Enjoy New England's many outlets and scenic and historic shopping destinations.
The ideal gift or vacation souvenir is waiting for shoppers at New England’s many boutique shops, factory outlets, specialty food stores, and fine craft stores. In New Hampshire, for instance, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen sells unique fine crafts in several retail locations. Country stores and general stores sell nostalgic toys, household goods, and old-fashioned treats. Outlets
in every state offer national brands for clothing and household goods. Outdoor gear choices are extensive at Maine’s
Kittery Outlets and L.L. Bean. Museum shops, as in Connecticut
, are a wonderful source of artistic gifts. Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston
invites shoppers to explore marvelous gifts and foods. Food gifts are delicious reminder of the local food culture.
277 Main Street - Route 131
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
The colonial spirit in food, crafts and gifts
America’s past and New England craftsmanship and culinary skills meet at this historic landmark Inn. Yankee hospitality, homemade food and comfortable lodgings are just part of the 18th century experience. The old bake shoppe prepares sweet treats every day including pecan sweet rolls, bread pudding, and old fashioned raspberry-filled cookies along with Publick House favorites like apple butter and strawberry rhubarb jam, Specialty items like cookbooks and gifts abound while gift certificates can be used at any of the facilities for shopping, lodging, and dining New to-go foods provide some old fashioned comfort food to take home for dinner. Plan a stop here along your way to shop, dine and relax for a night or more and enjoy the comfort and ambiance of an era long since gone.
A magical array of shops for every taste and preference
Fun and fanciful shopping awaits in Stonington. Brighten your personal style with casual and designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. Hand printed fabrics let seamstresses create ready to wear or special order clothing right on premises. There are antiques and collectibles from the 9th Century to the contemporary. There’s fashion and vintage gemstone jewelry; some of the most extensive in New England. Savor casual, fine and pub dining with stunning sunsets and views of Stonington Harbor. The finest gourmet coffees and teas. Continue on to the historic Velvet Mill which has been transformed into an artist’s and craftsman’s community. Complete with micro brewery and bakery.
306 US Route 1
Kittery, ME, 03904
Where Shopping is a Big Deal
A trip to Maine is not complete without stopping at the Kittery Outlets. Over 120 outlet stores with all of your favorite brand names including Coach, Gap Outlet, lululemon, Lucky Brand Jeans, Crate and Barrel, and hundreds more. We are also home of the famous Kittery Trading Post. For a free brochure, please email us or visit our website for up to date coupons and sale events.
Kittery, ME, 03904
An Outdoor Tradition - Since 1938!
Kittery Trading Post is a specialty store like no other! A Maine destination from points north and south, It’s a well-kept local secret that you'll find brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Woolrich, Carhartt, Kuhl, Marmot, Merrell, Keen, Shimano, Old Town & Browning among the store's extensive offerings of casual/sport-specific apparel, footwear & outdoor gear. You are invited to browse three levels of the latest innovations in camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, water & winter sports gear in addition to treasured old-time favorites such as beaded moccasins, Maine-made souvenirs and coonskin caps for the kids. Kittery Trading Post is open daily 9-9, Sunday 10-6, Exit 3 off I-95.
61 Market Street, Unit 1C
Lowell, MA, 01852
Come for the shopping – stay for the pleasures of the Greater Merrimack Valley
The Greater Merrimack Valley is a shopper’s paradise with a history-tinged allure. Put the 10th Annual Summer Artisans Market on your calendar and browse one-of-a-kind ceramics, decorative arts, woodwork, paintings, jewelry and more. Any day, just pick a direction and go. You‘ll find quaint shops and larger emporia to peruse unique gifts, home accessories, lighting fixtures, antiques and furniture. Bookstores offer children’s books and others written by the region’s famous authors, postcards, note cards and history themed items. Consignment shops proliferate throughout the region and studios offer artwork and photos to take home. Domestic and imported food and wine stores have artisan cheeses and custom gift baskets while gourmet candy shops and your favorite convenience stores always deliver the goods.
101 Kingston Collection Way
Kingston, MA, 02364
This easy accessible mall means you can shop without the drop
The mall is anchored by four of the nation’s most popular brands, three for shopping and one for entertainment: Macy’s, Target and Regal Cinemas. You’ll find national brands for everything from clothing and fashion accessories and shoes, to specialty foods, cell phone and electronics businesses, even an automotive center. There’s sit down dining and a food court and the movies for later. Specialty boutiques make the shopping fun: Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Charlotte Russe, Hollister Outlet, American Eagle, Yankee Candle Company, K1 Speed Go-karting, and Abercrombie and Fitch Outlet. Access is right off Route 3 in Kingston MA in Plymouth County and the new commuter rail line between Boston and Cape Cod makes the travel even easier. Call or visit the website for a complete directory of stores, ongoing specials, promotions and a calendar of events.
Norwich Free Academy - 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT, 06360
See the world then browse for art prints, gifts and more
A century and more of generous philanthropy and focus on people and cultures through 35 centuries and five continents is here on display at the Slater Museum Gift Shop, on the campus of Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT. This magnificent Museum houses not only fine art treasures, but a unique gift shop as well. Custom order fine art prints and reproductions of artwork from the collection on satin heavyweight paper, fine art paper, and medium weight textured fine art canvas with framing and matting if desired. Browse the work of Connecticut artisans, fair trade crafts, and art-inspired items. You’ll also find jewelry, fine pewter-ware, books, original artwork, CDs, soaps, candles, puzzles, scarves, bags and other accessories. Open year round, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed holidays.
174 Colony Place
Plymouth, MA, 02360
Whatever you're looking for - 50 stores and restaurants
At Colony Place you’ll find more than 50 stores and restaurants - everything from fashion to sporting goods, electronics, home furnishings, pet supplies and more, including a Super Walmart with a full grocery...all located in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Colony Place is locate 1/2 way between Boston and Cape Cod just off Route 3.
Free parking – always easy in easy out.
Download the free app to enjoy great savings at over 35 stores and restaurants every time you shop or dine.
135 U.S. Route 5 South
Norwich, VT, 05055
King Arthur Flour's Flagship Bakers' Store
Step onto the King Arthur Flour campus in Norwich, Vermont and head for the spacious and well stocked Baker’s Store. You’ll find thousands of ingredients and mixes, baking pans, kitchen tools and devices. You’ll also appreciate the baking expertise of the helpful staff that will take you through everything you need and need to know to enjoy your very best baking and to create delicious results. Every day of the year there are demos, classes, workshops and special events. Don’t miss the hand-shaped breads and pastries from King Arthur’s renowned bakery, plus soups, sandwiches and barista style coffees and teas in the café. Top off your visit by filling your to-go bags with breads, chocolate chip cookies and sticky buns.
Information Centers on Boston Common and Prudential Towers (Center Court)
Boston, MA, 02116
The Best Shopping in New England
Shopping may very well be considered an art in Boston and its surrounding towns given the high quality designs and decorative shops, boutiques and malls that provide every objet for the shopper’s discerning eye. There’s upscale Newbury Street, Copley Place, the Shops at Prudential Center in Back Bay and the outdoor kiosks and indoor stalls at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Whatever your desire, be it men’s and women’s apparel, dramatic eyewear, luggage, fine leather goods and jewelry, it’s nearby. In Cambridge across the Charles River from downtown there’s the trendy and the relaxed Harvard Square and the CambridgeSide Galleria for lingerie, bookstores, gift shops, sports attire and running shoes, body care and outdoor gear. And what shopping spree would be complete without some specialty foods and the some delicious sweets and chocolates to take home. There is no sales tax on clothing valued under $175 and only a 5% sales tax on everything else, so shop away. Don’t say we didn’t invite you to.
1 Rotarian Place
Waterbury, VT, 05676
The visitor center with the tantalizing aroma of coffee
Have a cup of fresh brewed coffee while shopping at this most unique and historic retail destination. Step into the beautiful 1875 train station restored to its 1875 Victorian Italianate glory. Learn the fascinating story of how Green Mountain Coffee is grown, harvested, processed and roasted amidst world class hands on exhibits and videos. Then step into the gift shop to discover Keurig accessories and brewers, freshly roasted coffee by the bag, artisan hand crafts and unique gift items from coffee-growing regions around the world. The café offers a variety of fresh brewed coffee samples daily, and you can enjoy specialty drinks, locally made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and other treats to go with a cup of your favorite coffee.
1650 Hartford-New London Tpke. (Rt. 85)
Oakdale, CT, 06370
Seven amazing & unique shops at one convenient stop!
Nature’s Art Village is one of the most unique shopping destination you will ever encounter. With six incredible retail shops and The PAST Antiques Marketplace, Yankee Magazine’s 2014 “Best Antiques Stop”, there is truly something for everyone on your shopping list. Highlights include one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry in the Artistic Jewelry Shop, a selection of over 5,000,000 beads in The Absolute Bead Shop and the incredible museum-quality fossils for sale in the Ancient Fossil Shop. Fun and educational toys, puzzles, crafts and science kits await in the Ageless Toy shop, remarkable earthly treasures are showcased in the A to Z Mineral Shop and stunning glass and giftware await in the Artful Gift Shop. The shopping adventure continues next door at The PAST Antiques Marketplace, a collection of over 90 vendors featuring 14,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles and crafts on two handicap accessible floors.
Winter Hours for Dinosaur Place: Thurs.-Sun. 10am-5pm. Discovery Depot: Weekdays & School Holidays 10a-5p. The Shops & PAST Antiques Marketplace: Open daily 10a-6p. Gateway Museums: Open Daily 10a-12:30p and 1-5pm.
97 Depot Street
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
Where your raison de shopping might be more than the savings
Shop in the heart of southern Vermont in a town so picturesque you may forget why you came. At very least split your day to enjoy everything Manchester has to offer. But, first things first. Manchester Designer Outlets features New England’s finest collection of designer brands, and superior customer service including Armani Outlet, Ann Taylor, Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Theory, J. Crew, Chico’s, Kate Spade New York, Tumi outlet, Eddie Bauer and New Balance Shoes, There’s delicious food favorites on site and always Ben and Jerry’s. Save up to 70% off regular retail prices every day. Then go find Manchester’s world-class dining, premier lodging, historic attractions and every form of outdoor activity a body or soul could ask for.