The Village Mercantile

The Village Mercantile

The Village Mercantile

(518) 354-8173 97 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY12983
Formerly the 'Community Store', the Village Mercantile is Saranac Lake's downtown shopping destination!

Online Shopping

Our web store is especially geared to made-in-the-Adirondack crafts and other items from artisans who live in and around the Adirondack Park. Specialty items include locally produced ceramics and jewelry, books by local authors and puzzles featuring iconic Adirondack scenes. In addition there are everyday items like hand sanitizers and soaps, coffee, maple syrups and other tasty provisions. The Village Mercantile offers specialty gift boxes with either pre-selected merchandise or a build-your-own gift box option which requires a phone call for customizing. Online shopping gift cards are also available.

In the Store

When you next visit downtown Saranac Lake, don't forget to build in a bit of extra time to visit some of the small retail shops and fine restaurants.  We at The Village Mercantile (right across from the historic Hotel Saranac) offer a comfortable and cozy atmosphere with a personality not often found in our world of the big box store.

The Village Mercantile recently celebrated its 9th Anniversary as New York State's only community-owned department store - a model for local sustainability.  But shopping at The Village Mercantile is not only a vote for preserving and protecting a healthy economy in the Park, it is convenient, enjoyable and smart.

With a wide variety of reasonably-priced household essentials, clothing for the family and some not so easy to find items, we are here for you.  If we don't have what you want or need, we can direct you to a store downtown that may be able to help.  The Village Mercantile is also eager for suggestions and will special order whatever we can. 

We are small but offer a comprehensive selection of products, including:

  • Men's, women's and children's clothing, outerwear and of course socks & underwear
  • Clothing and accessories for the baby
  • Essentials for the home - housewares, tabletop items, kitchen gadgets, pillows, sheets and blankets
  • Books, puzzles, art and craft kits
  • Locally made Products including jewelry, foods, chocolates and candles
  • Notions, art supplies, crafting items and yarn - our Yarn Club now boasts over 500 members

Quality, recognizable brands and those much needed everyday items at fair and reasonable pricing is what we strive to bring to both residents and visitors in the Tri-Lakes Region.
Finding products that are eco-friendly, locally-made as well as, so far as possible, items and brands that proudly carry the “Made in the USA” logo – that is our goal and commitment to our customers.

The Village Mercantile is building a loyal following by staying true to its values and commitment to the community.

Hours- Open Daily 9:30 - 6:00, Sundays 9:30-4

  • Monday's are "Senior Discount Days". All shoppers, 62+ receive 10% off their entire purchase.
  • Every 3rd Thursday of the month is "Local Shopping Day". All area residents receive 10% off their entire purchase. Just let us know at time of checkout.
  • The 11th of every month is “Military Discount Day.”  Past and present members of the military receive 10% off their purchase.
  • And students receive 10% off their orders throughout the year.
  • Like us on Facebook and receive current product updates, extra hour days and special events.
  • All Major Credit Cards are gladly accepted
  • And don't forget to sign up for our brand new  "Customer Loyalty Program." For every $100 you spend, you'll get a $5 credit towards your next purchase.  And there's no expiration date.

Locally Inspired - Community Owned. We invite you to visit us today!