1 King St, Chappaqua (914) 238-8050
Think global while shopping local at this cozy, new gift boutique. The big push here is fair trade—hence the “FT” in its name—with most offerings made under safe working conditions by artisans who are paid fair and livable wages. Owner Dawn Greenberg has assembled a mini global bazaar showcasing eco-friendly, handmade, and truly unique items like traditional patterned pottery from Kenya, metal serving trays from Mexico, silver cuffs from Laos, scarves from Cambodia, and even musical instruments from Guatemala. And prices are very fair, indeed, with most merchandise under $50.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
1 Maple Ave, White Plains (914) 328-3487
From fishing rods to footballs and paintball equipment to putters, it’s all here at the 320-plus-store chain’s first Westchester location. As if hiking around the store itself (a whopping 59,000 square feet, including an on-site pro shop) weren’t exercise enough, you’ll find aisles—and miles—of footwear, apparel, and equipment for all team and seasonal sports, plus outdoor pursuits such as camping, hunting, fishing, and kayaking. Represented are such big-name labels as Columbia, Adidas, The North face, Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, Calloway, and Field & Stream.
Fortunoff Backyard Store
2450 Central Ave, Yonkers (914) 361-1570
It’s back! Just in time for the nice—Hallelujah!—weather, Fortunoff has re-entered the local market with a specialized backyard store. No diamonds or dinnerware this time around—just everything you may need to enjoy your little slice of backyard heaven.
Urban Cottage Design
112 Kraft Ave, Bronxville (914) 337-0077
Interior designer Christie Robb of Bronxville loves beautiful things. And as a multi-media artist who has completed studies at Sotheby’s in 17th- and 18th-century European decorative arts and the American arts, her good taste is well in evidence at her lovely new shop, which specializes in luxury goods for the body and home. The mix includes accent pillows, Lollia body products, eeBoo children’s toys, Heather B. Moore customizable charm jewelry ($200-plus), hand-blown Simon Pearce glassware ($65-$500), and antique furnishings from France and Belgium (up to around $12,000). Also offered: residential space planning, and color and design consulting.