Unique & Fun Shopping In Worcester
Worcester is generally known as a city built on manufacturing and the industrial revolution, but as the second largest city in New England its also full of culture and some unique shopping destinations for people looking for interesting and eclectic finds.
Here’s a list of some well-known and lesser known Worcester shopping gems.
Button Tree Kids – Off the beaten path of the big national children chain stores, Button Tree Kids is an adorable little shop in the Tatnuck area with everything from clothes, to toys and books for kids of all ages. www.buttontreekids.com
Crompton Collective – There are two types of people in Worcester. People who love Crompton Collective and people who have never been there. This one-of-a-kind shop in the middle of the Canal St. district is a co-op shopping experience highlighting over 90 different vendors. The mix of vendors gift customers a vast array of items to choose from. Everything from home décor, antiques, handmade jewelry, clothing and more. www.cromptoncollective.com
The Owl Shop – Even if smoking cigars isn’t your thing, the Owl Shop in downtown Worcester has been a staple in the city since 1946. Run by third generation family owners, the Owl Shop’s sign has not changed and the charm of this little shop has lived on for decades. They are not only a full service tobacconist, but they also have a line of fine gifts including Swiss movement Reuge music boxes, straight razors and shaving brushes, crystal ashtrays and desk pieces. www.owlshop.com
Seed to Stem – If you’re looking for funky gifts, this is the place. Seed to Stem is a beautifully eclectic shop on Shrewsbury St. filled with plants, natural stone jewelry, home décor and one-of-a-kind terrariums. www.seedtostemstyle.com
That’s Entertainment – Another long time shop in Worcester, That’s Entertainment has been on Park Avenue for over 35 years and caters to the comic book geek in all of us. They buy and sell collectibles as well as offer new comic books, video games, board games and hold other gaming events. www.thatse.com
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