Downtown Worcester’s specialty and retail offerings are a huge part of the area’s unique cultural fabric. Spend an afternoon shopping for one-of-a-kind items while supporting the local economy to see for yourself.

Gentleman holding a gorgeous bouquet of flowers in front of the entrance to La Jolie Flowers

Breathtaking Flowers

Whether you are looking for a new plant to spruce up your home or the perfect bouquet to say, “I love you,” La Jolie Fleur has you covered. Located within the heart of Downtown, their floral designs are a must-have for special occasions.

Hidden Gems

Searching for something shiny? Downtown has two jewelry stores known for their exceptional service and quality craft. Along with the wide variety of jewels, City Jewelry offers convenient services like appraisals, cleanings, and gold sales. Nearby, you’ll find Markos Jewelers—part of the cityscape since 1981, when the Markos Family brought their diamond-setting skills and craftsmanship from Turkey to Worcester. Don’t miss their original designs and fine diamonds.

Diamond bracelet on a display case at Markos Jewelers
Photo by Nathan Fiske
A large display of cigars and smoking accessories at the Owl Shop

Celebratory Cigars

Since 1946, the Owl Shop has been a Downtown landmark, offering a wide variety of specialty tobacco products and serving as the backdrop for Hollywood films like “American Hustle.” With its distinctive neon “Owl” sign on the exterior, the interior presents a treasure trove of products from high-quality pipes and aromatic tobacco to imported cigarettes and cigars. The Owl Shop is a perfect stop for the cigar aficionado in your life.

Worcester Themed Gifts

Worcester Wares offers a wide range of Worcester-themed apparel, decor, and artwork to help patrons proudly display their allegiance to our city. Collections include an homage to our Seven Hills, Turtle Boy, blue space, the smiley face, and more.

Grouping of cute Worcester themed gifts created by Worcester Wares
A young woman holding a box of produce and artisan foods in front of Maker to Main's storefront
Photo by Joe Santa Maria

Farm Fresh Food

As Downtown continues to grow into a residential neighborhood, the need for fresh groceries has become more pressing. Enter Lynn Cheney, owner of Maker to Main, who has dedicated her career to aggregating, transporting, and marketing food from local farms to chefs and home cooks alike. Maker to Main crafts and curates its selection from makers and growers to help strengthen the Downtown community by leveraging a regional food system in a convenient retail location.

New and Vintage Vinyl

Joe’s Albums offers high-quality new and used vinyl spanning the genres and the decades. Joe’s shop is meticulously organized and always well-stocked. The staff is well equipped to answer your questions and make expert recommendations to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

A man searching through albums and music merchandise at Joe's Albums
Photo by Joe Santa Maria
A lady sifting through high-end consignment clothes at Sweet Jane's
Photo by Joe Santa Maria

Designer Bags and Shoes

Just a few blocks north of Downtown, you’ll find the area’s premier high-end designer consigner, Sweet Jane’s. The shop on Main Street is more than just a retail destination—it’s a popular gathering place for Worcester’s most stylish creatives. If you want to find Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Prada in Worcester, Sweet Jane’s should be your very first stop.

Two women walking out with newly purchase records from Joe's Albums
Photo by Joe Santa Maria
A young woman holding a box of produce and artisan foods in front of Maker to Main's storefront
Photo by Joe Santa Maria
A group of young women walking through Downtown
Photo by Joe Santa Maria