Throughout the region, you will find specialty stores, craft shops, antique dealers and art galleries catering to a wide variety of interests. These are the places to look for the unusual, the perfectly sublime and the darn good bargain. The entire Kingdom is studded with shops and cottage industries run by artisans, second-hand dealers, farmers and craftspeople who take pride in making things the old-fashioned way.
If you’re fortunate (or you check the local papers) you may also happen onto a local auction, church bazaar or seasonal yard sale. Vermonters have a high regard for quality and authenticity, but they have an even higher regard for good value and their own communities. These less formal shopping venues are popular places for bargain hunting, socializing and passing a pleasant afternoon.