- Location: Worcester, MA
- Specialty: Simple chic handmade, vintage, & antiques
- Price range: $-$$
- Website: cromptoncollective.com
- Founded: 2012
- Founded by: Amy Lynn Chase
- Headquarters: Worcester, MA
- Sister stores: The Haberdash Vintage
Worcester doesn't usually tip the trendy scale, but it's Amy Lynn Chase's misson to change that. The fab fashion diva behind the Haberdash mobile vintage shop has founded a permanent brick and mortar store that showcases nearly 60 artisans, antiques vendors, and craftspeople in the revitalized Canal District.
Vintage clothing and the cutest baby plushies mingle with mid-c finds, reclaimed wood storage pieces, and milk paint all under one roof. Like shopping your favorite flea market, but open more often and with just one checkout, Crompton Collective is the best mix of thrifting prices and finds with retail convenience.
Wandering from stall to stall, there's something for everyone: you can shop local and check off everyone on your list in one stop — even down to the letterpress greeting cards from Inkling. Some standouts include Henley House handmade bowties (and hair bows!), Hundred Acre design's reclaimed wood hall tree, and crochet animals from Sweet Carolyn's.
(Images: Tara Bellucci)