Summer Shopping in Manchester, VT
With our Annual Sidewalk Sales just around the corner (August 11th-14th), there is no better time to be in Manchester, VT, and enjoy a world-class shopping experience with some of the best deals of the year! Can’t make it that weekend? No worries, with the internationally recognized Manchester Designer Outlets, boutiques not found anywhere else, art and artisan galleries, and cute mom-and-pop shops, our quaint small Vermont town is a shopper’s paradise any time of year.
Keep reading to learn more about some must-stop shopping experiences throughout our area, where you can find everything you need, from items from your closet to your kitchen.
To start your day, don’t forget to stop by any one of our many phenomenal bakeries or cafés for a cup of Joe or a breakfast sandwich to go. Prefer to take a more leisurely approach to your shopping excursion? Visit any one of our local breakfast restaurants and order the French toast or pancakes with premium Vermont Maple Syrup, a.k.a “liquid gold”. You won’t regret it. Find out what and where to fuel up in our TASTE section.
Now that your engine is full, begin your shopping day with some incredible options from the Manchester Designer Outlets. You’ll be inspired to update your wardrobe with the latest fashions for everyone in your family. If you’re looking for some heightened stylings, don’t miss the Armani Outlet for unrivaled Italian fashion or the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, where they combine Ivy League classics and time-honored English haberdashery with downtown styles and all-American sporting looks in sportswear and tailored clothing. Polo Ralph Lauren represents the epitome of classic and iconic American style with a modern and cool twist. Be sure to finish off that new look with some luxury accessories from the Michael Kors Outlet, including footwear, watches, jewelry, and handbags.
Visit Talbots Outlet, whose inspired commitment to provide women with timely and timeless style, extraordinary quality, and memorable service still lives on. After all, they are the original New England lifestyle brand for people who love looking put-together, with sizes for every body type. Just a short walk up Depot Street- or as we say in New England, “a hop, skip, and a jump”- visit the Eileen Fisher Company Store for effortlessly chic clothes of fine fabric. Eileen doubled down on her original vision of simplicity, refocusing the line as a system of simple shapes that work together and provide options for everybody believing that each piece has a purpose. Located right next store, visit the Theory Outlet to find that perfect-fitting pair of pants. They believe cool, expertly tailored pieces made from the best materials have the power to change the way we feel, improve the way we work, and inspire the way we live.
By turning apparel, accessories, and home décor into vibrant expressions of joyful living, Marimekko Outlet’s anti-fashion attitude spurred one of the world’s first genuine lifestyle brands. La Pêche Lingerie, the shop right next door, is locally-owned and operated BY women and FOR women. They believe everybody deserves quality underpinnings. Focusing on fit, function, style, and most importantly: you! Day or night, no outfit is complete without the final touch of fine jewelry. Look to Judi McCormick Jewelry for truly unique pieces. Judi adds a fun twist to elegant jewelry classics, crafting sophisticated pieces that bridge the gap between vintage and modern, creating new designs that excite and inspire.
Great shopping for all ages can be found at Vineyard Vines and J. Crew Factory Outlets, offering the latest clean-cut stylings for the whole family. Vineyard Vines built the brand by being fashion’s feel-good guys and they make clothing that’s classic, but relaxed, preppy, but not fussy. J. Crew Factory believes shopping should be fun. Actually, really fun. Score the J. Crew style you’ve always loved at prices that can’t be beaten! Whether you love special details, unique fabrics, or classic colors, they’ve got quality clothes that make you look and feel your best. To complete your Manchester Designer Outlet experience, head to the icon of American fashion, the Brooks Brothers Factory Store. Since 1818, Brooks Brothers has upheld traditions and craftsmanship that have defined over 200 years of American style.
It’s already past lunchtime and it’s time to refuel for the afternoon blitz. Stop in at any one of your local cafés or restaurants and grab a bite to eat. Find out what and where to fuel up in our TASTE section.
In Vermont, we like to get our hands in the dirt, and those situations call for more durable clothing options. Get ready for the outdoors, or some work on the farm, with a trip to the H.N. Williams Store. This 7-generation, family-owned and operated store will surprise you with its wide variety of offerings.
Now that everyone’s clothing options are in order, it’s time to focus on outfitting your home! Perfectpiece Consignments is a wonderful resource to find unique items from furniture to pieces of art. From ornate mirrors to oil on canvas painting; from coffee tables to antique bowls and glass bottles; with over 7,000 square feet of decorative home furnishings, you can find the perfect piece for your home. If it’s your home gym that needs some upgrading, visit Total Fitness Equipment located in downtown Manchester. At Total Fitness Equipment, they only carry the highest quality brands for your home including Precor, Matrix, Vision Fitness, Landice, Inspire Fitness, TRX, and more! Your health and fitness are their team’s highest priority as they create a solution designed to fit your life, your home, and your budget.
There is nothing more important than having your kitchen and dining areas set up for success. With that in mind, you’ll definitely want to stop at Le Creuset Outlet offering original enameled cast iron cookware to stoneware, stainless, silicone, and more. They have grown to offer products across a range of materials and categories that guarantee the right tool for the right job. Love to eat? Love to cook? Visit locally-owned and women-operated Vermont Kitchen Supply. Proprietor Kerry Mackinnon combines her vast expertise and passion for food and community at this popular Manchester shop, catering to home cooks, professional chefs, and restaurant owners alike. VKS is a one-stop shop for cookware, kitchen tools, gadgets, glassware, and more. Find your favorite kitchen brands. Enjoy fabulous customer service and take advantage of the staff’s incredible expertise. Don’t forget the finer details and get a bit of decorating help from Yves Delorme. Yves Delorme is internationally recognized for its fine French linens for bed, bath, and table.
You also won’t want to miss Depot62, showcasing high-end, hand-selected European and Mediterranean art, collectibles, and rugs in a gorgeous, open floor plan shop in the historic Depot district. They also offer a totally organic menu for lunch, dinner, and dessert, along with an excellent selection of wines by the glass. One of the most unique shopping experiences in Manchester!
With your wardrobe set and your home ready to entertain, it’s time to plan the party! It’s also important to take some time for yourself! Aunt Bonnie’s is USDA Certified, offering Organic CBD Tinctures. Sleeplessness, pain, and stress are the most common reason people use CBD. The hemp plant offers a holistic approach to balance and can ease our day-to-day struggles. Stop by today to learn more!
To satisfy your sweet tooth, check out Mother Myrick’s Confectionery. Mother Myrick’s has been keeping Manchester sweet since 1977. Their famous candies, cakes, and fun events bring locals and visitors together! Whether it’s their annual Summer Reading Program, or their monthly Buttercrunch giveaway, a trip to Mother Myrick’s brings out the kid in all of us.
Be sure to visit all the incredible places to SHOP in the Manchester area.
Not enough time in one day to experience all the shopping and dining Manchester has to offer? Spend the night at any one of our beautiful resorts, boutique hotels, charming inns, or modern motels, and enjoy another day in Manchester, VT! Check out some of Vermont’s best lodging options and STAY with us. Now that you decided to extend your stay, TASTE the bounty of the region at any one of our farm-to-table restaurants, local cafés, or bakeries. EXPERIENCE all that the area has to offer and take in a theatrical production, attend an art exhibition, or enjoy any of our music festivals. The arts and culture scene in Manchester is second to none. Take a hike, literally, on some of the best trails in the state.