Shopping

Manchester is widely known to be a haven for shoppers. Our shops and boutiques carry premium brands offering the finest variety of shopping in New England, and the specialty shops in Manchester Village offer unhurried shopping worth experiencing.

ANTIQUING

Vermont has long enjoyed a reputation as a haven for serious antique buffs. Whether you are looking for something in particular or just browsing, the possibilities are endless

BENNINGTON POTTERS

Bennington Potters was founded in 1948 by a young potter named David Gil. David had just finished his studies and graduated from Alfred University, which even then was renowned for its ceramics program – considered by many to be the finest in this country. As fate would have it, David jumped at the opportunity to purchase a small barn near downtown Bennington, Vermont, where he began what would become his life’s work – designing and producing handcrafted pottery intended for everyday use as well as functional and affordable art for discerning individuals. So began the tradition of Bennington Potters. Learn more or call 800-205-8033 / 802-442-6080.

FARMERS MARKETS

In over 50 communities across the state, what began as a gathering of a few local growers has grown into a community event. From the first crop of tender asparagus in the spring to September’s pumpkin harvest, you can buy it fresh from the grower. As farmers’ markets have grown, so has the selection of goods for sale. Markets typically feature fresh baked goods, specialty foods, arts and crafts, and of course a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, eggs, meat and maple syrup. Many markets feature live music and activities such as sheep shearing, weaving and spinning. Learn more...

MANCHESTER DESIGNER OUTLETS

The Manchester designer outlets are located only minutes from the resort and carry premium brands offering the finest variety of shopping in New England. More than 100 designer outlets include Giorgio Armani, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Coach, J. Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tumi. Learn more...

SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

Browse through the largest art gallery in Vermont, with ten galleries exhibiting and selling work by outstanding juried artists. Exhibitions include paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics. The Arts Center is located on a beautifully restored estate with extensive gardens. Performances, classes, and special events are held throughout the summer season. The Elizabeth Wilson Museum at the Arts Center features exhibitions of the permanent collection and traveling shows. Learn more...

VERMONT COUNTRY STORE

The Vermont Country Store specializes in selling clothing, food, household items and thousands of other practical, functional, and hard-to-find products. The Vermont Country Store has been family owned and run for over a hundred years. Learn more...

THE VILLAGE SHOPS AT EQUINOX

Located across the village green from the resort, featuring the best in distinctive Vermont clothing, crafts, and antiques.