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Mix a Marshalls accessory with other items in your closet to refresh your look.

221 N Central Ave, Hartsdale; (914) 997-7904
20 Waterfront Pl, Port Chester; (914) 690-9380
Recessionistas love this off-price designer fashion source for savings of 20 to 60 percent off department-store prices on the latest men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and accessories. What it lacks in ambience, it makes up for in fashion finds.

Nordstrom Rack
7 City Pl, White Plains; (914) 614-6400
You can still go around the corner to the regular Nordstrom in The Westchester to score fashions at full price—but why would you, when you can save 30 to 75 percent off on shoes, apparel, and accessories for women, men, and children at the chain’s off-price store? The 35,000-square-foot Rack is chock full of 500-plus brands, including Dolce, DKNY Jeans, Joe’s Jeans, and Paige Premium Denim—as well as 25,000 pairs of shoes.

395 Tarrytown Rd. Elmsford (914) 592-2447
Its ads say that an educated consumer is its best consumer—and smart ones head here for an extensive selection of men’s suits and formalwear, as well as fashions by Donna Ricco, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, and Missoni.

TJ Maxx
425 Central Ave, Hartsdale (914) 682-5969
506 Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 241-3292
600 E Sanford Blvd, Mount Vernon; (914) 665-8212
750 Central Ave, Yonkers: (914) 966-3601
10 Triangle Shopping Ctr, Yorktown Heights; (914) 245-4745
Truly serious stylistas (and most of the savvy shoppers profiled in this article) positively wax poetic about the treasures they’ve unearthed here, including True Religion jeans, Prada slacks, and Kate Spade rain boots, all for a fraction of the cost that they sell for at nearby fancy boutiques. And do say hi to frequent shopper Seema B. when you stop by the Mount Kisco location.


24 Waterfront Pl, Port Chester; (914) 690-2841
2500 Central Ave, Yonkers; (914) 771-8001
Stock up here on the latest shoes, boots, sandals, and sneakers. With hefty discounts, 2,000 styles, and labels like Vanelli, Cole Haan, and Michael Kors, there’s no reason not to treat your feet to something new. New stock arrives weekly.

Wherever did we go to buy shoes before DSW?

Famous Footwear
500 E Sandford Blvd, Mount Vernon; (914) 665-1390
14 Waterfront Pl, Port Chester; (914) 939-8513
For more than 130 years, this chain has been offering discounted prices on top brands. Find Nike, Steve Madden, Converse, etc., and do be on the lookout for lots of special promos, such as buy one pair and get a second (of equal or lesser value) for half-price.

3 W Main St, Elmsford; (914) 345-9100
Shoe fiends score big discounts at this warehouse-style store offering footwear from designers such as Steve Madden, Nine West, Bandolino, and Franco Sarto. New merchandise arrives weekly.

Nine West Outlet
527 Boston Post Rd, Port Chester; (914) -937-0603
Why pay retail prices for this popular brand of shoes, bags, and accessories? Head here instead for deep discounts. Buy one pair of shoes (select styles) and get the second pair at half-price, or snag boots at 50 percent off and handbags at 30 percent off.

Payless ShoeSource
407 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; (914) 698-2204
54 S 4th Ave, Mount Vernon;(914) 664-0971
479 Main St, New Rochelle; (914) 654-8144
387 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains; (914) 684-8137
100 Main St, White Plains; (914) 686-3650
424 S Broadway, Yonkers; (914) 963-8494
738 Central Ave, Yonkers; (914) 709-9495
2500 Central Ave, Yonkers; (914) 395-0935
In addition to already low prices, Payless offers an everyday BOGO (buy one, get one half off) promotion. So save big for the whole family, plus for kids, lots of licensed character styles like Hannah Montana, Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants, and more.

Shoes 4 Less

Nordstrom runs big shoe sales on the day after Christmas, the day after Father’s Day, and as part of its special anniversary sale in July. White Plains (914) 946-1122.


Furniture & Home Decor

Make your home as stylish as you are—and as thrifty, too.



The price is right when the time is right for great furniture and home accessory deals.

Bloomingdale’s—The department store holds a big one-day home sale (for linens, accessories, etc.) every January. White Plains (914) 684-6300

Brunschwig & Fils—This purveyor of decorative fabrics holds an annual fabric sale of its discontinued patterns. Visit its website and join its email list to be notified of the next sale. White Plains (914) 684-5800

Country Willow—The furniture store’s Winter home sale has now been extended through March, with discounts on clearance and discontinued items as high as 70 percent. The store also offers complimentary design services year-round. Bedford Hills (914) 241-7000

Ethan Allen—It’s not a sale, but you can save big bucks by using Ethan Allen’s complimentary design service. They’ll even show you what your room will look like—on a computer screen. No guesswork, no “you’ve just got to imagine it.” Hartsdale (914) 684-0360

Harmony Designs Furniture & Interiors—This home-furnishings and accessories store’s “gift closet” offers an array of contemporary décor, furnishings, and furniture at great price points. Mount Vernon (914) 699-0809

Juliska—The Stamford, Connecticut, tableware, linens, lighting merchant has a semi-annual sale on retired products in early February and again at the end of the summer (usually late August/early September). Stamford (203) 316-0212

Macy’s—The department store holds a semi-annual white sale in January and July. Yonkers (914) 964-6680 and White Plains, (914) 946-5015

Neiman Marcus—The department store holds a semi-annual “last call” sale in January and July, with merchandise throughout the store discounted 50-65 percent. White Plains (914) 428-2000

Stickley Audi—This high-end furniture retailer will kick off a special monthlong clearance sale on March 15, with discounts as high as 70 percent. White Plains (914) 948-6333

Zwilling J.A. Henckels—The Hawthorne-based knife merchant holds an annual warehouse sale spanning the weeks and weekends immediately before and after Thanksgiving. The sale includes a cross-section of items from all its product lines, including cookware, flatware, and gadgets. Hawthorne (800) 777-4308




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