Where to Have the Best Shopping Experiences in Westchester

Where to buy giftable items, luxury cars, outdoor gear, and more.


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— Editor's Picks —

 


Photo courtesy of Holbrook Cottage

 

Personalized Gifts

Holbrook Cottage

Briarcliff Manor; www.holbrookcottage.com

This delightful gift boutique makes giving memorable presents as fun as receiving them, with lots of personalized options for wee ones or the home. The name or monogram of a new baby, special tot, favorite hostess, or happy couple on clothing, frames, glassware, and other accessories makes them
extra-special.   

 

Place to Buy a Luxury Car

Pepe Auto Group

White Plains; www.pepeautogroup.com

The perennial standard-bearer for automotive elegance in Westchester, Pepe Auto Group once again reiterates its relevance. This year marks the dealer’s 51st, and there’s no sign of letting up, with a low-stress yet well-informed sales staff and a sterling service department.

 

Giftable Items

STILE: Fashion Home

Armonk; www.stileny.com

It’s all in the name. STILE has perfect lifestyle gifts for anyone with a stylish eye. Inside, you’ll find eye candy in the form of trendy bags and jewelry, luxurious candles, and of-the-moment clothing. The store’s owner, Julie Root, will take extra care in helping you find the flawless gift, and you’ll probably go home with something for yourself, as well.

 

Fair-Trade Finds

ONA

Tarrytown; www.fairtradeintarrytownny.com

ONA’s commitment to bringing customers small-batch, fair-trade products is obvious throughout the store. A treasure-trove of unique finds, the Tarrytown boutique is the place to shop if you care about supporting local and international artisans who are paid a fair price. It’s impossible to come out of the store empty-handed, with item prices ranging from affordable to high-end.

 

Outdoor Gear

Kelloggs & Lawrence

Katonah; www.kelloggsandlawrence.com

Whether it be natural bug spray, a compass, or a bear deterrent, if you’re heading to the great outdoors, hit this hardware store (and more!) founded in 1887 first. You can purchase a hammock, if it’s relaxation you’re after, camping gear to sleep under the stars, and both sun- and rain-protective hats, so you’re covered no matter the weather.

 

Comic Book Shop

Aw Yeah Comics

Harrison; www.awyeahcomics.com

The county’s prime fanboy/-girl mecca, Aw Yeah is a loving retail tribute to the titles, toys, artwork, and joy that infuses the genre it’s devoted to. Expect all the latest books, plus a knowledgeable, friendly staff, awesome action-figure gallery, gaming room, and lots of special events and even appearances by industry pros.

 

Place to Buy First-Anniversary Jewelry

R&M Woodrow Jewelers

Rye; www.woodrowjewelers.com

The go-to place for not-your-everyday jewelry, R&M Woodrow Jewelers offers the best collection of splurge-worthy baubles to celebrate your first year of coupledom. Offering an encyclopedia’s worth of notice-me designers, there’s something for pretty much any sensibility at this family-owned boutique.

 

Women’s Boutique

March Boutique

Briarcliff Manor; www.marchboutique.com

Founded in 2006, this trendy fashion boutique has succeeded where so many others have not (Hello, economic ups and downs and online shopping) by offering a NYC-like shopping experience of carefully curated, chic fashions and designers. Local stylistas praise its mix of cool, undiscovered brands and fresh, go-to pieces.

 

Personal Shopper

Kendra Porter at Bloomingdale’s*

White Plains; stores-bloomingdales.com/kendrap

Need an outfit for a special occasion or want to revamp your entire wardrobe? Feel like a celebrity and enlist the help of your own personal shopper. Kendra Porter assesses your personal style preferences and pulls together a custom selection of outfits from Bloomingdale’s collection of top brands.

 


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Men’s Clothing Store

harry: A Rothmans Project

Bronxville; www.rothmansny.com

From Harry Rothman’s grandson Ken Giddon, this concept store is the place for chic and casual menswear. The boutique is stocked with fashionable apparel, accessories, and gifts — a well-curated collection focusing on stylish and contemporary brands.

 

Interactive Shopping Events

914PopUps

White Plains

Stylish girls-about-town Melissa Tomlin and Sarah Roth launched 914PopUps in December 2016 “to bring new, non-mainstream retail experiences” to the county. They quickly grew a fanbase with their fun, fashion-centric events, which showcase area clothing and accessories designers — often with a focus on female entrepreneurs. Past events have included a designer warehouse sale and a shopping/tennis round-robin benefit. (Follow them on Instagram @914popups for information on future events.)

 


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Brooklynesque Shopping Experience

At Land

Dobbs Ferry; www.at.land

Housed on the ground-level of a former printers’ building-turned-urban-chic loft space, At Land is a lifestyle store that brings some of the Brooklyn lifestyle to the burbs. Owner and Tarrytown resident Melissa Lauprete stocks minimalist-chic clothing and accessories, beauty products, and home goods from hard-to-find brands, curated with her eye for items that are thoughtful in terms of “design, function, health, and efficacy.”

 

Fur Designer

Linda Richards

Port Chester; www.lindarichards.com

Walking into Linda Richards’ Port Chester showroom is like spending time in the closet of your most fabulous friend — racks and racks of sumptuous fur coats, vests, scarves, hats, gloves, and other accessories. The renowned fur designer moved her HQ to Port Chester from Manhattan in 2017, bringing her luxe goods to local stores, including I Am More Scarsdale, LOLA New York, and Tru Grace.

 

Women’s Empowerment Shopping

I Am More Scarsdale

Scarsdale; www.iammorescarsdale.com

This unique boutique gives shoppers the latest looks — of-the-moment clothing, jewelry, handbags, and shoes from both designer and indie labels — while helping support local women’s philanthropic organizations, women-owned design firms, and female entrepreneurial ventures in Westchester though various in-store events and charitable contributions.

 


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Denim Bar

Fado

Katonah; www.shopfado.com

Lisa Rodrigues-Hickey’s one-year-old Katonah boutique has quickly become the place in Westchester to shop for denim. Coveted labels on her shelves include Citizens of Humanity, AGOLDE, Habitual, CQY, Unpublished, Moussy, and Levis. A wide variety of prices and denim styles — high-waisted/mom, cropped, boyfriend, skinny, ripped — means everyone walks out of her laid-back-yet-chic shop looking good.

 

New Casual Clothing Boutique

BeCandylicious

Pleasantville; www.becandylicious.com

With a mission of making life sweeter through fashion, new shop BeCandylicious offers bright, playful, and colorful styles for adults and kids. Expect items like candy-patterned leggings, sweatshirts, and tank tops with upbeat sayings, rainbow-colored bathing suits, and fun extras, like doughnut pillows and Sherpa blankets covered in candy and unicorns. 

 


 

— Readers' Picks —

 

Athletic Shoes

Westchester Road Runner

White Plains

 

Auto Dealership

Mohegan Lake Motors

Mohegan Lake; www.moheganlakemotors.com

 

Consignment Shop

The Maizie Consignment Boutique

Scarsdale; www.themaizieshop.com

 

Department Store

Charles Department Store

Katonah; www.charlesdeptstore.com

 

Evening Wear

Elephant’s Trunk

Mount Kisco; www.elephantstrunk.com

 

Gift Shop

PORCH Home + Gifts

Mount Kisco; www.porch-home.com

 

Independent Bookstore

The Village Bookstore

Pleasantville

 

Jewelry Store

D’Errico Jewelry

Scarsdale/Mount Kisco

 

Lingerie

Suzette’s Lingerie

Yonkers; www.suzettelingerie.com

 

Men’s Boutique

D’Agostino Clothiers & Tailors

Larchmont; www.dagostinoclothiers.com

 

Men’s Shoe Store

Love My Shoes

Bronxville

 

Music Store

The Muzic Store

Dobbs Ferry; www.muzicstore.com

New Store

PORCH Home + Gifts

Mount Kisco; www.porch-home.com

 

Optical Store

Eye Designs

Scarsdale/Armonk; www.eyedesignsofwestchester.com

 

Pet Supplies

Croton Pet Station

Croton-on-Hudson; www.crotonpetstation.com

 

Place to Buy a Motorcycle

Empire Harley-Davidson

New Rochelle; www.empireharley.com

 

Shopping Center/Mall

The Westchester

White Plains; www.simon.com/mall/the-westchester

 

Ski Shop

Pedigree Ski Shop

White Plains; www.pedigreeskishop.com

 

Specialty Store (non-food)

Custom Candle Co.

Bedford Hills; www.customcandleco.com

 

Vintage Clothing Store

Trilogy Consignment

Tarrytown; www.consigntrilogy.com

 

Women’s Boutique

Whim

Mount Kisco/Bronxville; www.whimlove.com

 


Photo by Mima Photography

 

Women’s Shoe Store

ShoeCandy by Kara Mac

Yorktown; www.karamac.com


 

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