The hidden valley of vintage wonders

Bill Hower and Deb Keller are among the many owners of vintage shops that are now open in North Canaan. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

NORTH CANAAN — New England is not a place that treasures the new. People here prefer clothes that have lost their from-the-box shine, cars that can still be fixed by their owners, furnishings that have earned a bit of a patina.

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