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  • CT River Artisans Co-op

    The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op was established in 1980 and is the oldest, continuously operating artist cooperative in Connecticut. We have an amazing selection of artwork, all Made in Connecticut by our members. Wall art, fine art, jewelry, handbags, stained glass, painted vintage items, pottery and cards are among the beautiful items we carry. There is always something new. Custom work is available! Members take turns running the store, we all work together to do various tasks that contribute to the running of the business.

  • J Alden Clothiers

    J. Alden Clothiers opened its doors in 1993 in the historic village of Essex, Connecticut. Our intention has always been to offer the finest clothing and furnishings while providing the highest measure of service possible. As the need for our clothing and services increased, we found it necessary to move to a larger location on Main Street in the center of the village. We have always been fortunate to have a large clientele from the Connecticut shore and from around the world. Our business continues to grow thanks to the influx of new families moving to the Essex area as well as the increased number of visitors through the Internet. Today, J. Alden offers many domestic and international lines of the finest men’s and ladies clothing and accessories available anywhere. Our men’s clothing features tailored business attire from designers Crittenden & Company, as well as Corbin, and sportswear from Bills Read more [...]

  • Newbury Place

    Newbury Place has been defining style since 2006.  We opened our Essex location in 2014 and our happy to offer a wide array of  fashion, accessory and gift brands. Southern Tide, Alex and Ani, Spartina, Scout, Inis and Thymes just to name a few. Located in the heart of Essex at 17 Main Street.  Stop in and enjoy the quintessential New England experience. Follow us on Facebook by clicking here!

  • One N Main

    Located in the center of historic downtown Essex, One N Main offers unique and contemporary women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories for women. One N Main offers a customized shopping experience that tailors to the needs of it’s clients. Deborah Thompson, owner, and her sales associates cater to them all: business women who want a classic, professional but unique look, vacationers who want comfortable but beautiful clothing to wear on their travels, or local customers who come to see the stores beautiful and colorful clothing displays of color and texture. Debra Thompson, Owner

  • Toys Ahoy!

    Welcome to Toys Ahoy!  The biggest little toy store in Essex, Connecticut.  Known for our broad and eclectic assortment of toys, games and books, we have something for everybody and every pocketbook. We offer a “kid friendly” environment, and for parents and grandparents a trip down memory lane. We believe that just because it’s Educational doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Our staff is genuinely pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. Gift certificates are available and free gift wrapping. Open 7 days a week—year round!  Closed only 3 days—Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. “Kids” of all ages welcome.  So put down the electronics, unplug, come in and visit! Shopping at Toys Ahoy! is just plain fun.  We look forward to your visit. Dee Ferris and Allen Divoll.

Contact Us

Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email