Handmade wooden signs are on display in Almost Local.
Rachel washes up using organic soap in a getaway house in the Catskills.

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Bring the Adventure Home

High-Quality, always.

Why shop Almost Local?

My family visited Clinton this summer and Almost Local was our favorite find in town! We got gifts for a few family members to bring home like magnets, Christmas ornaments, jewelry and local snacks. One of my favorite items was a shirt for my toddler that said "Adventure Seeker". It's so easy to go to Amazon and find generic gifts but stores like this have unique, special items you'd really love to give someone. I would definitely recommend stopping by in person or checking out their online shop.

Jessica Kiebler, Google Review

One of my favorite little shops in the picturesque village of Clinton! Love the aesthetic of the displays and can always find a unique gift. The owners are nice and they have a solid social media presence and online shop for a small business, too. Definitely worth popping in to see what’s new every time I stroll the village green.

Sarah Joseph, Google Review

Super cute shop! Love being able to rep where I grew up in a unique way. The shop owner is so nice and her dog Tucker is a fluffy bonus!

Kayli Knapp, Google Review

Fall Hours

Tuesday - Friday
11AM - 6PM

10AM - 6PM

Shop online anytime for pick-up, local delivery, & shipping (free with your $75 purchase!)


Get to Know Us

We're all about high-quality and handcrafted products at Almost Local. Based in a sleepy Upstate New York village, we seek to create a special experience for our customers. From bar items to art supplies, adventure apparel to candles, we believe in making the every day just a little bit better. We're a modern day mercantile for the contemporary shopper.

Our shop features products from across the USA, and currently carries over 45 brands.

Clinton artist, Rachel Bartunek, better known as Handmade Darling, is the owner and dreamer behind Almost Local. Together with her fiance and sweet pup, they dedicate their efforts to consistently bring new and exciting items to their small shop.