This Region is rich in fun shopping experiences that epitomize the Finger Lakes.  Below, I’ve listed 25 stores and attractions, most that care some locally-made items and all that are locally-owned. 

Rochester's Public Market offers everything from flowers and produce to baked goods and gift items

Rochester's Public Market offers everything from flowers and produce to baked goods and gift items

  1. Sweet Expressions – Old fashioned candy store with handmade chocolates, gift baskets and products made in the Finger Lakes.  Canandaigua, New York.
  2. Wick-edly Sent – Soap and Candle Company that features a wide variety of all natural candles and skin care products made onsite.  Canandaigua, New York.
  3. Liberty Cottage Locally-crafted Primitive and Folk Arts, Quilting, Stitchery and Handwork supplies.  Canandaigua, NY.
  4. Country EweStylish women’s clothing and sweaters from around the world.  Canandaigua and Skaneateles, NY.
  5. Unique Toy Shop – Fun and educational toys for kids of all ages. Canandaigua, NY.
  6. Renaissance The Goodie II ShoppeA beautiful selection of garden and home decor, stationery, jewelry and accessories.  Canandaigua, NY.
  7. Weaver-View Country StoreA labyrinth of Amish items including locally-made furniture, quilts, gift items and gourmet food products.  Penn Yan, NY.
  8. Lown’s House of Shops A cooperative “emporium” of every type of item from candles and home decor to toys, books, clothing and more.  Penn Yan, NY.
  9. The Windmill Farm and Craft Market A cooperative market offering locally produced farm products and crafts galore.  Between Penn Yan and Dundee, NY.  Saturdays only.
  10. Corning Museum of Glass Glass MarketGlass jewelry, gift items and home decor created at the museum and from around the world.  Corning, NY.
  11. Glass Menagerie Store and GalleryDelightful shop and gallery with an enormous assorment of gifts, many made from glass. Corning, NY. 
  12. The Creator’s Hands Regionally-crafted jewelry, accessories, spiritual items,  books and music, caligraphy and more.  Rochester, NY.
  13. Lombardi’s Gourmet Imports & Specialties – From pastas & specialties produced in-house, to beautiful imported tableware, this store has everything for the serious cook.  Fairport, NY.
  14. Cook’s WorldA huge assortment of cookware, cook books, “accessories,”  “necessities” and “niceties” for the chef in all of us.  Rochester, NY.
  15. Seneca Park Zoo Shop Chock full of all things animal including games, clothing, stuffed animals and toys.  Rochester, NY.
  16. The BirdhouseGreat selection of items for garden and bird enthusiasts.  Rochester, NY.
  17. George Eastman House Museum Shop Huge assortment of photography books and unusual gift items with a theme of photography and images.  Rochester, NY.
  18. Memorial Art Gallery Museum Shop – Terrific museum shop with a selection of gifts from around the world.  Rochester, NY.
  19. Craft Antique Co-opa huge 2-floor emporium of crafts, gifts and antiques including furniture.  Rochester, NY.
  20. Craft Company No. 6 Listed as one of the Top 10 Gift Galleries in the U.S. by Niche Magazine, this gallery carries fine Americanmade crafts.  Rochester, NY.
  21. Rochester’s Public Market 100+ year old market with vendors selling produce, meat and fish, bread, flowers, plants and more.  Rochester, NYTuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning & early afternoon only.
  22. Mostly Clay While the tagline is “It’s pottery heaven,” you’ll find far more than pottery here.  Everything from locally crafted fabric and gift items to internationally crafted nutcrackers.  Rochester, NY.
  23. ArtizannsEvery type of handcrafted gift imaginable including  jewelry, photography, woodwork, pottery, handblown glass, all made by Finger Lakes Artisans.  Naples, NY.
  24. A Different Point of View – Locally owned women’s clothing and gift shop carrying a great selection of designer clothing including Eileen Fisher, Vera Bradley, Kidorable, and more.  Rochester, NY
  25. Genesee Country Village & Museum Gifts reminiscent of the 19th Century, including toys, jewelry, home furnishings, pottery made onsite and more.  Mumford, NY.

If you know of other locally-owned enterprises with fun shopping (no chains or malls, please),  we’d love to hear about them, including what they sell and where they’re located! 

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