My current favorite shopping town, for several years running, is Snohomish, Washington. It is a charming historic town on the Snohomish River. They have a fun website with all the specifics for you at http://www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org/. Let me know what you think of it.
There are a wonderful combination of antique stores and stores with fun home decor and ideas.
There are antique malls, stores with vintage, primitive and French style. So many for each taste. I enjoy most all of them but a few of my favorites are Annie's on First, Ruffles & Rust Square,
Joyworks and Antique Station but you really need to go to All of them. I start at one end and hit most all of them. As you can see here, you get plenty of decorator tips in every store.
There are many restaurants that are great, so pick what you like. When you feel sluggish later, grab a cupcake from Simply Sweet Cupcakes. They have the most delicious flavors and one of my favorites is salted caramel. Sorry they were closed the day of this trip or I would have a photo for you.
I love the use of the original buildings and the tile entries. You can see in the photo above the original tile of the old Snohomish Drugs...so charming!
Don't leave without a pie to go from the Snohomish Pie Company. The marionberry and apple crumb is so wonderful, you'll want it for breakfast and dessert for the next week. I did.
Please share with us your favorite shopping towns or stores. I always love to check out new ones on my travels and antiquing or junking towns seem to be my personal favorites. What's yours?