Follow your nose to the most distinct district of downtown New Haven. Wooster Street was the center of New Haven's Italian community prior to the construction of I-91 and I-95 that rip right through the heart of the street. Today, Wooster Street is host to New Haven's finest and most renowned Italian restaurants, with the famous Pepe's and Sally's pizzerie. A few blocks up is the famed Lucibello's Italian pastry shop where you can taste all your favorite Neapolitan sweets. Wooster Street is the best part of town to explore and get a great meal.
Although it is paired with the mega-chain Barnes and Noble, it does not take away from the breathtaking selection at this bookstore, the largest in Connecticut. You can take a book or periodical to the cafe, which serves Starbucks coffee and other delectable goodies. If you promised someone a souvenir Yale t-shirt or baby onesie, this is the best place in town to find insignia clothing and university paraphernalia. If you need stationery supplies, you can get those here, too.
Located right in Downtown New Haven, the Broadway Shopping District is home to over 50 different shops. From cute boutiques to jewelry stores and beauty products, the Broadway Shopping District is one of the most popular shopping areas in New Haven. When it's time to rest your feet, there are several restaurants and cafes in the area as well.
A grand expansion at the Westfield Connecticut Post (formerly known as the Post Mall) brings with it more levels of premium designer boutiques, chain retailers and major department stores like Sears and Macy's, and several other anchor stores like Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, JC Penney, H&M and Borders. The center also offers dining and entertainment options, like the 14-plex Showcase Cinemas. The mall is conveniently located off I-95 and in the five mile strip mall of the Post Road in Milford and Orange, where there is just about every major chain store and eatery imaginable.
Material Girls is one of the area's most popular boutiques. The shop carries all kinds of trendy fashions, from clothing to jewelry, shoes, bags and more. In addition to the wearable items, they also stock a range of candles and other home decor items. Material Girls will monogram any of their items.
This store has a reputation for carrying the best hand-knotted Oriental rugs around, and has been proud of that reputation for 119 years, making it the oldest, continuously family-run Oriental carpet business in the country. It carries an impressive selection of new, antique and modern designs. It also offers restoration and cleaning services. Periodically, it hosts Turkish and Tibetan weavers, who demonstrate the weaving methods and artistry that go into the creation of their rugs.
Milford Boat Works is located at the city harbor, a short distance from downtown. This store at the marina has got all your nautical needs covered. Make a pit stop here before your next voyage for excellent repair services and boating essentials. On sale are a great selection of vessels, engines, wooden framework, glassware, metal work and accessories.
Penny's Book Shelf is a bookstore located in the city of Milford. Established in the year 1995, this bookstore offers a range of novels featuring science- fiction, romance, horror and more. You can also exchange your old books and get half the original book- price in return at this place.
Men's Wearhouse is a shopping store located in Milford. It offers a wide range of men's apparels to choose from. On sale in the store are a variety of tee shirts, coats, formal and informal trousers, jeans and a number of accessories. They also offer tuxedo suits on rent. Pair up the gorgeous clothes with a decent set of shoes for the complete look!
Chico's Clothing is a chain of shopping stores with one of its branch located in Milford city. It offers a range of women's apparels to choose from. You can find jackets, tops, beautiful dresses and more. They also have separate seasonal collections with amazing discount offers. For the petite ladies they have an entire selection of perfectly designed lengths and sizes.
Ann Taylor Loft is a shopping boutique located in Milford. It has an amazing collection of clothing, shoes and accessories for women. You can find a range of latest fashionable garments and trendy outfits to choose from. They also sell winter wear like sweaters and cashmere dresses with bright colors. There are a number of dresses, skirts, pants and jackets at great prices and available in a variety of fabrics.