370 Highland St.
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: (203) 934-6611
Fax: (203) 932-1926
Material Girls is one of the area's most popular boutiques. The shop carries all kinds of trendy fashions, from clothing to jewelry, shoes, bags and more. In addition to the wearable items, they also stock a range of candles and other home decor items. Material Girls will monogram any of their items.
This funky (and popular with the Yale crowd) bookstore offers an expansive selection for all ages and tastes, plus a fun adjoining cafe to grab a bite or drink and to further enjoy the literary experience. The store faces busy Chapel Street and if you are lucky enough to grab a place by the window, you can add people watching to the experience. Close to the Yale University Art Gallery and other Yale attractions, Atticus is a great place for the bookish as well as the hungry tourist.
The Shops at Yale is a main shopping district of New Haven located right next to Yale University at Chapel and Broadway. There are over 50 shops and boutiques lining these streets, making it a perfect destination for a day of window shopping or a full-blown spree. In addition to all the shops, the area also boasts over 100 different restaurants, so you never have to go too far to refuel and recharge.
Wave is a gallery and boutique shop located in Downtown New Haven. Wave specializes in beautiful jewelry and handmade crafts, gifts and other decor items. The friendly staff is happy to help you with anything from picking out that perfect pair of earrings to match your outfit to finding the perfect gift for your friend's wedding.
Raggs has been a staple in New Haven for men's fashions for over 30 years. The boutique carries everything from suits to jeans, t-shirts, shoes and other accessories. Brand names like Hugo Boss, Citizens of Humanity and J.D. Fisk are well represented on the Raggs' shelves.
idiom is one of New Haven's favorite boutiques. The boutique stocks a wide array of women's clothing and accessory styles, from trendy and modern to classic and elegant. The store also stocks jewelry, bath and body products and all kinds of home decor products and fun gifts. For the girl with style looking for that perfect piece, idiom should be a stop on the journey.
Located in New Haven's historic and vibrant downtown area, and bordered by Yale University, Chapel Street and the eponymous historic district that surrounds it have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. Take a stroll down the street to check out the plethora of architectural styles represented here in one of New Haven's most well known areas. Nowadays most of the buildings date from the 18th Century through the 20th Century.
English Building Market is a truly unique department store located in Downtown New Haven. The store features all vintage and antique goods in its various departments, from clothing to home goods to furniture. Where else can you go buy a vintage tea set and a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes all in the same adorable store?
Located right in Downtown New Haven, the Broadway Shopping District is home to over 50 different shops. From cute boutiques to jewelry stores and beauty products, the Broadway Shopping District is one of the most popular shopping areas in New Haven. When it's time to rest your feet, there are several restaurants and cafes in the area as well.
Although it is paired with the mega-chain Barnes and Noble, it does not take away from the breathtaking selection at this bookstore, the largest in Connecticut. You can take a book or periodical to the cafe, which serves Starbucks coffee and other delectable goodies. If you promised someone a souvenir Yale t-shirt or baby onesie, this is the best place in town to find insignia clothing and university paraphernalia. If you need stationery supplies, you can get those here, too.
Freely roaming the Downtown New Haven area, the Cupcake Truck is a convenient way to get your delicious daily fix of Red Velvet, Chocolate Ruin, Lemon Meringue or Loco Coconut cupcakes. If you are just after a hardcore sugar rush, try a frosting shot of your favorite Cupcake Truck frosting. All cupcakes are made with premium ingredients and can even be delivered right to your door (if you get four dozen or more). Hours and locations of the truck vary, so call ahead or check their website for the day's parking spot in the city.
This store has a reputation for carrying the best hand-knotted Oriental rugs around, and has been proud of that reputation for 119 years, making it the oldest, continuously family-run Oriental carpet business in the country. It carries an impressive selection of new, antique and modern designs. It also offers restoration and cleaning services. Periodically, it hosts Turkish and Tibetan weavers, who demonstrate the weaving methods and artistry that go into the creation of their rugs.