Lovin’ It Local: Shop Madison

Explore this Morris County community of 16,000, where charming and diverse shops enliven the tony downtown that features buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

British Home Emporium
89 and 91 Main Street
This huge design center is packed with vintage and antique furniture, custom cabinetry, upholstery and original art. Housed in a restored livery stable, the British Home Emporium showroom is a fun resource for sparkly chandeliers, custom fireplace mantels and surrounds, hand-loomed rugs, bed linens and fine dinnerware. Owner and interior designer Nina Karamallis melds European sensibility with contemporary design. 973-443-0303; britishhomeemporium.com

 

J&M Home and Garden
201 Main Street
This go-to destination (across from Whole Foods) is a garden shop that also overflows with home furnishings and clothing from select global vendors. 973-377-4740; jmhg.com

Stitch
12 Waverly Place
Hip, contemporary boutique features designer women’s clothing and accessories at affordable prices. 973-295-6950; shopstitchnj.com

Well & Good
26 Waverly Place
Cool shop sells fragrant, toxin-free beauty products for women, men and kids. 973-845-6660; wellandgoodbeauty.com

San Francisco Mercantile
4 Green Village Road
Time to freshen your wardrobe with a few new pieces? No need to travel to the mall when this hip local shop is chock-full of colorful, artisanal tops, pants, scarves, clutches and jewelry. Friendly, knowledgeable sales staff can help you accessorize. 973-377-5513

 

Cambridge Street Papers
7 Waverly Place
Need a cool hostess gift or wedding present? Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, wine glasses, trays, wrapping paper, cards and photo albums abound. Monogram just about anything. Personalized stationery, wedding and party invites are expertly designed. 973-593-0073; cambridgestreetpapers.com

Prima
44 Main Street
Whether you’re looking for casual shirts, sweaters, chinos and accessories, or need to rent a tuxedo for a special event, this menswear boutique carries it all, and has a super helpful sales staff. 973-377-9256

Gerlach’s Jewelers
61 Main Street
Celebrating 80 years in business, Gerlach’s offers custom jewelry, estate sales, repairs and appraisals. 973-377-0767; gerlachsjewelers.com

Rose City Jewelers
1 Waverly Place
Since 1947, this downtown staple has
wbuilt a reputation on fine gemstones, skillful design and expert repairs.
973-377-2146, rosecityjewelers.com

The Blue Purl
60 Main Street
Avid knitters flock to this cozy shop for interesting yarn, patterns and supplies. The buzz among crafters is that the Blue Purl has super-helpful employees, fun classes and patient instuctors. Create your own mittens and hat this winter. 973-377-KNIT; thebluepurl.com

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