By Lauren Levin
Fall is an amazing season. The fashion is especially fun: structured blazers, thick boots, and boyfriend jeans. It’s a beautiful one in Chappaqua–and the busiest! School starts! Work gets crazy; you may have been working the entire summer but the Tuesday after Labor Day is always a bit more hectic? You may well find yourself/entire family completely booked in September/October/November: driving kids to soccer practice/playdates/birthday parties/Dunkin Donuts (they seem to all get hungry), and picking up a blueberry pie at the Farmer’s Market (it’s just that good!). If you’re feeling ambitious, you make a stop at Community Day, this year on September 26th, so your two-year-old can hit that bouncy castle.
Bottom line: You are always running short on time; also, you just moved here; all you own are your “city” clothes (you know the ones you wore before you had kids?). Maybe you have too many work clothes? Or you’ve been meaning to buy a new wardrobe, but who has time to drive to and from the mall (and who wants to pay for parking anyway)?
Here’s our solution…check out our stores in town! You’ll save time. You’ll receive impeccable service. And you might even find something to wear that’s a trade up from that old uniform. Take a moment to check out what this town has to offer this fall season–I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Touted as the store for the entire family, Squires Family Clothing and Footwear has great brands and an amazing selection year round.
You can find a Patagonia fleece for chilly summer nights and it’s the go to store for busy, casual, days. In Nicole’s case, she’s got three kids (ages 3 to 10); she’s constantly on the move. Comfort and function is essential. Grey stretch pants, an Army green rain coat with hidden hood, and motorcycle boots serve her well. She popped on a few accessories to enhance her look. For the weekend, Trent swapped his track pants and sneakers for grey corduroys, comfortable walking boots, and, the Arc’teryx vest, a best seller at Squires. Trent bought it unprompted right after the photo shoot–enough said!
A new addition to the hamlet, House of 29 showcases up and coming designers, looks from day to evening. Sarah, the owner, grew up in Chappaqua. Her goal: Find you an entire outfit to suit your lifestyle. With a structured blazer over a vintage Billy Joel tee (does anyone not like Billy Joel?), and boyfriend skinny jeans, Cheryl looks casual but sharp. Discovering a good pair of jeans is like discovering Shangri-La. These Mavi ones fit her like a dream. Utilizing the scarf as a head band, Cheryl’s crystal blue eyes just popped. To complete the look, she added delicate pieces of jewelry.
Perhaps Friday night you’ll meet your spouse at Le Jardin du roi, our always popular and reliable French Bistro. For Trent, he’s hopping off the train wearing a reversible Zegna overcoat–wool on one side, waterproof on the other, cashmere sweater over a button down, and blue slacks–pow! Family Britches assembled this entire look together because this is what they do best. They artfully curate wardrobes for their clientele. Plus they will accommodate your schedule by meeting you at your home or office, delivering to your house, and providing alterations free of charge on purchased merchandise. For the women’s look, Alex is wearing slim leather pants, a cashmere sweater, and rabbit infinity scarf. If you look good in black stretchy pants, logic says that you’ll look even better in leather, black, stretchy pants. Colorful bling from ICD Contemporary Jewelry and a handbag from Couture Dossier elevate her look.
With this breadth of merchandise, you’ll find something that suits your lifestyle right here in Chappaqua. Fall is such a great time in this town. Enjoy it. And enjoy looking good.
Lauren Levin is a former Buyer and full-time mom. She serves on the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce and loves to shop local.