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Check Out These Great Specialty Stores In Albany NY & Throughout The Capital Region

Shopping for unique gifts? Local one-of-a-kind products? Specialty goods for general health and well-being? These speciality stores located throughout the Capital Region and in Albany NY offer unique products you just can't find in a big box store. Check them out the next time you are looking for that hard-to-find product or item. 

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Cookies to Decorate
Clifton Park, NY
Cookies to Decorate is a division of the famed Docle and Biscotti Fine Italian Bakery. Check out these exquisite decorating kits and put together your own sweet creations at home with cookies, cakes, and cupcakes!
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Café con Mel
Cohoes, NY
Whether you're in the mood for a perfectly made latte or some delicious baked goods, Café con Mel in Cohoes, NY is the place to be. They are a proud minority- and woman-owned business that aims to be your newest hangout spot.
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Historic Albany Foundation | Architectural Parts Warehouse
Albany, NY
The Historic Albany Foundation is a private, not-for-profit membership organization that preserves and protects buildings with architectural, historic, or civic value. They save and sell historic house parts at their Architectural Parts Warehouse.
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Your CBD Store (Albany - New Scotland)
Albany, NY
Located on New Scotland Avenue in Albany, Your CBD Store is a dedicated CBD store that carries only the top products that are derived from 100% organic, non-GMO industrial hemp. Shop for CBD oil, edibles, skin care products, topical cream, and more.
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Double M Western Store
Ballston Spa, NY
Double M Western Store is the largest retailer of western boots in all of Upstate New York. You can find a huge selection of western, fashion, work, and casual boots at this family-owned business, along with a wide variety of apparel and accessories.
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NipperDog Toys & Gifts
Albany, NY
Celebrate Albany's own Nipper and find that just-right gift for the person you're shopping for at NipperDog Toys & Gifts. They offer games, puzzles, candies, cards, magnets, and much more - and, it's all available to order online.
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Waldorf Tuxedo Company Inc.
Albany, NY
Find tuxedos to rent and buy along with all your formalwear needs for men at the Waldorf Tuxedo Company, a family-owned business on Lark Street for over 80 years.
Open Door Bookstore
Schenectady, NY
The Open Door is an independent bookstore located on Jay Street in Schenectady specializing in local authors, regional topics, children's literature, and gifts.
Clinton Street Mercantile
Schenectady, NY
Clinton Street Mercantile in Schenectady curates hand-crafted products from talented local artists and makers, such as home decor, jewelry, prints, bath products, furniture, and more.
Uncle Sam's Homemade Chocolates
Schenectady, NY
Stop by Uncle Sam's Homemade Chocolates in Schenectady for a dazzling array of handcrafted chocolates, including their signature Almond Butter Crunch, molded chocolates, and fun, seasonal gift ideas.
Fort Orange General Store
Albany, NY
Looking for gifts and home goods? Fort Orange General Store is the perfect place to find handmade quality jewelry, accessories, candles, soaps, kitchen goods, preserves, stationary, and Albany-themed gifts.
The Broken Mold
Troy, NY
In addition to selling beautiful works of pottery made by local artists, The Broken Mold Studio also provides the community with classes and studio space.
The Savory Pantry
Saratoga Springs, NY
An unparalleled selection of specialty foods, gourmet gift baskets and food gifts. Every taste tells a story, and this extraordinary food experience will leave you more knowledgeable about the foods you eat and the gifts you share. Tastings daily.
Artique Co-Op
Albany, NY
Shop more than 100 vendors in one place at Artique. You'll find gift items, collectibles, antiques, original art, specialty food, and much more.
Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company
Based in the Capital Region, Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company uses the finest natural and organic ingredients to create soaps that will sensationalize your skin. It's the perfect gift or self-care splurge for any occasion.
Different Drummer's Kitchen Co.
Albany, NY
Different Drummers Kitchen Co. has you covered for all of your kitchen needs, including cookware, bakeware, equipment, tools, tableware, cutlery, and textiles.
The Whitney Book Corner
Schenectady, NY
The Whitney Book Corner, a non-profit used bookstore whose proceeds help fund the Schenectady County Public Library, sells popular fiction, literature, children's books, cookbooks, nonfiction, CDs, DVDs, and more.