A few weeks ago, two of my high school friends came to visit Skidmore and while they were here I had the glorious freedom of having access to a car. After spending Saturday shopping in Saratoga and dodging snow flurries by darting into Mrs. London’s, the three of us decided to head out to nearby Glens Falls. While many shops were closed because we are poor planners who decide to go shopping on Sundays, we did happen upon two great finds.
First was a place called The Chocolate Mill, where we enjoyed some delicious coffee, or in my case, peppermint hot chocolate. This café also offers breakfast and lunch options as well as, as you may expect from the name, chocolate treats in countless forms. If you ever take a shopping trip (or any trip) to Glens Falls, I suggest stopping in The Chocolate Mill for your caffeine/chocolate fix.
Our second find (the one more pertinent to this blog) was a consignment shop called Finders Keepers. This shop is filled with everything from sweaters to prom gowns, all for great prices. There are also shoes, handbags, jewelry, and even books and movies. The shop is cluttered in the best way possible. The large selection of clothing means the clothes are everywhere, but it’s not headache-inducing or hard to maneuver. There are dresses hanging from the ceiling, plants and knick-knacks framing the racks of clothes, and cute and convenient fitting rooms in the back of the store. The racks of clothes are organized by type of clothing, making it easy to browse the whole store or look for something specific. In just the time we were there I must have heard the saleswomen on the phone with at least three people interested in selling their old clothes, so it would seem they are always receiving new merchandise.
We easily spent a couple hours exploring the store and our shopping experience ended up being a huge success. We all had a good time and found something we wanted. I found two business-y skirts for $6 each and a dress that fit perfectly for $12. If you’re looking to expand your wardrobe without spending a fortune, I definitely recommend checking out Finders Keepers.
The Chocolate Mill’s website
More info on Finders Keepers here