Best of Hudson Valley: Shopping & Services in 2023

Our Best of Hudson Valley winners offer top shopping and services, with everything from antiques to books to crystals and gems on the lineup.


Assisted Living

Vassar–Warner Home, Poughkeepsie

Auto Repair

RPH Automotive, Wappingers Falls

Bicycle Repair

PV Bicycle Shop, Pleasant Valley

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Car Detailing

R.F. Detailing Inc., Cold Spring

Car/Limo Service

ANN Transportation, Lagrangeville

Car Wash

Foam & Wash, multiple locations


Lola’s Café and Catering, Poughkeepsie and New Paltz

Computer Repair

IT Connections, Poughkeepsie

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Dry Cleaning

Red Cap Cleaners, multiple locations

Financial Planner

Mountain Pass Planning, Hopewell Junction

Motorcycle Repair

Moroney’s Harley-Davidson, New Windsor

Party Band

Jungle Love, Poughkeepsie

Party Venue

Revel 32°, Poughkeepsie

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Portrait Photographer

Surprise Photography, Highland

Private Chef

Chef Stef, Fishkill

Professional Organizer

Mess Rescue, Carmel

Retirement Community

Woodland Pond, New Paltz

Services for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie

Shoe Repair

Cool Cat Alterations and Shoe Repair, Kingston

Swimming Pool Company
Courtesy of NeJame Pools

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Swimming Pool Company

NeJame Pool Specialists, Verbank

These pros have been installing gorgeous, timeless pools since 1954—and have over a dozen awards to prove their prowess. Concrete or vinyl, freeform or bluestone, sloped or infinity, you name it, they’ve got it. NeJame also offers landscaping, renovation, maintenance, and various backyard services.

Watch Repair

Hyde Park Jeweler, Hyde Park


Antiques and Vintage Store

Newburgh Vintage Emporium, Newburgh

Art Supply

Manny’s Art Supplies, New Paltz

ATV Dealership

Teixeira’s Polaris, Hyde Park

Auto Dealership

Ruge’s Auto Group, Rhinebeck and Millbrook

Bait & Tackle Shop

Vinny’s Lake House Bait Shop, Wappingers Falls

Camera Studio

Good Time Film Studio, Poughkeepsie

Bicycle Shop

Bikeway Bicycles, multiple locations

Candle Shop

Mundane, Cold Spring

Comic Book Store

Megabrain Comics, Rhinebeck

Electronics Store

Computer Hut, New Paltz


Flowers by Angel, Poughkeepsie

General Store

Cold Spring General Store, Cold Spring

Independent Bookstore (East of the Hudson River)

Oblong Books, Millerton and Rhinebeck

Independent Bookstore
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Independent Bookstore (West of the Hudson River)

Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston

A masterfully curated selection of books + coffee and beer bar = this gem in Kingston’s Stockade District. From 8 a.m.–8 p.m. every day, bibliophiles can peruse new releases and best-sellers, pair it with a signature latte or local draft, and chill out for a while. (P.S. happy hour is 3–6 p.m.)

Jewelry Store

Jaymark Jewelers, Cold Spring

Kitchenware Store

Warren Kitchen & Cutlery, Rhinebeck


Measured to Fit LLC, Wappingers Falls

Men’s Boutique

Last Outpost Store, Beacon

Men’s Shoe Store

Montano’s Shoe Store, Saugerties

Motorcycle Dealership

Moroney’s Motorsports, New Windsor

Musical Instrument Store

The Rock Shop, Nyack

Place to Buy a Used Car

Ruge’s Auto Group, Rhinebeck and Millbrook

Plant Shop

Flora Good Times, Beacon

Record Store

Darkside Records, Poughkeepsie

RV Dealership

Camping World, Kingston

Ski and Snowboard Shop

Potter Brothers Ski & Snowboard, Fishkill

Sporting Goods Store

Kenco Outfitters, Kingston

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Stationery and Paper Goods

Paper Trail, Rhinebeck

Whether you need a beautiful card for a special occasion, a new planner or sketchbook, or art supplies, Paper Trail stocks it all. While you’re there, pick up other goods like patterned scarves, paper napkins, colorful glassware, matchstick holders, and more for the home.

Thrift Shop

Ben & Gracie’s, Poughkeepsie and Red Hook

Vintage Clothing Store

Newburgh Vintage Emporium, Newburgh

Watch Store

De’S Jewelers, Poughkeepsie

Women's boutique
Courtesy of Elizabeth Boutique

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Women’s Boutique

Elizabeth Boutique, Poughkeepsie

Soft sweaters, on-trend denim, everyday dresses, and much more line the shelves of this store. With a range of high-quality clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry always in stock, Elizabeth Boutique is a one-stop shop. (You can pick-up home goods from their mini mercantile, Depot 35, too.)

Women’s Shoe Store

Pegasus Footwear, multiple locations

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