PRIVET HOUSE

13 East Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777.

Route 45. (860) 868-1800. A charming shop housed within a centuries old building, Privet House bills itself as "An Emporium of Home Goods, Antiques and Curiosities". Within a welcoming and visually striking environment, proprietors Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano pride themselves on building an exquisitely curated collection of goods for the home, person...and, just possibly, the soul. Open daily, 11-5:30. Closed Tues.

R. Derwin Clothiers Ladies’ and Men’s Stores

43 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

For more than 25 years, Derwin's has been Litchfield County's most stylish destination. Derwin's defines a chic, timeless look that blends country and city sophistication, specializing in the finest Scottish and Italian cashmere. Both stores also offer European sportswear and a broad selection of American-made clothing and accessories. Visit R. Derwin Clothiers to experience exceptional service in a friendly, relaxed setting. We are located at 43 & 33 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Ladies' Store (860) 567-4095; Men's Store (860) 567-0100.

Robertson Jewelers

43 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776.

two locations: On the Green, 2 Bank St., New Milford, CT 06776. (860) 354-5365 and Litchfield Commons, Rte. 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. (860) 567-8495. Robertson's enchants you with its dizzying array of the world's best gems artistically crafted with platinum and gold into tasteful, elegant treasures. As trusted fine jewelry experts since 1945, we offer custom creations, antique restorations, fine jewelry repairs, and service on Rolex and other fine timepieces. Mixed with Pandora and Elle designs are Movado watches plus some of the best Antique and Estate jewelry around! We will ship anywhere. Stop in and say hi, browse around and be ready for excitement! Members American Gem Society.

Soulbury

813 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 240-4644. Our shop offers one of a kind hand chosen vintage collectibles, gifts and art. We feature more than 40 Connecticut artists and craftspeople, as well as gifts from around the world. We specialize in a fabulous selection of cactus and succulent container gardens in many sizes that have strong architectural lines perfect for your home or patio or even as centerpieces for special events. You can also choose a container and plants and we will create your very own striking custom container. Wed. – Sat. 11 am – 6 pm, Sun. 11 am – 3 pm.

Southbury Plaza Shopping Center

100 Main St., South, Southbury, CT 06488.

(203) 264-0780. Conveniently located immediately off of I-84 on Rte. 67, the Southbury Plaza is a large regional shopping center with over two dozen popular national stores and local specialty retail shops and services. Whether shopping for fashion apparel, groceries, sporting supplies, a meal, or a bottle of your favorite wine you will find it at the plaza! Visit for free coupons and more information on the center's stores.

Terston Home Accents and Womenswear

27 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-1255. Known for our signature style, we feature an abundance of items for your home and current apparel from US and European designers. A frivolous gift, a functional clock or a delicious scent – Terston offers them all. We are passionate about what we find for you and by keeping abreast of trends, Terston maintains a unique and fresh appeal. Open 7 days.

The joannajohn Collection

73 Main St, South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 266-4800. Located in the Historic District, the shop showcases a large selection of one-of-a-kind, hand crafted Indian coats and jackets for women and children. Vintage cotton quilts of multiple colors and patterns are reshaped and hand stitched into wearable works of art. Completely reversible, no two are alike. Reversible children's jackets and handbags make great gifts, as do the quilted cotton beads favored by museums and design studios. Equally attractive is the eclectic mix of antique shawls, hand-stitched Kantha scarves made from old sari silks and designer scarves. Workmanship and dazzling colors speak for themselves. We offer distinctive gifts in all price ranges.Wholesalers call (203) 233-1230. Wed. - Sat. 10 am - 5:30 or by appt. Confirm hours Jan. - March.

The Rustic Country Barn

101 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 354-4145. Fax: (860) 354-6091. Come explore The Rustic Country Barn which specializes in Reclaimed Barnwood Furniture, (avg. age of wood 100+ years), handcrafted from solid wood in basic Shaker & Country styles, including our own custom line of barnwood kitchen and bathroom cabinets. We also offer painted & distressed furniture from solid hard and soft woods. All furniture is available in stock or custom, and made in the USA. Also take time to shop in our old-time general store filled with linens, pictures, wrought iron, pottery, Connecticut souvenirs, jams, honey, and many handcrafted one of a kind items, and so much more.

The Silly Sprout – A Children’s Shop

469 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-9500. The Silly Sprout is Litchfield County's go-to destination when shopping for kids! They offer a unique variety of toys, books, clothing and more for all children ages 0 to 12 years old. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will assist you in finding the perfect gift with complimentary designer gift wrap included.

The Silo Store, Gallery, Cooking School, Skitch Henderson Museum at Hunt Hill Farm

44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 355-0300. The Silo Store is filled with Simple to Hard-to-Find Cooking Tools – Foods – Books – Crafts – Tabletop, Giftware and Decorative items. Wed. – Sat. 10 - 5; Sun. Noon – 5.