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
Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op is a musical instrument retail store + music school + repair shop in the heart of Northampton, MA. Founded in 1976 / Worker-owned since May 2019.
We're here to nurture a growing, changing, all-ages community of musicians here in the Valley. Come browse, try instruments, sell or consign your old gear, ask questions, or relax on the couch. We sell top brands of guitars, drums, keyboards, amps, pedals, sheet music, accessories, and more. We rent and sell school band instruments. We also have a robust buy/sell/trade/consign program. We carry gear appropriate for beginners, old pros, and anyone in between!
Our MUSIC SCHOOL is currently holding online lessons via Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime with 25+ teachers available. We offer lessons seven days a week on guitar, bass, drums, piano, sax, banjo, ukulele, violin, and more... Find out about our teachers and rates here.