Whenever I come across an awesome vintage / antique place to shop, part of me wants to shout about it from the rooftops, and the other part of me wants to keep it all to myself to keep the crowds away.
Crompton Collective is “curated boutique marketplace” made up of 80+ stalls belonging to local artisans and curators of vintage goods. At Crompton you’ll find everything from vintage clothes to awesome paper goods to handmade baby booties to chalk paint to antique collectibles.
It’s the perfect place, at least in my opinion, to shop for home decor, gifts, or just to browse.
The goods are in constant rotation, which they kindly keep you updated with if you follow Crompton Collective on Instagram.
Seriously!! Look at all these hats! How did I manage to leave empty-handed?
The brainchild behind Crompton Collective is shop owner Amy Chase. Amy started out as a fashion blogger, and started Haberdash Vintage, America’s first mobile vintage shop. While she still has the mobile shops (a vintage school bus and a 1950s teardrop camper – cool!), Haberdash Vintage can also be found inside the Crompton Collective marketplace.
On Saturday mornings and Thursday nights the building is also home to the Canal District Farmers Market. The market offers everything from local organic produce, to gourmet cupcakes, to local wine, to flowers, to locally raised meat, to live music and yoga classes.
The boutique has also recently designed and opened an event space, The White Room, available for parties and classes. They held an amazing Bridal Show earlier this year, and I’m looking forward to the many exciting events to come! Additionally, there are always smaller meetups and classes going on in the building, like Vintage Pinup Hair Classes, Small Business Saturdays, and Craft Classes. I even attended a blogger event at Crompton.
Most people don’t even realize that Worcester, after Boston, it’s the second largest city in New England. If you decide to make your way out to Worcester from Boston, don’t miss the Worcester Art Museum, or the many restaurants on Shrewsbury Street. (One Eleven Chophouse and The Sole Proprietor are two that we’ve enjoyed!)
The Crompton Collective is located at 138 Green Street in Worcester. They are open Wednesday through Sunday:
Wed: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
So, do I need to race you there? How amazing is this place?