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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.

Our shop features products from across the USA, and currently carries over 40 brands.

Clinton artist, Rachel Bartunek, better known as Handmade Darling, is the owner and dreamer behind Almost Local.

Location Clinton, NY
Country United States
Member Since AUGUST 14, 2020
Social Audience 4K
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🌸 Our yard is covered in beautiful purple wildflowers so I’m not feeling this impending snow one bit. However, I am loving this N E W tee in from @themontanascene – a (much requested) ladies fit, rolled sleeves, and half and half hem – shorter in the front. Stop in to see it in person and check out all of our new pieces I just unboxed today! This week I will be away starting Thursday but the shop will be in great hands! However, our hours will be slightly affected. If you plan on coming in, please check our stories for any updates. 📷 @themontanascene

In honor of Mom + Pop Day, I share the mug that started it all about 5 years ago. At that time, I was trying to figure out my next move and never thought I would still be up here so many years later. I guess it’s true, I’d Rather Be Upstate. 🏔 ✨ Thanks to all of you for continuing to support my dream and this little shop I love so much. Sharing a few of your mug shots – swipe to see! It’s such a privilege to be in such an amazing community of small businesses. Check out our neighbors! @kriziamartin @thecompoundcny @luciannasboutiqueny @colozzis @uticacoffee @artisanscorner1 @thecremeria @rainbow_cupboard @tomsnaturalfoods @uticabikerescue @nolasinclinton @alteris_restaurant @dmtreasures @paddywacksinclinton

Spring scents are here! A shop fave, @forgecandleco is our local candle maker and the most requested one at that! Not only are these perfect as a gift, but especially wonderful to freshen up your space. ✨ Now available ✨ Fig & Rhubarb Blood Orange + Coconut Desert Blossom Garden Lavender 📷 @forgecandleco

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! 🏡 Tulips have been restocked – don’t miss out on a beautiful bunch for you or a friend! 🌷

Brighten up this rainy day with these bright, beautiful flowers! 🌷 If you liked Lisa’s dried flower bunches this past fall, you’ll love these fresh cut tulips now in the shop! Grown locally, @floralroot has been supplying our dried and fresh flowers as well as those beautiful wreaths at Christmas. Stop in and pick some up for your home today!

Happy 9th Birthday to our extra cute mascot and quality-control supervisor, Tucker! He’s little but up for every single adventure. We’re in the shop all day prepping for some new items so come say hey and wish this little fluff a happy day. 🎉 🐾 📷 @ackermanphoto 📍Tennessee somewhere

Happy Saturday! The sun is out, get your buns outside, too! While walking around, pick up a refreshing drink like these ✨NEW✨ Craft Honey Sodas by @beekeepersdaughterhoney. I think you’ll love these new additions! Available in Swarmin’ Strawberry, Stinger Ginger Hibiscus, and Venom Lemon Basil. 🍹 Enjoy! 📷 @beekeepersdaughterhoney

Looking cute today! Jeremy will be holding down the fort, come say hey and bug him about adding new prints to the shop. Enjoy this amazing weather! ☀️

Counting down the last few minutes until I can get outside today – what beautiful weather! ☀️ I rounded up a few of my warmer weather faves: 1. Camp Boss – I use it at least on one meal per day. It’s great for everything from grilling to breakfast eggs. Yum. 2. Bourbon Marshmallows – kick up your s’mores a notch with these! 3. Kinfield Bug Repellant – works wonders for those that are extra sweet to pesky skeeters. 4. Chambray scrunchie ‘cause it’s hot out there! 5. Citronella candle perfect for dining al fresco. 6. The cutest mini pennants from an awesome collab. So excited to have these in! We’re resumed all normal hours this week so get in here to say hey! Plus, we have leftover Easter candy all marked half off. 🍫

Ok, I’m so so excited to share that the 🎨 Clinton Art & Music Festival 🎶 WILL take place this summer as a modified event! Our modified event will include a limited amount of vendors as well solely acoustic/busker performances. Read below for more info: The Clinton Chamber of Commerce’s Art & Music Festival Committee is so excited to welcome back our 2021 Festival on August 28. After much consideration for our community and this well-loved event, we believe in moving forward with a modified festival. We will require rules and regulations to be followed by both our vendors and all attendees. Our modified event will still feature music and vendors at a limited capacity to allow for adequate spacing and distancing. Please visit the chamber website to learn more and to apply as a vendor. Please note, some aspects may change due to ongoing regulation changes. If you have any questions regarding the Clinton Art & Music Festival, please contact event coordinator, Rachel Bartunek at

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