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One-of-a-kind Berkshire Shopping Experiences

From contemporary art and vintage jewelry to authentic Shaker artifacts and more the Berkshires have everything the discerning shopper is looking for. If you want something that is classic, bold conversation starter here is a little guide to help you find some of the unique vintage treasures waiting for you in the Berkshires.

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Unique venues who have just what you need for your home

Second Home has a mix of new and gift items and is anchored with vintage furniture pieces with funky patinas. Like its name, these pieces are waiting for their second homes, your home. Want a piece with a pop of color? Or a texture you cannot live without? You’ll find that piece at Second Home in Lenox. If you’re into Danish and mid-Century modern, Circa is an incredible place where you’ll feel like you just walked into the set of Mad Men. We’ll take our whiskey neat, please. Circa is a curated collection of well made wooden furniture pieces with clean lines.

You must stop at Asia Barong located in Great Barrington, it may well be the largest Asian art store in the country with over 25,000 pieces of Asian art, sculpture, furniture, and antiques. It is truly a feast for the eyes and you will be amazed!

If you’re looking for the thrill of the hunt

This category is reserved for those spots where you may need to do a bit of digging. You’ll find objects arranged in similar categories, but you will want to spend a bit of time inspecting the displays. Finders Keepers is a powerhouse offering thousands of square feet of vintage goods in downtown Lee. Set aside an hour or two and visit Berkshire Emporium & Antiques in North Adams and scour 10,000 square feet of space filled with antique, classic and vintage merchandise.

Charming, downtown Stockbridge is where you’ll find Heirlooms Jewelry, a wonderful shop with unique estate and vintage jewelry pieces. If you can’t get enough of anything that sparkles and shines, Laurie Donovan Designs has a collection of antique and estate jewelry as well.

Not to be missed non-vintage must-shop spots

Unique is the name of the game here in the Berkshires and maybe vintage isn’t your style. We’ve got you covered! Two must-visits are Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge and a Shaker Auction taking place at Hancock Shaker Village in September. Schantz Galleries is where you’ll experience firsthand the works of more than 50 internationally recognized artists working in glass. Modern, interesting, and world class, Schantz is for those with a contemporary heart. The Shaker Auction, on the other hand, is for all you history buffs out there. If you love rare, authentic, Shaker furniture and artifacts, this event is for you.

Your visit to the Berkshires is a special one, so bring something back home with you that is equally special. Vintage pieces have been loved through the years and will last for many years to come. If vintage, glass, or Shaker aren’t what you’re looking for, we’ve got a bunch of other shopping you’ll want to experience. Bring your friends or family and get ready for some amazing finds in the Berkshires. Don’t forget to bring your reusable Shop Lenox bag!