Westchester Shops (Part 2)

A guide to 208 great shops in the county.



Beauty and Bath

 

COSMETICS

 

Blush

34 Purchase Street, Rye

914-921-2980

Extensive selection of high-end cosmetic, hair and skincare products from Bliss Spa, L’Occitane, Paula Dorf, Moulton Brown, etc. A favorite: positively luscious triple-milled soaps. “We have the gifts you’d love to receive,” declares owner Shari Hochberg.

Maison Rouge

27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

914-779-8869

Stop by the French boudoir-styled Maison Rouge for Laura Mercier, Sue Devitt Studio, Paula Dorf and Darphin makeup and skincare products, and Bumble & Bumble hair products. Or have owner and international makeup artist Patricia Margro make you over, as she has celebs, soap stars and commercial actresses. Eyebrow grooming is a significant part of their business.

Pink on palmer

1907 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont

914-833-8955

Owner Judy Graham has filled this bright corner store with e-Shave shaving line (a favorite of the Queer Eye’s Fab Five), L’Artisan perfume, DDF Studio makeup, the Red Flower bath and body line, Lorelei makeup cases and Muti oils. Stop by for a makeover or schedule a session with cosmetic consultants from T. LeClerc or Sue Devitt Studio.

Rituals: Makeup & Manifestations

77 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry

(914) 478-5507

What a new look? Get made over by owner Ilise Harris, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Natural-Looking Makeup,” who spent 20 years in the city keeping the likes of fashion deity Anna Wintour looking picture-perfect for the cameras. Or just pop in for a lipstick or shadow from her own line of cosmetics.

 

Hobbies & Leisure

 

Audio & Home

Electronics

 

Harvey Electronics

115 Main Street, Mt. Kisco

914-241-1230

Swoon over the plasma TVs, experience the surround sound systems and try out the ever-important TiVo. Experts install, too. Also, hang on to your old TV: it accepts trade-ins on old equipment.

BOOKS

 

Arcade Booksellers

15 Purchase Street, Rye

914-967-0966

Many book groups’ store of choice. Don’t see what you want?  Eager-to-please proprietor Patrick Corcoran will order it and ship it to you.

 

Barnes and Noble Booksellers

111 South Central Avenue, Hartsdale

914-948-1002

431 Tarrytown Road, White Plains

914-946-3337

2614 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers

914-771-6400

Coming soon:

230 Main Street, White Plains

Order a Starbucks chai, grab a stack of magazines and sink into a comfy chair for a good

long read.

 

Borders Books,

Music & Cafe

Westchester Pavilion, White Plains

914-421-1110

675 White Plains Road, Scarsdale

914-725-4637

162 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco

914-241-8387

Grab a latte and a box of Harry Potter-inspired Bertie Botts Every-Flavor Beans (look out for the vomit-flavored ones) before browsing through its aisles chockfull of tempting reads.

 

Bruised Apple Books and Music

923 Central Avenue, Peekskill

914-734-7000

A bibliophile’s paradise positively stuffed with 50,000 books in more than 250 categories! Pick up some vinyl records. How quaint is that?

 

Good Yarns, Inc.

8 Main Street, Hastings-on-Hudson

914-478-0014

True to its name, this cheery nook knits together a can’t-miss blend of good literary yarns, specializing in new releases.

 

The Scarsdale

Book Shop

68 Garth Road, Scarsdale

914-722-9016

A book-lover’s fantasy come to life: Walk into the tiny foyer, close your eyes and grab one of the hundreds of paperbacks at random. Chances are that it’ll be a literary masterpiece for less than seven dollars. Venture further in and discover expertly preserved hardcovers and paperback editions of classics and rarities.

 

Second Story

Book Shop

75 North Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua

914-238-4463

This 32-year-old independent bookstore boasts a large and eclectic collection. Staffers don’t shy from making recommendations and love to host book groups and events with local authors, e.g., Hillary Rodham Clinton and Newbery Medal award-winner Jean Craighead George (Julie of the Wolves, My Side of the Mountain, etc.).

 

The Village Bookstore

2 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville

914-769-8322

The shop hosts author readings, poetry contests and other literary events with the Hudson Valley Writer’s Center. Its staff is happy to recommend a good read, especially local authors’ latest releases.

 

Waldenbooks

301 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck

914-698-6303

106 South Ridge Street,

Port Chester

914-937-3370

8 Mall Walk, Yonkers

914-476-6900

Smaller than the super-sized chains, Waldenbooks carries the hot title of the moment (with 15 percent discounts on best-sellers), an impressive selection of periodicals and lots of calendars and other gift items. And don’t

miss going on a treasure hunt for cheap reads at its deep-

discount tables.

 

Womrath Bookshop

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

914-337-0199

A 55-year-old Bronxville institution with an extensive selection of hardcover, paperbacks and children’s books. Can’t find what you’re looking for? The staff will place an order—and will ship your goods anywhere in the U.S. and overseas.

 

CAMERAS &

PHOTO SUPPLIES

 

Arista Camera Specialist, Inc.

84 Pondfield Road,

Bronxville

914-337-7733

Whether you’re a point-and-click kinda shutterbug or a multi-lens whiz, you’ll find the right gear and hardware here, plus film and digital equipment from trusted photo brands Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Leicha and Fuji.

 

Sam’s Camera

Exchange

195 North Bedford Road,

Mt. Kisco

914-666-3383

43 Quaker Ridge Road,

New Rochelle

914-576-3878

979 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale

914-725-1616

The county’s oldest camera

store sells frames, albums,

photographic paper, telescopes, binoculars, digital, equipment

and even slide projectors (remember those?). It’s also a one-stop destination for camera repairs, video transfers and

passport photos.

crafts store

 

A.I. Friedman

431 Boston Post Road, Port Chester

914-937-7351

Creative types swear by this discount super store for all things arts and craftsy. Scrapbooking supplies, air-drying clay, pipe cleaners and all the stuff your student needs for those annoying (sorry, educational) school projects.

MUSIC & MOVIES

 

Best Buy

299 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale

914-946-0707

555 East Sandford Boulevard,

Mt. Vernon

914-664-4425

2458 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers

914-337-4077

A relative newcomer to the county, this store has a large selection of music, movies and video games. Prices are rock bottom, with discounts often offered on albums the first week of their release. And it is not entirely unusual to see CD (and some DVD) prices drop below the $10 mark.

 

Borders Books,

Music & Cafe

Westchester Pavilion, White Plains

914-421-1110

675 White Plains Road, Scarsdale

914-725-4637

162 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco

914-241-8387

Deciding between a movie and a CD? Listen to tracks off the just-released albums or watch DVD trailers before making a purchase by scanning any barcode at Border’s preview stations. Its extensive selection makes it likely that almost any item will be in stock. (If not, the Web site, today partnered with amazon.com, will surely have it.)

 

Coconuts Music

& Movies

355 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale

914-422-0272

449 Boston Post Rd, Port Chester

914-937-7533

413 Tarrytown Road, White Plains

914-682-2788

Whether it’s CDs, DVDs or Xbox games you’re lusting after, you can find it here. Plus the essential music and movie accessories: sleek black CD carrying cases, media shelves, speakers, stylish headphones, stereos and posters of the hot movie of the moment for your teenager’s lair (we mean bedroom). Into bargains? It buys used CDs and DVDs and sells them for a fraction of their price.

 

FYE—For Your Entertainment

The Westchester 

125 Westchester Avenue

914-328-3050

Check out the huge selection of music and video games. And if you’re into clutter busting, it’ll also buy back used CDs, DVDs and video games.

     

Sam Ash music

178 Mamaroneck Avenue,

White Plains

914-949-8448

From Augustine guitar strings to Zildjian cymbals, Sam Ash sells everything you’d need to nurture your inner rock star. In addition to instruments, dozens of which hang along the walls, the store sells sheet music, home recording equipment, amplifiers, microphones and computer software. Plus the shop offers guaranteed in-store repairs for woodwinds and guitars.

 

Sam Goody

15 Xavier Drive, Yonkers

914-969-5600

20 Purchase Street, Rye

914-921-0064

100 Main Street, White Plains

914-684-1955

35 South Moger Avenue,

Mt. Kisco

914-241-3301

The store of choice for teens too lazy to download: just look for that purple neon sign. Sam Goody offers deals on popular music, classical music, movies, games and accessories, especially to those enrolled in the Replay program, where participants can trade in points for discounts.

 

Suncoast Motion Picture Co.

16 Xavier Drive, Yonkers

914-375-1268

Located near Sam Goody, Suncoast has just about everything movie-related. Loved a film? You’ll probably be able to snag a poster, T-shirt, action figure or hat to show your support to the world. Check out its frequent customer discounts, that is, if you can tear the staff’s attention away from the in-store TVs.

 

PET ACCESSORIES

 

All Paws

31 Purchase Street, Rye

914-921-1690

To dress your pet fabulously, head here for funky Doggles flame-detailed canine sunglasses ($25) or luxurious Up Country, Fox and Hound and Amber Hill leashes, collars and pet beds. And if your furry friend is a health fanatic, the shop carries holistic and natural foods, including Steve’s Real Food for those puppies on raw diets.

 

Provisions for Pets

110 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville

914-779-0414

In addition to little luxuries like mosaic bowls and stuffed animals that can record and play back a message in your own voice, you’ll find just about any kind of food or supply your furry or feathery or leathery friend could desire, even those with special dietary needs (e.g., Evangers’ Kosher

dog food).

 

Sporting Goods

 

American Legends (Formerly “One If By cards 2 If By Comics”)

1107 Central Avenue, Scarsdale

914-725-2225

This sports collector paradise is chockfull of authentic and replica hockey jerseys, sports cards, comic books and framed collectibles. Snag some autographed sports memorabilia at regular signings featuring a rotating cast of sports superstars (past guests include Pete Rose, Bucky Dent, Walt Frazier and Jim Palmer).

 

Cousin’s North Paintball Supply

159 East Main Street,

Mt. Kisco

914-241-3294

Anything your paintball “athlete” may want is sold here: Worrgame Products guns ($200-$1,000), reusable Velcro training bullets and targets ($40), team jerseys and hooded sweatshirts ($30-65), plus protective clothing and

eye gear.

 

Danny’s Cycles

644 Central Park Avenue,

Scarsdale

914-723-3408

Fans know they can count on a great selection, terrific service and free estimates. “We close only three days a year,” says manager Sam Fiorino. “And there’s always a mechanic on duty.”

 

Golf Trading

532 Bedford Road,

Bedford Hills

914-244-0025

The staff can help you find just the right top-of-the-line woods, irons, putters and accessories. Last year’s equipment didn’t lower your handicap? Trade it in for credit to be used towards your next purchase; used equipment is sold at a discount. And choose from men’s and women’s apparel by Como, Claudia Romana and Ecco so you’ll look as sharp as your slice.

 

Hickory & Tweed

Ski & Cyclery

410 Main Street, Armonk

914-273-3397

Opened in its trademark red buildings in 1961 by a team of outdoor sport enthusiasts (current owner Skip Beitzel has worked here since high school), Hickory and Tweed has the seasons covered, sportswise. When the weather warms up, it emphasizes bikes with brands like Cannondale, Shimano, Strong and Specialized. During the

winter, it sells, leases and

repairs Burton snowboard equipment,Volkl, Dynastar

and Volant & Line skis, and

custom-fitted boots bindings and bindings.

High Caliper

Bicycle Company

169 Mamaroneck Avenue,

White Plains

914-683-5603

Bikes, bikes and more bikes. Looking for a Pinarello Prince LS (up to $9,000)? Look no further. PS: It offers a 30-day price

protection policy and one year unlimited free labor on all

purchases.

 

The Horse Connection

38 Village Green,

Bedford Village

914-234-2047

Local competitive equestrienne Natasha Tarasov was so successful selling equipment and supplies to area riding stables from the back of her truck that she opened this store nine years ago. Look for clothing, bridles and saddles, plus an extensive selection of books and videos sure to charm the National Velvet set. A best pricing policy allows it to match catalogue prices.

 

Lacrosse Unlimited

222 Main Street, Mt. Kisco

914-244-3949

If you knew that the closest major league lacrosse team is the Long Island Lizards, you’re definitely in the right place (you can buy your season tickets through its Web site, www.lacrosseunlimited.com, too). Lax athletes can pick up their sticks, helmets, gloves, pads and under-armor at this largest lacrosse-only retailer in the world. For those who can’t tell lacrosse sticks from fishing nets, keep things simple with a starter package.

 

Last Licks

395 Main Street, Armonk

914-273-3551

1074 Wilmot Road,

Scarsdale

914-725-5932

Is your teen whining for a baseball autographed by 2003 Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter and a sugar cone with two scoops of mint chocolate chip? Be a sport and treat him to both at this self-proclaimed “sports bar for kids.” Keep your eye out for signing events—upcoming celebs include 11-time Gold Glove winner Keith Hernandez, Mets pitcher Al Leiter, New York Yankee Don Larsen, New York Ranger Jaramir Jagr and Nets All-Star Jason Kidd.

 

Pedigree Ski Shop

532 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills

914-244-8960 

355 Mamaroneck Avenue,

White Plains

914-948-2995

350 Bedford Street,

Stamford, CT

203-324-2200

Jay and John Fuerst opened their first high-end sporting goods store more than 40 years ago, and now their five children are running things. Stay at the top of your tennis game with equipment by Volkl, Rossingol and Wilson or nurture your teen’s inner Tony Hawk with something from the 44 Boards skateboard line. Then come back next winter for the latest ski equipment by Atomic, Nordica and K2.

 

The Pro Shop at Fairview Golf Center

300 Waterside Drive, Elmsford

914-592-1666

Keep the kiddies content with a round or two of mini golf while you “road test” clubs by Titleist, Mizuno, Taylor Made and Hogan on the all-weather outdoor driving range; custom fitting available. Or check out Zero’s fleece pullover jackets, Ashworth windbreakers and Cleveland mock turtlenecks so you can get out on the links no matter how hard the March winds blow.

 

Sportech

124 Rye Ridge Plaza,

Rye Brook

914-934-0001

A welcome alternative to the big-box chain stores: personal service (no need to tackle a “sales associate”) and discount pricing.

 

Tarrytown Cycles

11 N. Broadway, Tarrytown

914-631-1850

Steve Moon’s selection of cycles are good for mountain biking, road driving and downhill riding, for the training wheel set on up to Lance

 

 

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