Best of Hudson Shopping: Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories
Living in a quiet rural region has its perks. There’s plenty of room to spread out when you want to make like Greta Garbo and be alone. There are dozens of farm-to-table restaurants and farm-to-bottle beverage producers serving some truly inspired food and drink. It’s beautiful, even when it’s -10 degrees F and the wind is howling, and especially during the parade of color in the fall. And it’s rare to spend more than a few minutes in traffic, even when there’s a jam (or, more likely, endless road construction).
But if there’s one thing to complain about, it’s that in these parts, it’s tough to find places for shopping—not a standalone store here and there, but a non-mall destination where you can take care of multiple needs, like clothes, shoes, and accessories, in one shot.
Enter Hudson, New York, and part two of our Hudson shopping series (see part one, furniture, here). This time around, we’re covering the best places to shop for clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
This is not a comprehensive listing, but a selection of some of the best, most unusual, and best-value clothes and accessories shops you’ll find in a city that’s quickly transforming into a shopping magnet. Keep in mind that because these are independent businesses, the owners and staff sometimes close during for inventory or personal reasons. If you have your heart set on visiting a particular boutique, call or message them on social media ahead of time.
502 Warren Street
If you’re over skinny-everything, Artemisia is your new best friend. Made by hand primarily of linens and cottons, Artemisia’s relaxed-chic button-downs and popovers, swingy dresses, and easy-fitting pants flatter in soft, inspired-by-nature colors.
Artists & Revolutionaries
445 Warren Street
In a funky, back-alley storefront, this shop aims squarely at the eco-conscious clotheshorse. The dresses, tops, skirts, and more are made from fine natural fibers and cut on the bias for beautiful drape. Because each piece is made by hand, no two are exactly alike.
620 Warren Street
Casual yet elevated, this men’s and women’s boutique is all about globally-sourced fashion that puts a new twist on staples like waxed-cotton jackets, oversized sweaters, shirtdresses, and blazers. They also carry an unexpected collection of footwear, sunglasses, and reading glasses.
2 Park Place
Featuring the work of Mongolian designer Enky Bayarsaikhan, Enkyu’s colorful dresses, cropped tops, and patchwork oversized coveralls are youthful and fun. Most items are handmade of natural materials like linen, cotton, and recycled denim.
6 Warren Street
Featuring handmade home goods, bags, and clothing from artisans and Tanzania and Kenya, this boutique—and its sister in Chatham — specialize in color, pattern, and fearless attitude. Don’t miss the reversible jackets and Kyondo totes.
356 Warren Street
Casual with a bohemian flair, Faire is dedicated to the fair-trade sourcing of clothing, jewelry, and accessories. They work with partners in the U.S. and around the world who are committed to creating change toward dignified standards of living to all people. Faire’s prices are also, well, fair, and generally on the more affordable end.
521 Warren Street
The epitome of slow fashion, this three-year-old shop specializes in men’s, women’s, and children’s styles made from alpaca fiber, much of it sourced from the owners’ farm in Hillsdale. (Follow their Instagram for a daily dose of cuteness.) While everything here is soft and luxurious, the sweaters and coats are the standouts.
315 Warren Street
A self-described “vintage costume jewelry playground,” Hudson Babylon is packed with everything from ’70s modernist collar necklaces to art deco brooches and Victorian replica earrings.
443 Warren Street
Rustic, warm, and homey, Hudson Clothier stocks 100 percent American-made clothing, jewelry, and accessories at a range of price points, including items from Hudson Valley designers. The focus is on functional everyday pieces for men and women that will look great for years to come. The American Color by Alex Lehr popovers and button-downs, in saturated colors and supersoft cottons and linens, are the epitome of coastal cool.
Hudson River Exchange
514 Warren Street
A retail incubator space, Hudson River Exchange’s Handmade Pop Up features a group of artisanal makers a time, on a rotating basis. Designers and their limited-edition collections are typically in the shop for just a few months at a time, giving a taste of the best locally made clothing, jewelry, accessories, and gifts. You’re unlikely to find these products anywhere else.
1 Warren Street
Not for the faint of fashion sense or light of wallet, Kasuri is a must for anyone who loves experimental fashion. The store stocks legendary names like Issey Miyake, Vivienne Westwood, and Commes de Garçons alongside lesser-known, high-impact designers such as Henrik Vibskov and Rick Owens.
426 Warren Street
For that cool-without-even-trying look—think relaxed overalls and carpenter pants, easy button-downs, and lightweight sweaters—head to Loup. Originally a summer pop-up, it has now extended its stay in Hudson and is a worthy addition to the shopping scene.
535 Warren Street
A more recent entry into the Warren St. shopping scene, this studio features jewelry from designers Kerry MacBride and Zander Elliot. The two have distinct yet complementary aesthetics—MacBride is all soft matte finishes on gold and silver, many with organic shapes and semiprecious stones, while Elliott crafts wildly colorful pieces from Swarovski crystal and enamels. They even do some custom work.
715 Warren Street
Born in France and featured in Vogue, Marine Penvern uses a distinctively European sensibility to create made-to-order ready-to-wear and one-of-a-kind couture, such as dramatic capes, sculptural dresses, and jumpsuits with do-you-dare? plunging necklines.
533 Warren Street
Like its sister studio/boutique on the Massachusetts coast, Mikel Hunter carries a collection of edgy yet wearable clothing for men and women. Each piece—from flowy hand-dyed silk dresses to substantial coats made from recycled army blankets—is made in limited production and with expert attention to technique.
506 Warren Street
Ornamentum isn’t a mainstream jewelry shop; it’s a contemporary jewelry gallery filled with some of the coolest jewelry exhibits you’ll find. Some pieces are very wearable; others are more fanciful. Either way, you won’t be sorry you visited.
508 Warren Street
With sought-after mainstream labels like CP Shades, Chan Luu, and James Perse, this store specializes in elevated comfort. The large-scale-print dresses from Australian design house Alquema are attention grabbers.
434 Warren Street
Vibe, run by a former model, excels at mixing urban, feminine, and moody. Pick up boxy cocoon sweaters, wrap tops, wide-leg jumpsuits, kimonos, bold geometric jewelry, and more.
531 Warren Street
A mainstay of affordable fashion, White Rice is your stop for fun, functional clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Most items are small-batch, and made of natural materials.
Robin Catalano believes in the power of storytelling to connect communities and cultures. She’s applied her creative approach to writing for magazines, books, blogs, websites, and a wide variety of marketing projects, and has published more than 75 articles and 1,000+ blog posts. As an editor, she has worked on more than 350 books for publishers including Penguin Random House, Workman, and Simon & Schuster. She has also served as a book coach for independent authors, helping them take their ideas from concept to print. An avid traveler and travel writer, Robin lives, reads, and writes voraciously in upstate NY.