Brattleboro’s downtown thrives because of the stellar small businesses that line the blocks. These businesses – stores, banks, restaurants, bars, galleries – exist to support the people who live here as well as to delight and serve visitors. Friends and newcomers alike help keep them busy all week long.
Since downtown has many purposes, we’ve organized our guide to Brattleboro stores by what you’re shopping for.
Brattleboro Stores for what you need
Everyone requires advil and bandaids at some point. Hotel Pharmacy on Elliott has them both as well as the local newspaper.
If you’re a foodie, or if you’re just a hungry person, the Brattleboro Food Co-op will take care of you. Rare and gourmet ingredients share the shelf with all the basics, and the deli busts out scrumptious lunch sandwiches and pre-made meals. Last but not least, they have a superb beer and wine selection and an entire corner dedicated to growlers. Fresh local taps come in every week!
Everyone’s Books has books for pretty much everyone. Their political and environmental departments are especially robust. On top of that, their selection of beautiful calendars will keep you on track year after year.
Shoes, a rain slicker, camping utensils, or ice spikes–– you can get it at Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters. Sam’s is a true emporium of affordable adventure and work gear, and a mainstay Brattleboro store.
Brattleboro Stores for what you want
Altiplano is the place you most love to window shop. With luxury labels for both men and women in one half, and unique gifts, home goods, and trinkets on the other, their boutique easily sucks you in.
Blue Moose Trading Co. is the keeper of curious finds. Specialty soaps and candles? An intricate tea set? They’ve got it, and they’re constantly updating their inventory.
Monsters and Heroes will satisfy your inner nerd, delight your inner child, and please your present comic aficionado. Limited editions posters, comics and more fanfare are available here. Plus, the staff will nerd-out right along with you.
Brattleboro Stores for gifts
Bling out a special occasion with custom jewelry from Evan James. They’ve got the locket for graduation, the ring for the wedding, and all kinds of other finery.
Pick up a hand-thrown mug, small print, or some fine art from Vermont Artisans Gallery. Whatever your decide on, you’ll be buying something one-of-a-kind and supporting the local arts and culture scene. How? Because just about 70% of the artists they represent are VT natives, and the rest are all based in New England.
Looking for food, drink, and other fun? See our Explore Brattleboro page.