Shop Local. Shop Small. This is everyday life in NWCT. Stores offer a wide variety of artisan products such as handmade jewelry and pottery, antiques and vintage goods, books and fine art, and even fishing supplies for a sunny Saturday on the Housatonic River. You won’t find a chain retail store or corporate business for miles. In NWCT you can support small businesses and purchase some of the finest treasures for a family member, a friend, or as a treat for yourself!