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This store has a reputation for carrying the best hand-knotted Oriental rugs around, and has been proud of that reputation for 119 years, making it the oldest, continuously family-run Oriental carpet business in the country. It carries an impressive selection of new, antique and modern designs. It also offers restoration and cleaning services. Periodically, it hosts Turkish and Tibetan weavers, who demonstrate the weaving methods and artistry that go into the creation of their rugs.
Although it is paired with the mega-chain Barnes and Noble, it does not take away from the breathtaking selection at this bookstore, the largest in Connecticut. You can take a book or periodical to the cafe, which serves Starbucks coffee and other delectable goodies. If you promised someone a souvenir Yale t-shirt or baby onesie, this is the best place in town to find insignia clothing and university paraphernalia. If you need stationery supplies, you can get those here, too.
You will find yourself staring in a daze at the large assortment of sweets inside this cozy shop. After you pick up some bulk candies and some hand dipped chocolates wrapped in pretty papers, try the soda fountain. Here, smoothies, authentic New York egg creams, milk shakes and malts can be whipped up with Double Rainbow ice cream, all the way from San Francisco. Don't forget to ask about its seasonal ice cream flavors.
This shop is a true piece of New Haven history, and it is worth a stop inside regardless of your smoking habits. Conveniently located across the street from the Shubert Theatre, past customers include Vincent Price, Olivia de Havilland and Rex Harrison. Two employees from the 1950s still work here; one an expert in pipe repair and the other a specialist in mixing tobaccos. The shop offers a walk-in humidor, cigar lounge and cafe, plus everything from hand-blended tobaccos and handcrafted pipes to music boxes, writing instruments and chess sets.
With more than 200 hundred stores in the United States and Canada, Ten Thousand Villages brings fine quality handicrafts from all over the world to New Haven. Beautiful handmade crafts and textiles, toys and home accessories fill the small boutique run by volunteers of this non-profit operation. The proceeds from these purchases assist third world crafts people in many ways including income to pay for food, clothing, housing, health care and education for their families. This is a perfect place to pick out a unique gift for a special person (or yourself!) while making a difference in the lives of third world artisans.
Milford Boat Works is located at the city harbor, a short distance from downtown. This store at the marina has got all your nautical needs covered. Make a pit stop here before your next voyage for excellent repair services and boating essentials. On sale are a great selection of vessels, engines, wooden framework, glassware, metal work and accessories.
Ah, fresh from the vine or the bush! Nothing like picking your own apples, strawberries, blueberries or pumpkins! Bishop's has been a local establishment for over a century and continues to draw hundreds of visitors as well as local residents preferring fresh produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, unique, fine grocery items and dairy products. Don't forget to try their wines, made from their fruits, apple ciders and grapes. Check their website or call their hotline to find out what fruits are available for Pick-Your-Own (+1 203 453 PICK).