For pieces that’ll stick around your closet for a while, head to this women’s boutique that caters to a mature, eclectic customer. Walk out with an easy, printed or linen shift dress that’ll go from strolling around town to casual cocktails, or a piece of geometric silver jewelry that hints at global, artsy influences. Sophisticated but practical handbags, plus functional and fashionable layers, like an open-knit, wrap-style cardigan, speak to the needs of the seasoned shopper.
139 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont
(914) 834-5080; www.designerone.net
Doc James Cigar Lounge
More than just a shop, Doc James features
a cushy, membership-optional lounge in a 1830s horse barn, outfitted with leather armchairs, flat screens, and dark-wood lockers. But for those passing through, the premium merch is plenty of a draw. The only Davidoff distributor in the county, its other brands, housed in a walk-in humidor, are equally up to snuff, and span price points. Also check out the pipes, tobacco, and accessories like cigar cases and cutters for sale.
133 E Prospect Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 630-7333; www.docjames2.com
Doc James Cigar Lounge is a cigar aficionado’s heaven.
The sister store of nearby cosmetics shop Pink on Palmer, this accessories boutique carries popular labels like MZ Wallace, maker of the perfect black everyday bag; plus lesser-known lines with a similar Sag Harbor look. Light up over classic straw hats, pastel-stone statement necklaces, striped beach totes, and soft-fringed scarves. Fun sunnies, bold-color leather totes, some tunics and wraps—and, of course, outfit-making clutches—round things out, most at friendlier-than-Sag-Harbor prices. Look for belts, gloves, and the like come colder weather.
1905 Palmer Ave, Larchmont
(914) 315-1434; www.clutchlarchmont.com
County kids are spoiled for choice at this retail playground with a carefully culled roundup of name-brand toys (Brio, Playmobil, etc.) as well as collectors’ items, children’s books, and a complete bike shop on its lower level. Since 1947, Miller’s has perfected its way with local visitors, outfitting generations of families with their first pair of wheels, and offering personal-touch services like gift-wrapping. Discover everything from wooden play sets
to trampolines, basketball hoops to kids’ clothing and gear.
335 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-5070; www.millerstoys.com
The Voracious Reader
This community-oriented children’s bookshop is a haven for young readers, where baby’s first board books along with the hottest teen series can be found, and almost any title can be special ordered. The friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to suggest something new (and under the radar), or, let your budding literature lovers browse through the classics. Pop in with the family for story time, an author signing, or one of the shop’s other frequent events. There’s often music, coloring, and snacks from the adjoining, and adorable, Proper Cup Tea Room.
1997 Palmer Ave, Larchmont
(914) 630-4581; www.thevoraciousreader.com
Set aside a few hours—or an entire day—to walk along this main thoroughfare in Rye. The dense lineup of small-town-feel stores can be inconspicuously upscale, with quality purchases in abundance:
Wish (technically on Purdy Avenue) has the gift for everyone on your list, including yourself. Great Stuff references on-the-cusp Madison Avenue fashions, while Angela’s is full-on haute designer. Peruse the lovely, home-magazine décor at The Open House and Nest Inspired Home, or pick out a precious outfit for baby (or child) at Twinkle Toes. Finally, take your pick of Patagonia-type outerwear and travel accessories at Parker’s, or Jimmy Choo shoes and Tory Burch scarves at Walin & Wolff.