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The Shirt Factory

71 Lawrence St, Glens Falls, NY 12801-3776
+1 518-502-1450
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variety of shops

We like the tea shop alot, nice selection of looseleaf teas. Couple of galleries that tend to have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
spidersnyd
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Ballston Spa, New York
Inspiring Reuse of An Industrial Location

Came here after visiting the Hyde Museum a few times. Place is pretty big and be forewarned you can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Olivia H
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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The Shirt Factory was built in 1902 for the McMullen-Leavens Company as a shirt factory, the building was expanded in 1910 as production increased. In the 1930's the product line expanded into dress manufacturing. The shirt and dresses produced here were high quality fashion featured on the pages of publications like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Production continued here through 1996 when the factory closed its doors. In 1999 the current owner began a slow process of rehabilitating the building and breaking it up into rentable studio space. Over the years the space has grown and evolved. Visitors will find an eclectic mix of individuals calling the 70 plus studios here home, offering a wide range of goods, services, classes and more. The building is open daily 8am-5pm, individual studios set their own hours/availability, please check our website for studio hours. While here you will notice machines in the halls and dresses and shirts displayed in cases, these are from the original factory that operated here, for which the building is named. The first floor is our "designated retail area" all studios on this floor are open on Thur-Sat from 12pm-5pm, many studios on the other floors are also open at this time, making these ideal days to visit the building! The range offered by tenants is impressive! There is kung fu/martial arts/tai chi, yoga & zumba, loose leaf tea, baked goods, Himalayan salt lamps and Himalayan salt products, pottery, furniture, original artwork in a variety of forms and mediums, acupuncture, massage, vintage goods, a hair salon, yarn and fiber arts...You have to it experience to truly appreciate the variety. For an experience unlike any other, visit the building during an open house, especially the two that occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The owner allows the tenants to invite outside vendors in to set up in the halls, it is an amazing opportunity not only to shop local, but to find unique one of a kind gifts for yourself and everyone else on your list! On our website is a full directory with tenant descriptions, hours and contact information, as well as a calendar with upcoming events and classes to help you make the most of your visit!
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“old building” (3 reviews)
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71 Lawrence St, Glens Falls, NY 12801-3776
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+1 518-502-1450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the tea shop alot, nice selection of looseleaf teas. Couple of galleries that tend to have well done artwork. A frame shop, furniture/chalk paint store, dojo, and a number of other stores.

Thank spidersnyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here after visiting the Hyde Museum a few times. Place is pretty big and be forewarned you can get lost. Am always impressed with the diversity of businesses and nonprofits in this building, including a Himalayan Salt Store, Art Gallery, Furniture Makers and Health...More

Thank Olivia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy hand made arts, crafts, even music, this is your place. Most at bargain prices. The ones that charge more know what they are doing. Getting around the place is either a nightmare or a pleasant intelligence test. I bring my 12 year...More

Thank F T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This great old factory building is full of small businesses like an acupuncture studio, kids play with clay, martial arts, specialty teas, as well as many artists in all media including fabric arts. High quality, unusual and beautiful stuff--some very fairly priced. It holds a...More

Thank Paige A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

unique shops. individually owned local merchants supporting the locals, different items than what you find a the local malls and one shop has item made in upstate NY

Thank gene h
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Shirt factory is a good place for artists who need studio space and want an opportunity to have it open to the public. That said, it's not the kind of place where a casual visitor could go and count on finding the trip worth...More

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Eric U, Owner at The Shirt Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for visiting the building and taking the time to review it. I'm sorry to hear you do not feel the building is worth a casual visit, although your focus on artists makes me think you know only a small part of the property....More

Reviewed 7 December 2016

There are so many floors and so many shops and throughout the halls is history on the walls. It is a fun place to stroll and shop.

Thank jenningsm275
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The shirt factory is an eclectic mix of galleries and studios, in a historic factory, often staffed by artisans. You can find candles, quilts, Adirondack furniture, jewelry, etc, all crafted by locals. The best time to go is during their "open house" in May, because...More

Thank J T
Unkauf, Owner at The Shirt Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

JT, Thank you for visiting us, we're excited to hear that you enjoyed the building! I'm guessing it's been a little while since you visited because we haven't had an open house in May for a couple of years, and we've expanded on the historical...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Local artists and crafts people have turned an old shirt factory into a gallery of shops and studios that you shouldn't miss. Besides the many different mediums of the artists, there is a history of the building along with old photos of the factory from...More

Thank km71455
Unkauf, Owner at The Shirt Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit again soon. For a truly special experience, try to visit during one of the holiday open houses when we have all of this plus outside vendors set up in the...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was an eclectic group of professionals and artisans in a cool old factory. On each floor, old photos of the shirts and fashions made there were displayed, as well as sewing machines. Although a bit out-of-the way for some travelers, it was well worth...More

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