Weekly Business Spotlight: Clothing, Jewelry, and Gifts

Looking to refresh your own style or find a beautiful, local gift for someone else? Here's Local First Alliance's list of Clothing, Jewelry, and Gift businesses!

Woodstock, VT
Visit Collective to find locally and regionally handmade items and perhaps the artist who made them! They are a cooperatively owned and operated gallery specializing in the art of craft. Gallery members include: Lynn Adams- Jewelry, Deirdre Donnelly- Jewelry, Scott Duffy, Rockledge Farm- Woodworking, Marcia Hammond- Wearables, Trenny Robb and Bob Michaud, Highbeams- Lamps, Nicholas Kekic- Glass, Kathryn Myers- Pottery & Nicholas Seidner- Pottery, Wanda Huff - Upcycled Sweaters, Melanie Considine - Printmaker and Photographer, Nobu Fuji’i - Photographer, Chris Eaton, Kingfisher Forge - Blacksmith
This business was also featured in our Arts & Entertainment spotlight.

2. The Country Cobbler
West Lebanon, NH
When Jeff was in high school in Claremont NH he had the chance to become an apprentice to a gentleman that was retiring from shoe repair. Jeff so enjoyed it that he made it his life career. Opening up a location in West Lebanon, NH in 1981 was his beginning. The Country Cobbler of the Upper Valley was established. Jeff married his wife Nancy in 1983 and she joined the family business. Together they have worked hard to maintain the quality and service of their repairs, merchandise and customer service. 31 years later Jeff and Nancy are still enjoying serving you along with the support of their 3 boys. Ben, Josh, Nate and Jeff’s mother Pam Filion.

Designer Gold
Hanover, NH
Designer Gold makes and sells fine jewelry. Paul started Designer Gold 38 years ago. Paul grew up in Vermont, graduated from Dartmouth and stayed on, using the skills he learned at the Dartmouth student jewelry shop to start this business. In business and home, they buy everything locally that's available. They support non-profits, including WISE, The Haven, Northern Stage, and many others.

4. Farm-Way
Bradford, VT
Family owned and operated since 1983. They are located in a mill, not a mall, with over 18 acres of land to explore. The store has grown but their philosophy has never changed. They bring us the products that have been asked for and with the best of quality and service. With this idea in mind the store has over 4 million dollars in inventory of footwear, clothing, gear, sporting goods and house ware items - all quality name brands you know and love.

5. Fat Hat Clothing Co.
Quechee, VT
For 35 years, women all over the country have been trying them on for sighs (for oohs and aahs sighs of comfort and ease). All of the garments they make here in Vermont or in NYC are sewn with at least one strong thread of good humor to hold everything, including them, together. Their light-hearted staff, good old fashioned charm and great looking clothing are all waiting for you under their big barn roof.

6. Folk Floors
Thetford, VT
Susan Arnold's floor cloths are colorful, bright, practical, and durable. They are walker and wheelchair friendly, waterproof, and made by hand, with a guarantee of quality!

7. Hubert's of West Lebanon, Inc.
Lebanon, NH
Hubert's is a family business which began as a single department store in 1972. The store has since spread and opened locations throughout the Upper Valley, while maintaining a community and family-oriented focus.

8. Norwich Bookstore
Norwich, VT
Your friendly, community-based bookstore. Along with thoughtfully chosen books for everyone in the family, they offer creative stationary and gift-wrap in addition to an eclectic selection of traditional and unique toys and games. Free gift-wrapping comes with a smile! They regularly welcome fascinating authors at frequent events.

9. Red Kite Candy
Bradford, VT
Red Kite Candy believes you don't make great candies from average ingredients. So they pay a great deal of attention to what they put into each and every candy they offer. From the 100% organic milk & cream, to the award-winning maple syrup, to the European-style cultured butter, they are part of a network of local farmers, artisans and craftspeople that care deeply about what they do. The results shows in the "no compromise" products they craft.

10. Silver Screen, Inc. 
White River Junction, VT
Silver Screen (and its owners) is a life long resident of the Upper Valley and provides quality screen printing and embroidery services for local businesses, colleges, schools, non-profit organizations and of course individuals.

11. The Pink Alligator - Hanover
Hanover, NH
Designer consignment boutique where your rarely or never worn clothing and accessories make you MONEY!

12. Unicorn
Woodstock, VT
Enjoy exceptional jewelry, crafts, amazing pocket knives, and an ever-changing spectrum of ingenious presents. A landmark Woodstock experience since 1978.

13. Woodstock Pharmacy
Woodstock, VT
Not just a pharmacy, but a nostalgic novelty toy and game store. The pharmacy also sells greeting cards, candles, prints, and books.

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