People flock to Long Island year-round to partake in the many diverse things this southeast New York area is known for.
There’s Fire Island, the Montauk Lighthouse, a plethora of beaches like Sagamore Hill and Jones Beach State Park, and Oheka Castle.
There’s much to see and do if you’re looking at Long Island houses for sale, and one such thing that should not be overlooked is the shopping scene.
From big malls that take hours to wander through to locally owned boutiques, Long Island has something for every taste and budget.
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Tanger Outlet Center, Riverhead
This is the island’s largest outlet center, home to over 165 stores. You can find the latest styles for little ones at The Children’s Place or OshKosh B’gosh, or check out adult clothing at places like NY Dress Shop and Polo Ralph Lauren.
They have everything from high-end places like Armani to affordable options like Aeropostale and much more to see outside of the apparel realm. You can find home furnishings at Crate & Barrel, pick out the perfect scent at Perfumania, and grab a bite to eat at Charley’s Philly Steak.
Be sure to hit up the Shopper Services area before you begin your shopping spree; you’ll find the day’s best deals, a coupon book, and more.
Roosevelt Field Mall
Roosevelt is the largest mall not just on Long Island but also in the state of New York. It’s also the 8th largest mall in the country.
There are over 240 stores here, with the anchor points being Bloomingdale’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.
Catch a blockbuster at AMC Theater, make a furry new best friend at Build-A-Bear, or shop fashions at places like Banana Republic, Hot Topic, or Kate Spade.
In addition to all the great places to shop, Roosevelt has a bit of history behind it. It’s constructed on Roosevelt Field, the lift-off point of Charles Lindbergh’s historic trans-Atlantic flight.
Hitch Handmade Market
What was once a store run out of a camper has grown to a shopping area of over 200 vendors. Three years after its opening in 2016, Hitch settled into a brick-and-mortar space on Main Street in Babylon.
Hitch offers everything from accessories and apparel to DIY kits and home goods, all sourced from local artisans.
There are events hosted here often, like Murder Mystery Drag Bingo, pumpkin painting in the fall, and DIY pinata workshops.
If you are looking for a beautifully crafted handmade ornament for yourself or to bring back as a souvenir for a loved one, this is the place to stop.
Christina creates ornaments inspired by her travels in Europe, Russia, and the Orient, as well as her former life as a ballet dancer and dance therapist.
Her line of glass creations includes animals from the sea to the forest floor, a 12 Days of Christmas set, orbs with floral and art deco themes, and even a line of Fur Hat Santas that are trimmed with real maribou.
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