With its many shops lining Main Street, it’s just as easy to spend the afternoon shopping in Cold Spring, NY. We’re big fans of Old Souls, an outdoor-themed shop carrying items for field, stream, camp and home. Taxidermy and historic flags line its walls, and the shop carries its own affordable graphic tees alongside high-end brands like Filson and Topo. Cold Spring General Store has a little bit of everything, from beer and cider to books and apparel. The shop features many local artisans and focuses on selling American, handmade goods with stories behind them. Right next door is Poor George, a perfectly curated shop featuring both vintage and new apparel, jewelry, fun housewares and stationary, and apothecary goods. For the nature lover in your life, get your plant fix at Wyld (weekdays only), or its annex inside Poor George; then stock up at Understory, a market offering low-waste dry goods and bulk refills.
Wynono & Company has some incredible vintage finds and handmade millinery made by the shop’s owner. Split Rock Books is a gem of a bookshop, with well-stocked fiction and an excellent kids’ section, plus a wonderful shop cat named Georgie. For all artists and aspiring artists, Supplies for Creative Living is well worth the visit, guaranteed to whet your creativity with its top art supplies. Speaking of art, Reservoir, which moved to Cold Spring from Beacon, is a great place to buy some. Prices run the gamut, but there are some very affordable items for the amateur collector. It also has the sweetest selection of kids’ apparel. Pink Olive, the go-to gift shop, also has some excellent things for baby, alongside delightful home and desk goods.
Cold Spring Apothecary is a stunner, with lovely beauty products, a salon, and a bulk goods shop for plastic-free living. Book a facial to add some luxury to your daytrip, or stop in to fill your medicine cabinet with the best of the best. For visitors with a car, The Parcel Flower Co. — a five-minute drive from the village — is a great stop for the perfect bouquet.