6 Shopping Destinations for Your Next Upstate Spree | Shopping | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine

“Shop ’til you drop” isn’t just an expression here—you could spend hours upon hours browsing Hudson Valley storefronts until your head spins with delight from all they have to offer.

When you want to shop for clothes but your kids aren’t having it, Handmade and More may be your solution. It sells women’s clothing and accessories, handmade crafts and jewelry, greeting cards, body care products, and, yes—children’s toys. Located in the heart of New Paltz, this quaint store has been around for 40 years.

Jones Farm offers a variety of shops. Maybe you’re looking for homegrown and locally made produce in the Country Store and a sweet treat in Grandma Phoebe’s Kitchen. Or perhaps you’d rather browse Clearwater Gifts for everything from home decor to jewelry to toys. It’s your pick at this century-old, family-owned farm in Cornwall.

It’s shoes galore at Pegasus Footwear, which boasts three locations in the Hudson Valley: Rhinebeck, Woodstock, and New Paltz. They have comfortable footwear for men, women, and children, carry brands like Birkenstock, Clarks, UGG, Teva, and more. Don’t forget to stop in their kids’ shoe store, located right next to their outlet in New Paltz.

Poughkeepsie Plaza is a sizeable strip mall located on Route 9, just one mile south of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Eat, shop, and play at any of its 20-plus entities. Large stores include Marshall’s, Modell’s Sporting Goods, JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, Famous Footwear, Mattress Firm, and Harmon Discount Health and Beauty. For more independent flair, visit Tea Talk, The Pastry Garden, Elite Hair Supply, or Artcraft Photoworks.

Hundreds of local artisans have their crafts for sale at The Crafts People in West Hurley. Walk through the space of glass cases packed with blown glass, jewelry, pottery, woven and wood-crafted items, stained glass, and plenty more. You’ll find everything from musical instruments and rocking chairs to key rings and bookmarks.

Water Street Market is a charming, outdoor mall reminiscent of a European shopping village. Located adjacent to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, it’s the cherry on top of New Paltz’s rich, artisanal culture. Enjoy shopping at Rhino Records, Antiques Barn, Paws of Distinction, Eden Boutique, and Magyln’s Dream or grabbing a bite to eat at Jar’d Wine Pub, Mudd Puddle Cafe, The Cheese Plate, and more.

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