2010 ILNY Travel Guide - (Page 56)
A concentration of fabulous finds means instant shopping gratification in New York. Smart shoppers turn a passion for value and variety into creative expression in quaint towns, unique cities and designer outlets.
One-of-a-kind creations, inspired by Elbert Roycroft’s Mission-style designs, add to the wow factor at The Copper Shop Gallery, less than an hour from Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Contemporary artisans bring Roycroft’s “head, heart and hand” philosophy into the 21st century with hand-crafted jewelry, furniture, pottery, glass and artwork.
Also in North Creek, shop for supersoft sweaters, blankets, and accessories, woven with wool from Gore Mountain Farm alpacas. The shop sells alpaca yarn, raw fleece, teddy bears and other plush items, too.
In the Greater Niagara region, less than 10 minutes from the Falls, savvy shoppers chill with added value at the 150-store Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls.
A steady trade for quality goods has prospered on Long Island since the days when sea captains first settled there. Chic shoppers can connect to the island’s rich maritime history at antique shops in Greenpoint and Jamesport, both on the North Fork. Decorating divas have to pinch themselves when they get to Hudson, a former whaling town on the Hudson River. Over 60 antique shops, along with galleries and restaurants, line five historic blocks of Warren Street. More than 1,000 dealers clustered along a five-mile stretch of farmland are a roadside rescue of retail therapy at the Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antique Show. The three-day roundup along Route 20 in the Central New York region begins on August 20 this summer. Bloomfield’s Antique Country Mile is a scenic stretch of road in the Finger Lakes region where dozens of dealers have pieced the past together like a puzzle. Bloomfield, a colonial town and centerpiece of this antique shopping magnet, is like time travel with an ATM card.
Horse-drawn buggies and informal signs in front of farmhouse shops are a way of life along New York’s Amish Trail. Buy baked goods, colorful quilts, furniture and other handiwork made with pride by the Hand-made ceramics at the Amish community in the MacKenzie-Childs store in midtown Manhattan are like iloveny.com/shopping Chautauqua-Allegheny region. flower gardens on a plate. Visit the Brand Loyalty gardens that inspired the patterns, along Cheap thrills, with luxury labels, pump with the barn where the pottery is made up the value at New York’s outlet centers. and the furniture painted, at the 65-acre Just minutes from the Long Island farm in the Finger Lakes. The 19-room Expressway, it’s double the pleasure at Victorian farmhouse-turned-showroom, Tanger Outlets, two shopping centers is filled with a delicious collection of with over 165 stores of fashion favorites. whimsical MacKenzie-Childs home Fashionistas from around the world go furnishings and accessories. to Woodbury Common Premium Consumer Confidence Outlets in the Hudson Valley region for designer discount deals. There’s high style among the high peaks at Hudson River Trading Company in The Factory Outlets of Lake George, North Creek in The Adirondacks. four major centers within a half-mile of Handmade oak and hickory rustic-style each other, multiply the heart-pounding furniture, antler-themed lighting, bargains in The Adirondacks region. blankets, and outdoorsy clothing are In the Finger Lakes, price-conscious among the quality finds in this former shopping is guilt-free at Waterloo livery building. Premium Outlets. 56 • 800/CALL-NYS
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