Best of Westchester: Shopping in 2023

Where are your hotspots for clothing, cars, accessories, and more?

Photo by Christina Schoonmaker, Courtesy of shortyLove.

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

Editors’ Picks: Shopping

Women’s Sporty Bags

shortyLOVE

Chappaqua; shortylove.com

Equal parts functional and chic, you’ll never again be caught frantically digging around your purse for your keys or that elusive lipstick. Created by former Marc Jacobs handbag designer Sloane Grossberg, these high-quality, highly organizable totes, crossbodies, backpacks, overnighters, wallets, and clutches — with pockets galore — will have you (and your gal pals) marveling at how tidy and classically stylish you’ve become.

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Place to Redesign Diamond Jewelry

Landsberg Jewelers

Rye Brook; landsbergjewelers.com

Nervous about changing up heirloom diamond jewelry that has sentimental value but tired of it sitting in your jewelry box unused? A pear-shaped diamond from an inherited engagement ring that became a stunning tear drop necklace and a tennis bracelet refashioned into a chic stack of wedding bands are some diamonds that have found gorgeous new life at this Rye Brook jeweler with an affiliate location in Manhattan’s Diamond District.

Black Tie Fashions Boutique

Elephant’s Trunk

Bedford Hills; elephantstrunk.com

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Savvy fashionistas visit this longtime boutique when they want to look extra special while hosting or attending extra dressy events. With black tie fashions now scarcely available in brick-and-mortar stores, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to see, feel, and try on this carefully curated selection of designer labels like Fouy Chov, John Paul Ataker, Jovani, Montage, etc.

High-end Consignment Boutique

LUXE Luxury Labels

Armonk; facebook.com/luxeluxurylabels

Lovers of fashion and meticulous about every piece they proffer as well as the overarching customer experience, Lisa Dorsett and Jessica Arce are the style pros behind this well-known and loved consignment shop where Hermès and Gucci go to find a second home. Well-curated, contemporary items at lesser price points also dot the shelves, eliciting limitless browsing and something for every budget and personal aesthetic.

Place To Dress Your Husband

The Village Soccer Shop

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Tarrytown: villagesoccershop.com

A one-of-kind soccer and lifestyle shop filled with an eclectic array of casual and stylish brands curated from the influences of founder Daniel D’Angelo. Find a fun mix of designer and vintage sportswear, music apparel, skate brands, sunglasses, hats, and jewelry from unique brands around the world. The perfect shop to give your husband a bit of style and gritty grace.

Village Soccer Shop
Courtesy of the Village Soccer Shop

Under-the-Radar Thrift Shop

The Hilltop Thrift Shop at Zion Episcopal Church

Dobbs Ferry; ziondobbsferry.org

This secret sanctuary filled with secondhand treasures at bargain prices is a thrifter’s haven. The shop, located in the basement of a parish, has four rooms stocked with everything from clothing for women, men, and children, toys, books, records, home goods, and kitchenware. One room, designed like a boutique displays higher end, named-brand clothing and items. Appointments are required to shop for half hour slots, Thursday–Friday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and Saturday till 2 p.m. Dropoffs are also welcomed.

Pasta Shop

Trottas House of Pasta

Thornwood; trottafoods.com

Bronx born, Westchester raised, this family-run Italian noodle shop has been stretching and filling the dough since 1955. Classic large round cheese, butternut squash, wild mushroom, and sausage and broccoli rabe ravioli are standouts. If you can’t make it to the storefront factory in Thornwood, you can pick up at farmers’ markets across the county.

Shop To Buy Brown Spirits

Crespo Whiskeys & Wines

Dobbs Ferry, crespowhiskeys.com

You may think you’ve walked into a speakeasy when you enter this Prohibition-era feel curated liquor shop, replete with a comfy leather couch and piano. And while there are events where you can partake of alcohol in-store, this liquor store is where you want to head for the depth and breadth of its brown spirits to take home. Crespo leans most heavily into bourbons, but whiskey and scotch also get their due. The environment here, with the brown spirits front and center in the store, encourages exploration for those looking to expand their palates.

Crespo Whiskeys & Wines
Photo by Kiana Davalos

Bra Fitting

The Fit by Burke

Larchmont; fitbyburke.com

Undergarments are the last thing people think about when considering their outward appearance, but it’s the most important layer of clothing according to The Fit by Burke. Over the course of two appointment-only sessions, owner Laura Burke gives each patron a personalized education in the way a bra should properly fit. She takes her client’s body type, style preferences, and lifestyle into consideration before personally shopping for the perfect intimate apparel to fit her customer’s needs. Holding special sessions for teenagers, she fits her clientele for swimwear as well.

Luxury-Car Dealership

Pepe Auto Group

White Plains; pepeautogroup.com

It takes a lot of hard work and talent to become leader of the pack — even more to stay there. But that’s precisely what the Pepe Auto Group has achieved in the upscale auto market locally. Having begun with a humble Oldsmobile dealership in 1968, the Pepe Group armada is now six dealerships strong and kept strong by the family bond that manages it. Very active in the community, The Pepe Group also offers an annual scholarship award program to help employees subsidize their children’s college expenses.

In-Store Tastings

Stew Leonard’s Wines & Spirits

Yonkers; stewleonards.com

There’s no shortage of wine-and-spirits purveyors in Westchester County, but then there’s Stew’s, which seems to do just about everything just a bit better. Wine and spirits tastings are held daily, but weekends feature dozens of additional products for its patrons to sample, and monthly special events routinely offer no fewer than 50 such products. Themed events may range from the wines of Spain to the bourbons and whiskeys of New York State, supplemented by tastings geared to a particular holiday or season of the year.

Old-Fashioned Pharmacy

Weinstein’s Pharmacy

Katonah

Charming downtown Katonah is home to the beloved independent pharmacy in operation since 1881, known for its personalized service by pharmacists who really get to know you. Under new ownership, the shop’s cosmetics and skincare section has been revamped to include the latest products which are set alongside plenty of time-honored brands. The shelves are chock full of unique gifts and custom baskets that come with gorgeous complimentary wrapping.

Comic-Book Shop

Aw Yeah Comics

Harrison; awyeahcomics.com

This bastion of the four-color fantastical is more than just a fun and well-organized comic shop. Aw Yeah also boasts a large selection of back issues, graphic novels, amazing collectables, and toys, along with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. The shop also stages many live events and has hosted such industry legends as Chris Claremont, Peter Tomasi, Walter and Louise Simonson, and Jerry Ordway. New comics every Wednesday, to boot!

 Aw Yeah Comics
Courtesy of Aw Yeah Comics

Global Grocer

Yaranush

White Plains; instagram.com/yaranush

Meaning “good friend” in Armenian, Yaranush has been serving the community with Mediterranean goods, knowledge, and meaningful conversation since 1987. Armen and Arshak Benlian embed passion into every phyllo sheet folded, sharing a precious family baklava recipe (Armen’s grandma’s, to be exact) with the world, made fresh and sold in the store along with a plethora of other baked goods. A treasure trove of hard-to-find ingredients from the Mediterranean and Middle East, the Benlians are there to offer up a recipe or walk you through the cooking process of these delicacies.

Store for Specialty Gifts

The Velvet Maple

Larchmont; thevelvetmaple.com

With stunning wall-to-wall specialty items like handcrafted lanterns, rugs, fur items, the list of things is endless that you’ll pick up in The Velvet Maple and say, “This is so cute!” Sourced all by hand by owner Alessandra Iavarone, the expertly curated shop is full of unique items that will fully bewitch the recipient and make you look like a total fashionista.

Festive Lighting

American Christmas

Mount Vernon; christmas-in-america.com

The pure joy of the season is tangible from the moment you cross the threshold at the 110,000-square-foot American Christmas. Shop the selection of festive décor items (some of which once adorned iconic NYC buildings) on the first floor before heading upstairs to Santa’s Workshop, a wonderland of animatronics, contagious music, a canopy of lights, and anticipation of the holiday to come.

Boutique for Bridal Accessories

Le Sel Bridal

Yorktown Heights; leselbridal.com

From sparkly to subtle, sheer to feathered, Le Sel is the ultimate “It Girl” bridal shop to find your biggest must haves. A wonderland of designers and unique pieces, it’ll be hard to walk out of there with just one thing — and honestly, with the good vibes that flow through the store, you probably won’t.

Readers’ Picks: Shopping

Athletic Shoes

Westchester Road Runner

White Plains
facebook.com/westchesterroadrunner

Auto Dealership

Didonna Auto Group

Armonk
didonnaautogroup.com

Bicycle Shop

Danny’s Cycles

Rye Brook (plus three other county locations)
dannyscycles.com

Consignment Shop

Trilogy Consignment

Tarrytown
consigntrilogy.com

Department Store*

Nordstrom

White Plains
nordstrom.com

Evening Wear

Elephant’s Trunk

Mount Kisco
elephantstrunk.com

Gift Shop

Village Mercantile

Larchmont
village-mercantile.com

Independent Bookstore

The Village Bookstore

Pleasantville
thevillagebookstore.net

Jewelry Store

D’Errico Jewelers

Mount Kisco/Scarsdale
derricojewelry.com

Lingerie

Suzette’s Lingerie

Yonkers
suzettelingerie.com

Men’s Boutique

Rothman’s

Scarsdale
rothmansny.com

Men’s Shoe Store

Sai Liam

Mount Kisco
sailiamstore.com

Music Store

Mike Risko Music School

Ossining
mikeriskomusicschool.com

New Store

Hudson Valley Books for Humanity

Ossining
hvbooksforhumanity.com

Optical Store

Raymond Opticians

Yonkers (plus 13 other county locations)
raymondopticians.com

Pet Supplies

Croton Pet Station

Croton-on-Hudson
crotonpetstation.com

Shopping Center/Mall

The Westchester

White Plains
simon.com

Ski Shop

Pedigree Ski Shop

White Plains/Bedford Hills
pedigreeskishop.com

Specialty Store (non-food)

Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Pleasantville
zwillingcookingstudio.com

Vintage Clothing Store

Trilogy Consignment

Tarrytown
consigntrilogy.com

Women’s Boutique

LOLA New York

White Plains
lolany.com

Women’s Shoe Store

Shoe-Inn

Rye Brook/Scarsdale
shoeinn.com

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