Where is the best shopping in the Berkshires?

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The Berkshires has shopping to fit any style. Known mostly for its antiquing, the Berkshires offers some of the best of the past in the antique stores along Route 7 in Great Barrington. Antique shops line the road selling everything from jewelry to pottery and furniture. You can pick up a map of antique dealers from the hotel you're staying at or online. Novice and serious antique seekers will love the hidden gems found in the stores here, and bibliophiles will tumble head-over-heels for some of the old-school bookstores you'll find along the way.

If you're looking for something a little more "now," head over to the Premium Outlet Mall in Lee, Mass. You'll find brand-name stores, including Cole Haan, Banana Republic, DKNY, Brooks Brothers and Nine West. There's always a sale happening at the outlet mall, and nearby restaurants keep hungry kids at bay while you shop ‘til you drop.

In Blantyre’s own gift vitrine, located just off the Main Hall, guests will find a unique selection of jewelry, note cards along with special items found throughout the house. The Berkshires are well-known for charming, high-quality antique shops located throughout neighboring towns, as well as lively art galleries, craft studios and country stores. While driving on some of the area’s backroads through Connecticut and upstate New York, one will discover interesting items and wonderful country bistros, perfect for lunch.

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