Where to find the best Hudson Valley shopping and services in 2021

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Photo courtesy Georgia Blue Flower Truck

Looking for the perfect home accessories, birthday gifts or clothes? These Best of Hudson Valley Shops have just the thing for you.

SPORTY AND CASUAL KICKS

Pegasus shoes

For more than 30 years, this classic shoe store has been the first address in the Valley for trendy and comfortable shoes. There are a variety of styles such as clogs, sandals, and walking shoes. Pegasus even has some vegan leather options.

New Paltz, Rhinebeck, and Woodstock; pegasusschuhe.com

CRAFTSMAN JEWELERY SHOP

Mary MacGill

Germantown’s quaint Main Street offers a surprisingly bespoke shopping experience. One of the highlights is Mary MacGill, a jewelry store that handcrafts simple and elegant 14k gold jewelry (with semi-precious stones and baroque pearls). You can also find some casual wear and a rotating selection of home and art objects, all selected with a refined eye.

Germantown; marymacgill.com

BRIDAL SALES TRAINER

Megan Garmers

Bridal entrepreneur: Brush up on your I Do and Don’ts in the wedding business with MG Hair & Makeup’s masterclass curriculum. It teaches the ins and outs of business, from business strategies for team management to advanced makeup techniques. You will learn from the best too; MG’s make-up artists and hairstylists have extensive knowledge to improve your individual look and your event.

New York; mghairandmakeup.com

TAILOR-MADE FURNITURE

Milne, Inc.

This is not your typical design company. In the spacious atelier in Kingston’s Rondout area, visitors can browse a carefully curated selection of vintage, industrial, antique or custom pieces. Can’t find a piece to call you? Milne Inc. will source or create it.

Kingston; shopmilne.com

GLASSWARE SHOP

Hudson Beach glass

Eye-catching, original glassware can be seen in a restored 19-inch studio at the Hudson Beach Glass StudioNS Century beacon fire brigade. The shop has a glitzy selection of designs, from barware and blown vases to glowing marbles. Upstairs, visitors can see demonstrations of the glass blowing and art installations.

Beacon; hudsonbeachglassshop.com

RETURN

The snooki shop

Nicole Polizzi, the icon Jersey Shore The actress has traveled from boardwalks to her home in the Hudson Valley. Snooki returned home to bring her signature style to her second brick-and-mortar store in Beacon (the other in Madison, NJ). Though you won’t find DJ Pauly D or JWoww, the shop has plenty of animal prints, bright colors, and tributes to the show. Snooki comes by every now and then, so give her a warm welcome to the Valley.

Beacon; thesnookishop.com

BOTANICAL SHOP (SOUTH)

Bridge Street Botanical

Green up your scene by heading to this quaint shop on Nyack Main Street to purchase home decor, like a 10 inch Brazilian tropical plant called Freddie (cute, right? Name that is worthy of Little Shop of Horrors) . Don’t miss the beautiful selection of planters, gifts, personal care items and whimsical home accessories.

Nyack; bridgestreetbotanical.com

Photo courtesy Bridge Street Botanicals

MOM & DAUGHTER DESIGNS

Abigail Rose & Lily Too

If you want to spice up your autumn wardrobe with unique items, this women’s and children’s boutique is the place for you. Abigail Rose & Lily Too offers a well-prepared collection for women and children as well as vintage finds, accessories and gifts.

Nyack; abigailrosestore.com

NEW BOUTIQUE

NicolJoë NY Boutique

This mother and son duo rely on their keen fashion sense to bring trendy men’s and women’s fashion at affordable prices to residents of the Hudson Valley. With NicólJoë – a fusion of their names Nicòl and Joseph – the expertise in merchandising management and vintage branding becomes an extensive collection of hip clothing, accessories and shoes.

Latches; nicoljoeny.com

NEW JEWELRY STORE

LaViano jewelers

Despite opening amid a pandemic, this jewelry store is already setting the gold standard among suppliers of sparkling treasures. LaViano Jewelers dates back to 1843, which explains his extensive knowledge of valuation, repairs, and custom-made items. You can find it hard to fall for a vintage Rolex or brand new diamond earrings during your visit. Consider yourself warned.

Warwick; lavianojewelers.com

PANDEMIC PIVOT FROM A BRAND

Target / Hudson Valley mask

The fashion startup Ziel opened a factory in Newburgh to manufacture private label clothing tailored to the needs. But when COVID hit, Ziels founder Marleen Vogelaar turned it into the Hudson Valley Mask Company. Its production line now makes masks, isolation gowns, and shoe and headgear for the medical community, as well as masks for the public. They also donated PPE to first responders and others in need.

Newburgh; hvmaskco.com

SPACE TO BEGIN KNITTING

Crazy Mango

The luxurious feel of the super soft, puffy yarns from Loopy Mango is an invitation to creativity – and warmth all season long. A rainbow full of fun colors is available from 100 percent natural fiber merino wool, alpaca, mohair and cotton yarn. Crochet or knit a hat and cardigan to battle the coming cold with one of their DIY kits, or buy knitwear from their online store.

Hyde Park-based; loopymango.com

MOBILE FLORIST

Georgia Blue Flower Truck

Business is booming and flowers are blooming for the charming mobile florist. Whenever his blue 1950s Ford pickup – bought from a barn in Georgia – shows up at a farmers market, a private event or a shop, it is a real eye-catcher. The buckets on the sides overflow with buds from the region, which, depending on the day, can contain anything from cattails, cockscombs, sunflowers and eucalyptus.

In the whole valley; georgiablueflowertruck.com

Photo courtesy Georgia Blue Flower Truck

Photo courtesy Georgia Blue Flower Truck

SHOP FOR HANDMADE ART AND CRAFTS

Art and craft village of the Sugar Loaf

There is no lack of local flair in this cute, quirky craft town. Many craftsmen live where they work – some of the houses date from the 18th century. Here you will find furniture, jewelry, candles and soap makers. There are also resident artists, photographers, wood carvers, and stained glass manufacturers. Sugar Loaf also offers restaurants and a performing arts center.

Chester; zuckerhutnewyork.com

VINTAGE TOYS & COLLECTIBLES

Toy store in the Imperial Castle

With the aim of giving customers “an experience that cannot be got anywhere”, Johnpaul Ragusa – collector of vintage toys and owner of Imperial Gunnery – and his team have created a place for toy lovers of all ages. With exceptional customer service and a wide range of inventory to choose from, your trip to this valley gem will be one to remember.

Latches; imperialcastletoyshop.com


READER SELECTION

Antique shop
Newburgh Vintage Emporium Ware-House
Newburgh
newburghvintageemporium.com

car dealer
Rugged automobile
Rheinbeck
rugesauto.com

Car repair
Foreign auto specialists
Poughkeepsie
Foreigncarspecialistsny.com

Clothing store for babies / children
Waddle n Swaddle
Poughkeepsie
waddelnswaddle.com

Bargain shopping
Elite repeat boutique
New city
Eliterepeatny.com

Bride invite
Wild flowers bride
Wappingers Falls
wildbloomsbridal.com

Car / limousine service
Hudson Valley Concierge Service
Poughkeepsie
hvconcierge.com

Computer repair
IT connections
Poughkeepsie
itconnectionsny.com

Consignment shop
Elite repeat boutique
New city
Eliterepeatny.com

Craft / hobby store
Hobby house
Poughkeepsie
hobbyhouse.business.site

Fabric shop
Beetle and Fred
beacon
beetleandfred.com

Florist
Angel flowers
Poughkeepsie
Blumenbyangel.com

Gift shop (not in a hotel)
Lilly Rae in the hamlet
Highlands
lillyraeinthehamlet.com

Graphic design
Tipsy social
Pleasant valley
getwithtipsy.com

Hotel gift shop
Mohonk mountain house
New Paltz
mohonk.com

jeweler
Kaliada
Warwick
kaliada.com

Luxury rentals
LaGrange Farms in Overlook
Poughkeepsie
lagrangefarmshvny.com

Menswear
Last outpost store
beacon
lastoutpoststore.com

Outdoor sports shop
Northern Dutchess Archery & Sporting Goods
red tick
ndarchery.com

Retirement Center (East of the Hudson River)
Vassar Warner home page
Poughkeepsie
vasserwarner.org

Retirement Center (west of the Hudson River)
Forest pond near New Paltz
New Paltz
woodlandpondnp.com

Shoe repair
Kim’s shoe repair
Wappingers Falls

Shoe store
Pegasus shoes
New Paltz
pegasusschuhe.com

Ski shop
Potter brothers
Fish killing
potterbrothers.com

Specialty shop (non-food)
Fashion store – Tara Snyder
Poughkeepsie
Find her on Facebook

Tattoo shop
Graceland Tattoo
Wappingers Falls
Gracelandtattoo.com

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Toy store
Land of Oz Toys & Gifts
Rheinbeck
landofoztoys.com

Vintage clothing store
Cream Vintage & Consignment
Newburgh
creamnewburgh.com

Website design
Tipsy social
Pleasant valley
getwithtipsy.com

Wedding photographer
Lauren Gorish Photography
Rock tavern
laurengorish.photography

Wedding planner
Gina Maloney Events
Wood storage
ginamaloneyevents.com

Wedding location (east of the Hudson River)
Revelation 32
Poughkeepsie
revel32.com

Wedding location (west of the Hudson River)
The Thayer Hotel
western point
thethayerhotel.com

Womens clothing
Fashion store – Tara Snyder
Poughkeepsie
Find her on Facebook



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