Where to Shop in Southern Middlesex County, Connecticut
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Branded as one of the hidden gems of Connecticut, Southern Middlesex County offers a range of attractions for every type of traveler — including the traveler who considers themselves a retail enthusiast, always on the hunt for their next great find or bargain. During your trip to Middlesex County, around visiting the museums and taking to the water, exploring the beautiful outdoor landscapes and dining on the local farm-to-table fare, be sure to stop by these best spots to shop.
Photo courtesy of Cinder & Salt
In Middletown, Cinder & Salt offers eco-friendly and sustainable clothing for the entire family.
With designs printed in the nearby, zero-waste printshop, there’s always something new to discover here — and it’s all something you won’t get anywhere else. In addition to clothing, you’ll also find accessories, gifts, stationery, home and wellness items when you stop by, too.
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Want to satiate your sweet tooth? Then drop by Tschudin Chocolates & Confections, also in Middletown.
Want to satiate your sweet tooth? Then drop by Tschudin Chocolates & Confections, also in Middletown. There, you’ll see gorgeous works of confectionary art, created by culinary mastermind Roberto Tschudin Lucheme. Chocolates are always hand-made, fresh and artisanal, with gift boxes available so you can take some of the beautiful bonbons or truffles (there are even vegan options) home to your favorite person (if you don’t eat them all first!).
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For an indulgence of a totally different variety, stop by Leaf Only, which sells a broad selection of whole tobacco leaves and tobacco leaf accessories
For an indulgence of a totally different variety, stop by Leaf Only, which sells a broad selection of whole tobacco leaves and tobacco leaf accessories. Whether you want to roll your own cigars or you want to try something new in your pipe or hookah, you can find everything you need, here.
Photo courtesy of Love Your Mental Health Art and Wellness Studio
Part wellness studio, part thrift and art shop, don’t miss Love Your Mental Health Art and Wellness Studio.
This welcoming spot in Old Saybrook will draw you in with its selection of vintage items, herbal teas, journals, bath bombs and more, and then it’ll keep you coming back for more, when you see all the events and wellness-focused activities the studio offers. Workshops touch on everything from beekeeping to gardening, essential oils to painting.
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While you’re tending to your wellness needs, stop by It’s Only Natural Market
You can stock up on wellness-focused health and beauty products, as well as tons of natural and organic grocery items to stock your vacation rental. (And if you’re not up for buying your own ingredients and cooking, you can swing by the organic café for a juice or smoothie.)
Need to know more about what there is to do and what you’ll find in Southern Middlesex County, Connecticut? You can get more information and inspiration in the Discovery Map Southern Middlesex County guide, available both online and in print.