Dear friends of noa:

It is with a sad, sad heart, that I announce noa will be closing when our lease is up at the end of January 2019.  Everyone who has supported and encouraged us and our New England artisans over the last three years has been amazing.  We have felt the love.   I have cherished every moment of this journey; and I THANK YOU for sharing these years with us.

Starting immediately, the entire store will be 20% off (30% off holiday items); and display fixtures/furniture will also be available.  Please stop in for some good deals and for us to bid you a fond farewell (note--we will be closed on Sundays in January). West Concord is a wonderful place, and I hope that you continue to support this growing community.


Wishing you all the best, and with gratitude,

Karen Currie

noa Designs, LLC


If, by chance, you know of anyone who might sincerely be interested in continuing the noalegacy, please have them contact me as soon as possible at or via a private FB message to @noagiftsconcord.

Karen Currie continues the noa tradition!


noa began in a carriage house in Groton, MA, in 2002. The West Concord store opened in 2008 on one of suburban Boston's few remaining functional Main Streets, home to a cobbler, an old-fashioned 5&10, a fish market, a natural foods market, a few bakeries, and several eateries including farm-to-table choices.

noa features the work of 100+ New England artists and everyday people. According to its original founder, "it's like the farmer's market of retail”. It’s great to know that we can support the local and regional artisan communities as well as provide unique choices for our customers—both local and friends from afar.

Everyone loves a gift, and noa is here to help you select your perfect one! We are the proud winner of Yankee Magazine's 2012 Editor's Choice Award for "Best Artisan Gifts," as well as being named "Best of the New" by Boston Globe Magazine in 2012. We were named one of "5 Best Places to Shop for Mother's Day" in 2014, a top ranker on the Boston A-List for "Best Costume Jewelry" and “Best Gift Shop” in 2013, 2014, and 2017, and winner of “Best Jewelry” and “Best Gifts” (runner up) for the past nine years in Gatehouse Media's Reader's Choice Awards. In 2018, we were also named a Regional Favorite for “Best Jewelry”.

noa is now owned by Karen Currie, a long-time customer and avid shopper. Karen resides in West Concord, and when she’s not admiring artisan wares on a shopping adventure, she enjoys spending her free time with her extended family in Concord and the Pacific Northwest. Karen currently serves on the West Concord Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Concord Chamber of Commerce.

Thank YOU for "shopping small" and supporting local business and artisans!