The Best Shopping in the Western Catskills

Fall is for a fresh start—and that typically requires new stuff. We’ve narrowed down the eight best stores in the Catskills and Poconos to spend your time (and money) in. Each are unique, amazing, and without question, worth the trip for all of you stylish beings.

Milkweed 
1019 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431 (570) 253-9400
Camped on Main Street in Honesdale is Milkweed, a colorful treasure trove of knick-knacks, home goods, and billowy clothing. Owner William Anton maintains the old-school charm of the building with a cozy, modern interior and vibrant hues. This is the kind of store you’ll definitely want to drop by to grab a gift, buy a funky potholder, or a new candle.

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Upriver Home 
202 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337 (570) 296-2026
If you’re decorating a new home—or simply in the market for high-end hand soap—this brick-and-mortar retailer in Milford is a must-visit. You’ll find an eclectic array of goods here, from mid century modern chairs, to garden stools and plenty of cookbooks. Best part? The furniture is stylish and affordable, so much so that Upriver maintains a fan-base via their online store. But we suggest you go in person.  

Nest
15 Main St, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 (845) 252-3424
Nest is one of those rare destination stores in which you enter and feel a sudden calm mixed with a primal need to purchase everything. Owned by Anna Bern, former design director at Vogue, this place is a magnificent haven for lifestyle pieces. The prices range from affordable to sort of expensive, but you’ll find quality items here that are entirely one-of-a-kind—think brass chokers from India and sumptuous, leather sling chairs. Nest’s store in Narrowsburg has an array of vintage and bohemian goods, whereas newly opened Nest Livingston Manor is a bit more polished and refined. Either way, win-win.

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Willow & Brown

Willow & Brown 
36 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY 1275 (845) 439-1088
This specialty store carries a handpicked selection of stylish clothing and accessories for both men and women. Willow & Brown is the type of shop you would imagine exists in Manhattan, but in fact sits on a quaint street in Livingston Manor. Score soft, plaid tunics and incredibly stylish rain boots to wear up here or in the city through out the slush season. The vibe is casual and chic—and really close to the Catskill Brewery, because shopping is tiring and beer is good.

The Stonehouse
92 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753 (917) 224-6718
The Stonehouse is a tiny gem owned by fashion and prop stylist, Andrea Menke, a one-time designer for the likes of Bergdorf Goodman and Anthropologie. The Stonehouse is an extension of Menke’s exquisite taste, which includes Morrocan lanterns, gold-painted turtle sculptures, and tons of antique treasures. You’ll find highly curated, unique items here made by an array of designers, from local craftsmen to Brooklyn-based jewelry makers and vintage finds from around the world.

Stewart’s
85 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753 (607) 746-2254
Not to be confused with the convenience store, Stewart’s is a vintage department store in Delhi. This Delaware County shop is a relic in the area, in existence since 1883. The old-timey department store is unique in its nature, with everything from women’s clothing to sewing supplies and antique glasses. At Stewart’s, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time—in a really kitschy, good way.

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Mayer Wasner

MayerWasner 
55 Main St, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 (845) 252-3828
Mayer Wasner is the definition of a boutique: gorgeous, pricy, and impeccably minimalist. For the eco-conscious shopper with a flair for high-end clothing, this is the store for you. Pamela Wasner—owner and designer—houses a selection of organic cottons and soft-breathing fabrics, along with elegant fibers and leathers. The store is very roomy and painted a perfect shade of gray, which makes for a calming shopping experience for sophisticated eyes.

Clove & Creek
73 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (217) 918-1257
Clove & Creek retailers, Scott and Michael, describe themselves as “goods for the home body and spirit” and that’s the sole truth. Clove & Creek are purveyors of Catskill-made products, including wild foraged syrups, handmade bowl sets, and a plethora of marvelously scented items. Located in Kingston, this shop is a major supporter of the community—featuring small photography exhibits of local artists, as well as fresh roasted coffee daily.