New Haven – Landing Page (Shopping)


“New Haven melds history with modern restaurants and shopping”

– Reader’s Digest 2018

Who Says You Can’t Have It All?

The history of New Haven lives and breathes beyond museum walls or historic haunts; it can be seen in the business owners of the city, who carry on the legacies and traditions of those who came before. Our highly walkable shopping scene offers an eclectic mix of mainstream sellers and local boutiques. 

A hub of food, art, history, and yes, fashion, Downtown New Haven’s distinctive shopping district begins on Chapel Street and crosses over to Broadway. Here, you will find The Shops at Yale offering a mix of national retailers, locally-owned boutiques, including the bespoke original creations of Neville Wisdom to Apple, J. Crew,  L.L. Bean and more. For artistic flair, the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District and Ninth Square are ideal areas for antiques and home furnishings, and hipster friendly and stylish vintage boutiques like Strange Ways.

Get in, we’re going shopping, wallet and walking shoes in hand. 


For those who prefer a homegrown approach to grocery shopping, New Haven offers several sustainableindependent grocers that maintain a steadfast following of locavores. Among themElm City Market and Nica’s Market are notable favorites.

Bringing over 50+ Connecticut vendors to New Haven year-round, CitySeed is responsible for operating the regionally acclaimed Wooster Square Market, as well as a three-season market at Edgewood Park; two summer markets in Downtown and Fair Haven; and an Indoor Winter Market. Shoppers can indulge on delicious gourmet bites like small-batch yogurt and French pastries while perusing local bounty provided by Connecticut farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers. With the start of every season comes a new selection of sights and smells to explore, so what are you waiting for?