We salute the brave souls that launched shops in 2020. In a year that has seen the closure of so many small, independent shops, it’s encouraging to see these beautiful, creative stores open. These are the 10 Best New Shops 2020. Shops that have opened since we announced the Best Shops 2019 at the end of last year. Each of these inspiring 10 Best New Shops offers unique goods in a stunning and engaging environment. These wonderful shops remind us of everything we love about small, independent shops.
RIVER MINT FINERY
270 Fair Street, Kingston
Located in Kingston’s historic Stockade district in Upstate New York, River Mint Finery has a lovely mix of independent womenswear and accessories brands, personal care items and home decor.
THE QUIET BOTANIST
445 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
A wild-crafted botanical apothecary and dried flower studio and shop offering botanical inspired products for the pantry, bath and home.
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 147, Amsterdam
Vintage and home decor shop, with a selection of handmade jewelry and stationery.
48 rue Madame, Paris
The charming and unique world of Marin Montagut that celebrates Paris and world travel. Handmade and painted curiosities, antiques and chic souvenirs beautifully displayed in Marin Montagut’s namesake lifestyle shop. Read more.
23 Eighth Avenue, New York NY
A wonderful selection of stationery, jewelry and gifts. Established in 2005, Cursive has had shops in abc carpet and Grand Central before opening this pretty storefront in New York’s West Village.
23a Courthouse Street, Hastings
A beautiful children’s and baby shop in the charming seaside town of Hastings. Sea Whistle has a pretty line of clothing, shoes, books, toys and baby gifts.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
451 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles
From a long line of tailors, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten creates both men’s and women’s collections.
The Commercial Establishment, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland
Antique store offering a selection of one of a kind unique finds for the home. Joy Thorpe also has an assortment of Moroccan home decor items.
63 West Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Stationery shop with a focus on fun and colorful Asian stationery supplies.
RICA BATH + BODY
423 Main Street, Greenport, NY
Fresh-made to order skincare and bath products. Made from locally-grown, organic products free from chemicals.