Northampton Shopping Guide

With more than a dozen colleges in the vicinity, the friendly stores here draw students seeking hip, affordable buys.

Cathy Cross

A downtown legend that specializes in feminine labels with eclectic flourishes: Harkham, Tree, Cynthia Steffe, and Porridge.
151 Main St., 413-586-9398, cathycrossfashion.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Essentials

This gift emporium holds witty offerings like handknit slippers designed to look like sneakers and ingenious mini purses that organize all of your bag essentials.
88 Main St., 413-584-2327, shopessentials.net

Products: Shoes, Bags, Beauty, Furniture, Linens, Tabletop, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Faces

An enormous, two-level multi-department store devoted to of-the-moment, under-$50 clothing and fun housewares.
175 Main St., 413-584-4081, facesmainst.com/store/

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Tabletop, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Scandihoovias

Discover a batch of home accessories and jewelry by esteemed Nordic brands including Holmegaard, Marimekko, Iittala, Pilgrim, and Normann Copenhagen.
22 Strong Ave., 413-586-0002, scandihoovians.com

Products: Bags, Jewelry, Decorative/Lighting, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Sid Vintage

Winning vintage spot with retro printed skirts, leather jackets, and batwing sweaters on the racks—and rock and roll on the sound system.
18 Crafts Ave., 413-582-9880, sid-vintage.com

Products: Denim, Vintage, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Unite

The best place in town for artist-made T-shirts and sneakers from underground streetwear brands.
202 Main St., 413-585-5774

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique