In each issue of Saratoga Living in 2020, we’re bringing you several items from Saratoga Springs shops that we think you need to see (and buy!). This time around, though, stores have been forced to close their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped some local businesses from getting their products to the people who want/need them by way of curbside pickups or at-home deliveries. Now, more than ever, our locally owned businesses need your support. Here’s a shopping list to help you get started.
1. Signature Canvas & Leather Messenger Bag
Embrace The Race $120
While not all Saratoga shops have a means of selling products online, Embrace The Race does. Check out this professional and sporty messenger bag, on embracetherace.com.
2. Vineyard Vines ‘Saratoga Street Signs’ Tie
The Pink Paddock $90
Wear a piece of Downtown Saratoga around your neck with one of these silk street sign ties. The Pink Paddock is offering free local delivery and curbside pickup (in a mood-lifting flowered jeep, no less). Message them on Instagram at @thepinkpaddock or call them at 518.587.4344 for more information.
3. Ghost Pepper Chili Infused Honey
Saratoga Tea & Honey $17
Though its door may be shut, Saratoga Tea & Honey is open for curbside pickups; just be sure to call ahead or go online to saratogateaandhoney.com to prepay. We’d recommend this local wildflower honey, infused with ghost pepper chili from Saratoga Spicery.
4. Wandering Barman Bottled Cocktails
By The Bottle $5.99
Need a stiff drink to get you through quarantine? By The Bottle is open for delivery and pickup; order on bythebottleshop.com or by phone, email or direct message. Need help choosing your “quarantini”? How ’bout a pre-mixed Marigold & Kaffir Lime Margarita from Wandering Barman?
5. Deacon King Kong: A Novel
Northshire Bookstore $28.00
What better way to practice social distancing than by reading a brand-new book far away from anyone else in your house? New from National Book Award-winning author James McBride is Deacon King Kong, a New York Times bestseller available for delivery from Northshire Bookstore. Visit northshire.com to place your order.