For the Fashionista

If your friends and family want to make a statement, these are your ideal shops.


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Good news: There’s no need to schlep to the city in search of chic finds for your fashion- and beauty-obsessed giftees. Westchester is chock full of incredible boutiques selling the latest fashion, accessories, and beauty products.

If you’re shopping for someone who can’t leave the house without a statement bag, head first to LUXE Luxury Labels in Armonk for a designer fix. Now in a new location (the previous store was in Chappaqua), the store is perfect for those on a first-name basis with all of the big brands — Chanel, Hermès, and Céline grace the shelves and racks.


Splurge on edgy designers at TruGrace Fashion Lounge.


If those brands are too traditional, stop into TruGrace Fashion Lounge in Armonk for selections from rising-star designers (your recipients will be impressed by your insider-fashion knowledge). The shop offers something to wear for almost any occasion: First date? Check. Best-dressed mom in the school pick-up line? Double-check.

We all have that friend who wears yoga pants to everything. Break her out of her habit at Beginnings Boutique in Scarsdale. The store stocks pieces that offer the antidote to running every errand in athletic wear: a fantastic selection of breezy clothing and accessories for men and women, specializing in denim. Don’t forget about the sister store, Beginnings Bleus in Armonk.


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Love Leeann delivers style to your door.


For a gift to please the fashionista who’s too busy to shop, owner Leeann Cerrito has got you covered with Love, Leeann, based out of Irvington. Hand over info about their lifestyle, occupation, and body shape, and the former stylist will send a beautifully wrapped box filled with casual and comfortable clothing, handpicked according to their tastes. She’s perfect at bringing West Coast vibes to our East Coast closets.

You know that person who exudes cool without even trying, who doesn’t follow trends yet appears confident in anything they wear? As you know, they are really hard to shop for, so if you have one (or, heaven forbid, more than one) to buy for, try m.DRATTELL in Larchmont. The elevated décor blends seamlessly with the selection of stylish, timeless pieces from designers like Rick Owens Lilies, Colette Malouf, and Zero + Maria Cornejo.

If you’re searching for stellar jewelry, Wilson & Son jewelers in Scarsdale emphasizes brands that champion artistic craftsmanship, carrying on a 112-year-old tradition. Watches are a huge draw, too, as the store is an official Rolex jeweler. Another staple in the Westchester fine-jewelry world, R&M Woodrow Jewelers in Rye, offers pieces from Roberto Coin, Links of London, and Hermès. Giftable items from Baccarat round out their exquisite selection.


Maison Rouge  is a go-to for beauty-related gifts.


When it comes to beauty gifts, you can’t go wrong in Westchester. Know someone who claims coconut oil cures all ailments, beauty blunders, and boo-boos? They will feel right at home at newly opened Dunkin Kehn in Briarcliff Manor. This one-stop shop is the area’s go-to place for all things green beauty. With natural facials, skincare-routine advice, and makeup application, this gem will please even the strictest sustainability buff. If chic beauty is on the menu, head over to Maison Rouge in Bronxville for a great gift selection. It’s headed by Patricia Margro, a makeup-industry veteran with some serious cred. Any beauty addict will feel like a kid in a candy store upon first visit, whether it’s to get a facial, have makeup expertly applied for a big event or pick up beauty supplies from an extensive line of upscale brands.


Fashionable finds at harry: A Rothmans Project


Luckily, for those who have some dapper dudes to wow, Westchester’s men’s fashion market has been exploding over the past year. If your husband or boyfriend chooses your outfits and takes longer to get ready than you, harry: A Rothmans Project in Bronxville is a must-shop. The brands are carefully curated and chosen for the man who isn’t afraid to stand out. For someone who prefers the more traditional route, Family Britches in Chappaqua has a knowledgeable staff with years of tailoring and fashion experience (it’s a perfect place to go for a custom suit). If your man is all about effortless casual, HIM by Catherine H. in Katonah is your best bet. “I love it when a man dresses down without losing his elegance and has a touch of fashion without falling into a trend — a fashionable look without trying,” says owner Catherine Hiriart. One goal of the store is to stock pieces that look accessible but are hard to find. What’s not to love about that?


 

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