Woodbridge Running Co., 7 Landin St., Woodbridge. Our staff of experienced runners can analyze your gait and training mileage to recommend the proper shoe for you. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. 203-387-8704, woodbridgerunningcompany.com The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, New Haven. Yale and New Haven’s bookstore with an impressive collection of 80,000 titles, the best Yale insignia apparel and gifts anywhere. A huge selection of office supplies and a Starbucks Café with free Wi-Fi. 203-777-8440, yalebookstore.com Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa, 1010 Village Walk, Guilford. Laser facility and spa. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 203-533-4560, yolomedspa.com Yurway Boutique, 1130 Chapel St., New Haven. Yurway is not simply a clothing boutique. You will find treasures from around the globe, all personally chosen by our owners. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.); Sunday noon-5 p.m. 203-777-8900, yurwayboutique.com SHOPPING – SHOPPING MALL Connecticut Post Mall, I-95 exit 39B, 1201 Boston Post Rd., Milford. Shop, dine and play at Connecticut’s largest shopping center featuring nearly 130 stores including popular brands in fashion, dining and entertainment. Conveniently located at exit 39b off I-95. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Department store, movie theater, restaurant and fitness center hours may vary. 203-301-2241, shopconnecticutpostmall.com Westfield Meriden Square Mall, I-691, exit 6, 470 Lewis Ave., Meriden. With over 100 stores including Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Sears and Old Navy, you will be hard-pressed to think of something you can’t find here. Cajun Café, Ruby Tuesday, Sarku Japan and Subway are just some of the dining options available here. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 203-235-3343, westfield.com/meriden SHOPPING – SHOPPING DISTRICTS The Shops at Yale, New Haven. With over 50 unique boutiques and shops lining historic Chapel Street and Broadway, The Shops at Yale have the perfect fit for your style and budget. Apple, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters and much more! Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 203-432-8309, theshopsatyale.com Westville Village Shops, Whalley Ave., New Haven At the base of West Rock, historic Westville Village offers a trove of one-of-a-kind cafes & restaurants, boutiques, galleries, salons, spas and more. In addition to shopping, Westville is home to a deep and uniquely committed artistic community, featuring critically-acclaimed galleries, a lively music and theater scene, scores of talented visual and performing artists, and a wide range of year-round cultural events and programming. 203-285-8539, westvillect.org Area Shopping Options, West Haven, Orange and Milford Miles of shopping on the Boston Post Road (Route 1), including the Connecticut Post Mall and Milford Marketplace. Spanning West Haven, Orange and Milford, Route 1 is loaded with national chain stores, including the Christmas Tree Shop, Banana Republic, Chico’s, J. Jill, White House Black Market, JoS. A. Bank Clothier and many more. Furniture stores, big- box home improvement stores, office supply stores, computer stores, and wholesale shopping clubs are plentiful. Weary shoppers can rest and replenish at scores of restaurants, from fast food to fabulous. milfordmarketplace.com Branford Center, Branford Shoppers will find a little bit of everything in Branford Center. Offering everything from quality gift shops and clothing boutiques, to unique crafts and treasured antiques. Downtown Branford is complete with sidewalk cafes, a wonderful array of restaurants and charming shops, and the historic Branford Green. Route 1 Branford contains many national chain stores and eateries. branford-ct.gov Frontage Road, East Haven Bargains abound on Frontage Road off of I-95. There is a Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, and T.J. Maxx. Also look for smaller shops, appealing to the thrifty consumer. Food options include Boston Market and Chili’s Bar and Grill. Guilford Commons Opened in 2015, this 127,000-square-foot shopping center is located on Route 1 just off Interstate 95. Retailers include Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, DSW, Ulta and Charming Charlie. Guilford Green Merchants, Route 1, Guilford Come shop in the boutiques and family-owned businesses surrounding the historic town Green or experience the value and service available in the many business centers conveniently located along Route 1, the historic Boston Post Road. Whether you are looking for the latest fashions, gifts for a special occasion, appliances or groceries, you will find a multitude of choices in Guilford. The Magic Mile, Hamden The Market Place at Hamden is just a small part of Hamden’s “magic mile,” which runs both ways from the crossroads of Skiff Street and Dixwell Avenue, is a bustling shopping area that offers a broad mix of national retailers including Bon Ton, Bob’s Stores, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Pier 1 Imports, Marshall’s, Old Navy, The Gap, T.J. Maxx, Modell’s, Toys R Us and smaller shops with a personal touch, like Dava. Nearby are plenty of eateries, including Panera, Chipotle, IHOP, TGI Friday’s and more to maintain your shopping endurance. marketplaceathamden.com Downtown Madison The Main Street is picturesque New England boasting the award-winning R.J. Julia’s bookstore, kitchen shop featuring cooking demonstrations, quaint sandwich shops and cafés, fine dining and unique shops and galleries. madisonct.com Downtown Milford This old-fashioned town green is fringed by intimate shops that sell an eclectic variety of goods, from Victorian gifts to New England memorabilia. You can visit one of the state’s finest photo shops, Milford Photo for all your vacation photo needs. downtownmilfordct.com Universal Drive, North Haven This shopping district begins near Michael’s craft store and ends about a quarter-mile later at B.J.’s wholesale shopping club. In between are big box stores like Best Buy, Target, Ulta, Sports Authority and Home Depot, to name a few. There are plenty of places to eat and Cinemark North Haven and XD to make a day of it. Wallingford Town Center Town Center and Main Street offer an array of small shops and eateries. Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Wallingford’s Center from the old fashioned ice cream parlor, to gift shops, antiques, clothing boutiques and more. Enjoy chef-owned cafés and restaurants and a seasonal farmers market. wallingfordcenterinc.com CALL 1-800-332-STAY 46 LEISURE Downtown Shopping Stephen Ciuccoli