Legacy of a Bookstore
The culture of Northshire Bookstore—steeped in family and community—is now strengthened by the magical dynamic of the Ihasz sisterhood.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide
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The Science of Soap
The owner and founder of Dorset Daughters, Carrie Williams, explains the fascinating craft of artisan soapmaking.
Built to Last
The seventh-generation owners of H.N. Williams carry on the legacy of their family business through a series of thoughtful and timely renovation projects.
Trustworthy and Reliable
Bill Pronovost carries on the family tradition of exemplary customer service at P&F Appliance.
A NEW TRADITION
Equipe Sport’s founding family carries on a storied legacy of industrial entrepreneurship through their successful sporting goods business.
Holiday Gift Guide
Get some holiday Gift Inspiration from our local shops and boutiques!
Conquer seasonal boredom with some wholesome and engaging recreational pursuits, courtesy of Vermont’s most beloved stores and companies.
Features and Stories
Second to None
Southern Vermont’s secondhand stores find success by embracing inventive business strategies.
Vermont’s jewelers find innovative ways to update family heirlooms.
Gear for Going Up
You’ve plotted your route, packed your bags, and prepared yourself for the adventure ahead. Now, there’s just one thing left: gathering the gear you will need for a winter climb…
A Rare Jewel
McWayne Jewelers is a downtown Manchester institution for the past 70 years where you can find everything from a simple, handmade silver bangle to a stunning 7-carat diamond Cleopatra necklace fit for a queen…
Jingle All The Way
To keep Christmas in your heart all year long…visit Christmas Days in Sunderland where it’s Christmas every single day. It is an indoor wonderland of ornaments, encircled by Santas, angels, nutcrackers, crèches, musical Advent calendars, snow globes, tiny villages, miniature carolers, and giant bows…
2018 Holiday Gift Guide
We’ve curated finds from the area’s local retailers. Check out all of our retail partners for everyone on your list and don’t forget to get yourself a little something also…
Dear Santa Paws…
One of the things I love about good dogs is that we are welcome pretty much everywhere in Vermont. Just the other day, in fact, I was out and about with my people, and, we ended up window-shopping for cool dog stuff. So, it occurred to me—does Santa need a few hints from me about my favorite things?…
Shopping with Mr. Orton
By the time we circled over to the checkout counter, it occurred to me that in The Vermont Country Store, you don’t so much finish your shopping, as surrender to the sober realization that, as much as you want it, you simply cannot have it all…
Pronounced orse-den, the name comes from the French word for “snow bear,” ours de neige. The company’s mythical snow bear mascot possesses a unique combination of toughness and playfulness. It is that spirit, along with company founder Sara Segall’s own love for adventure and style, that inspires Orsden…
Northshire Bookstore Recommends
Holiday picks from the staff at Northshire Bookstore, one of the nation’s favorite booksellers. Choose a book as a gift for someone special…
Holiday Giving Guide
The Stratton Magazine annual gift giving guide is back. Find that perfect thing for everyone in your life at these local shopping destinations. Whether it’s something for your home, your kids, your significant other, or even yourself, get it locally here in Manchester and the Mountains…