Husband-wife team Scott and Tara Mikolay have tripled this Chappaqua full-service jewelry store in size since it originally opened 15 years ago. With an emphasis on customer service and a keen eye for design (Scott has his own couture collection), customers throughout Westchester count on them for both special occasion purchases and fashion-forward every-day pieces. Additionally, the store has fun, clever events, such as “panic parties” for procrastinating gift givers.
55 King St; 914.238.2223; www.desiresbymikolay.com
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For cute and fashionable kids’ clothes, shoes, and accessories, this is the go-to spot for many parents. The boutique’s slogan is “Fun, cool, mindful, aware,” as it exclusively carries socially or environmentally conscious brands that make efforts in the areas in which hip-kid wants to build awareness (organic, eco-friendly, fair-trade, made in the U.S., donations to charity).
77 S Greeley Ave; 914.861.2710; www.hip-kid.com
If you’ve got a special occasion on the horizon, put store owner Alissa Sampogna on speed dial. Her bright and airy fine-stationery store provides the perfect setting to ponder birth announcements, wedding invitations, etc. Sampogna, who has a background in graphic design and illustration, works closely to help clients find the perfect match for their needs. Plus, the store offers calligraphy services, envelope addressing, and whimsical small gifts on-site.
15 King St; 914.861.2799; www.kingsscribe.com