Place to Buy a Benz
Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle
Mercedes-Benz of White Plains
With nearly a half-century of exemplary customer satisfaction under their belts, Mercedes-Benz of White Plains and Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle are proud members of the Pepe Auto Group. Armed with a phalanx of new and certified pre-owned vehicles, these multi-award winners offer a host of amenities, including a one-stop tire shop, pick-up and drop-off service, and a variety of other guaranteed-to-please services that have placed them at the apex of the luxury-auto market in Westchester.
New Jewelry Store
Vincents Fine Jewelry
Stylists have long raved about Vincent Perugini’s spot-on contemporary taste (he’s former PR for Landsberg Jewelers). Now, his discerning eye is on display at his new Pelham boutique. Expect fine jewelry with a fashion-forward spin from independent designers like Doryn Wallach, Norman Covan, and Kimberly Diamond.
Luxury Consignment Shop
Industry insiders Jessica Moran and Lisa Dorsett have used their connections and knowledge to create the perfect haven for the most discerning fashionistas. Located in a dreamy little house, LUXE has an endless supply of trendy and classic bags, shoes, clothing, and accessories from high-end designers. Your next Birkin bag might be closer than you think.
Designer Floral Arrangements
Seasons on the Hudson
From small bouquets and centerpieces to a full-out catered event, the imaginative and beautiful arrangements from Seasons bring life to an environment and engage the senses (special shout-out to manager/director of Special Events Miko Akasaka for her design expertise). Learn to arrange like a pro at one of the in-house floral workshops, or attend one of its collaborations with area restaurants, such as high tea with take-home floral arrangements.
Indie Eyewear Selection
Eye Designs of Westchester
Eye Designs of Westchester is a place where one can go to find unique designers and on-trend styles. Customers can have a personal fitting with the experienced staff, each frame carefully curated from a selection of independent designers, like Res Rei, Mykita, and Theo (no factory-produced specs allowed).
Glorimundi Flower and Event Design
Priscilla Schaefer’s gorgeous gardens supply some of her most exquisite designs, which can be found on the area’s toniest tables (private dinners at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, for example). She also provides fab florals for elegant events in Manhattan and elsewhere, working out of NYC’s flower district. Her specialty is translating clients’ visions into realities “beyond their expectations.”
R&M Woodrow Jewelers
If pearls are your thing — and why wouldn’t they be? — Woodrow Jewelers should be your place. You’ll find stunning African, freshwater, and South Sea beauties in every configuration imaginable, from top brands like Honora, Marco Bicego, Mikimoto, and Judith Ripka.
Place to Find a Hostess Gift
STILE: Fashion Home
If there’s something STILE owner Julie Root has learned during her 30-plus years working in fashion, it’s what will be the next trend. Pop in before your next party to find a unique selection of hostess gifts, from candles and frames to soaps and books ($15 going up to $100), plus blankets from $130 to $295. You’ll probably find something for yourself, as well.
Custom Candle Company
Not just another candle store, this new shop specializes in custom, all-natural, hand-poured candles, many in cool, one-of-a-kind glass containers from recycled wine and liquor bottles. Also on hand: candles and body care from 15-plus top brands.
Fashionistas flock here to get a handle — one attached to a Birkin or the like — on their love of vintage luxe clothing and accessories. Velvet ropes and a red carpet at the entrance set the tone. The boutique, which just relocated from Chappaqua, now offers luxury-goods servicing, including handbag restoration and fur and cashmere up-cycling.
New Clothing Store
Go to m.DRATTELL for extremely wearable but fashion-forward women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories — all selected by the affable owner, Maria Drattell. She worked for Valentino, and her expertise shows in every gorgeous piece she carries, such as Giada Forte’s luscious silks and knitwear, the timeless elegance of Zero + Maria Cornejo, and footwear by Officine Creative, known for their extremely comfortable, handmade boots.
Very Lovely Soles
No need for your footsies to suffer for fashion anymore. Headed by a Nine West vet, this chic-but-comfy ballet-flat label — sold at White Plains’ Lola New York and Larchmont’s Love Shoes — is designed here but crafted in Italy from real leather, snakeskin, cork, and more.
Tidal New York
These stylish but comfy flip-flops are made in a state-of-the-art New Ro manufacturing facility, with all-American materials by a workforce that includes Armed Forces veterans. Not just the same flimsy pieces of dime-store rubber, this local footwear sports cool Keith Haring and Jean Baptiste-inspired designs.
Pet Pantry Warehouse
The Rye location (like Larchmont and all the others) of this six-store family-owned pet paradise is all about happy, healthy cats and dogs — and satisfied customers, too. You won’t find supermarket pet foods full of toxic dyes and roadkill but high-line brands like Orijen, Acana, and Fromm, plus a fabulous selection of wholesome treats, interesting toys, grooming products, beds, and more.
Walter’s Clocks and Watches
Walter Kerschbaum’s passion is clocks — and his true love is for 19th-century French clocks. Visit his shop for an ever-changing array of vintage clocks, including a beautiful wrought-iron French Art Deco clock, a French mantle clock with an Egyptian motif, or the remarkable Golden Hour Mystery Clock with hands that seemingly float around the dial without visible support. Kerschbaum is also an expert at clock and watch repair, all of which he does with great skill — and at reasonable prices.
The menswear brand Rothmans is preeminently known for designer suits, but its new offshoot, harry, reinvents the name for a younger, more modern clientele. The Bronxville store carries a curated mix of hip brands perfect for a new generation of gentlemen who want to look their best.
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