A blog about Hudson, New York

Avoid Crowds, Shop in Hudson

It’s not always safe to go shopping anywhere at this time of year, with the holiday season bringing out the super touchy in all sorts people, on roadways and parking lots and sometimes on both sides of the cash register. (A recent excursion trying to find my way to a Christmas Tree Shop at the Colonie Mall in Albany was one of the most emotionally jarring experiences I’ve ever had.)   For the most part, taking care of things here in  Hudson, even at the last minute, is  a much more pleasant affair, and you’ll come up with something a lot more unique in the process, from the ridiculous (above, waving solar powered Queen Elizabeth dolls; $23 at Mix, 438 Warren Street/ 828-1707) to the sublime (single gold feather with deerstrap wrap, $60)  to the ridiculously sublime (priestess feather necklace, $3,100) both at Shana Lee Jewelry, pictured below  (315 Warren Street/ 828-8789 ) . P.S:  Thank you, Erica, for the use of your fetching neck and torso.

(For a thorough stroll through the town’s stores , check out Ellen Thurston’s holiday gift picks in our This Week in Hudson section.

–Scott Baldinger

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