Shopping Editors' Picks 2016


Store to Impulsively Shop

Petticoat Lane 

66 King St, Chappaqua (800) 913-3911

12 Spencer Pl, Scarsdale (914) 725-5200 

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Women of Westchester, heed our warning: You won’t be able to enter either of these locations without purchasing something. From gorgeous and unique handbags to lacy intimates to no-one-would-know-it’s-fake costume jewelry and many more pretty things (cashmere sweaters, summer dresses), this is a one-stop shop for the ultimate in retail therapy. 

Trendiest Women’s Fashions

Pookie & Sebastian

34 East Pkwy, Scarsdale

(914) 713-4396;

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A cool downtown look comes to the burbs with this chic boutique specializing in trendy women’s fashions with moderate price tags. Its house label offers the latest classic-with-a-modern-twist must-haves like crocheted ponchos, eyelet sundresses, and stylish denim.

High-End Designer Consignment

Penny Pincher Boutique         

184 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills

(914) 241-2134;

Treasure-hunt here for gently used and almost-new designer fashions, handbags, shoes, and jewelry that once resided in the closets and armoires of local estates.
Penny Pincher boasts an impressive selection of guaranteed-authentic designer labels—like Chanel, Hermes, Prada,
etc.—at way, way less than original
purchase prices. 

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Derestivo Design 

Available at Angela’s (24 Purchase St, Rye;
914-481-5894) or online at

This brand of stunning fashion-forward leather and suede handbags, designed by Rye resident Daniela Restivo and manufactured in Italy, is getting tons of much-deserved buzz in the fashion press (InStyle, Glamour, etc.) for its sweet arm-candy appeal. 

Custom “3D” Jewelry

D’Errico Jewelry

509 Central Ave, Scarsdale 

(914) 722-1940;

You can shop for jewelry, or you can come to D’Errico for a customized jewelry “experience”—which is totally different. You’ll work directly with the store’s designers on crafting a custom piece to your liking, step by step: first, a sketch; then, a computerized model of the piece; next, a 3D-printed wax model; and, ultimately, your own one-of-a-kind necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings.


Special Events Floral Boutique

Joseph Richard Florals

384 Main St, Armonk 

(914) 273-3361

This creative shop specializes in big bashes and galas—although it’s also a terrific neighborhood florist. Expect stunningly creative, eclectic, and modern designs with a nod to tradition—and not a whiff of the boring, old-school, carnations-stuck-in-a-vase look. 

Yarn Store   

Knit Shoppe 

501 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
(914) 630-7647

This “purl” of a shop is a welcoming spot for knitting enthusiasts of all skill levels. Take a class; get project inspiration and advice; or shop for fine-quality alpaca, wool, silk, cotton, and linen yarns from well-regarded brands.

Feng Shui Gifts

Purple Elephants Feng Shui Boutique

2 East Ave, Larchmont 

(914) 426-0432

Need a gift for someone seeking to create metaphysical harmony? This is your place. You’ll find good-vibe-producing items like singing bowls, Tibetan prayer flags, and Buddhas made of volcanic rock from Bali. The store’s owners can also help shed light on the ancient practice of feng shui.

New Lingerie Store

Flirty Girl Boudoir
(By Appointment Only)


(917) 846-7807; 

Brooke Lippmann Christian’s bespoke boudoir is a pink, chic hideaway where carefully curated lingerie and accessories are luxurious without breaking the bank. Flirty Girl offers classy, sassy pieces like corsets, baby-doll sets, and teddies for under $70. Book a photo shoot (also at the boudoir) to show off your newfound flirty side.

Westchester-Brand Apparel

Bow & Rose Floral  

604 N Main St, Port Chester 

(914) 934-9497;

Yes, it’s a floral boutique, but it happens to have a terrific selection of Westchester-branded, 100 percent cotton clothing designed by county native Mario Pablo. Show your favorite area code some love with an “I Heart 914 NY” tee, baseball cap, and even a bib for baby. 

New Luxury Fashion

L.K. Bennett

125 Westchester Ave, White Plains

(914) 506-4075;

Princess Kate’s favorite brand has crossed the pond, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’re obsessed with the store’s entire on-trend yet ladylike collection of clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories—the wardrobe staples you’ll reach for over and over again.

Special Event Kids’ Clothing Shop

Thistles ’n Things

221 Scarsdale Rd, Tuckahoe

(914) 793-0036;

Make your child feel special by booking them an appointment at this incredible one-stop shop for special-event apparel. This homey location stocks a wide range of christening and Communion suits, tuxes, and flower-girl dresses, with prices ranging from affordable to over-the-top.

Spot for Sneakerheads


339 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains 

(914) 615-9273;

Skip long lines at Manhattan shops and head to this spot in White Plains for your next pair of limited-edition kicks. HNY carries sneakers for men, women, and children, stocking hard-to-find releases and the coolest shoes your friends won’t have. The helpful staff will give you knowledge that will impress even the most diehard sneakerheads in your life. 

Local Shoe Designer

Vanessa L. Seide

Lovely is the exact word to describe designer and White Plains resident Vanessa L. Seide and her line of charmingly comfy ballet flats. Pick from solid, printed, patent, cork, or snakeskin options—all in a wide array of colors. 

New Women’s Boutique   

House of 29 Lifestyle Boutique by Sarah

39 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua(914) 861-2928

The perfect antidote to cookie-cutter mall chains, this hip shop with a SoHo vibe focuses on distinctive fashions, accessories, and fine and fashion jewelry from up-and-coming designers. Think timeless staples with a bit of an edge. 


New Yoga Store


125 Westchester Ave, White Plains

(914) 367-YOGA;

There are many places to shop for trendy yoga and athleisure wear, but YOGASMOGA retains a feel of authenticity, thanks to its Himalayan-born founders, who design their products “to open [wearers] up to a greater good.” The store also offers style and fitting sessions to help shoppers find the perfect apparel for their chosen activity.

On-Trend Accessories


1905 Palmer Ave, Larchmont (914) 315-1434
34 Purchase St, Rye (914) 481-8500 

Specializing in handbags, jewelry, and seasonal accessories from beach cover-ups to gloves, Clutch feels like every woman’s dream walk-in closet. Inventory is updated regularly, so each visit is unique. Clutch Bucks, the company’s signature gift card, makes finding the perfect bridal- or
baby-shower present a no-brainer. 

Jewelry at Every Price Point

Jewels by Joanne

301 Heathcote Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 713-1313;

Jewelry-shop intimidation is nonexistent at this cozy boutique. You can drop some serious cash on fine gems (like long pavé diamond triangle earrings for $2,250), but it’s just as easy to find mid-priced gifts (a script monogram necklace for $160) and stylish steals (a $25 studded crystal wrap bracelet). The hard part? Leaving without buying something for yourself. 

Casualwear Shop


73 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville

(914) 238-7899

You know that feeling when you walk into a store and just want everything? That’s how it is at this spacious shop offering a terrific casual wardrobe from head to toe. You’ll find cute dresses, lace shorts, comfy tunics with scarves, and jewelry to match. 



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