Best of Westchester: Shopping in 2024

Shop to your heart’s content at these curated and Best of Westchester-winning boutiques and storefronts in the county.

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Editor’s Picks: Shopping

Candlemaker

Radiant Light Candle Co.

Bedford Hills

These handmade candles can “bring you peace on a tough day, or just make a great day a little bit better,” says owner-maker Logan Joseph. His candles, room sprays, bath bombs, and soaps are an exclusive scent journey in packaging that’s a beautiful blend of simple and sublime. Look online or in local pop-up markets for Autumn Aura; New Year, New Me; Witch Please; and Beach House — pick one for you and a gift bundle for a friend.

Radiant Light Candle Co.
Courtesy of Radiant Light Candle Co.

Store for Craft Beer

Half Time

Mamaroneck

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This one-stop “beervana” is a world unto itself with 5,000 brews, especially hard-to-find imports, and local craft beers. Explore 20,000-sq-ft of space organized by country of the brewer. If that’s not enough, you can also get mini kegs, beer- and cider-of-the-month clubs, many excellent nonalcoholic beers, accessories, glassware, and gift baskets.

Half Time
Photo by Chris Weiss

Secondhand Books

Bruised Apple Books

Peekskill

If you love to read books or listen to music, run, do not walk, to this used vinyl-and-book seller that carries all genres for music lovers and readers of all ages. Customers particularly love the sci-fi section and the children’s corner. Use the store’s turntable to test before buying that album you’ve craved and finally found.

Custom Engagement Rings

Woodrow Jewelers

Rye

Ready to “put a ring on it” with a one-of-a-kind forever stone and setting? This family-owned jeweler’s gem and design expertise has been pleasing couples for more than three decades: The staff’s dedication to quality, craftsmanship, and luxury shines in each personalized consultation. Whether you’re designing a dream ring or choosing a piece from Woodrow’s extensive inventory, your sweetheart will love you for it.

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Photography Store

Home Fair Camera

Larchmont

Vintage and modern photography needs meet timeless customer service at this 50-year-old go-to store. Need a digital or film camera accessory, expert developing and printing, a photo-collage sign-in board for a party, faded snapshots revived, family movies put on DVD with titles and background music? In a flash. Need digital printing via website or app, framing, albums, passport photos, laminating, or audiotape conversion — plus a selection of Nikon and Canon digital cameras? You get the picture.

Place to Buy Luxury Watches

Wilson & Son Jewelers

Scarsdale

As the oldest retail company in Scarsdale, Wilson & Son Jewelers knows a thing or two about quality and longevity — characteristics that are important to anyone looking to purchase an heirloom timepiece. The fifth-generation, family-owned jewelers are known for their industry expertise, with certified gemologists and Rolex experts on staff (they are an official Rolex dealer), including two Swiss-trained watchmakers. An investment in a timeless treasure calls for guidance, and customers continue to turn to Wilson & Sons with confidence.

Wilson & Son Jewelers
Photo courtesy of Wilson & Son Jewelers

Locally Caught Seafood

Dobbs Ferry Lobster Guys

Dobbs Ferry

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Owner Anthony DiMeglio comes from three generations of lobster fishing and supplying seafood to restaurants, and in 2020 he established this market offering quality, fresh, sea-sourced eats directly to all of us, plus local restaurants. We’re hooked — especially so on his buttery lobster rolls. Note: Open only Friday through Sunday.

Lobster
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Healthy Shopping Grocery Store

Green Organic Market

Hartsdale

This market has local honey, the very best smoothies, and overall healthier options than the typical grocery store. Green Organic Market is off Central Avenue in Hartsdale and features an array of fresh snacks and produce, much grown locally right in New York. You’ll also find a top selection of dairy alternatives, gluten-free products, and organic desserts at competitive prices.

Hostess Gifts

Village Mercantile

Larchmont

Whether you are looking for something large or small, Vonnie Sullivan, the owner of Village Mercantile will help you find the right gift. They carry gifts for the home, entertaining, self-care, children, and more. All items are carefully selected from emerging brands, with special attention on local, small businesses, or women-owned businesses. With Sullivan’s vast experience in the fashion industry — she worked at Vogue and Conde Nast Traveler — you are in stylish hands when you walk through the doors.

Village Mercantile
Photo courtesy of Village Mercantile

Place to Buy a Jewelry Gift

Landsberg Jewelers

Rye Brook

Whether for yourself or another, a birthday, bat mitzvah, Sweet 16, or anniversary, this third-generation family business has the most alluring selection of contemporary and classic styles from American and European designers. From a stack of gold beaded bracelets to a cushion-cut diamond engagement ring, amiable and knowledgeable salespeople can help you find the perfect present for any age or occasion.

Evening Gowns

Noras Bridal Boutique NY

Tarrytown

If you are looking for the perfect outfit to wear for a special occasion, (think prom or a mother-of-the-bride/groom dress), you will likely find it at the Tarrytown location of Noras Bridal Boutique, which is home to curated collections of evening and couture gowns. Check out the diverse styles, fabrics, embellishments, and a hand-picked selection of designer brands — or create a custom-made dress to make an elegant impression.

Noras Bridal Boutique NY
Photo courtesy of Noras Bridal Boutique NY

Unique Eyewear

I Fetish Optique

Pleasantville

If exceptional eyewear is an integral part of your inner and outer feng shui, then the ever-present owner and licensed optician Michael Marchica will quickly become your maharishi. “Unique” almost doesn’t do justice in describing his handmade, exquisite selection of artisan frames. Marchica’s sixth sense of what will transform your look from the mundane to the miraculous is uncanny.

Style Gems

Curated Clothing Shop (Rivertowns)

Little House NY

Hastings-on-Hudson

For city expats and fashion lovers missing the joys of exceptional-looking clothing, head to this cute and curated shop that’s a lifeline for fashionistas and connoisseurs. Owner Danielle Lissance presents a cohesive, thoughtful selection of clothing from designers like Rachel Comey, Apiece Apart, Caron Callahan, and many more. Find one-of-a-kind pieces for any occasion, from gala to garden party or getaway to casual hang. Lissance and Retail Manager Sarah Mannino have worked together for more than a decade and both are fashion industry veterans, stylists, and career “shop girls” — so they’ve got you covered.

Little House NY
Photo courtesy of Little House NY

Curated Clothing Shop (Sound Shore)

Luxury Fashion NY

Larchmont

Lisa Nayakrit has impeccable style — and she wants you to be just as chic, but on an affordable budget. Sourced from countless high-fashion brands, these stunning, unique, and coveted finds come with a slashed price tag, a savings that Nayakrit is happy to pass on to her customers. Treat yourself to something you’ve always had your eye on but could never swing; Nayakrit is driven to make designer dreams come true.

Curated Clothing Shop (Northern Westchester)

Fado

Katonah

Supporting both style and comfort, Fado is unparalleled at providing effortless elegance. Carrying the full gamut of shoes, clothes, housewares, and accessories, the shop always has new treasures to discover and a new favorite brand to find. Shopping till you drop is an effortless act.

Fado
Courtesy of Ivory and Oak

Curated Clothing Shop (Southern Westchester)

Loola Doola Boutique

White Plains

Owner and curator Lauren Morris has spent two decades in the fashion industry. Meticulously filling her store with stunning and on-trend clothing and accessories, Morris selects impossibly cool (and quite shiny) items. Don’t miss out on the store’s marquee staple accessory: Lauren M. Clutches.

Loola Doola Boutique
Courtesy of Loola Doola Boutique

Readers’ Picks: Shopping

Athletic Shoes

Westchester Road Runner

White Plains

Auto Dealership

Pepe Auto Group

White Plains

Bicycle Shop

Danny’s Cycles

Pelham (plus three other county locations)

Consignment Shop

Golden Shoestring

Larchmont

Department Store

Bloomingdale’s

White Plains

Gift Shop

Phat Olive

Katonah

Independent Bookstore

The Village Bookstore

Pleasantville

Jewelry Store

D’Errico Jewelry

Scarsdale

Lingerie Store

Suzette’s Lingerie

Yonkers

Men’s Boutique

Rothman’s

Scarsdale

Music Store

Mike Risko Music Store

Ossining

New Store

Falena Fine Jewelry

Irvington

Optical Store

Raymond Opticians

Somers (plus 12 other county locations)

Shopping Center/ Mall

The Westchester

White Plains

Ski Shop

Pedigree Ski Shop

Bedford Hills/White Plains

Specialty Store (Non-Food)

Refill Room

Hastings-on-Hudson

Women’s Boutique

LOLA New York

White Plains

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