- Lovefield Vintage
- Like Lovefield Vintage, pictured above, many Hudson Valley shops and small businesses have closed their storefronts to keep everyone safe during this DCOVID-19 outbreak and are taking to the internet to keep sales going.
Over the past several years, the Main Street shopping experience has helped the Hudson Valley flourish as both a vacation destination and a region where people want to live and raise families.
But in the last two weeks, COVID-19 has thrown the Hudson Valley’s robust, thriving local economy into a tailspin. Between March 15-18, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued statewide directives closing all gyms, theaters, casinos, indoor shopping malls, bowling alleys, and amusement parks, and limiting bars and restaurants to take-out service. All this has ushered in a period of unprecedented economic pressure for the state's small businesses and independent creatives.
The threat of devastation to the small business community is now galvanizing into a movement to save them. Below is a list of some of the Hudson Valley retailers with e-commerce platforms, as well as a few creative approaches to how they’re adjusting to being supported from a (responsible) distance.
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Oblong Books (Millerton and Rhinebeck) is currently offering free shipping via USPS media mail on all orders of books, puzzles, games, and toys through their website. Limited delivery to local addresses is also available. They also offer gift certificates. Look for more announcements and recommendations for ways to support through their Instagram and Facebook pages.
Rough Draft Bar & Books (Kingston) is taking book orders by email and will arrange delivery to anyone within a 30-minute radius of the shop (along with Counter Culture coffee beans and DUB pies.) If you live further away, order online to receive your book in the mail.
Golden Notebook (Woodstock) is selling and shipping books through its online store as well as offering free same-day delivery of anything currently in stock.
Merritt Bookstore (Millbrook) has their inventory of books, puzzles, journals, art supplies, and toys available for purchase online. They’re also accepting phone and email orders and will offer porch pick-up and home delivery by request when they’re able.
Women’s Clothing & Accessories
Birchtree Woodstock (Woodstock), the conscious fashion boutique is currently making virtual Facetime appointments or offering socially distanced private appointments. You can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and leaving a telephone number as well. Their weekly newsletter is also a good place to follow along for updates.
Colorant (Beacon), a women’s clothing and accessories store specializing in natural plant dyes, will be posting new arrivals on their Instagram. Send an email or an Instagram direct message if you see something you like. They offer free shipping on orders over $50 and are offering curbside pick-up at their store. You can also check out their website and buy from there, but the newest inventory information will be on Instagram.
Hudson Square Boutique (Hopewell Junction), a contemporary women’s clothing and accessories shop, is offering free shipping for all online orders with no minimum purchase and they always offer sidewalk pick-up, which they started with busy moms in mind. Orders can also be placed over the phone during business hours at (845) 447-2411.
Hyperbole (Beacon) specializes in original clothing, accessories, art from small designers. You can buy online from their website to ship to your house, or purchase a gift certificate for a friend (or to treat yourself later).
Boutique knitting shop Loopy Mango in Beacon is offering free domestic shipping on orders of $100 or more. Browse from their signature Big Loop yarns, patterns, and DIY kits. The also have free online knitting tutorials.
Real Divas Boutique believes in fun yet functional fashion. You can find their clothing line, along with hair extensions and accessories, on their online store.
River Mint Finery (Kingston), a go-to for chic, high-quality women’s clothing and accessories, is currently offering 25 percent off your entire order through their website with code RMF25 plus free ground shipping on all domestic orders.
Sapling (Rhinebeck), the baby and maternity shop, has free shipping on their website with no order minimum (use code SAPLINGLOVESU), free local delivery within 15 minutes for orders of $50 and up, and 10% off your first order. They’re currently open by appointment for specific needs—just reach out to email@example.com or via Facebook or Instagram. They’re also working on offering virtual storytimes, children's and prenatal yoga via Zoom. Follow along on social media for updates.
The Bra Fit Expert (Beacon) has a website with an updated inventory of bras, lingerie, pjs, swimwear, and more, as well as gift certificates. They’re currently running a sale of 20 percent off plus free shipping with the code spring20.
Unshattered (Hopewell Junction) is a nonprofit handbag studio that employs women recovering from addiction. Order a handmade bag from their website through March 31 and get free shipping with the code TOGETHER.
Men’s Clothing & Accessories
Hamilton & Adams (Kingston), the men’s boutique clothing store, has free shipping on everything on their website (including their now extremely appropriate Upstate & Chill line of apparel) and will be announcing daily specials on their Instagram.
Lovefield Vintage (Kingston) is working on getting an online shop up and running, but they currently recommend you follow them on Instagram for updates and a link in their Instagram bio to purchase gift cards in any amount, which can be used at the shop when they reopen or for anything posted on their Instagram page.
Vaux Vintage (Red Hook) seamlessly combines old and new fashion trends with their vintage pieces. Their online store allows lovers of up cycling to browse their collection of blouses, pants, and mini purses.
Jaymark Jewelers (Cold Spring) website is updating their inventory daily. They’re offering free delivery for all jewelry repairs and custom orders, and you can also book an appointment for a custom design consultation via video chat by email. Check out their website for more information on their on-site repair service, which currently has waived the $75 minimum and will come out to sterilize and clean any gold, silver, or platinum jewelry on request.
Outdoor Gear & Specialty Apparel
Work and play outfitter Kenco (Kingston) is offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more, or free in-store pickup. Sleeping bags, tents, hiking boots, and more are all available for purchase on their website.
Revolution Bicycles (Kingston) has a website where you can browse current inventory and order online for pick up in-store or curbside. They’re also currently offering free delivery to customers who live within 17 miles of the shop.
First Street Dancewear (Saugerties), a shop selling dance and fitness wear for children and adults, announced a discount on all gift cards through their Facebook page. ($20 gift card for just $15 all the way through $100 for just $75.) Call (845) 247-4517 or message them on Facebook to make a purchase through Square.
Teller Hill is here for all of your pet accessory needs. Their online Etsy shop features custom made collars, leashes, and bow ties to keep your four legged friend looking fashionable.
Flowerkraut (Hudson) is currently open for pick-ups from 10am to 4pm Wednesday-Sunday. They’re also offering free deliveries to the greater Hudson area. In addition to the seasonal floral arrangements and sauerkraut for which they’re known, they also have an array of self-care items like soaps, incense, candles, crystals, and cards. Order online or by phone at (518) 821-6716.
Good Old Days ecoFlorist (New Windsor) is doing non-contact deliveries of their sustainably-minded flowers and gifts purchased on their website. For those who call in and wish to pick-up gifts, they’re also offering curbside pick-up. Each order will also include a complimentary packet of dried lavender and a mini cedar smudge bundle.
Jarita’s Florist (Woodstock) is currently offering free delivery on all floral arrangements purchased online. They’ll also deliver to your doorstep with notification to help reduce person-to-person contact.
Food & Beverage
Acorn Hill Goat Farm (Kerhonkson) is a dairy goat farm that makes goat cheese, goat milk yogurt, and goat milk fudge. You can purchase any of their products on their website, and both retail and wholesale customers can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 253-0285.
Catskill Country Store (Catskill) sells specialty cheeses, fresh breads, maple syrup, candles, and more through their online store.
Deer Creek Collective features their collection of medicinal and culinary herbal teas, herbs, CBD infused hemp joints for purchase on their online store.
Kingston Wine Co. (Kingston) is currently offering curbside pick-up, free local delivery on orders of $150 or more, and free shipping on all orders over $300. Order online at the website or call the store at (845) 340-9463.
Kingston-based Monkey Joe Coffee Roasters' online store offers coffee, tea and merchandise. For coffee select from single origin, flavored, or blends, in the grind of your choosing.
North River Roasters (Poughkeepsie) has several options for coffee bean subscriptions on their website, as well as merchandise like hats, mugs, and coffee grinders.
Samuel's Sweet Shop (Rhinebeck) is a quaint little candy shop owned by famed locals Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Their candy boxes and sweet shop swag are available for purchase on their website. Shipping is free for any orders that include any of the eight candy boxes.
Sweets By Cari has an online store where those in need of a sweet treat can buy cookie kits. Check out their website for their Easter pre-sale.
Housewares, Gifts & Furnishings
Blue Cashew Kitchen Homestead (Kingston) is open by appointment only, and they’re offering free local delivery and curbside pick-up of any of their cookbooks, bar supplies, and kitchenware ordered from their online shop.
Backwoods Trading Co (Red Hook) is a quaint country store that sells household wares, soaps, games, and jewelry on their website.
Burkelman (Cold Spring) has an online shop where you can buy candles, pillows, rugs, and other home goods. Two or more candles ships for free.
Cave Glow Studio offers hand poured soy candles made with essential oils. Chose from the four ounce or eight ounce candles on their online shop. All orders qualify for free shipping.
Cheyenne Mallo Pottery makes pottery decorated with the topographical maps of local parks and landmarks. Their collection is available on their Etsy store, and their national parks collection can be found online at Uncommon Goods.
Counterev Furniture (Kingston) just completed a major overhaul of their website that allows for full digital customization of all their furniture. They’re also planning a sale, which they’ll announce in the next few days to encourage home shoppers.
Dreaming Goddess (Poughkeepsie), the specialty shop that sells an eclectic mix of clothing, gifts, and self-care items like crystals, essential oils, candles, tarot cards, and more is working to get more products added to their website, where they sell a selection of their inventory alongside offer gift certificates. Individuals can also schedule tarot and psychic readings, which can be conducted over the phone. Calling the shop at (845) 473-2206 to find out more.
Hammertown Barn (Pine Plains) sells a variety of contemporary and vintage furniture, as well as home wares, gifts, and more. They currently have free shipping on everything purchased from their website.
HVNY has an eclectic collection of locally made goods and artwork. Their online store offers everything from catnip and CBD muscle rubs to sun catchers and jewelry.
The ethically-made homegoods from Minna (Hudson) are currently 20 percent off on their website with the code SMALLBIZ. The queer-owned shop specializes in handwoven textiles, ceramics, rugs, and more.
Oliver & Chatfield (Newburgh) is offering local delivery of kitchen wares, books, home decor, and more purchased on their website to Cornwall, Newburgh, New Windsor, Beacon, and West Point for just $5. They’re also working with other Newburgh-based businesses to do group deliveries, and they’re bringing back their “You Buy The Card, I’ll Fill It Out For You” custom greeting card service—a great gift for Mother’s Day and other holidays and birthdays. Follow along on Instagram for updates.
Paper Trail (Rhinebeck), the self-described “emporium of fine paper, wedding invitations, fanciful jewelry, and stylish gifts” is currently offering free shipping on all orders on their website until March 27.
Samantha French creates oil and gauche paintings that breathe a breath of fresh summer air into any space. You can buy her prints on her online store, and free shipping is available.
SO Handmade makes handmade children's toys and play mats, which are available for purchase on their website.
Valley Variety (Hudson) has an online shop where you can buy a selection of the lifestyle products and other small wares from the store. It's also a great place to browse the furniture and lighting from the individual makers and international brands they work with. Follow their Instagram for updates.
Winter Sun Summer Moon (Rhinebeck), the gifts and clothing boutique, is shipping orders on their website for free, and is advertising special sales on their Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also reach out to them via social media for specific requests.
Wishbone Letterpress (Kingston) is offering 20 percent off on orders of over $10 placed through their Etsy shop through Sunday March 22 with the code SENDLOVE20. Watch their Facebook for tips on ways to keep in touch with loved ones right now by sending a handwritten card or note.
Thruway Ace Hardware (Walden) is set up for online purchases through their website, which you can pick up in-store or curbside, or have delivered. When you arrive, call (845) 778-6634 and they’ll bring your order to your car. Ace rewards members also receive free delivery to their homes on qualifying orders of $50 or more.
World's Coolest Rain Gauge Company (Gardiner) usually does a lot of their business with wholesalers, so check out their website for their inventory of copper and resin rain gauges to add to your backyard. Free shipping on any order.
Darkside Records (Poughkeepsie) is offering curbside pick-up 10am-6pm, as well as free shipping, and free delivery on all orders of vinyl records, cds, headphones, movies, gifts, and more placed on their website or ordered via phone at (845) 452-8010, social media, or email at email@example.com. They also just introduced virtual shopping, where you can do a live video chat via FaceTime, Facebook messenger, or Instagram video with an employee in-store who will walk around and show you anything you’d like to see.
Pause Dog Boutique offers Honest Kitchen brand dog food, biscuits, chews, CBD remedies, toys, and leashes for your pup available for purchase online. The Pause Dog Box, also available through online order, includes a well rounded selection of toys, treats, and accessories.
The Mac Works (KIngston) is currently offering 50 percent off all their support services, which includes remote support for iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, and software. They’re also considering barters for goods and services, so reach out if you have a service to trade right now.