Shopping

Small businesses around the country are dealing with an unprecedented challenge—COVID-19. We are so proud of the way our retail members are rising up to meet this situation. They have built shopping-enabled websites, activated social media accounts, shared fun and educational content, posted exciting deals and promotions, pivoted to offer over the phone sales and curbside delivery and started shipping all over.

Whether you need groceries, home renovation materials, books, furniture, shoes, jeans, meal kits, candy, flowers or Father's Day, graduation, birthday, new baby, new home, new job, holiday, retirement or engagement and wedding gifts, New Hampshire is ready to do business and your purchases are tax-free! Here's a directory of stores offering new ways of doing business who are eager to serve you.  The value that these businesses and organizations add to our local economy is immeasurable. Please support them during this unprecedented time.

We suggest you contact stores to see what kinds of shopping options and hours they are offering customers and make the selection that is best for you. You can quickly find area retailers' contact information using our online Member Directory.   

Concord is a destination for shoppers from all over the region. Our tax-free stores offer everything one needs or could wish for in a delightful, historic setting close to both major highways and park benches to rest in between shops.

 
 
 
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Concord's revitalized downtown has it's own distinct appeal. If your ideal day of shopping is walking around a city brimming with historic buildings, public art and statues, and exploring a variety of specialty shops, bakeries, cafés, restaurants, unique alleys, squares and side streets, you will not be disappointed. Local shopkeepers carry everything from handmade clocks, gourmet foods, books, music, clothing, furniture, jewelry, lingerie, swim wear, formal wear, shoes and specialty footwear, designer glasses, antiques, crafts, flowers and cookware. Popular shops include  Gondwana & Divine Clothing Company, Viking House, Capitol Craftsman, Granite State Candy Shoppe, Concord Antiques, the League of NH Craftsmen Retail Store, Joe King's Shoe Shop, Lilise Designer Resale,  Celeste Oliva,  Endicott Furniture Company, Goldsmiths Gallery, Things Are Cooking, Zoe & Co. Professional Bra Fitters, Runner's Alley, A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique, Pitchfork Records and Gibson's Bookstore which features an educational toy store in the children's section.

 
 
 
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Recent arrivals in the downtown area include Wine On Main, Arnaldo Joseph Boutique LLC, Gem's First, Indigo Blues & Co., Cobblestone Design Company and  Concord Antiques opened a new location at 137 Storrs Street!

 
 
 
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Stay for lunch, enjoy an award-winning craft beer at  Concord Craft Brewing Company, make reservations at one of Concord's new eateries like Col's Kitchen, catering especially to vegetarians, or an old favorite - there are many excellent dining options in and around the Capital City. Before heading home, take in a show at one of Main Street's entertainment venues like Bank of NH Stage, Capitol Center for the Arts and  Red River Theatres. Rather stay over? There are lots of fine options to spend the night or the weekend in Greater Concord.

Concord Heights offers a variety of shopping, entertainment and dining opportunities that compliment Main Street and provide consumers with dozens of easily accessible choices along Loudon Road. Look for popular stores like Bath & Body Works, Talbots, JCPenney featuring Sephora and Spencer's at  The Steeplegate Mall  which also features fun options like  Altitude Trampoline Park  and live entertainment at  Hatbox Theatre!  Target, Best Buy and Ocean State Job Lots are adjacent to the mall along with nearby specialty stores like  Baron's Major Brands Appliances,  Cole Gardens and  True Confections Candies & Gifts. 

 
 
 
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Looking for  jewelry  to commemorate a special occasion? Our talented craftspeople are ready to help you find or create the perfect gift!

Looking for sustainable, upcycled, recycled and/or vintage goods? Concord has it! 

Concord's central location makes it a quick road trip to surrounding communities like Contoocook with boutique shops like Indigo Blues & Co., and musuem shops like the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester and Warner's Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum with unique finds like these stunning Wampum earrings made from shells:

 

Specialty food also makes a great gift, particularly for people who Kondo'd their place or downsized and prefer consumable or sustainable gifts. Whether you want local maple products, craft beer, imported wine, handmade olive oil and specialty vinegar, healthy local meal kits or delectable candy, our members have it. 


Baking and making gifts at home is fun too! Check out these adorable candy molds from Sunnyside Maples:

Intown Concord hosts a number of special shopping events throughout the year, including  Market Days during the summer months and Midnight Merriment featuring Giftopolis during the holidays.

Farmers Markets are popular with all ages and can be found throughout the City of Concord and throughout the year. During the warmer months, head over to Capitol Street next to the State House for Concord's  outdoor Farmers Market— it runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May to October.

You’ll find a wide variety of produce from area farms and locally made products. After you've sampled everthing from cheese to donuts and picked up fresh food for you and your family, head over to the award-winning  Concord Arts Market  in Bicentennial Square. New Hampshire's first weekly, juried outdoor artisan and fine art market celebrates artists from the Capital region and visitors the chance to admire and take home one-of-a-kind handmade items. Another wonderful resource for locally produced food is  Concord Food Co-op  on South Main Street. The fun continues after the mercury drops!  Cole Gardens hosts an indoor Winter Farmers Market on Sundays from 10:30-2 that includes easy access to parking and fun activities for kids (it's offered during the summer too!). If you're in the Main Street area, check out the Downtown Concord Winter Farmers' Market  in the Eagle Square Atrium where shoppers enjoy live music while browsing a wide selection of unique, local products. 

Shoppers looking to purchase tax-free home improvement items for their bath and kitchen renovations will find an impressive selection and knowledgable staff at  Baron's Major Brands Appliances  and  Frank Webb Home 's Concord showrooms.  Big Jim's Home Center  and  Home Depot  carry everything from granite vanity tops to faucets and tile. Start planning your dream home and finally add that whirlpool tub or new slider! Company C recently moved to Downtown Concord—if you've never wandered their home interiors showroom drenched in texture and color, this is your invitation!

 
 
 
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A lush stylized floral with a folkloric sensibility, Tasha recreates the lavish look of Old-World crewelwork in a contemporary hand-hooked wool rug. Using a vintage fabric as design inspiration, mottled yarns add richness in luxuriant hues of red, orange, pink, teal and green with accents of purple against a navy ground. A striking original, destined to complement a variety of modern and traditional home furnishings. — #CompanyC #designsforcolorfulliving #ColorCrush #MyCompanyC #Colorinspiration #IHaveThisThingwithColor #Design #Color #rug #instadesign #interiordesign #designer #interiors #homedecor #decorating #colortrends #pursuepretty #homefurnishings #classic #floral #oldworld

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