Author: Josh Taylor 2/2023
Valentine's Day is upon us, and there's no better place to shop for that unique gift than the boutiques of
Otsego County. From vintage items to spa products to items sourced locally, our boutiques have so much to offer.
If you like your vintage items with a side of Rock n' Roll, Groundhouse is the place to go. Setting
the tone, the walls are lined with old records, with selections from Prince, Saxon, Lita Ford, and Motorhead
leading the way. Around the shop you'll find funky clothes from yesteryear as well as abundant curiosities
and gifts not usually found in other shops in the area. That obsucre Melvins tour shirt you lost in 1998 and
have missed since? Groundhouse can most likely help you find a replacement.
Groundhouse is located at 147 Main St. in Oneonta, NY. Visit their website here.
There are a total of two businesses in downtown Maryland, NY. One is an auto repair shop, the other
is The Pickin' Patch Emporium. Their tagline is "thoughtfully sourced, gathered locally", and this is
shown in every aspect of this shop. Each and every item offered is created, grown, or harvested in
New York State, most within a 75 mile radius. All craft items are made locally, and make great gifts
for that special someone. Choose from handmade apparel, jewelry, pottery, art, wooden floral
arrangements and so much more.
The Pickin' Patch is located at 7487 Rt 7 in Maryland, NY. Visit their website here.
Hudson Made was founded in 2012 with the vision to invigorate the marketplace with the best natural
grooming products available. Based in Otego, NY Hudson Made offers products such as bar soaps,
bath salts, body and face oils, hair care items, and body milks. Hudson Made's products are produced
ethically, and in balance with nature. Products are never tested on animals, are vegan, and are sold in
fully recylable, sustainable packaging. You can convienently shop their website, or stop into their brick
and mortar location in Otego to consult with salespeople and test items before use.
Hudson Made is located at 354 Main St. in Otego, NY. Visit their website here.
Do you have a sports fan that is incessantly impossible to shop for? Cooperstown's Baseballism is
your solution. Baseballism is a premium off-the-field brand focusing on the class, tradition and history of
baseball. Whether it's movie or team mashups and collaborations, or exciting in-house designs, this is
the place for quality gifts for any fan of the sport of baseball. For added authenticity, Baseballism is
located just steps from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Baseballism is located at 131 Main St in Cooperstown, NY. Visit their website here.
Located in Milford, NY Posie's Vintiques is a veritable playground for those that cherish the old and
unusual. More than just anquiques, the shop is very carefully curated into themed stations and areas,
making it easy to see how items might be integrated into your spaces. If that piece of period furniture or
country or vintage item that you seek for yourself or whish to pass on as a gift is not available, the shop
owners are happy to track items down, they take great joy in the hunt for interesting items!
Posie's Vintiques is located at 6 Center St in Milford, NY. Visit their website here.
Continuing the vintage theme, The Underground Attic specializes in a mixture of restored vintage and
antique pieces from 1870-1980 and modern gifts from small makers. As the owner is a student of
historical fashion, meticulous detail is paid to the when and construction quality of goods. Clothing and
other items are restored to their originally glory in-house with a passion, love, and reverence for all things
yesteryear. If you're looking for a gift for the uber vintage fan who won't accept anything less than top
drawer, this is your spot.
The Underground Attic is Located at 273 Main St in Oneonta, NY. Visit their website here.
Kate's Upstate opened in May 2017 to fill a void in trending and affordable fashion in Cooperstown.
Open year round, Kate's Upstate is committed to bringing a different fashion feel to Cooperstown.
Visiting the boutique is just like having a personal shopper right in town. At Kate's Upstate, selections
include outerwear, denim, swimwear, intimates, items for kids, jewelry, shoes, and gifts for home and
spa. They even have fashion forward apparel that celebrates Cooperstown and its natural beauty.
Kate's Upstate is located at 134 Main St in Cooperstown. Visit their website here.
In terms of uniqueness, Plaide Palette is in a class unto itself. The majority of the products within are
authentically Celtic, sourced from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Britian. You'll find everything from
chocolates, biscuits, and ingridients essential to rounding out meals enjoyed in the UK and Ireland. Also
found are apparel items brought in directly from Ireland. Starting a Celtic musical project? Purchase your
bagpipes, fifes and drums here. As an added bonus, there is an entire room dedicated to earth based
wellness filled with crystals, sage, and other items.
Plaide Pallette is located at 45 Main St in Cherry Valley, NY. Visit their website here.