Shopping & Retail
When you’re looking for a unique gift, perfect pair of shoes, vintage vinyl, or farmer’s market fare, you’ll find what you’re searching for in Northampton. Wander along Main Street and beyond and pop into the welcoming shops, many of which have been in business for 30 plus years. The retail scene is always growing and changing, and shopping local is always the best option. Check out what’s happening in retail below.
Local Businesses & Retail Shops
We're both a small independent department store and a boutique of epic proportions, specializing in gifts for home, body, and heart - plus Noteworthy, our exquisite stationery department. Come visit and see for yourself!
Provisions… for Pantry and Cellar is Western Massachusetts’ hottest location for fine wines, craft beer, and specialty grocery. Featuring a best-in-the-valley selection of fine cheese and charcuterie, dozens of local and imported ciders & meads, over 50 sake choices, each visit to Provisions is sure to excite your senses and your palate with something new and interesting!
Ananda draws inspiration from natural forms, and the vibrant luminosity of natural gemstones. Many of her pieces contain an original painting on paper, which is set behind glass in sterling silver or 22k gold.
POP-UP at The Hotel Northampton through the end of December! Come enjoy a steaming cup of Tangle's hot chocolate and leave with chocolate gifts. Tues-Thurs 4-7, Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun 10-2. Always available online with shipping and free local pickup. Tangle Chocolate makes handmade 9-calorie fine chocolate slivers that melt on your tongue. We invite you to slow down, savor a sliver, and elevate an ordinary, everyday moment. Also offering intensely rich hot chocolate and other locally-made fine products.
A small bookstore with a loud voice. A resident business in Thornes Marketplace since 1997, Booklink has an extensive array of books and journals and is family friendly with a children’s play area on the second floor!
ASSEMBLE: made and curated by Justin Brown is a gathering of people and objects; a retail experience where furniture, art and materials inspire, provoke imagination and provide unique design solutions for the home. The goal is to offer an independent alternative in both the furniture and gift market, where art and functionality meet. A space to inspire customers to enhance their own spaces with a curated mix of custom, repurposed, handmade and vintage design solutions.
No trip to Northampton is complete without a visit to A2Z Science and Learning Toy Store. Experience an extraordinary inventory of educationally based, high quality toys and games for children of all ages, and for the kid in every adult. An added bonus: Free Modern YoYo Lessons offered three days a week!
A2Z Science & Learning strives to promote fun and play for everyone with game nights, play tables, and a staff that has taken the time to gain the product knowledge and help show you the amazing things sold in every category of toy. We can truly help you find that perfect toy or just help you have a fun afternoon.
Guaranteed to be stocked with the BEST in:
- Educational toys
- Skill toys
- Construction toys
- Flying toys
- Mineral and fossils
- Unique gifts
Come, visit us and join the fun!
Honoring the Seasonal, Ethereal Nature of Flowers.
Forest Flowers is a floral design shop on Market Street in downtown Northampton specializing in weddings & events and serving our community in Western Massachusetts with flowers for all occasions, plants, artist-made vases, and floral styling.
The Source For All Things British & Irish
Come and take a look at all the foods and gifts we have. For Ex-Pats from the UK, and Ireland, we offer all the food you miss from home.
Also there is plenty for the Anglophiles to explore and enjoy.
Today Thornes, under its familiar green awning, teems with traffic exploring the sights, sounds and smells of a contemporary bazaar. Locals and visitors alike are attracted to the vibrant colors and unique merchandise while helpful independent store owners enjoy being able to provide you with the highest quality service.