Photo courtesy of ShoeCandy by Kara Mac
ShoeCandy by Kara Mac
Yorktown Heights; www.karamac.com
ShoeCandy founder Kara Mac wants Westchester women to have the right shoe for every occasion. Enter her brilliant idea — interchangeable “shoe candy,” i.e., shoe accessories like heel clips, toe covers, and straps that can be mixed and matched to create different looks on her nine shoe models, which include boots, pumps, and sandals. Shop online, or at the showroom in Yorktown Heights.
Pretty Funny Vintage
Housed in an enchanting 1890s Victorian home, discover fun vintage finds like hundreds of pearl necklaces; circa 1930s typewriters, wooden office desks, and gooseneck lamps; and thousands of old alphabet blocks. Proprietor Stephanie Leggio, a former theater-set design pro, has a talent for uncovering offbeat treasures, many of which “guest star” in films and on TV.
A sculptor and culinary-school grad, blacksmith Geoff Feder is perfectly positioned to make beautiful yet functional chef’s knives. Each custom knife starts as a sketch, is hewn by hand, and finished with intricate detailing, ensuring it will become the most cherished — and functional — tool in your kitchen.
The Little Ranch
New Rochelle; www.thelittleranchny.com
Even if the only herd you wrangle is on Metro-North, as soon as you enter this shop, you’ll decide you need cowboy boots. Whether it’s the hand-tooled skull and crossbones or the floral-embroidered kicks you crave, you’ll walk with power — and soon be roped in by the shirts, hats, and other Western gear.
You may arrive at Hipchik in search of edgy home accessories, but we guarantee you will leave with a shopping bag full of necklaces from the store’s line of rock-star-chic jewelry — most of which is priced under $300. The collection includes chain and bead necklaces embellished with various tassels, charms, pendants, and ID tags.
Photo by Heather Sommer
Loola Doola Boutique
White Plains; www.looladoolaboutique.com
When owner Lauren Morris opened Loola Doola in 2017, she already had her own line of clutches. Fast-forward to 2018, and we still love her New York State-made oversized clutches (priced from $175), that have space for all your stuff without sacrificing on style.
Funky and fun are the operative words when shopping at Pop Katonah. Whether you’re thirsty for soda whose label says Make America Grape Again, need to read a book with “instructions” on swearing, or want to play with some Unicorn Poo, this store’s offerings will tickle your funny bone.
A neighborhood institution, Weinstein Pharmacy is much more than a drugstore. The store is a go-to destination for whimsical or practical hostess (and host) gifts. Options run the gamut, from home décor to jewelry and clothing. And the best part — the gratis wrapping service that supplies extra panache.
ShayLuLa Jewelry & Gifts
It’s difficult to walk out of ShayLuLa empty-handed, as the store carries everything from costume to fine jewelry, bags to candles, and scarves to hats. All collections are from American designers, with some local talent on the roster, and emphasis on subtle sophistication with a funky edge.
Photo courtesy of Christine Vasan Inc.
Christine Vasan Inc.
Combining the use of ethically sourced stones and (mostly) recycled metals with a passion for organic forms and art history, jewelry designer and metalworker Christine Vasan hand-fabricates stunning pieces in her tiny Pleasantville studio. Vasan’s line of commitment rings for men may be her most innovative work. Her carefully crafted silhouettes in metal are fashioned by taking classic ring designs and imbuing them with architecturally inspired details, nods to industrial hardware, and textured
R&M Woodrow Jewelers
If the labels make the man (or woman), then R&M Woodrow Jewelers has the pieces to make you into a formidable one. There are leather-band Hermès watches, statement-making Buccellati cuffs, delicate rose-gold necklaces from Roberto Coin, and more, for every label-loving budget.
This carefully curated shop in the village of Larchmont strives to offer a selection of carefully constructed items sourced by artisans that pay close attention to the importance of their craft. Helmed by Westchester native and 20-year fashion-industry vet Vonnie Sullivan, one can find giftable items — leather jewelry and clutches to servingware and hand-printed sheets — that appear thoughtful and artfully chosen.
Ladies listen up: If you’re “Stressed but Well Dressed” and know that “Mornings are for Mimosas,” you’ll appreciate the tees and totes at Katules. There’s plenty for moms to love too, like shirts printed with “Tired as a Mother” and cute “The Snuggle Is Real” onesies.
Photo courtesy of Pepe Auto Group
Pepe Auto Group
White Plains; www.pepeautogroup.com
Westchesterites with an appreciation for the finer aspects of driving already know Pepe Auto Group, celebrating its 50th year, is the place to go for world-class cars. With an extensive selection of new and used Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Infiniti, Porsche, and Sprinter automobiles, Pepe likely has the car of your dreams.
Adult Consignment Shop
Westchester Road Runner
Mohegan Lake Motors
Mohegan Lake; www.moheganlakemotors.com
Charles Department Store
Mount Kisco; www.elephantstrunk.com
The Village Bookstore
Men’s Shoe Store
Love My Shoes
The Muzic Store
Dobbs Ferry; www.muzicstore.com
New Rochelle (+12 county locations); www.raymondopticians.com
Wipe Your Paws
Mount Kisco; www.wipeyourpawsny.com
Place to Buy Motorcycles
Hudson Valley Motorcycles
White Plains; www.simon.com/mall/the-westchester
Pedigree Ski Shop
White Plains/Bedford Hills; www.pedigreeskishop.com
Specialty Store (non-food)
Custom Candle Co
Bedford Hills; www.customcandleco.com
Vintage Clothing Store
Weezie D. Ladies Boutique
Women’s Shoe Store
ShoeCandy by Kara Mac
Yorktown Heights; www.karamac.com