Shopping On The Hudson

With the holidays upon us and the abundance of retail available for gifting, a trip to Hudson, NY is a great option when looking for unique items in beautiful, small shops and is easy to get to by train or car. Warren Street in particular offers something for everyone and it’s not only a hot retail spot, but also a friendly, neighborhood stroll.

Here is a list of some perfect places to check out, whether in-person or online:

  1. Lilli and Loo—259 Warren Street: Owner Melinda Slover is the epitome of cool with a shop that has two floors of room upon room of furniture, interesting decorative accessories, custom drapery and homewares all presented in a patina of tasteful, cultured refinement. Her attractive window displays and superb eye for detail really pull you in.
  2. Face Stockholm—401 Warren Street: One of the few brick and mortar locations for Face Stockholm in New York state, this place has the friendliest and most attentive staff. The store is large and airy with lots of room to browse the product lines at a leisurely pace. It also has the added benefit of sharing the space with Look Hudson, a vintage clothing set-up at the back with impeccable men’s and women’s wear where owners Marie and Ian are ready with a warm welcome.
  3. TK Home and Garden—441 Warren Street: The ultimate spot for gifting, this place has all kinds of items perfect for holiday time—beautiful dishware, lush blankets, pillows and throws, a plethora of candles, entertaining pieces and barware, coffee table books, art works, unique jewelry and lavish vintage clothing, you couldn’t ask for more variety! The pleasant shopkeepers are warm and friendly and everything is attractively displayed. This is a place that is perfect for relaxed browsing and taking everything in.
  4. The Quiet Botanist—445 Warren Street: This is a very special floral shop as all the flowers and greenery are dried! Calling themselves a “botanical apothecary,” they offer a wide range of product options beyond flowers such as wellness, pantry and treatments. A long pathway from the sidewalk leads you into an inviting space filled with floor to ceiling wonderment.
  5. September Gallery—449 Warren Street: This modern art gallery sits atop the Olde Hudson Specialty Foods and is a large open space showing local art as well as hosting the Young Hudson Biennial. You just might discover a rising artist here at the start of their career!
  6. Olde Hudson Specialty Foods—449 Warren Street: Downstairs from September Gallery this “market” style grocery has fun and unusual food brands as well as beautifully displayed fresh produce. The cheese counter is a must-visit as well as their companion café with wonderful soups, sandwiches and salads. It’s definitely the neighborhood’s meet-up spot!
  7. Finch Hudson—555 Warren Street: Transplants from Brooklyn, co-owners Andrew Arrick and Michael Hofemann have created a beautifully curated shop full of mid-century furnishings and art along with decorative items, all sourced from around the world. Every item has an artistically written card providing provenance information as well as the period. It’s a fun place to explore the high quality wares. A bonus to the experience is the Finch Clubhouse across the street, a gent’s place intersecting design, well-being and community. You can even get your hair cut in the onsite traditional barbershop!

Hudson is a charming town and this list is just a short selection from the area. There are many places worth visiting and checking out. Hudson has a lot to offer and if you’re looking for a small-town shopping experience, Hudson is the place to be! Happy gifting!

Special Note: Feature Image for this blog post courtesy of The Other Hudson Valley.