8 New And Notable Westchester Shops
The best boutiques to open their doors this year in the county.
Bazaar à GoGo
This one-of-a-kind mobile boutique—the county’s first and only fashion truck—was launched by Bedford resident Marion Siegel, founder of home-goods website Hivernage, to showcase Bohemian clothing and accessories she discovers in her travels around the country and to Morocco, India, and Thailand. The focus is on leather goods, jewelry, and simple silhouettes in natural fabrics from indie designers. For where to find it and when—or to request a visit—go to www.bazaaragogo.com.
Locations throughout Westchester and Connecticut
(917) 816-6820; www.bazaaragogo.com
With this cozy yet not-your-grandma’s shop, a lifelong knitter dispels the notion that her craft is just for the rocking-chair set. You’ll be tempted by alpaca, linen, cotton, silk, mohair, and bamboo yarns—some with sequins, some with a metallic touch—made domestically as well as imported from Italy, Spain, and Peru—plus a full array of supplies and classes for knitting newbies.
501 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck; (914) 630-7647
Home Again Consignments
Like pieces with provenance? Treasure hunt here for gently used and almost-new furniture and accessories, including antiques and collectibles from local homes and estates. You’ll find everything from mid-century chairs and stools in turquoise and au courant orange to mahogany buffets and old Coca-Cola signs. Lighting includes crystal chandeliers, wrought-iron fixtures, and Chinese porcelain lamps with artwork, mirrors, and even vintage handbags rounding out the changing mix.
121 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-8900; www.homeagaindf.com
Amelia’s Bridal Boutique
Wedding daydreams come true here. Say “yes” to a gorgeous dress—whether it’s a sleek, strapless, romantic, mermaid style or glam ball gown—from designers like Allure Couture, Amalia Carrara, and Maggie Sottero. Amelia’s has dresses for the bride, her attendants, and even the choosiest “mothers of.” Expert European tailoring, chic accessories, and a full complement of sizes help make for a shopping experience as special as the main event.
1955 Central Park Ave, Yonkers
(914) 779-5900; www.ameliasbridal.com
The vibe in this funky-with-an-edge home shop is anything but boring vanilla. Its hip jewelry-designer/fashion-industry-vet owner has an eye for fresh and distinctive accessories, like pillows with of-the-moment phrases, cool colored Lucite trays and serving accents, and other fashion-forward pieces for the home. Our faves include a sleek Lucite desk-accessory line, into which you just pop a photo for an instant personalized present.
381 Main St, Armonk
(914) 273-4600; www.hipchikhome.com
New to the county—Martha Stewart called its Connecticut sister shop “charming”—this gourmet candy and artisanal confection shop offers fine chocolate, specialty sweets, and addictive treats like licorice, gummies, marshmallows, and macarons from England, France, Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Do sample its “Westchester County Crack”—Paso Almond Brittle—and check out boxed candies, gift baskets, and centerpieces for fun gifts and party favors.
1935a Palmer Ave, Larchmont
All About the Dress
Having done the Bar Mitzvah circuit with their kids, a pair of savvy local moms launched this shop, offering fashion-forward special-occasion dresses and separates for girls 7 to 18 who are hosting or attending religious ceremonies, sweet-16 parties, or proms. A well-edited selection from top designers in a variety of prices, plus a custom option via designers Jesus Estrada (of Project Runway fame) and his brother Antonio, delivers a stress-free shopping experience for both the pickiest mini-fashionista and her maternal funding source.
480 Main St, Armonk
(914) 219-5300; www.allaboutthedressny.com
Oak & Oil
Quaint, perfect-for-browsing Katonah is home to this charming art and home furnishings gallery, which showcases impeccably crafted work by local artists and craftspeople. The vibe is unpretentious, and the collection is eclectic and ever-changing. Discover handmade silk pillowcases and wool rugs, earthy ceramics, folk art paintings, Navaho design floor art, stunning glass art, and striking wood and glass tables. Past shows have featured quilts, landscape paintings, and historic photography.
89 Katonah Ave, Katonah
(914) 232-8100; www.oakandoil.com