Get Shopping in Mystic Country Last Updated: August 2023
Mystic Country is rich with locally owned and operated businesses for all of your shopping necessities. As always, be sure to check with each location before making plans as hours and details may change due to COVID-19.
Shop and Support Local Businesses
Mystic Country is rich with locally owned and operated businesses for all of your shopping necessities. From checking off everyone’s Christmas lists and getting gifts for any occasion for friends and family, and even for yourself, Mystic Country’s vast number of shops is sure to carry the perfect gift. If you seek a shopping experience filled with fresh air, visit the Olde Mistick Village in Mystic for a great variety of gift shops, restaurants, and the entertainment of their famous duck pond. Downtown centers like Willimantic, Putnam, Mystic, and Stonington Borough allow for a great exploration of historic towns while a short walk gives you access to many of locally-owned shops and restaurants. For a more modern shopping experience, visit Downtown Storrs in Mansfield. The shops in Storrs, just outside the University of Connecticut campus, are filled with your favorite local shops. Shopping in Mystic Country is perfect for every season and the shop workers are always happy to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, especially you!
Follow the Antique Trail
Mystic Country is rich in history, and with that comes the treasure of antiquing! From towns packed with quaint antique shops to antique shops filled with an abundant variety of furniture and artwork, Mystic Country has the perfect spot for everyone. These friendly antiquing shops make for the perfect day trip and are filled with a wide variety of items from the past. Whether you are searching for a specific item or looking for inspiration, you are sure to find your next favorite purchase.
Towns like Mystic, Stonington, and Putnam are filled with a variety of antique shops ranging from vintage mid-century modern to fine and classic antiques. Along the shoreline, visit Stonington Consign to Design on Water St. in Stonington and Red Head Heron Antiques and Non on Broadway Avenue in Mystic. When strolling through Putnam’s downtown distinct, stop into Jeremiah’s Antiques & Collectibles on Front Street and Antiques Marketplace on Main Street to search for your next perfect piece.
Other antique dealers in Mystic Country include Scranton Shops in South Woodstock, where you will find more than 85 dealers under one roof. In Coventry, Memories Too Antique Center has more than 50 dealers in three buildings. Or, visit Nathan Liverant & Son Antiques in Colchester, who has been in the antique business for over 100 years.
Make a day out of it by strolling through the downtown areas close to the shops and grab a bite to eat at a local coffee shop or bakery. Whether you are on the shoreline, heading inland, or in the Quiet Corner, there is bound to be a brilliant antique shop close to you.