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Shop Downtown Durham

Looking for a unique gift idea? Planning on heading to Portsmouth, Exeter or Dover? Well there is no need to go any further than downtown Durham, New Hampshire. Durham offers shoppers great choices for all their gift needs.


Solsistar is a woman's clothing store that caters to woman of all ages, shapes, and sizes. They offer modern dresses, accessories, tops, bottoms, scarves and jewelry. There is something for women from 18-80.


Looking for something sweet to give? Step into The Candy Bar, and you'll find a wide assortment of candy and homemade chocolates. As you would expect from chocolate experts, they make awesome hot chocolate.


While you will find a large selection of UNH apparel at Hayden Sports, they also carry an exceptional variety of gifts for the entire family. Did you know they carry toys and classic children's books?

Amy's Frame Shop

If you walk to the back of Hayden's Sports, you'll find Amy's Frame Shop. Have a family heirloom or treasured nostalgic piece? Amy has a wide selection of frames and will help you select the perfect frame for your project.

Main Street Markery

The Main Street Markery is the best place to find a carefully curated collection of locally made art and indie crafts. They also offer workshops taught by inspired instructors for every age and ability. Stop in. The teapot is on.

Red Carpet Flower Shop

If a fresh floral arrangement is more in your liking, then Red Carpet Flower Shop is where you need to go. They will happily create the perfect centerpiece or bouquet for you and guarantee next day delivery. Browsing through the many items available, you'll soon realize that this is more than just a flower shop.

Durham Book Exchange

You might have thought that the Durham Book Exchange only caters to UNH students, but they also offer a variety of new and used books and paperbacks for all readers. If you don't see what your looking for, they can order it for you.

Town and Campus

Town and Campus has been a Durham tradition for more than 50 years. Here you will find all that is UNH. From sweatshirts to water bottles, you will find it at Town and Campus.

Did you know that Durham has two non profits that are also retail enterprises ?

Echo Thrift Shop is located around the back of the Community Church and offers an ever changing selection of clothes for everyone plus books, housewares, and jewelry. Half of all their proceeds go to support Friends in Action which offers recreational programs for people with developmental disabilities. The remaining proceeds go to local organizations.


Freedom Cafe

The Freedom Cafe is a non profit specialty cafe that works to both increase awareness and provide education to help end human trafficking. It is located on Mill Road just past the Mill Plaza, and offers a unique comfortable place to meet up with friends. Their speciality is ethically sourced coffee ,tea and chocolate. They also sell jewelry ,mugs, coffee and tea making supplies .

Freedom Cafe

Durham Bike & Sport as a full service bike shop is the place to go for all your biking needs . But wait they have more than bikes . Durham Bike & Sports also has services skis and snow boards. They also have swim wear ,swim supplies and yoga mats .

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