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Shopping! So fun, yet so strategic. With so many options to shop on Main Street, we compiled a Shopping Guide for your shopping and bookmarking pleasure! Save this in Pinterest or on your phone to refer back to as you shop! Before we get started, here are a few things we thought about while compiling the Shopping Guide..

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reMADE
133 Main St. 
Welcome to Main Street Liz Ferrara, a designer in the former co-op space that was inside of Clay, Wood and Cotton. reMADE's shelves showcase the creative work of craftspeople, artisans, and makers from the Hudson Valley of New York State. Their mission is to promote Hudson Valley makers and help them build their small businesses. Their belief: "Together we can continue to grow the hand crafted market by encouraging our customers to shop small and shop local!"
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square.
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SPECIAL FEATURE

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Layering season is upon us! The least bulky fabric you could use to stay warm is silk, and reMADE has them made by Patty Villanova of Silkworth in Cold Spring, NY.  Lots of patterns and designs available, including this fish.


Mountain Tops
144 Main St.
(845) 831-1997
PrAna, Patagonia, Keen and many of your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) other brands are in this small but packed shop. Find boots, walking shoes and hiking shoes, and the socks to match. And find boots and socks for wee ones as well. As always, socks are buy four pairs, get the fifth free!

COLORANT
145 Main St.
Colorant is a high-end fashion boutique that Beaconites first knew as a pop-up shop. Now, the shop has rooted its concept store here permanently. Inside the store, you will find silks, cotton, cashmere, and wool garments that were hand-dyed by COLORANT using colors from naturally derived ingredients, including indigo, weld and madder root. They delight in the unpredictable nature of a color, depending on where and how the material was grown. Select from COLORANT's own designer label, as well as other designers carried in the store.

Nella Bellas Boutique
155 Main St.
(845) 838-3833
Nella Bella's Boutique is a women's and teens' boutique. The boutique is filled with unique finds, hand-picked by the owner herself. The shop has friendly prices for great fashion.

Lorraine Tyne
161 Main St.
(845) 418-5LTS
This bridal boutique started as a bling boutique, selling custom designed jewelry by the three sisters who own the store. Brides shopping their wedding collection, which includes tiaras, necklaces, bracelets and rings, also asked for wedding gowns. Lorraine Tyne now offers a collection of  wedding gowns, both new off the rack and consigned. As is true to their brand, you will find a price range that works for any budget. Look for the hand-made tiaras designed by local artists in the Hudson Valley.

River Winds Gallery
172 Main St.
(845) 838-2880
River Winds Gallery is the brightly lit gallery you see as you first drive or walk into Beacon. Always festive, their window is twinkling each night with lighting and wearable art found within. Oh yes, you will find large or small canvas paintings here, but you will also find jewelry (from metalsmiths and glassworkers) from sought-after designers.

A Classic Couture Fashion Boutique
178 Main Street
845-831-3500
Sought after by clients up and down the Hudson River, Leah Clifford, owner of A Classic Couture Fashion Boutique, is a merchandise appraiser who travels locally and to Europe to find high pieces for her store. She has dressed actors looking for a special piece for their wardrobe, and supplied styles to costume designers looking for that perfect fit for a film shoot or dramatic production. A Classic Couture Fashion Boutique is a well-stocked, ever-changing collection of high end couture designers, including Chanel, Versace, Hermès, Gucci, Givenchy, Christian Dior, and many more. Leah is also known for her window dressing, as you may see people who have stopped to watch her fit a lacy corset on a dress form, or place a pair of Prada shoes next to one of the many couture hats she has inside.


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Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
(845) 838-2020
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A collection of fine eyewear curated from international designer collections and custom fit by expert Opticians. Finding your perfect eyewear at Luxe Optique begins with a personalized consultation by an expert Optician. Your eyewear will be hand selected to elevate your style and compliment your personality. Your lenses will be custom designed for optimal vision and aesthetics. Comprehensive eye exams available by our professional doctors of Optometry. Full range of contact lenses available.
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery.

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Watch out - if you're on the street wearing your frames from Luxe Optique, we just may snap a picture! Spotting artistic frames in Beacon has become a thing now, thanks to Luxe for transforming the way many wear glasses. Please take a selfie of yourself and email it into editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com or tag us in Instagram!


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-3206

Named after the Latin meaning of Bellus, the most beautiful, charming, or engaging woman or girl among a number: the belle of the ball, the boutique Bellus on Beacon's West End of town is rooted deeply in offering the most beautiful accessories, high end-clothing for women and men, and some home decor. Created and curated by Irma and Debbie (Irma is the mother of Ricardo Fuentes Junior of Fabhaus), Bellus is a work of passion for Irma and Debbie, who are fascinated by clothing, and why and how it is created and worn. Which is good for you, because you will find artfully shaped shirts, skirts and shoes in the store. They have deeply analytical minds that are enlightened by engineering, from their years in the semiconductor business. It is also present in the inventory, which includes the most unusual potpourri made from flowers still intact - and moist - that take five years to make. The intricacy of jewelry and other items in the shop is incredible, and you must come in to see for yourself.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.

SPECIAL FEATURE

If you have seen these rings in the window of Bellus, go in now and slip them on your finger. Beautiful, sophisticated and unique, these rings by Andronike, a NY based designer jewelry brand, are inspired by art, contemporary design and architecture, with an emphasis on craftsmanship and enduring quality.


Live Your Life Gear
Shambhala Wellness Center
4 South Chestnut Street
Live Your Life Gear hopes to inspire others to embrace life.  All types of pants, hoodies, kimonos, long sleeve, short sleeve, tanks, back packs, and the cutest stuffed animals! We have women’s, men’s, kids ... plus sizes too! 

Howling at the Edge of Chaos
428 Main St
Life is art. Art is life. Art isn’t just what you put on your walls. It’s what you hold in your hands in the morning sipping coffee, it’s the leather bag you carry on your shoulder everyday, the pin you wear on your jacket expressing your thoughts, the necklace you put on as you walk out the door to meet your girlfriends. You should be surrounded by unique, beautiful wares, pieces that make you smile, laugh, feel strong, empowered, or make you dream. Howling at the Edge of Chaos carries unique finds for those that want to HOWL their TRUTH. Items might include but not limited to: Jewelry, Pottery, Handbags, Textiles, Paintings, Photographs, Cards, Pins, Patches. Stop by if you’re curious.

NFP
457 Main St.
(646) 823-3274
For those who like the cozy, sexy, sleek sweater look, this is a must-shop. Super cool, unique and high-fashion sweaters and knitwear are designed by Gail Travis. Those who are from New York City may have seen NFP in stores and at high-end markets.

Reservoir & Wood
460 Main St.
Reservoir & Wood is a lifestyle boutique of the modern, mid-century, rustic and inspired. The clothing is high-end design and is pretty dope. Find fashions for women, men, baby, and some household.

Lauren & Riley
The Beacon Candle Company
462 Main St.
(845) 831-3862
A hip little shop to find bling, dresses, and sometimes tops and sweaters. You'll discover perfumes and lotions and girly things, yet for those who love the skull and crossbones, you'll also see some punk designs as well. Also find an assortment of tea and honey, wallets, and other unexpected adornments like cufflinks and jewelry. 

Lauren and Riley has also just launched their very own product line: Beacon Candle Company. Owner Kim is now head dipper and maker of beeswax candles, a recipe she is devoted to for the benefits the burning beeswax releases into the air to naturally purify it and help reduce allergens.

Echo Beacon
470 Main St.
(845) 440-0047
Women can find complete outfits in Echo. From skinny pencil skirt/dresses, to stretchy tops, to slouchy sweaters. Also check out a line of shoes from Fly London and other brands. Oh, and there's the lip gloss, purses, nail polish, and more.

The Bra Fit Expert
470 Main St. (inside of Echo Beacon, in the back, near the fitting rooms)
Women's wardrobes are complete with a variety of bras to choose from, including stretch lace, underwire, strapless, and more. This permanent pop-up bra shop was opened by Christina Faraj, a professional bra fitter who started her career 20 years ago as a bra fitter in the Nordstrom lingerie department who then specialized in post-mastectomy fittings. Appointment is not needed, but is very useful for getting the perfect fit and lift out of your bra.


Style Storehouse
484 Main Street, Beacon NY
(845) 220-8808

Style Storehouse is the destination for denim and all that match it in Beacon. Find brands including Free People, Hardtail Forever, Chaser LA, Mother Denim, BB Dakota, 7 For All Mankind, and more. This style source is serious about bringing "sexy" into "casual and comfortable". From dressy sweatpants, super soft t-shirts,  quilted corduroy jackets, to sequin mini dresses, you will find several key pieces that you can wear many ways in your wardrobe, and at friendly prices. Be sure to check the sale rack outside.
Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle, and across the street from the old Mattawan Station.
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SPECIAL FEATURE

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The weather is still indecisive enough to wear this Florence Mini Dress by MinkPink. It is fully lined with neck cut-outs, elastic waist, button sleeves and back keyhole with button closure. Wear with tall boots, jeans or leggings!


The Blushery
528 Main Street
(845) 765-2223
You will recognize this shop from A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide as the source for brow and lip waxes and a walk-in makeup counter and consultation. However, The Blushery offers accessories that make any girly-girl happy on a day out shopping, including hand-crocheted barefoot sandals (yes...go in to see what we mean), iPhone covers and jewelry.


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Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street
845-765-2900
info@lambshill.com
www.lambshillbridalboutique.com

In what is quickly becoming one of Beacon's most niche bridal brands, Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique is the wedding gown extension of the Lambs Hill equestrian themed wedding venue located on Mt. Beacon overlooking the city. This bridal boutique is located in the newest storefronts in the heart of Beacon at 1 East Main, where you have easy access to finding other wedding services in the area. 

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique has a modern farm chic/rustic glam look and carries about 50 of the latest designs in bridal fashion. The boutique is small so that they can consistently be changing out designs to keep up with the latest trends. Prices range from $1200 to $2000 on average. Look for lines like Lillian West, Justin Alexander Signature, Justin Alexander, Sincerity and Sweetheart to start out. The Justin Alexander Company shot their Lillian West line at Lambs Hill because the rustic and natural look was a perfect fit for that line. Your dream dress could be a part of this experience as well!

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SPECIAL FEATURE
The Justin Alexander Trunk Show is this weekend - October 20-22. The Justin Alexander company is showing their entire line of the Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Lambs Hill Briday Boutique. Special discounts are available for purchases made this weekend. Walk-ins welcome!


King + Curated
1 East Main St.
This new shop located on the far east end of Beacon's Main Street is the blended concept store of two Fashion Institute of Technology artists: jewelry designer Lauren Decker and wedding photographer Alicia King. Look for Lauren's fine line "Duende" carried in the store, and her Turquoise and Diamond collection of earrings, necklaces and rings. On the walls, look for Alicia's first body of artistic photography, where Alicia has captured the beauty in the old ruins of Madam Brett Park in Beacon, NY. Meet with either Lauren or Alicia for your wedding jewelry or photography needs in the lounge located right in the store. Alicia is in on Mondays for photography consultations.

Gwenno James
17 East Main St.
(845) 202-3224
Gwenno James' signature designs incorporate hand-dyed and hand-printed fabrics, all crafted at her studio and boutique in Beacon, New York. Using traditional textile techniques such as silk-screening, marbling and blueprinting, Gwenno considers each fabric piece as a fluid canvas onto which an original surface design emerges...one color, one brushstroke, one imprint at a time.

Vintage:Beacon
478 Main St.
(845) 202-7172
A stylist-edited consignment and resale boutique, specializing in women's vintage and designer fashion. It's a cozy space that owner Angela Hastings stocks full of amazing finds.

KAIGHT
512 Main St.
Originally from Brooklyn, this Beacon location of high-end design that you'll find in KAIGHT celebrates designers and locally made fashion. It is a boutique for collectors of clothing and jewelry, and those who value fashion-forward clothing. KAIGHT values local production in the United States, organic textiles, reclaimed materials, fair trade, and zero waste. Inside of the spacious shop with high ceilings and exposed brick, you will also find a perma-pop-up shop from Young and Abel. This display is an outpost of Young and Abel's Lower East Side location that hosts independent and emerging designers in apothecary, jewelry, pottery, clothing and other delightful options.

reMADE
133 Main St. 
Welcome to Main Street Liz Ferrara, a designer in the former co-op space that was inside of Clay, Wood and Cotton. reMADE's shelves showcase the creative work of craftspeople, artisans, and makers from the Hudson Valley of New York State. Their mission is to promote Hudson Valley makers and help them build their small businesses. Their belief: "Together we can continue to grow the hand crafted market by encouraging our customers to shop small and shop local!"
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square.
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Special Feature

Weird Beard can be back in your bathroom or other room in the house needing to be rid of weird smells, with their hand-poured soy candles made in small batches in Troy, NY.  No need to travel, just go to reMADE!


Mountain Tops
144 Main St.
(845) 831-1997
Easily find a gift for the man in your life. Camping gear usually means gadgets that men love, like propane, headlamps (lights you wear on your head!), manly slippers, sunglasses, hats, and much more. And of course, flannel. As always, socks are buy four pairs, get the fifth free, especially the Smart Wool brand that is available in several thicknesses depending on the temperature and preference of your man's feet.
Open 7 days


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-3206
Although name suggests beautiful women, Bellus was created by a man who loves engineering. So you know his attention to detail is serious. All products are carefully selected and come from artisans in their fields. Brands include bison leather bags made from Deluth and ties from Pineda Covalin, as well as other labels that may be come your favorite. For more of a background on Bellus, see their description up in this Guide in the Ladies section.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.

Special Feature

Meet "The Matador," the backpack that fits into the palm of your hand. Yes - this backpack squishes up into a little ball to fit inside of your pocket when you're not using it. We know! Amazing. The people at Bellus aren't just into extreme style, they are into extreme function. Don't believe us? Check out Matador, and then Go Local and buy it at Bellus on Main.


Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
(845) 838-2020
Men will find plenty of fashionable options in Luxe Optique with knowledgeable opticians to tell it like it is when determining if a particular frame is the right shape and color for your face. Men with discerning tastes for sunglasses will find a high-end selection here. Those who need contact lenses can also get the eye exam here, and Luxe Optique will price-match 1-800-Contacts when you order through them.
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Reservoir & Wood
460 Main St.
The jackets for men that you will find in Reservoir & Wood will give your man a unique look. This is the store for the stylish but rugged man.

Echo Beacon
470 Main St.
(845) 440-0047
No need to sacrifice high fashion in low temperatures: New to Echo is a men's line of coats and heavy-duty gloves, as well as scarves and hats.

reMADE
133 Main St. 
Welcome to Main Street Liz Ferrara, a designer in the former co-op space that was inside of Clay, Wood and Cotton. reMADE's shelves showcase the creative work of craftspeople, artisans, and makers from the Hudson Valley of New York State. Their mission is to promote Hudson Valley makers and help them build their small businesses. Their belief: "Together we can continue to grow the hand crafted market by encouraging our customers to shop small and shop local!"
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square.
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Is it a speaker? Is it a record? Introducing the Upcycled Vinyl Record Bowl handmade by Keith Decent for the record collector in your life. How does he make it? Stop into reMADE this weekend to find out more.


Knot Too Shabby
155 Main St.
(845) 440-8001
Knot Too Shabby is the first and only Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan Stockist in the Southern Hudson Valley area.  Read more about the store’s grand opening in this article.
 
Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St.
(845) 440-0068
In one word: Beautiful. Anything you find in Hudson Beacon Glass is special, from ornaments to wind chimes to large platters. As with many of the galleries in Beacon, the art you find here may be acclaimed worldwide. Their studio glass blowers include those who have created major architectural installations and have crewed with Dale Chihuly. Stop in to find blown glass objects of all kinds, from lights to bowls to wind chimes and ornaments. Do investigate their extensive jewelry case for jewelry from local designers. Special for the holidays: Don't miss the glass-blown ornament days, where you or your child can blow into an ornament and preserve the breath forever.

Notions-N-Potions
175 Main St.
(845) 765-2410
Where the motorcycle enthusiast and the spiritualist come together! Notions-N-Potions makes products that are handcrafted using only the finest herbs, essential oils and fragrance oils, and are made in the store. Find apparel, books, candles, helmets, herbs, pocketbooks, incense, tarot cards, and more.

Dream in Plastic
177 Main St.
(845) 632-3383
An addictive shop for items you never realized you needed, until you wanted everything in sight. Full of whimsical items like oversized cupcake pillows, mugs, goofy to-do list pads, and more. And socks. Lots of really cool socks. You can find something for anyone on your holiday list.


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-3206

Named after the Latin meaning of Bellus, the most beautiful, charming, or engaging woman or girl among a number: the belle of the ball, the boutique Bellus on Beacon's West End of town is rooted deeply in offering the most beautiful accessories, high end-clothing for women and men, and some home decor. 

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You may want to pick these mushrooms and eat them one by one, and you may even have a recipe from @nerdswithknives that you want to try them with, but caution: these 'shrooms are carved from wood and are extremely attractive when on display in your home. Only at Bellus on Main.




Flora Garden and Home
197 Main St.
(845) 764-1886
This shop on Main Street (in the former Mad Dooley gallery space) showcases more than plants with its simple, spare design. Staghorns and succulents share space with gardening tools, fresh-cut flowers, and vintage gifts. Check back frequently for classes (a recent one covered terrarium-making) and art shows.

Beacon D'Lights
327 Main St.
(845) 831-7421
Beacon D'Lights started as a home-based business in founder Donna Trappe's home where she hand poured soy candles. After three years, she outgrew the space and opened up the shop on Main Street we all know today. Find seasonal decorations for major holidays and a large variety of scented candles in this cozy space with a country decor. Read our coverage of their 10th Anniversary!

Howling at the Edge of Chaos
428 Main St
Life is art. Art is life. Art isn’t just what you put on your walls. It’s what you hold in your hands in the morning sipping coffee, it’s the leather bag you carry on your shoulder everyday, the pin you wear on your jacket expressing your thoughts, the necklace you put on as you walk out the door to meet your girlfriends. You should be surrounded by unique, beautiful wares, pieces that make you smile, laugh, feel strong, empowered, or make you dream. Howling at the Edge of Chaos carries unique finds for those that want to HOWL their TRUTH. Items might include but not limited to: Jewelry, Pottery, Handbags, Textiles, Paintings, Photographs, Cards, Pins, Patches. Stop by if you’re curious.

13th Floor
456 Main St.
New Mid-Century furniture store featuring curated by David Starr, specializing in vintage/modern furniture from the 50s-80s.

Denise Gianna Designs
494 Main St.
(845) 216-4196
Beacon's Only Interior Design Studio:Shop. Featuring distinctive, uncommonly up-cycled early to mid century furniture, recycled home goods; vintage furniture & accessories by Jenn Casamassima & River Valley Keepsakes, home fabrics & Wise Owl furniture paint & supplies. Residential & commercial interior design, redecoration & staging services, custom wall finishes, custom/semi-custom draperies, etc. by our in-house seamstress, upholstery & more available by chance or appointment. 

Raven Rose
474 Main St.
(845) 765-8660
info@ravenrosebeacon.com
Raven Rose is a beautiful floral boutique offering both floral arrangements and gifts for the home. Formerly known as La Bella Rose, Raven Rose is filled with succulents and unusual and highly curated items you'd want in your life. A full service florist, you have access to creative arrangements from owner Courtney Sedor. Learn about her tips and design ideas, like using the thistle in a floral bouquet in order to add depth and texture.

Utensil
480 Main St.
(845) 202-7181
Utensil is the home chef's go-to store for anything you need in the kitchen, from honey, to french presses, to wooden pizza peels (aka giant spatula). Owner Emily is fierce in the kitchen, and can direct you to just the right kitchen accessory for what you are making. Insider Tip: If you love More Good Syrups but need an instant carbonation maker and refills to make your root beer, Utensil has it.

After the Barn
508 Main St.
(845) 202-7146
Live the reclaimed life at After the Barn, where you can find beautiful tables, chairs and other pieces of furniture made from dismantled old barns. But that's if you didn't want to make it yourself. Owner Bob Staab brings his finds back to the shop, including collectibles like printer's keys with different fonts, wooden crates, lights, and more. After the Barn brings new life to old barns by painstakingly dismantling barns and turning them into fine furniture, flooring, cabinets - even birdhouses.

FABHAUS
45 Beekman St. (near the train station and 2-Way Brewing)
(845) 440-7090
FABHAUS Beacon is a creative store that sells meticulously designed products and offers Hudson Valley residents an opportunity to make their own ideas a reality. With the FABHAUS in-store laser cutter, customers can have objects fabricated from a wide variety of materials, or customize their existing gear by laser engraving. Great place for a custom-made holiday ornament!

SALLYEANDER
1 East Main Street
(315) 343-0793

SallyeAnder has been a handmade skincare company since 1982. Customers rely on them to keep their skincare pure, and safe from common allergens. They are family owned and operated, made in New York State for the past 30 years. Their business has been dedicated to the practice of fair trade sourcing, and using functional ingredients. They produce hypoallergenic products in small batches with the highest quality ingredients.
 

Beacon Bath & Bubble
458 Main St.
(845) 440-6782
Bubbles and soaps of all shapes, sizes and colors. Be sure to look in the back, it's where they make all of their soaps! Soapy bubbles aren't al you'll find inside of this large and roomy store - put your feet up in their patio chairs and enjoy a nice cold vintage soda from the large selection they carry. And now, check the freezer for ice cream! A real soda pop shop experience, where you can also get bubble bath and soap with toys molded in.

reMADE
133 Main St. 
Welcome to Main Street Liz Ferrara, a designer in the former co-op space that was inside of Clay, Wood and Cotton. reMADE's shelves showcase the creative work of craftspeople, artisans, and makers from the Hudson Valley of New York State. Their mission is to promote Hudson Valley makers and help them build their small businesses. Their belief: "Together we can continue to grow the hand crafted market by encouraging our customers to shop small and shop local!"
OPEN
Mon 10am-5pm
Wed-Thurs 11am-7pm
Fri-Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
Closed Tuesday

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Mountain Tops
144 Main St.
(845) 831-1997
For the little camper in your life, or the wee one who just wants a cool water bottle. Mountain Tops has a cute and durable selection of kids booties, socks and slippers, as well as backpacks, hats and more.


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-3206
Although name suggests beautiful women, Bellus was created by a man who loves engineering. So you know his attention to detail is serious. All products are carefully selected and come from artisans in their fields. Brands include bison leather bags made from Deluth and ties from Pineda Covalin, as well as other labels that may be come your favorite. For more of a background on Bellus, see their description up in this Guide in the Ladies section.

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Dress Season is here!  Bellus on Main has high-fashion for women, but included in their collection is this adorable, flouncy dress for kids as well in various sizes. It's wise to peek onto all of the shelves and racks at Bellus, because you never know what you might find from these collectors of fashion from all over the world.


Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
(845) 838-2020
Kids will find a wide selection of frames they can try on and identify with at Luxe Optique. This convenient glasses boutique also has a doctor who can give your child an eye exam right in the back of the store, and then you're ready to go with picking out a frame and getting that prescription filled.
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Vision changes and so do kid's favorite glasses. Luxe Optique has kids frames for $199 with a 2 year scratch warranty and an easy $25 eye exam right in the store. Cuteness!


Trendy Tots Take Two
296 Main St.
(845) 838-2200
This unique infants and children's consignment boutique sells new and gently used children's apparel and gear for your little ones. Very friendly pricing, and a source for big- and little-ticket items, from pack-n-plays to mittens.

Play
167 Main St.
(845) 838-2134
Don't be fooled by the name - Play is for adults and kids. Play is a toy store that has something fun for everyone, of any age. Retro toys like slime balls and metal lunch boxes, fun books like Regretsy (and some books with titles we can't publish here!), a wide selection of wall art, hanging beads for doorways, jewelry, games, books, artwork, rare candy, tricks & novelties galore. Be sure to check out their darkroom in the back for electricity balls and other glowing things. If you have a creative girl on your list, there are many design books available for her to draw in.


Beacon Bath & Bubble
458 Main St.
(845) 440-6782
Bubbles and soaps of all shapes, sizes and colors. An easy spot for picking up soap with toys in it, or bubble bath.

Echo Beacon
470 Main St.
(845) 440-0047
Ho Ho Ho, so many choices. Echo specializes in toys from Calico Critters and Melissa & Doug, as well as retro Fisher Price favorites from your childhood. Train sets galore, and if you're into educational toys, owner Karen has selected some of the best games.

Lauren & Riley
462 Main St.
(845) 831-3862
The perfect spot for a holiday dress for a little girl. Owner Kim also has a daughter, so the wardrobe she makes available for your toddler is one you'll want to pick up, then show off in pictures.

Reservoir & Wood
460 Main St.
A high-end boutique with adorable pajamas, leggings and other clothes for a new baby or funky toddler. The baby clothes and leggings you'll find here are a perfect gift for the most perfect parent on your list. You'll also find belly cincher secrets for the fashion-conscious pregnant lady.

Waddle n Swaddle
484 Main St.
(845) 831-5952
Waddle n Swaddle is a natural parenting store and wellness boutique, focusing on the essential needs of mama, child and the "naturally modern family." They hand-pick eco-friendly toys, maternity/nursing bras and clothing, baby carriers, feeding supplies, potties, cloth diapers, swaddles, gear and more.

American Gypsy Vintage
263 Main St.
(845) 440-3670
A little bit country, a little bit rock & roll. From bohemian to bike, this boutique sells a well-edited assortment of vintage and contemporary designers. In addition to running the shop, owner Nicole Alyse is also a sought-after personal style blogger who does photo shoots in Beacon and New York city. For inspiration or fashion envy, find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Blackbird Attic
442 Main St.
(845) 418-4840
Michelle Caves' consignment boutique is an orderly, well-curated mix of reasonably priced modern, vintage, and designer clothing and furniture/decor pieces.

Vintage:Beacon
478 Main St.
(845) 202-7172
A stylist-edited consignment and resale boutique, specializing in women's vintage and designer fashion. It's a cozy space that owner Angela Hastings stocks full of amazing finds.

Mountain Tops
144 Main St.
(845) 831-1997
Kayaks, canteens, non-electric coffee makers, hats, river shoes, disc (Frisbee) golf, you name it. If you want to climb a mountain or go camping, this is your store. As always, socks are buy four pairs, get the fifth free!

Peoples Bicycle
430 Main St.
(845) 765-2487
An old-school bike shop with new-school style. Find a wide range of bikes, from custom-built heavy-duty cargo bikes to kids’ tricycles. Visit the beautiful new Main Street storefront to meet all the dudes and dudettes who make and maintain these beautiful bikes!

Beacon Natural Market
348 Main St.
(845) 838-1288
Though you will find organic produce here, you will also find heavy-duty men's and women's jackets and shirts. If your favorite person is a fan of sturdy hemp material, then this is a good place to swing by to choose from a carefully selected stock of outdoor-wear.

Artisan Wine
180 Main St.
(845) 440-6923
Artisan Wine collects the best value wines, passionately made ciders and small-batch spirits they can find. The proprietors are CIA graduates and built a gourmet kitchen in the back of their shop to host free wine & food tastings. Experts in pairing your food with the best wine, champagne or spirit. From simple well-balanced reds for Tuesday night pizza, to naturally fermented skin-contact whites from the new wave in California, to wild-foraged hard apple ciders, to our favorite small grower Champagnes, and everything in between.

Scarborough Fare
257 Main St.
(845) 831-7247
Scarborough Fare has a large selection of gourmet olive oils and vinegars, while their shelves are stocked with local and imported goods. Want to impress the foodie on your gift list with flavorful olive oil or vinegar? You pour the oil into a bottle that you can bring home and back for a refill. Try their Pumpkin Spice Vinegar to transform your baking, and see our recipe for using the fermented treat to bake banana bread. While visiting, enjoy a tasting of their enormous collection of pastas, sea salts and spices.

Beacon Pantry
382 Main St.
(845) 440-8923
Known for carrying French and Italian delectables, Beacon Pantry is a great idea source to put together eclectic gift baskets for the foodie in your life. They have wonderful gift boxes for every type: pasta lover, Francophile, tea drinker, chocolate lover, cheese lover and more.

Drink More Good
383 Main St.
(845) 797-1838
Drink More Good produces small-batch soda syrups, tisane concentrates, and cocktail bitters that are thoughtfully handcrafted using organic ingredients. Their ginger syrup is also a great addition to veggie juices and smoothies! The shop also carries a gigantic selection of herbs, in bulk so you can buy as much or as little as you need!

Alps Sweet Shop
269 Main St.
(888) 442-2577
Chocolate crafted in small batches, with fresh ingredients, attention to detail and respect to tradition, Alps Sweet Shop hand-makes over 100 different confections.

The Beacon Barkery
192 Main St.
(845) 440-7652
It’s unique place to find the coolest gourmet cookies and treats in the Hudson Valley - for your beloved furry ones! Favorite treats include “Cannolis,” “Peanut Butter Puppies,” and “Tail Bangers” for dogs and “Bonito Flakes” and seafood treats for cats. Also find leashes, collars, and clothes. Beacon Barkery carries frozen raw food in bags and in bones.

Feeds R Us
351 Main Street
845-765-8285
Located in the middle of Main Street, near other errand destinations like the dry cleaner and Twins Barber Shop, Feeds R Us carries a wide variety of high-level dog and cat food brands. They do offer frozen raw food.

Hudson Valley Vinyl
267 Main St.
844-HV-VINYL
Hudson Valley Vinyl pays top cash for your vinyl records whether it be LPs, 45s or 12" single! We come to you so no need to load up that car!

Jake's Main Street Music
393 Main St.
(845) 765-8548
A music store and stringed instrument shop featuring quality new, used, vintage and consigned stringed instruments as well as music lessons.They also carry a wide variety of strings and accessories, art, gifts, CDs and vintage vinyl recordings. It's a relaxed, low-pressure shop where visitors are encouraged to stay a while and try things.

Beacon Soundworks
395 Main Street
(845) 831-9000
Beacon has a recording studio! Soundproofed to inhibit unwanted frequencies, and capture clean, natural sounding sounds. Also available is a Rehearsal studio for practicing or giving private lessons. They boast being budget-friendly, so if you've been playing in your garage and want to step it up, give them a call. Beacon Soundworks often participates in Second Saturday with a gallery showing or musical event happening, so keep your eye open for live opportunities to interact.

Lord of the Strings
8 South Chestnut Street, Beacon NY 12508
(845) 839-2055
Lord of the Strings is a one of a kind stringed music instrument repair/making shop in the heart of Beacon, NY.  Conveniently located off of Main Street, master luthier John Vergara constructs various types of musical stringed instruments including guitars (classical and flamenco), ouds, violins and kanuns. He also performs expert repairs on instruments of occidental and oriental origins.  Guitars (acoustic or electric), ouds, violin family instruments, (violas, cellos, basses), mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, kanuns, setar, tar, sarod, sitar and Puerto Rican cuatro, tres and much more.
 

Denning's Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St.
This spot doesn't technically fall under the "Beer" category, but it shouldn't be overlooked. Denning’s Point Distillery in Beacon, NY, crafts the finest artisanal spirits available including Viskill Vodka, Beacon American Whiskey & Denning's White Rye Whiskey. They use high-quality grains from New York state farms and strive to create classic spirits of unique character and depth. Denning's Point Distillery works from a unique, urban production space and offers impromptu tours and tastings.

Beacon Craft Beer Shoppe
262 Main Street
845-202-7460
Located right next to Key Food, the Craft Beer Shoppe offers a large variety of beer, and is always getting in new brands and lines. They have sourced high and low to bring you hard to find craft beer, as we discovered in our "Come In!" series article on them. Get the scoop here >
 

Beacon Reads
309 Main St.
This little bookshop packs a lot into its small space next door to the Howland Public Library. You may have checked out the bookstore's free offerings on the rolling cart outside, but go ahead, step through the door, and you'll find donated tomes in every subject, stocked by the all-volunteer staff. There are CDs, vinyl records, and sheet music, too! Sales benefit the Howland Public Library. (Read more about the library in our recent article!)

Binnacle Books
321 Main St.
(845) 838-6191
Many Beacon residents had been clamoring for years to have a bookshop in addition to Beacon Reads. The brand-spanking-new Binnacle Books (opened November 14) has new and used volumes of literature, poetry, literary nonfiction, political history, art, drama, philosophy, graphic novels, and children's books. Visit the store to see the broad selection, assembled by the three owners. You might spot a rare favorite! 
 

Little Free Library
Polhill Park (at intersection of Main Street, 9D, and South Avenue)
In a little bookhouse in a little park in our little Hudson Valley city, you'll find a little collection of books for readers of all ages! Inspired by the greater Little Free Library book exchange movement, Beacon's Little Free Library is a joint project from Lisa Marie Martinez (a professional spatial organizer for her business Space Therapy by Lisa Marie), as well as Keith Decent and the group he is affiliated with, Hudson Valley Maker & Artisan Cooperative. Take a book or leave a book, and share your reading reflections in the log.