Maybe you just moved into your home and have a blank canvas to work with. Or maybe you’ve lived there for a while but think your space could use some sprucing up. Either way, you’re in luck. Albuquerque has no shortage of impressive home stores – and we’re not talking about Target, Ashley, or any other run-of-the-mill retailers.
Zhuzh up your home and support small businesses at these three local shops.
Poulin Marketplace Home + Decor
Poulin Marketplace is where home decorating dreams come true. Reminiscent of World Market in its eclectic selection of modern, quirky, and just downright cool kitchenware, textiles, and wall art, Poulin sets itself apart in a few ways.
First off, it’s family owned and operated, so you can feel good about shopping local. Second, the Marketplace carries an incredible array of live plants, including on-trend, easy-to-care-for succulents, cacti, and air plants. And last, Poulin’s selection of goods is so thoughtfully curated that almost anything you choose would make for an ideal accent or finishing touch in the space you’re designing.
Poulin Marketplace Home + Decor is located at 8600 Pan American Freeway NE in Albuquerque. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
For something truly unique with New Mexican flair, shop Rustic Home. Here, you’ll find handmade furniture imported from Mexico, with many pieces featuring repurposed elements that make for one-of-a-kind new creations – like an old wooden door-turned-bench. Rustic Home is where to go for an eye-catching accent piece that’s guaranteed to be a conversation starter anytime you’re hosting guests.
Rustic Home is located at 9304 4th Street NW in Albuquerque. Stop by between 10 AM and 4 PM on Monday, 10 AM and 5:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 AM and 4 PM on Sunday.
Sarabande Home is the brainchild of ABQ resident and designer Nancy Klion. Because there’s no better way to say it, SuCasa magazine describes the quaint home store as “the unique, the useful, and the unexpected, all in one friendly place.” From statement wall art to atypical holiday decor to anything-but-mundane ceramics, Sarabande is the perfect place to pick up something chic yet whimsical.
Located at 4022 Rio Grande Boulevard NW in Albuquerque, shop Sarabande from 10 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 4 PM on Sunday.
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