Thursday, January 27, 2011

Visiting "Retro Genie" A Vintage Clothing And Collectibles Shop In Northampton, Massachusetts

Northampton Massachusetts , Dubbed NoHo Of Hamphire County, Massachusetts

I'm glad to know that there are still groovy gals out there who appreciate Retro clothing, clothing and accessories.

Introducing "Retro Genie"

One long established shop which caters to the vintage set is "Retro Genie" on Market Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Northampton Is A Funky Artsy Town

Northampton is a funky, artsy college town, home to Smith College, lots of lively musical and art programs, fabulous eateries, trendy clothing stores and often dubbed the NoHo of Hamphire County.

Smith College Part Of Five Colleges

Smith College is part of what is called The Five Colleges, including Hampshire College, Amherst, U Mass and Mount Holyoke all nearby to Northampton.

Northampton Has A Vibrant Downtown

Northampton has always been known as a vibrant downtown which is home to street musicians, festivals, cultural activities, Gay friendly, politically active young residents and a counter culture vibe.

Finding Vintage Shops On Market Street

On a recent visit to this very popular eclectic town, I made my way to Market Street, a quiet charming older setting which has a half a dozen retro/vintage shops and a Multi-dealer Antique Center. "Retro Genie" is a very hip shop packed with lots of 50s, 60s, 70s skirts, dresses, coats, aprons, shoes,hats, scares, jewelry, accessories and more.

Hello Atomic Era

While they carry clothing from other decades, you can't help but feel like you just went back in time the Atomic Era and Psychedelic 60's.

Mixed in with racks and racks of clothing covering every inch of this small , stuffed but organized shop are Retro home collectibles such as barware, beverage sets, serving ware, picnic ware, kitchen collectibles, books, etc.

Retro Genie

15 Market Street
Northampton, Mass

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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