Lux.

If you’re looking for high quality antique furniture, decor, and outsider artwork at an unbeatable price, head to Kingston Consignment. This massive multi-dealer antique center features two floors stocked with a constantly rotating selection of jewelry, books, furniture, art, kitchenware, rugs, and lighting.

Chunky knit scarves and blankets are on trend and so is Beacon’s shop, Loopy Mango, which specializes in all things knitting, offering everything from yarn to DIY kits to in-house workshops,and pret-a-porter knit clothing.

Hummingbird Jewelers, in Rhinebeck, offers a wide selection of fine jewelry from more than 75 global designers. Their onsite master goldsmith specializes in restoration, repair, and one-of-a-kind creations. Whether you browse or custom-design, Hummingbird has a sparkling treasure for every special occasion.

From its creeks to its peaks, the Hudson Valley’s natural splendor has inspired generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you plan to snowshoe, camp, hike, or cross-country ski, proper equipment makes adventuring fun, safe, and comfortable. The experienced staff at Rock and Snow will help outfit you so you can make the most of the Hudson Valley in any season.

Newburgh’s historic Greek Revival, Federal, and Italianate buildings are enough to leave fans of vintage architecture drooling. Wherever you live, you can take some of this throw-back style home at Hudson Valley House Parts, which offers a wide selection of hard-to-find salvaged architectural items and antique decor.

Scoping out the local bookstore is a quintessential part of touring any new town or city. Half Moon Books, with locations in Kingston and Tivoli, boasts a broad collection of second-hand books ranging from fantasy to history. The sales associates are all bona fide bookworms and are always on-hand to give a recommendation or a dust jacket synopsis.

Pictured above: Anna and Oejong, co-owners of Loopy Mango in Beacon, with their signature “Big Loop” yarn. Photo by Matt Petricone.

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