11 Best Places to Shop in The Berkshires, Massachusetts

Asia Barong

Fodor's choice

The eye-catching sculptures visible from the roadside only hint at the vast spectacle inside what bills itself as America's largest Asian art store—customers include the Smithsonian and the Hell's Angels Clubhouse. Carvings of every conceivable material (from wood to whalebone), size (from half an inch to 8 feet tall), and subject matter (albeit heavy on the gods and dragons) can be found here (or made to order and shipped). The sheer volume of art outstrips many museums, but you can still buy a traditional sarong or a gift from the $5 shelves. Humorous signs throughout the store add a touch of character.

Where'd You Get That?

Fodor's choice

Jam-packed with toys, games, and more bizarre novelty items than you could possibly imagine, this store benefits from the enthusiasm of owners Ken and Michele Gietz. Grab an offbeat gift for a friend (and some of the interesting candies for yourself).

Bizalion's Fine Food

This French specialty-food shop carries imported cheeses, cured meats, and the finest olive oils from carefully sourced producers, who also sell their wares to fancy restaurants in New York City and Martha's Vineyard. Bizalion doubles as an informal eatery; on the small menu are some appealing sandwiches, including one with arugula, pine nuts, prosciutto, goat cheese, and olive oil on toasted bread.

684 Main St., Massachusetts, 01230, USA
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Boardman's Farm Stand

Known for its sweet corn, Boardman's makes a fine quick stop to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, from pumpkins and peppers to peaches and nectarines.
64 Hewins St., Massachusetts, 01257, USA

Elise Abrams Antiques

The owner of this store selling dining-related antique porcelain, glassware, and tabletop accessories is an expert in the field. The prices match the high quality of her selections.

Hoadley Gallery

One of New England's foremost crafts centers, the gallery shows and sells American arts and crafts, with a strong focus on pottery, jewelry, and textiles.

Museum Facsimiles Outlet Store

This store has the perfect mix of artsy home decor and interesting artwork that will check off anyone on your shopping list. Book lovers will love the signature book-spine artwork and hand-stamped stationery. An added plus, all purchases come with free gift wrapping.

Purple Plume

Carefully curated artsy tops, scarves, and jewelry fill this store bursting with color and fun fashion finds. The boutique also specializes in graphic prints and fabrics, flowing tops, and statement necklaces. It's the perfect stop before your next local gallery opening.

Robin's Candy

You'll feel like a kid in a candy shop, no matter what your age, in this store packed with hard-to-find sweets that you haven't seen since childhood. Owner Robin Helfand searches out and buys up vintage candy and keeps a stock of jelly beans in just about every flavor imaginable.

Williams and Sons Country Store

Well-worn wooden floors and old-time music provide an authentic feel that pairs well with the country-store staples for sale here: toys, maple goodies, jams, and an abundance of candy.

Don't confuse Williams and Sons with the sparse "general store" down the street.