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The Metroland Fashion Guide

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by The Staff on September 25, 2013



Photo by Erin Pihlaja.

Annick Designs

269 River St., Troy, 273-7860, annickdesigns.com.

Unique mineral specimens, crystals, precious and semi-precious stones, vintage Swarovski crystals, and ornate wire work made with sterling silver and gold filled metal.

Amore Clothing

123 State St., Albany, 434-4054, amoreclothing.com.

Men’s tailored clothing, custom made shirts and high end accessories.

Aunt Katie’s Attic

7052 Amsterdam Road, Scotia, 887-3026, auntkatiesattic.com.

Specializing in fun, funky, and functional, this is a unique place to shop for an eclectic mix of vintage to antique.

Auroras Boutique

11 3rd St., Troy, 266-1191, auroraswillowcreek.com.

Pink and green Depression glass, estate and contemporary jewelry, stylish hats and purses, glamorous shoes, and Aurora’s passion: designer dresses from Sue Wong, Jessica McClintock, Betsy Johnson, and Adrianna Pappell and more.

Beck Furs

Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 417-1369, beckfurs.com.

A wide selection of furs, leathers, and innovative fashions—we’ve been producing for four generations.

Bra and Girl

36 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-6069.

A full-service bra and lingerie boutique featuring Wacoal, Chantelle, Lelo, Cosabella, fleur’t, Eberjay, Le Mystere, Mary Green and more. Sexy gifts and custom fittings, too.

Buenau’s Opticians

228 Delaware Ave. Delmar, 439-7012, buenaus.com.

This family-owned and operated business has been serving the vision needs of the community since 1915. Offering highest quality lens products and technology available, as well as a wide variety of quality eyewear and designer frames. Eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses.

Cesare & Lili

595 New Loudon Road, Latham, 785-0408, cesareandlili.com.

With a wide variety of name brand selections to choose from, this “boutique with the styles you crave” is sure to please every fashionista.

Chic Underneath

7 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, 450-1034, chicunderneathboutique.com.

Specializing in lingerie, plus-size lingerie, sleepwear and more. A licensed esthetician is on premises to give you the wax to compliment any of our fashions. Owned and operated by women, for women.


Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 482-2554, circles-shop.com.

A touch of Manhattan in Albany. The clothing side includes designer sportswear, day and evening dresses, footwear handbags, and jewelry. And the cosmetic department is stocked with top-of-the-line skincare and makeup, and staffed by trained estheticians and cosmetic artists.

The Closet Shop

337 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-5722, theclosetshop.info.

Offering name-brand and designer items to customers who seek current style fashions at half the price of major department stores.

Clothes Line of Saratoga

486 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 306-5201.

Offering a unique collection of swimwear, resort wear, sundresses, yoga attire, and lingerie.


Photo by Molly Eadie.

The Counties of Ireland

77 3rd St., Troy, 687-0054, thecountiesofireland.com.

Carrying an exclusive line of Irish clothing, accessories, and giftware. All products are hand-picked, manufactured and imported directly from Ireland.

DejaVu Albany

145 Wolf Road, Shopper’s Park, Albany, 459-6495.

Men’s and women’s clothing. Seasonal items, T-shirts, accessories and large lingerie selection.



The Dilascia line focuses on casual and comfortable clothes for the customer with high quality in mind. While the line primarily specializes in menswear, check out the women’s and children’s lines as well.

Eko Logic

444 River St., Troy, 274-0813, ekologic.com.

Eko Logic designs and manufactures quality products out of recycled clothing. Due to the random nature of the materials, the items are all unique.

Elissa Halloran Designs

229 Lark St. Albany, 432-7090, ehdesigns.com.

A unique, eclectic shop that sells Halloran’s original handmade jewelry and assemblages, as well as the work of many local artists. You can also find pottery, scarves, blown and fused glass, stained glass, and vintage clothing.


482 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 450-1450.

A store for people who love fashion that carries brands like Vince, Diane von Furstenberg, and Citizens of Humanity.

Evoke Style

Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 512-5240, evokestyle.com.

Evoke your style with a wide variety of high-quality clothing and accessories in a unique retail environment that emphasizes personal service.

EyeDentity Eyewear

1315 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2638, eyedentityeyewear.net.

A hip, trendy optical shop selling exclusive frame lines, technologically advanced lens designs, and sports eyewear.

Fancy Schmancy

1800 Western Ave., Albany, 452-1269, fancyschmancycouture.com.

Women’s boutique specializing in evening wear, formal wear, prom, bridal, casual clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories.

Five and Dime Vintage

502 Colombia St., Hudson, 828-1557.

One of the coolest vintage stores in the Northeast. It’s your fault if you don’t go treasure hunting here.

Fly Boutique

594 New Loudon Road, Albany, 250-5946, flyboutiqueonline.com.

Soft and feminine is one way to describe this store and its clothes. Come to escape and connect, to spend time and slow down.

Frivolous Gal

385 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8712, frivolousgal.com.

Stop in and enjoy a unique shopping experience. You’ll find fabulous fashion, unique gifts, and adorable baby items.

Great Finds

260 Washington Ave., Albany, 449-7715, equinoxinc.org.

Equinox is a nonprofit community organization in the Capital Region serving adults and youths who need assistance. This thrift shop is organized and inviting, and new items arrive every week.

Howes and Baum


This menswear line in inspired by rural work wear, but distinctively designed for modern men who seek a masculine fit and appreciate exceptional detail and quality.

Hudson Vintage

433 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7484.

Committed to cultivating the fabulous, serving the feminine fascination and the always-relevant charms of the past.

JK Bloom

21 3rd St., Troy, 272-1807, jkbloom.com.

Everything from wedding rings custom-designed to match centuries-old engagement rings, to utterly modern creations featuring dazzling diamonds or fantasy cut precious gemstones. The design team can go from designing a one-of-a-kind piece using the ancient technique of wax casting, to fashioning a design utilizing state-of-the art computer-aided design and machining.


Clifton Center Mall, Clifton Park, 382-0292, karalinas.com.

This boutique and gift store offering fashionable women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts, baby gifts, bridal and wedding gifts, home decor and more.

Lifestyles of Saratoga

436 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4665, lifestylesofsaratoga.com.

Providing women with excellent customer service and well-crafted clothing and accessories for all body types, while creatively giving back to the community in a fun, supportive environment.

Liz’s Closet

1762 Western Ave., Albany, 452-1001, lizscloset.com.

For more than a decade, this consignment shop has helped others make fashion statements for affordable prices. Stop by and start shopping and saving like so many other loyal shoppers have done over these past two decades.

Lucia Saratoga

454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-7890, luciaboutique.com.

Upscale boutique stocked with choice fashions and accessories for women.


Photo by Erin Pihlaja.

Madame Pirie’s Famise Corset & Lingerie Shop

1660 Western Ave., Suite 1, Albany, 869-0400.

A shop with classic sensibilities and the know-how to keep all of your female parts at their peak performance.

Main Street

322 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-0702,

Bringing fabulous fashions by famous designers to Great Barrington for 22 years.

Manchester Designer Outlets

97 Depot St., Manchester Center, Vt., (802) 362-3736, manchesterdesigneroutlets.com.

More than just a well-curated collection of stores; it is part of a unique tapestry that blends the quiet beauty of Vermont with a sophisticated designer outlet shopping experience.

Mark Thomas

5 Metro Park Road, Albany, 438-7887, markthomasmensapparel.com.

Now in its 10th year, Mark Thomas has earned the reputation as the premiere men’s clothing store in the Capital Region.

Metropolis Vintage

32 Fuller Road, Albany, 438-8277, metropolisvintage.com.

Metropolis Vintage is the incredible source for fabulous vintage clothing, antique and vintage costume jewelry, furs, purses and accessories.

Miss Scarlett Boutique

19 Phila St., Saratoga Springs; Clifton Park Center Mall, Clifton Park; 587-7711, missscarlettboutique.com.

Miss Scarlett opened in August 2009 and is the only boutique of its kind in the area. Carrying clothing and accessories from brands based in California, and also discounted Anthropologie merchandise.


169 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-4902.

A staple of Schenectady’s Jay Street for as long as we can remember. For anyone walking the block, it’s a must-see. Everything from clothing and handmade silver jewelry to a full line of pipes and smoking accessories.

Peaceful Inspirations

384 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, 439-7039, peacefulinspirations.net.

Beautiful crystals, gems and minerals; gemstone jewelry; singing bowls; metaphysical and relaxation gifts, CD’s and books for all ages; many fair trade items. Psychic, medium and animal communications readings.

Piper Boutique

441 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 450-1152, piperboutique.com.

Piper Boutique is a fresh and fashion-forward clothing boutique where you will feel inspired to try the latest trends in apparel and accessories.

Reruns Consignment Shop

1 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-9153.

Another great Saratoga find. This is the kind of thrift shop whose clients include the New York City ballerinas.

Rockabella Boutique

10 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 581-8386.

Rockabella is a fun and funky fashion boutique that opened its doors in 2007 and has since become a fashion hotspot for stylish fashionistas all over the Capital Region.

Saratoga Saddlery

460Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 430-7150, saratogasaddlery.com.

At Saratoga Saddlery you will find unique gift ideas and couture from around the world.

Saratoga Sundress

493 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-3022.

A clothing boutique that specializes in junior and contemporary fashion, carrying a large variety of merchandise including jewelry, handbags, and other accessories.

Saratoga Trunk

493 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-3543, saratogatrunk.com.

This small boutique packs a big punch, and has developed a dedicated group of clients for many reasons. The story of Saratoga Trunk’s rise to fame can be summed up in a few words that are usually reserved for books and movies: melodrama, romance, peril, passion, and adventure.

Saratoga Turkish Bazaar

506 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-4828.

A piece of Istanbul right here in upstate New York. In addition to handmade rugs, you’ll find pashmina shawls, silk scarves, as well as jewelry and handmade kilim bags.

The Second Show

519 Warren St., Hudson, 828-2990, thesecondshow.com.

The Second Show is a community thrift shop committed to serving the needs of individuals in our communities in an atmosphere of compassion and dignity.

Silver Birch Trading

296 Delaware Ave., Albany, 439-0724.

Part art gallery, part boutique, this is a great place to seek out unique fair trade items.

Sistahs Aprons

Schenectady Greenmarket, 432-5218, 621-6472.

Exciting new tea aprons from the 1950s and 1960s.

Some Girls Boutique

225 River St., Troy, 271-1172, somegirlsboutique.com.

Some Girls boutique is about fun, style, friends and being fabulous—a boutique where anyone can come for the hippest styles with pleasantly affordable prices.

Something Olde Something New

1969 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, 475-0663, somethingoldenew.com.

Come and feel like you have stepped back in time. Perhaps you will feel like you’re in your grandmother’s house, or your mother’s.

The Sweater Venture

700 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 477-9319, sweaterventure.com.

Hand-knit sweaters, clothing and accessories from around the world, celebrating many cultures and never exploiting sweatshop labor.

Truly Rhe

1 Broadway, Troy, 273-1540, tulyrhe.com.

Unusual one-of-a-kind items as well as contemporary clothing and jewelry.


99 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-0063, shopvesture.com.

Vintage adult and new children’s clothing in the heart of downtown Saratoga.