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,

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


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,

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


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

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


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,

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,

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


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