We often think the world’s best shops are located in cosmopolitan cities such as London, Paris and New York. Inspiring shops are often located in remote rural areas that require a planned trip to visit. These are shops worth traveling for. An excuse to plan a lovely weekend or midweek getaway. Often there is a charming coffee shop, event or workshop to take advantage of or plan around. These shops worth traveling for have pioneering owners and founders These shops attract fellow creatives and help build unique communities. The epitome of experiential shopping.
ODGERS & MCCLELLAND EXCHANGE STORE
81 Jenkins Street, Nundle, NSW Australia
First built and used as a shop in 1891, it was mainly in its original condition when the current owners took ownership in 1998. Today the store serves the local 300-strong community with items ranging from tea to coffee; brushes to glassware; and ceramics to linen tea towels. Read more
Whitecross Farm, Bridstow, Herefordshire
Baileys Home is located just outside of the market town of Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, housed in various listed farm buildings and barns that were purchased from the Duchy of Cornwall estate. Read more
HORT AND POTT
7829 NY-81, Oak Hill, New York
A beautiful botanical haven centered around an antique barn where uncommon good and seasonal natural elements and handcrafted items blend the outside with the interior. Hort and Pott connects people to nature through bespoke craft, creative workshops and garden lifestyle. Read more
KABINETT & KAMMER and GARY GRAHAM
422 Main Street, Franklin, New York
Two shops worth traveling to Franklin in Upstate New York are Kabinett & Kammer and Gary Graham. They share the retail space in a wonderful historic building. Sean Scherrer, artist and collector, has a beautiful antique and collectible shop whilst womens’ designer, Gary Graham, creates garments from antique and vintage textiles.
17 East Shore Road, New Preston CT
A lifestyle shop celebrating impeccable craftsmanship, purity of form, and nature’s ever-changing palette. Read More