Retail Shops and Boutiques in Chester, Connecticut.

Arline Roberts Stanton Interiors
Specializing in fine paper goods, children's gifts and vintage collectibles.
We miss you Arlene!!

Matt Austin Studio
formerly at 11 Main Street



Caryn B. Davis Photography
Caryn B. Davis is a professional photographer with a studio in Chester. She creates beautiful, clean, crisp images of interiors, exteriors, home décor, gardens, boats and people for travel, corporate, portrait, event and construction site documentation.

Caryn Paradis
Interior design studio.

Chester Gallery
Featuring Connecticut artists, quality custom framing by Jack Baker and contemporary baskets by Sosse Baker, in a Victorian Parlor setting since 1982. Gallery openings coordinated with Chester Nights.
Tues - Sat 10 - 5
76 Main Street 860-526-9822


Claudia Post Studio
Claudia Post Fine Art Paintings and Portraiture
Award winning Portrait painter and Master Pastellist. Commisssions accepted in Oil or pastel. Portraits, Still life, Plein Air, Genre and Figure paintings. Home Studio by appointment. 860-510-2056
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CL Pfeiffer Studio
Metals sculptor Connie Pfeiffer has worked from her Chester studio more than eight years. Visit the artist and expanded space. Showcasing exceptional contemporary work by invited artist friends.

colt house

Colt House Gallery & Antiques
Vollers Design Gallery 31.47
Featuring box constructions, wall
reliefs, and digital imagery archival
prints by Chester artist Bill Vollers.
Also a collection of antique toys, folk
art, primitives and other collectables.
By appointment or chance.


C&G Unparalleled Apparel

A signature collection of clothing and
accessories for women and men. Easy,
comfortable, seasonal and timeless.
Come find what you didn't even know
you were looking for!


C&G Posters & Prints
A collection of posters representing
40 years of award-winning graphics by
Cummings & Good. Original fine art,
limited edition prints and the design
studio's annual "time capsule" calendar.


C&G Photo Anew

Restoration and transformation of
old (and new) photographs. Scanning,
color and value adjusting, retouching,
sizing and archival printing.

Designed 4 Paws
I design and produce handmade clothes and accessories for dogs, accessories for cats, plus totes, pillows, etc. for animal lovers.
36 Goose Hill Rd. 860-526-5431

Dina Varano
A spirited gallery featuring jewelry designed and handcrafted by owner Dina Varano, accompanied by a collection of innovative gifts designed by fellow artists. Visit and be inspired!
27 Main Street 860-526-8866

Blackkat Leather
A new take on hand crafted leather goods. All bags, belts, and accessories are designed, cut, and sewn by hand to produce the highest quality product that will last a lifetime.
1 Main St

Valero Mart
The place to find whatever you need from early morning until late at night. Deli sandwiches, milk and ice cream, soda, paper goods and other staples, newspapers, ice and an ATM.
Summer: Daily 5:30AM - 11PM
Winter: Daily 5:30AM - 10PM
201 Middlesex Avenue 860-526-3054

Jill Butler... art & design
Jill's watercolor illustrations, collages and tabletop products are on display and available for purchase. The Studio Gallery, located above the Wheatmarket, is open to the public. Visitors welcome, groups by appointment.

Joseph's Photography, Inc.
A full-service portrait studio since 1982 specializing in on-location portraiture, serving New England and beyond.
Visit us at
By appointment. 860-526-5019

Kismet is a one of a kind boutique that sources products solely from local artisans. It is a beautiful collaboration of jewelry, pottery, baskets, stained glass, quilts, body products, candles and so much more.
11 Main Street

Gift shop.
4 Water Street 860-526-322-4047

jewelry designed & made by mandy carroll-leiva
chester, ct 267.408.2124


Lori Warner Print Studio and Gallery at 21 Main Street
A unique gallery featuring artwork by Lori Warner and select artists and designers in glass, ceramic sculpture, jewelry and more. Adult and youth workshops in Printmaking and Encaustic Painting coming soon. Open Studio atmosphere with events planned to engage the community and offer people an outlet for their own creativity. Make something! Tues - Fri 11am- 6pm, Sat 11am-9pm, Sun Market Hours or until 4pm other times by appointment / chance.
860-322-4265 or 860-326-8081,

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, LLC
Contemporary Impressionist landscape oil paintings & limited edition fine art prints of the Lower Connecticut River Valley, the artist's garden and Chester village and from his world travels.
Open weekends 12 - 6. Other times by chance or appointment. Visit anytime at
1 Spring Street 860-526-2077

Harvest Moon Design Build
1 Main Street

Richard Sachs
For over 30 years, Richard Sachs has been making bespoke bicycles by hand at his atelier. We miss you!

R. J. Vickers Herbery
We invite you to visit our gardens and browse among our extensive line of teas, herbs, topiaries, candles, bath and body products, home decor and gifts for all. An all season shop.
Wed - Sun 10 - 5
26 Water Street 860-526-4061

Scandinavian Photography
Known throughout New England for his wedding photo-journalism, Erik K. Johnson creates sensitive on-location and studio portrait studies of children and families. Gallery hours by chance or appointment.

Simon's Marketplace
A gourmet general store with a diverse selection of gifts, as well as specialty foods, fine cheeses, sandwiches, crepes, soups, salads, ice cream, desserts and organic coffees and teas.
Daily specials. Eat in or take out. We also cater and have prepared food to go.
Open daily.
17 Main Street 860-526-8984


Spiritus Mundi Antiques
Quality country antiques, furniture and accessories, paintings, prints, vintage stringed instruments, blue decorated stoneware and other Americana items.
Weekends 10 - 5, and by chance or appointment.
Marta Daniels, Proprietor
122 Middlesex Avenue 860-526-3406

Strut Your Mutt will be providing Chester and the surrounding communities with quality animal products for your four legged loved ones.
29 Main Street
We miss you!

The Chester Bottle Shop

We have one of the finest wine collections in Southeast Connecticut. Hundreds of imported and domestic beers. Expert event planning.
Mon - Sat 9 - 8 191 Middlesex Avenue 860-526-5711

The Chester Package Store
Fine wines, spirits and beers of the world. Tastings, personalized service and special orders. Let us help with your next occasion.
Mon - Sat 9 - 8
1 North Main 860-526-5305

The Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative
Experience the unusual at our fine art and craft cooperative. Shop for beautiful handcrafts and meet the artists. Special exhibits, monthly receptions.
They have moved to Essex. We miss the Coop!

The French Hen is a gift boutique where you will discover the beautiful,unique and the curious. Lush with product and creativity, the store will delight your senses.
Formerly 14 Main St. We miss you!

The Perfect Pear
Practical basics and beautiful specialty items to make all your cooking, dining and entertaining special occasions. Chef-curated wares for the kitchen, table and bar
51 Main Street
Move to Oporto, Portugal, we miss you!

The Hammered Edge Studio & Gallery
Hand-wrought jewelry by artist/owner Kathryne Wright. An exotic collection of new, vintage and antique jewelry, beads, buttons, textiles, world music & international artifacts. Custom design, jewelry repair & classes.

Homage Fine Art and Coffee Lounge
16 Main Street
Chester, Connecticut

The Wheatmarket
Fresh deli-style daily luncheon specials, eat in or take out. Gourmet catering, speciality foods & gift baskets.
Dennis Welch, chef/owner.
4 Water Street 860-526-9347


The Willow Tree
A fine collection of vintage clothing from the late 1800s through the 1970s, including hats, gloves, jewelry, furs, beaded purses and lingerie. Lovely antique lace, linens and doilies.

Whole Harmony
Tonic Boutique and Botanicals.
Our belief in plant medicine – combined with ancient healing traditions and our passion – go into every herbal product we make. From the seed to the shelf, our products are whole, nothing added, no caffeine.
1 North Main Street

Thomas Dunk House Gallery
Another NoMaChe craftsman, Claude Martin, conserves, cleans and restores oil paintings with classic tools and 21st century technology.

West Main Street Services, Inc.
Complete auto service, foreign and domestic. See Carl or Al for friendly hometown service.
100 West Main Street 860-526-4004

West Main Street Studio
Enjoy the working studio of artist and sculptor Helene M. Johnson. Portrait studies, figures, people in architectural settings, animals and flora. Specializing in sculptural relief. Commission work welcomed. Open by appointment or by chance.
1 West Main Street 860-767-0445

William L. Schaeffer Photographs
Vintage American and European photographs by major and minor artists bought and sold. Daguerreotypes and stereoviews. By chance or appointment.
41 Main Street 860-526-3870

Whole Harmony
Tonic Boutique and Botanicals.
Our belief in plant medicine – combined with ancient healing traditions and our passion – go into every herbal product we make. From the seed to the shelf, our products are whole, nothing added, no caffeine.
1 North Main Street






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