Plan a day trip to Amherst, where independent boutiques and restaurants offer a charming "down home" feel. Find the dress of your dreams at San Lilies Bridal & Ladies Wear, and exclusive fashions and accessory brands at 30 Church Women's Clothing and Mansour's Menswear, a fixture of Amherst for more than 90 years!
Stock up on quilting fabrics at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium and find vibrant rug hooking kits and supplies at Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio. If music is your love, you'll find beautiful instruments and equipment at Amherst Music Center.
You'll want to leave lots of time to check out Dayle's Grand Market, an old department store that still has creaky floors and tin ceilings, where retailers like Beans & Cocoa Toys and Gifts, The Copper Tree Boutique, and Maritime Mosaic have set up shop. Follow the Dayle's Grand Market Facebook page to find out about events and live music.
Uptown on Albion Street South, Amherst Centre Mall hosts the Amherst Artisan Gallery, Charm Diamonds, Coles, Mark's, Eclipse, Northern Reflections, and Giant Tiger.
Amherst Town Square is home to Jay Set women's clothing, ShurGain Needs n Feeds, and Candy Craze, where you can find all sorts of imported, retro, and hard-to-find candy.
National retailers in Amherst include Home Hardware, Walmart, Dollarama, Kent, Lawtons, The Brick, and Canadian Tire.