Rye Ridge has quickly become a go-to destination for lovers of indie boutiques. Clothing stores like Indigo Chic Boutique, Vanilla Sky, and Mixology keep fashion-forward women happy, while sartorially minded guys can amp up their wardrobes at Lester’s or Z Life. Teens can get bar-/bat-mitzvah-, Sweet 16-, prom-, or graduation-ready with the perfect party dress from All Dressed Up, and anyone who lives to workout will find something to love at athletic apparel/footwear spot Sportech.
A true all-in-one retail experience, you can also go to Rye Ridge for wine (The Wine Cellar), toys (Learning Express Toys), pet goods (Pet Valu), fine designer jewelry (Landsberg Jewelers), and groceries (Balducci’s).
142 S Ridge St; 914.701.4005; www.ryeridgeshoppingcenter.com
Luxury abounds at our county’s most lavish shopping center. Get ready to drop some serious cash at high-end retailers like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, L’Occitane, Hugo Boss, and Tiffany & Co. Meanwhile, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Lilly Pulitzer, intimissimi, and J.Crew cater to young fashionistas, while techies flock to Apple and Microsoft. Kids offerings include Justice, LEGO, Newbury Comics, Build-A-Bear, and Janie and Jack.
If you’re feeling woozy, hit up SAVOR, The Westchester’s newly renovated food court, featuring Melt Shop, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque,The Little Beet, and Tomato & Co. Also at SAVOR is a new Children’s Play Area stocked with toys and games, right near the seating area with big-screen TVs for adults.
125 Westchester Ave; www.simon.com/mall/the-westchester
Photo courtesy of Ridge Hill
As much as we love independent boutiques, sometimes you just need a fix at one of your favorite chain brands — and Yonkers consumers have two retail powerhouses where they can do just that. Cross County has been a Westchester shopping landmark since 1954 and now boasts an appealing mix of dependable mall staples, like Zara, Macy’s, H&M, and Victoria’s Secret, along with such higher-end stores as A|X Armani Exchange, and Michael Kors.
Popular mixed-use destination Ridge Hill offers shoppers a stellar lineup, which includes perennial faves like Apple, Banana Republic, Guitar Center, L.L. Bean, REI, and Sephora, among others.
Cross County Shopping Center: 8000 Mall Walk; 914.233.0186; www.crosscountycenter.com
Ridge Hill: 1 Ridge Hill Blvd; www.ridgehill.com