A walk down Warren Street in Hudson,NY, leads to shops that are  varied   and unique, with store owners who are dedicated to collecting beautiful antiques, rugs and artisanal pieces. Architectural detail on the street is subtly elegant, and building facades are sometimes dramatically colorful or beautifully neutral. Hudson gets most of its foot traffic on weekends, so stores listed below are open at various times – it's best to check respective web sites for details. 

RED CHAIR ANTIQUES 606 Warren Street 

Located on a block full of intriguing stores, it's a pleasure to walk through this shop,with lots of furniture, lamps, antique hemp fabrics, table settings and dishes.  (


Renee and Paul McBride have filled this beautifully situated shop in the popular 500 block of Warren Street with gorgeous things. Filled with furniture, clothes, textiles, jewelry and statues from Bali, Burma, China, Indonesia, Korea, Laos and Vietnam, it's fun to explore. (

CHRIS LEHRECKE 415 Warren Street

Furniture and lighting designer, Chris Lehrecke, has opened a spacious store which beautifully displays his lamps and furniture; jewelry by Gabriella Kiss; jewelry and objects by Ted Muehling; guilded objects by Maureen Fullam and hardware by ER Butler. (

KEA ON THE HUDSON 409 Warren Street

Susan Gomersall and Azy Schecter hang gorgeous hand-made rugs in their narrow space on Warren. Susan has travelled the world for decades, seeking tribal rugs, Kilims and textiles, and her selections are beautiful. Azy is a textile designer and many of her rugs can be seen in their collection. They also have a shop in Brooklyn at 477 Atlantic Avenue. (

HEDSTROM & JUDD 401 Warren Street

A light, elegant space, the walls are hung with large paintings and prints – gorgeous prints of birds, framed and unframed. Swedish antique furniture, blue & white cups and saucers, topiaries and mossed pots for the garden fill the shop. (


A large, wrought iron fence opens columns leading to the outdoor space on Warren that is The Secret Gardener. Ben Eaton's nursery includes a seductive, natural setting for plants and pots, and attractive shop with gardening tools. 518.822.0992

LILI AND LOO 259 Warren Street

Melinda Slover's shop attractively fills 3 adjoining 19th century buildings on Warren with objects, furniture and art. There's much to see, with two floors of rooms showing dining room furniture and table settings, sofas, tables, lighting, jewelry and hats. Many pieces are hand-crafted, and Melinda also shows some local artists – my paintings are even in the mix. (

SWOON KITCHENBAR 340 Warren Street

Lovely place to sit for a drink, at their big nice bar, or at a table in the front of the house. The menu is delicious and creative with locally-sourced ingredients and a real appreciation for the seasonally fresh. (

CA' MEA RISTORANTE 333 Warren Street

The layout and design of this restaurant is very comfortable for dining, and there's a garden patio outside. Ca' Mea prides itself on its homemade pasta, and the menu offers a broad selection of antipasti and entrees.  (


BABA LOUIE'S PIZZA 517 Warren Street

Baked in a wood-fired oven, the pizza dough comes from the artisanal Berkshire Mountain Bakery (see slideshow in stories) and toppings are excellent . Salads are marvelous here, too. (