As the curator and shopkeeper of Kaaterskill Market, I search for simple things for simple living. We carry sustainable homewares and gifts like candles, woodwork, and ceramics handcrafted by over 30 New York makers alongside fair-trade baskets and textiles, plastic-free cleaning and self-care products, and New York-made artisanal pantry items. I love sharing the stories of the makers we represent and introducing easy, natural solutions to small, everyday frustrations.
428 Main Street kaaterskillmarket.com
This is a multi-concept shop for cheerful gifts filled with quirky nature-themed books and cards, Catskills apparel, and local artist prints and original work. Citiot owner, Pim Zeegers, is Dutch and his excitement for both European and local goods is infectious. I pop by in the afternoon to grab a coffee, chat with Pim, and browse what’s new. You can sit and read the newspaper, or even rent a desk in the adjacent co-working space.
404 Main nycitiot.com
A source of sustainability inspiration, Chrisie Cordrey revitalizes unused furniture frames by reupholstering them with vintage fabrics, patchwork, and mending. When you visit Corduroy Shop, you can witness the creativity in action.
396 Main @thecorduroyshop on Instagram
Here’s another storefront studio where you can see the artist, Kim Gilmour, making new pieces right there while you shop. I love that you can chat with the maker and ask questions about the process while selecting a gift, a new mug for your tea, or a gorgeous berry bowl.
473 Main fisheyeceramics.com
This is the shop and studio of talented textile artist Christin Ripley. Once you get to know her work, you’ll notice locals wearing her signature marble-dyed T-shirts, hats, and scarves all over town. I love her pillows, especially the one called Klismos, a “husband”-style cushion that I lounge on all winter long in front of the fireplace.
460 Main christinripley.com