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Best Places To Shop in Armonk 

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Best Places To Shop in Armonk: From Volkl skis to artisanal wines and spirits, Junior Gaultier to the best baby back ribs we’ve every found – there’s good shopping in Armonk. You can get a party dress from Jesus of Project Runway fame or jewelry worn by Academy Award-winners. Whether your shopping for orchids, home theater systems or designer denim you can only find at Nieman Marcus you’ll find the best in Armonk.

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkHickory and Tweed: One of the country’s premier ski and bike shops, H&T was named Best Ski Shop by Ski Magazine. But it’s more than just a place to shop for the latest Volkl skis, Nordica boots or Canondale Road & Race or Mountain Bikes. A trip to H&K is like a trip to the past – as in mid-20th century Vermont. H&K’s iconic red and white trimmed building with Victorian touches is an Armonk landmark harkening back to the days when Armonk was an undiscovered backwater town. If you’re not an ski or bike enthusiast it’s still a go-to place for apparel for men, women and kids from Patagonia, Arc’Teryx, Dale of Norway, Bogner and more. (410 Main St., Armonk, 914.273.3397; www.hickoryandtweed.com) 

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkTruGrace Fashion Lounge: Everybody wondered how Chappaqua’s Grace Diodati was going to pay the rent on one of the biggest retail spaces in downtown Armonk when she opened her high-end casual fashion boutique ten years ago. But this former buyer for Nieman Marcus has her finger on the pulse of fashion. Since then TruGrace has attracted the trendy shoppers from far and wide for her handpicked selection of fashion forward women’s apparel and accessories from some of Nieman’s stalwart brands such as A.L.C., Alexis, Brochu Walker, Denim, Giada Forte, Isabel Marant, Iro, Mother, Pedro Garcia, Ramy Brook, 360 Sweater and more. (419 Main St, Armonk, 914.273.9600; www.trugracefashion.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkLittle Rags and Riches: Julia Rozenfeld shops the top designers from Europe for some of the most precious children’s wear you have ever seen. With sizes for infants through teens, for boys and girls, they carry upscale yet wearable fashions from well-known Italian powerhouse labels such as Monnalisa, lesser-known, hip and upcoming labels such as Fun&Fun and Mummymoon, renowned French houses such as Sonia Rykiel, Junior Gaultier, Kenzo, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith Junior, Petit Bateau and cult Australian label Tutu Du Monde. Plus footwear from Mini Melissa, Bloch and more. (384A Main St., Armonk, 914.219. 5232; www.littleragsandriches.com)

Rocks by Jolie B Ray: This popular Armonk jeweler features pieces from top designers including Gabriel and Co., Getana, Frieda Rothman, Doves by Poloma, Lauren Harper, Milliana, ENewton, Fern Freeman, Lika Behar and more. Plus owner Tanya Tochner’s own line of jewelry. Her designs that are made of 18k gold, and the highest quality diamonds and semi-precious stones, are best known for her signature matte-finished textured gold. Her collections are sold in over two dozen stores from Brooklyn to Seattle and have been featured in The Jewelry Book, Lustre, In Design and National Jeweler. (378 Main St, Armonk, 914.219.5808; www.joliebray.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkWine Geeks: “Big-batch wine producers buy grapes from many suppliers. To make sure all the wine tastes the same they have to manipulate it with sugars, commercial yeasts, chemicals, and flavorings,” says Wine Geeks’ Sommelier Derek Todd. A former sommelier at Stone Barns, Derek specializes in artisanal, small batch sustainably produced and organic wines and spirits. Housed in a converted gas station and auto body shop with industrial wine racks, Wine Geeks is a cool place to shop and learn about wines. Derek’s wine “classes”, offered on select Saturday nights, offer a virtual tour of the world’s best wine regions. They’re a great way to learn about wines and hang with your BFFs. (559 Main St., Armonk, 914.273.9463;  www.winegeeks.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkSugar Hi: This destination “boutique” sweet shop, from Armonk’s twin sisters Hillary Assael and Elisa Weinhof is more than your typical bulk candy shop. Baker and cake designer, Hillary serves up custom cakes and her own take on fresh baked Ring Dings, Pop Tarts, S’mores, Snicker Bars, Naughty Brownies and Rice Krispy Treats. Plus, liege waffles, hand crafted chocolates, ice cream and Trendy Freak Shakes. They do cakes, custom cookie or chocolate platters for all occasions and even offer their own in-store birthday parties. (380 Main St., Armonk, 914.272.4777; www.sugar-hi.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkAll About the Dress: Liz Templeton and Julia Paget’s boutique specializes in mother and daughter party dresses for Bat Mitzvah, proms and any occasion. Shop from a selection of Jovani, La Femme, Terrani, Mori Lee, Un Deuz Trois, Dolls & Divas, Miss Behave, Butterflies and Zebras, Wow Couture and more. If you don’t like shopping off the rack, Jesus and Antonio Estrada (Jesus of Project Runway fame) have designed an exclusive, customizable line of dresses for All About the Dress. You can create your own unique dress from start to finish. (480 Main St., Armonk, 914.219.5300; www.allaboutthedressny.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkSoundworks: Armonk’s Lou Gordon’s is the guy to call for Home Theater Systems, Multi-room Music/Video, Home Networking, Energy Management, Outdoor Media and Automated Lighting solutions. Lou’s has done some of the most elaborate home theatre systems from NYC to upstate New York. Check out his portfolio of projects. He partners with the best equipment suppliers from Paradigm and Sonos wireless speakers to NAD Electronics, Lutron and Savant home automation systems. He can hide your outdoor speakers in a flowerpot and integrate your media, lighting, thermostat and even your laundry room so you can monitor them all from your iPad, phone or computer.(Soundworks, Inc., 1 Hunter Ave, Armonk, 914.765.0461; www.soundworksny.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkJoseph Richard Florals: Joseph Pugni, owner of Joseph Richards Florals, specializes in the art of floral design. His work that has been featured in many bridal magazines including a spread for Miss USA Erin Brady, seamlessly integrates colors, shapes, textures and patterns to create memorable weddings and other events. In addition to his custom arrangements his website and store offers a selection of featured rose, tulip, lily, orchid, hydrangea, dahlia, peony and iris arrangement from $65 to $250 for next day delivery. (384 Main St., Armonk, 914.273.3361; www.josephrichardflorals.com)

Best Places To Shop in Armonk

 

Susan Blake Jewelry: Diamond pieces from jewelry designer Susan Novogrodzki’s Susan Blake Collection have been seen on Oscar winners and nominees Lupita Nyong’o, Anna Kendrick and Emily Blum at the GLAAD Media Awards and the Hamptons and the Toronto International Film Festivals. Her collection of “casually elegant” necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings start at $55 for Mini-clover Faux Crystal Mother of Pearl Studs to $5500 for a 14K Pave Diamond Bangle with Burnished Diamonds. Pictured here is a 14K Yellow Gold Pave ring (in stock) for $2,250. (402 Main St., Armonk; 914,765.0555; www.susanblakejewelry.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkLilies and Lace: Since 1989, L&L has offered up their hand picked collection of lingerie and resort wear curated for the modern woman in Armonk. They carry lines from the US and around the world with an eye to sourcing ethically and organic made garments when possible. Go there for a complete line of all-solution bras from tee to strapless, wireless and pushup, to lounge wear, sleepwear, underpinnings, swimwear from Shan Swim, apparel, including tops, bottoms, dresses and jumpsuits, Calleen footwear and accessories. They even carry bridal lingerie, chemises and robes. (400 Main St., Armonk, 914.679.4754; www.liliesandlace.net)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkJagger and Jade: Armonk moms, Stephanie Auster and Elizabeth Talbot’s funky kids clothing boutique in Armonk Square offers trendy and affordable kid clothes from infant to size 14 for girls and to size 10 for boys. Here you’ll find brands such as [BlankNYC], Vintage Havana, T2Love, Dirtee Hollywood, Andy & Evan, City Threads, Mish Mish, Les Tout Petits, Malibu Sugar, kidrobot, PaigeLauren, Retro Brand, Tractr and more. Plus soft toys from squishable. (402 Main St., Ste. 2, Armonk, 914.273. 2100; www.jaggerandjadekids.com)

College Planning of Westchester: Chappaqua’s Neal Schwartz has been a frequent contributor to What To Do for over ten years. After a successful corporate career, he opened Tutoring Club Armonk, then threw off the shackles of franchise tutoring and college test prep five years ago. Now, with College Planning of Westchester, he offers independent soup to nuts guidance and preparation for the college years (beginning with 9th/10th graders) including SAT & ACT Test Prep, academic preparedness, college search counseling, essay writing, test prep, resume building and application and financial aid strategies. (200 Business Park Dr., Armonk, 914, 273.2353; www.collegeplanningofwestchester.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkHipchik Home: Owner Andrea Rosenberg’s Hipchik Home offers an eclectic mix of edgy home accessories and jewelry from decorative pillows, candles and fun tabletop to Hipchik “couture statements” and funky gifts. Here you can find everything from a pop acrylic mail holder, a Lucite Backgammon set, TKEES sandals or a mid-century Ortega tray for entertaining to a wrap suede cz stone bracelet. Or this jean denim Jacket with a hot pink rhinestone star. (Main St., Armonk, 914.273.4600; www.hipchikhome.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkLaGravinese Jewelers: For 23 years LaGravinese has been a destination stop for fine and fashion jewelry for Armonk shoppers. Armonk resident Debra LaGravinese and staff have developed a reputation for distinctive custom work whether it’s creating a new design or redesigning an out-dated piece. They also carry lines from contemporary designers such as Links of London, Charlene K, Chan Luu, Meira T, Marathon and Shy Creation. Plus watches by Daniel Wellington, Lumi Nox and Victorinox. (430 Main St., Armonk, 914.273.5432; www.lagravinesarmonk.com)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkVillage Prime Meats: At $38 per lb. their sirloin steak may be for high rollers but their sirloin burgers are the best around. Once you’ve had their baby back ribs you’ll never buy them anywhere else, same with their D’Artagnan duck breast and breakfast sausage. We also like their Bell & Evans chicken, creamy Irish Cheddar and Kosher hot dogs. Yes they’re $18 a lb. but make these for guests and they won’t be offended that your not serving steak. You can even find B&M baked beans in the glass brown jars. It’s that kind of place. (475 Main St, Armonk, 914.273.5222)

Best Places To Shop in ArmonkFramings: This is where you’ll find Judy Willsey when she’s not riding her old black Schwinn around town. Judy has been framing since 1975, when she began working at her father’s frame store in Hawthorne. Judy went to Parson’s school of design and was a former advertising copy art director. Their busiest weekend of the year is Armonk Outdoor Art Show weekend when they get a steady stream of art show patrons. We were impressed when we saw a legendary advertising creative director shopping there to frame an oil on canvas he had just bought at the show. (420 Main St., Armonk, 914.273.42242; www.framingsofarmonk.com)

Courtesy of Emily Sidoti Best Places To Shop in Armonk

DeCicco’s: If your town doesn’t have a DeCicco’s, come to Armonk. This full service grocery store is a family version of Whole Foods – if you come from Italy. While shoppers sing their praises for their beautiful produce, meats and fish around the holidays you can find countless variations on Pannetone. The rest of the year, their Italian roots show in their selection of fresh baked Italian cookies and pastries and their homemade Italian sausage – in many variations. They also have the most amazing cheese section, hundreds of craft beer labels and a bar and a bocci court on the second floor. (17 Maple Ave., Armonk)

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