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Top 10 Coolest Stores in Lake Placid

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Best Stores, Shops and Shopping in Lake Placid

Just in Time for the Holidays, Lake Placid’s Coolest Stores

With the Holiday Season quickly approaching, you might be wondering what Lake Placid has to offer in terms of shopping. We might not be New York City, but there are still unique shops that can provide gifts for everyone on your list.

Local Color1. Local Color Boutique: 2577 Main Street

Now located in the new storefront across from the new Convention Center and municipal parking lot, Local Color is perhaps the most unique boutique in Lake Placid. Specializing in fabulous accessories and select women’s apparel, you can find a little bit of everything here–dresses, outwear, shirts, jewelry, scarves, and hair accessories, to name a few. 518-523-3006.

2. The Fallen Arch: 2523 Main Street

This is the place to go for that athletic person on your list. The Fallen Arch features exclusive running brands like Newton and Zoot, and athletic apparel from brands such as Brooks, Nike, and Under Armour. The Fallen Arch doesn’t just carry running brands; they also have a “little bit of everything,” including choices for lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and golf. 518-523-5310.

3. The Adirondack Popcorn Co.: 2520 Main Street

Who doesn’t love popcorn? One of Lake Placid’s more recent additions to Main Street, The Adirondack Popcorn Company is one of the go-to places for visitors. With more traditional flavors like cheese and caramel, mixed with the unusual, like S’mores and chocolate, the variety allows even the most finicky of popcorn connoisseurs to get their fix.

4. Adirondack Decorative Arts and Crafts: 2512 Main Street

This massive store on Main Street is one of the best places to buy authentic Adirondack items. And it’s also a great place to find an item for that hard to shop for person. There are several floors filled with furniture, art, crafts, snacks, and more. Plan to put aside a good amount of time in your shopping day to see everything. 518-523-4545.

Bookstore Plus5. Bookstore Plus: 2491 Main Street

Bookstore Plus is Lake Placid’s bookstore, but it has more than just books–they also stock art supplies, stationary, and some music. There is also a small “local history” section with historical books about the Lake Placid area. In addition, they host readings and signings with many local authors throughout the year.

6. Lake Placid Skate Shop: 2647 Main Street

Lake Placid Skate Shop is one of the only skating shops in the area. They carry figure skating and speed skating consignment, hockey essentials, and rent speed skates in the winter season. If you would rather skate than shop, try their “Lake Placid Speed Skating Experience”, where 15 dollars will secure a pair of comfortable rental speed skates and a 15 minute tutorial by a local speed skater while gliding around the Olympic Oval.

7. Fortunes of Time: 113 Main Street

Fortunes of Time is perhaps one of the most unique shops on Main Street. They carry all sorts of unique gifts, from Woodwick candles to a wide selection of Lake Placid t-shirts. This is the perfect place to stop for a souvenir from Lake Placid, or for specialty gifts that you can’t get anywhere else in Lake Placid. 518-523-4828.

Where'd You Get That Hat?

8. Where’d you get that Hat? 2569 Main Street

In Lake Placid, this is more than just a question; it’s a specialty hat shop! Where’d you get that Hat has everything from knit caps to fedoras, fur hats to fascinators. They also carry some shoe brands and other accessories. 518-523-3101.

9. There and Back Again: 2640 Main Street

If you’re looking for a place that will help you preserve memories of your vacation, There and Back Again is the place to go. They have an extensive collection of scrapbooking materials, stationary, and writing accessories to help record your vacation experience. There and Back Again also has specialty items, including “Adirondack” foods and souvenirs. 518-523-9399.

10. Imagination Station: 107 Main Street

Feed your Imagination! The Imagination Station is the only toy store in Lake Placid. Besides being the home of the famous “wooden rubber band guns,” Imagination Station has puzzles, games, stationary, Lake Placid shirts, and more! If you’re shopping for the kids on your list, this is the place to shop for intelligent and fun gifts. 800-768-1994.

Christie Sausa is a Contributor to The Free George.

The Free George is the online magazine and visitors’ guide of Upstate NY, covering things from Albany to Lake Placid, including Saratoga, the Lake George region and the Adirondacks. Check out our City Blogs section for our extended coverage areas as well.

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