There are many fun & funky shops to explore in Hudson, offering everything from home décor to clothing and more. Here are five fun boutiques you should definitely check out next time you’re walking around Hudson.
One of the new kids on the block, Frankenweenie (73 Cameron St.) is a tiny and kooky boutique offering vintage-style rock & roll tees, buttery soft loungewear, aprons and oven mitts lovingly emblazoned with cuss words, and other delights. The store also sells the best bubble tea you’ll ever taste, made in-house from fresh fruit and a mixologist’s flair.
Located right next door to Frankenweenie, Mineral Manufacture showcases the work of Hudson potter extraordinaire Elfée Saint-Laurent alongside a lovingly curated selection of jewelry and pretty housewares from other Montreal-area artisans.
“The British Store” in Hudson offers an impressive selection of interesting imported food and collectibles from England, as well as merchandise from popular British movies and TV shows like the Harry Potter series and Dr. Who. Clarence & Cripps is located at 400 Main Road.
It’s a candy store … and an old-fashioned ice cream shoppe … and a killer espresso bar … and a quirky gift shop! Hudson Traders General Store (401 Main Road) is all that and more. A great place to find tasty treats and unexpected treasures for kids and the young at heart.
If crystals, tarot cards, incense, jewelry, and candles are your jam, then Om Bien-être (532 Main Road) is a must-see. The boutique has over 250 different kinds of crystals and geodes. Even if you don’t know your aventurine from your agate or carnelian from citrine, you can enjoy looking at all the pretty and colourful stones.
There are two Nova thrift stores in Hudson, one specializing in clothing and one in furniture, housewares, bridal gowns, and children’s items (538 Main Road). Hidden gems abound in both stores. It’s not uncommon to find designer handbags or valuable antiques among the various assortment of things for sale, but the biggest reason to support these volunteer-run stores is because sales support NOVA Hudson’s nurses to deliver in-home care to the frail and elderly. NOVA’s health outreach program receives no government funding and relies on donations and funds from the organization’s network of thrift stores.