NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The holiday shopping season is here and one western Massachusetts community made the list as one of the top five places to shop. Shoppers we talked with said it’s because you can find gifts here that you can’t get at a big box store.
Yankee Magazine listed Northampton as one of the top five places to shop in New England. It was the only Massachusetts community to make the list. Main Street in Northampton is lined with unique shops like Faces and shopping centers like Thornes Marketplace.
People told 22News they enjoy giving their business to local mom and pop shops.
Melanie Lapointe, of Holyoke said, “I like coming into Northampton. It’s easy parking if I use the garage. It has a variety of stores that I can’t find at the mall. i get my haircut here in Northampton and it’s easy to walk around and it’s a friendly town.”
Northampton will hold their annual bag day on November 19th where shoppers can get 20% at participating stores. Northampton also holds sidewalk sales in the summer.