Maintaining its residential character, the Martin neighborhood has few shopping options along its forested streets. However, a short drive into downtown Manchester takes you to one of the city's most eclectic shopping scenes complete with hand-made furniture shops, bead stores, boutiques and antique shops with prices to fit every budget. Stroll down the traditional downtown-style retail strip for some serious window shopping.
Browse a beautiful display of fine china, collectible dolls and vintage costume jewelry at Silk City Antiques and Decor. Purchase a vintage dresser, mirror or painting to add an air of mystery and elegance to your home, or pick up an antique table lamp to brighten up your bedroom. If you're on the hunt for a specific item, put your name on the shop's waiting list so the staff can notify you when something arrives.
Explore a magical display of incense, tapestries and polished stones at Harvest Beads and Silver, a whimsical craft boutique that has been serving local beaders for decades. Choose from a nice selection of beading supplies, or pick up some ready-made jewelry such as shimmering silver chains.
Head to Highland Park
Market to pick up your weekly groceries, or find your meal-time staples at Desi Grocery. If you crave local fruits and veggies, check out the farmers market in downtown Manchester.