10 Hidden Long Island Clothing Stores

In the midst of Long Island shopping malls and strips are hidden gems worth discovering. From longtime family-owned businesses to small stores showcasing local designers, the island is a shopper’s delight. Grab your wallet and get ready to leave happy after shopping at any of these 10 hidden Long Island stores.

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Our Own Projects, Northport

Opened last August, this boutique prides itself on providing customers with an assortment of body and home products. It partners with artisans from around the world to bring versatile garments to Suffolk. Expect to find items like candles, pillowcases, mists and essential oils. The business is committed to using eco-friendly fabrics. It also encourages customers to return worn out dresses to the store so they can be repurposed. Address: 146 Main St. | Phone: 631-239-2339 Click to shop

Protass Gifts, Oceanside

This shop has been providing customers with jewelry, handbags and various leather accessories since 1931. Its “Brighton Boutique” features wallets, anklets, luggage, accessories and sunglasses. Protass Gifts also carries Alex & Ani and Lokai bracelets, whose beads contain both water from Mount Everest (the highest point on Earth) and mud from the Dead Sea (the lowest point on Earth) to promote harmony and mindfulness. Address: 3173 Long Beach Road | Phone: 516-766-3100 Click to shop

Link NYC, Albertson

A suburbanite’s connection to city fashion, Link NYC sells an array of clothing from high fashion brands. It’s an ideal stop for an emerging fashionista, a business professional or a mom looking for a treat. Popular women’s brands at the store include 7 For All Mankind, BCBGMaxazria and True Religion. Men’s brands include Michael Kors, Theory and Jacks & Jokers. The shop also carries high-end accessories from Dior, Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford. Address: 1079 Willis Ave. | Phone: 516-299-4466 Click to shop

Sands Point Shop, Port Washington

This family-owned business launched in Italy in 1840 before coming to Long Island with its exclusive services. An on-site jewelry factory is dedicated to helping customers bring custom pieces to life. It also offers clock and jewelry repair, as well as resizing, pearl restringing, ring settings, polishing and engraving. Its designer index includes Kate Spade, Gigi, John Hardy and Alor. In addition to jewelry, shop for handbags, luggage, glassware, clocks, watches and outerwear. Address: 15 Main Street | Phone: 516-767-2970 Click to shop

Thred, Patchogue

Take a break from popular brands and shop for something exclusive. Both men and women will find one-of-a-kind pieces at Thred, which showcases local designers and garments sewn by Tred employees. The store also sells shoes and accessories like candles, jewelry and oils. Address: 7 Village Green | Phone: 631-730-5755 Click to shop

Earring Tabu, Port Jefferson

This family-owned business is dedicated to filling its store with eclectic merchandise made both abroad and by local artists. Browse outerwear, dresses, skirts and knitted tops. Featured brands include Free People and Vineyard Vines. Address: 158 E Main St. | Phone: 631-928-7113 Click to shop

Crinoline Fashion Boutique, Greenport

Located on the North Fork, Crinoline Fashion Boutique offers a wide selection of women’s apparel including skirts, dresses and pants. But it also sells outerwear, lingerie, skin care products and fragrances. The selection for men is small, but growing. Address: 449 Main St. | Phone: 631-477-6767 Click to shop

Say La Vie, Cold Spring Harbor

Say La Vie was founded after a serendipitous accident. Owner Jane Zuckerberg spilled coffee on a new white shirt and decided she had nothing to lose by tie-dying it. It became popular among more people than just her friends; a local boutique called and asked to see her clothing line. Zuckerberg suddenly had a business which then turned into a boutique. Say La Vie offers upscale clothing selections made from luxury materials like cashmere. It also specializes in spiritual jewelry, eclectic antiques and Buddha statues. Address: 75 Main St. | Phone: 631- 659-3833 Click to shop

Twenty5A, Woodbury and Williston Park

Twenty5A is dedicated to helping women look their best while staying on trend. It carries a variety of garments including bodysuits, dresses, rompers and outerwear. The store frequently collaborates with bloggers to provide customers with style inspiration. Visit the website to inquire about partnering. Woodbury Address: 8285 Jericho Tpke | Phone: 516-224-4787 || Williston Park Address: 650 Willis Ave | Phone: 516-746-1354 Click to shop

What A Girl Wants, Seaford

Each product at What a Girl Wants in Seaford is hand-picked by buyers. Shop for an array of products including clothes, jewelry, home décor and gifts for all occasions. Some of the clothing brands featured are: Olive + Oak, Project Social T and Black Orchid. Popular jewelry items include Alex + Ani, Brighton and Stia Jewelry. Address: 3490 Merrick Rd | Phone: 516-809-9270 Click to shop

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