Cedar Chest is the anchor store in Thornes Marketplace on historic Main Street in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. We're both a small independent department store and a boutique of epic proportions, specializing in gifts for home, body, and heart - plus Noteworthy, our beloved stationery department. Come visit and see for yourself!

Under New Ownership, Spring 2023

Cedar Chest In Our Store - Store Entrance


Dress your nest each season with essentials and accessories for every room of the house -- and the garden, too!

Kitchen & Tabletop

Choose from a colorful and eclectic variety of table linens, tableware, barware, and cooking implements, along with gourmet foods and drink mixers. Our selection of popular and contemporary cookbooks will provide all the inspiration needed to whip up a delicious meal any night of the week. And for on-the-go life we carry durable and eco-friendly storage containers, lunchboxes, and insulated water bottles.


Organize and decorate your bathroom with clever accessories, or replace the necessities with curtain liners and plush bathmats.

Living Room & Bedroom

Plush throws, woven blankets, and decorative pillows add comfort and style to the softer spaces in your home. Artwork, candles, and accessories let you put your personal stamp on each nook and cranny.

Yard & Garden

Our seasonal rotation of outdoor items includes everything from heirloom seeds, planting kits, and gardening gloves and to outdoor lights, hammocks, and lawn games. For indoor greenery, browse our terrariums, hanging planters, and even some faux bits for those still cultivating their green thumbs. If you're a bird lover, peruse our large selection of bird feeders, bird baths, and bird houses. Your backyard has never had it so good.



Lotions, potions, and elixirs for classic grooming

From local handmade soaps, to famous fragrance houses, Cedar Chest’s shelves are well stocked with personal bath products and signature scents for men and women. You'll delight in our vast selection and favorite brands, including amazing offerings, including products by L’OCCTANE, THYMES, and CRABTREE & EVELYN, modern fragrances from TOKYOMILK, and traditional favorites from ROYALL FRAGRANCES and CASWELL-MASSEY. All the best ingredients to soften and soothe, nourish and renew.


Come explore the full-service Clinique counter on our first floor. From skin care to lip color, every Clinique product is rooted in dermatological heritage—hypoallergenic and customized for every skin type and concern. They use the very best ingredients to protect, enhance, and correct your skin. Clinique believes in allergen-free ingredients with age-defying results. Come in and chat with our Clinique consultants about the science of makeup and finding your true colors. You'll be glad you did.


Since the late 80s, Origins has taken a minimal approach to beauty, harnessing the power of plants to create high performance, natural skincare products. Stop by the store and see for yourself why nature + science = happy skin.

Fashion & Accessories

Cuddle-up in our cozy collection of sleepwear and robes, or venture out in our fashionable basics. Accessorize with jewelry, scarves, hats, sunglasses, and bags. Find your perfect pair of TOMS shoes, and have a chuckle over our large selection of colorful and quirky socks.



It's always a pleasure to find just the right gift for just the right person. Cedar Chest is filled with treasures for little ones, thoughtful gifts for friends, and gadgets and goodies that a hostess just can't live without. Come in and browse around -- you'll find gift-worthy items throughout the store!

Children's Gifts

From cuddly toys to stickers and more, bugs and dinos and experiments galore.
Books for quiet reading, games for hours of fun, tub toys and wind-ups for kids on the run.
Babies and brainiacs, princesses and geeka, we have puzzlers to keep them puzzling for weeks.
There are oodles of toys to craft, build, and hug, and plush herds of critters for naps on the rug.
Our tough little toys let imaginations run wild. For the gifted, the curious, the most charming child!

Gift Books

Something from your heart that they can hold in their hands. Our gift books are great for the hostess with the mostest or the characters at work. Equally perfect for lightening up any gathering with interesting factoids, trivial information, odd notions, silly sayings, declarations of doom. We have a hilarious selection of humor and an impressive cookbook section.

Seasonal Gifts & Decor

We love a holiday! Whether we're gearing up for Halloween, the winter holidays, or Mother's and Father's Days, you'll find gifts to give and decorations to make the day festive.

We embrace each season, too, from springtime critters to summer barbeque sets. Stop by and browse our ever-changing display of fun and fabulous decor.


Noteworthy is Cedar Chest's stationery department, and it's kind of a big deal. Noteworthy carries a carefully curated selection of unique greeting cards, decorative papers, rugged journals, boxed note cards, stationery gifts, collectible calendars, and beautiful gift wrap. Come spend an hour getting lost in the choices.