Without finding your kids the right sneakers or the “it” brand of jeans, you could have mutiny on your hands. Here, some local stores that have the right clothes andthe right prices:
Newborn to 10:
Though this 50-year-old Bronxville institution (formerly called Fierson’s) is known for high-end merchandise, prices are slashed three times each year. In June and October, sidewalk sales bring reductions of 20 to 70 percent off, while its annual Martin Luther King Day sale is buy-one-get-one-free. The store also offers email subscribers monthly three-day specials on specific items, and customers always get 20 percent off their first online order.
122 Kraft Ave, Bronxville (914) 337-0475
With 50 percent off storewide sales in July and January plus twice-yearly sample sales (June and November) at which prices are slashed by 50 to 75 percent, you get four chances to score major deals on the boutique’s mix of trendy kids’ pieces from labels like Miss Blumarine, Monnalisa, and Spitfire.
384 Main St, Armonk (914) 219-5232
Snag hard-to-find European brands for girls and boys ages 0 to 6 at this new boutique’s end-of-season sales twice a year. Expect deals of up to 50 percent on clothes from 3 Pommes, Kik-Kid, Go Gently Baby, and Peas and Queues Kids, among others.
150 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont (914) 630-0851
Tweens & Teens:
You don’t need to wait for end-of-season sales here (though they do occur two or three times a year) to get a great bargain. The store focuses on moderately priced basics: Think casual tops and bottoms ranging from $30 to $60; affordable tanks, camis, boyshorts, and leggings from Sugarlips and Idea; and the ever-popular T-Party yoga pants ($24.99). Teens prepping for Sweet 16s, bat
mitzvahs, and other special occasions can also find party dresses for $40 to $70.
141 Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 864-0386; 325 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck (914) 630-4700
All Dressed Up offers a wide range of dresses for communions, proms, dances, bat mitzvahs, and Sweet 16s, starting at just $50. Popular brands include Mori Lee, RAU Couture, Ark & Co, and Sugarlips. The store always has a clearance rack (up to 40 percent off), and also offers $25 dresses during Rye Ridge Shopping Center sidewalk sales.
17 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook (914) 690-1593
Get all the essentials for boys and girls in one spot, with spot-on pricing like Adidas pants for boys ($32), girls jeans and tops starting at $27; discounted North Face jackets; and a host of items for $5, $10, and $15 during its seasonal blowout sales. The store also offers 10 percent off during the month of March (perfect for summer-camp shopping); a 10-percent-off storewide back-to-school sale; and two cool holiday promotions: the Eight Nights of Hanukkah (buy seven items, get the eighth free) and the 12 Days of Christmas (buy 11, get #12 for free).
195 N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco (914) 244-7010; 1132 Wilmot Rd, Scarsdale (914) 472-8120
With a slogan of “trendy, affordable fashion,” this new boutique is a must-shop destination for favorites like Vintage Havana and Flying Monkey jeans ($36); fun tops from $15 to $40; and well-priced leggings, tanks, and dresses. And, you can work with the store to host your own pop-up shop—they supply the clothes, you invite friends, and earn anywhere from $100 to $300 in free clothing as a reward.
32 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry (914) 693-0072;