Shop Washington: A One-of-a-Kind Shopping Experience

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It’s never too early to get ready for the holidays, is it? After what has been quite an unconventional and challenging year, we’d like to share a more traditional and gratifying way of holiday shopping. In many ways, this year has been about slowing down, coming together, and appreciating what we have. And we certainly appreciate and want to support Washington’s amazing family-owned shops.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we invite you to explore the shops in the charming villages of New Preston and Washington Depot and experience their curated, world-class products and attentive service. There are many convenient ways to shop here this holiday season:

1. Explore our shops

Explore the decorated shop windows twinkling with their holiday finest, shops stocked with fun finds, and the perfect treasure for even the most discerning on your list. Enjoy the “un-mall” experience and browse the unique offerings in the Depot and on the “Street of Shops” in New Preston. Make it a day as you explore our scenic roads, eateries, cultural happenings, and historic districts. Explore our shops.

Plain Goods @plaingoodsshop
Dawn Hill Antiques @dawnhillantiques
Privet House @privethouse
Pergola @pergolahome

2. Browse online

If you can’t make it in person, you can still find the perfect gift online as many of our local businesses have e-commerce websites. You’ll get the best of both worlds: unique gift ideas from the comfort of your home. Also browse through the shops’ stunning Instagram profiles to get a sense of their exquisite style and variety of products.

Our local business owners offer convenient ways to shop (even by phone!) and provide one-on-one customer service to offer you a personalized shopping experience. Browse our shops.


D.K. Schulman Design @dkschulmandesign
Washington Curated @washingtoncurated
J. Seitz & Co. @jseitzco
Best Monogram @bestmonogram

3. Gift Certificates

Can’t decide what to get everyone on your holiday list? Gift certificates are always a good idea! This year, the Washington Business Association and the Washington Economic Development Commission have created a unified e-commerce website to make it easy to purchase gift certificates online (all in one convenient place) to support our local businesses. Buy a Washington gift certificate:

George Home @georgehomect
Byrde + the b @byrdeandtheb
Five Janes @shop.fivejanes
Plain Goods @plaingoodsshop

And it keeps getting better – New shops in Washington!

In 2020, we’ve welcomed a few new unique shops including The Valley, Washington Curated (opening November 14th) and Friedrich’s Optik in Washington Depot and Hays Worthington (opening soon) in New Preston.

Explore more

Explore the list of Washington shops and list of our service businesses, including salons and spas, and wonderful restaurants.


“May this season find you among those you love, sharing in the twin glories of generosity and gratitude.” – Oprah Winfrey


Shop window photos by @tedshot