The Village of Nyack is more than just eateries and waterfront. Here are my top 5 favorite shops from the downtown scene. Having just started my freshman year at Nyack College, these stores stood out right away.
Sign of the Times
Location: 122 Main St., Nyack, NY
Sign of the Times features music and pop culture merchandise. It has everything from mugs to t-shirts to toys for children. Sign of the Times is a great place to purchase gifts for all ages at affordable prices. One of their collection of items is vintage band coasters that look like forty-fives. Some of the artists featured include The Beatles, Queen, The Ramones, The Grateful Dead, and Neil Young. The shop shows a quirky and artsy side of Nyack and is comparable to Newbury Comics or Urban Outfitters’ merchandise.
The Kiam Records Shop
Location: 95 Main St., Nyack, NY
The Kiam Records Shop has both current music releases on vinyl and the oldies. Kiam has music playing in the store, and the music featured can be found in the store for purchase. The record shop also sells books, vintage clothing, CDs, cassette tapes, and turntables. One of the books for sale is Nyack Sketch Log by Bill Batson. It is about the history of Nyack, NY and features many of the shops in the town.
Grace’s Thrift Shop
Location: 10 South Broadway, Nyack, NY
Grace’s Thrift Shop offers quality clothing, books, and knick knacks. Grace’s offers a variety of clothing sizes and styles. It has excellent customer service and prices. As a college student, I want to buy affordable and quality clothing. I bought a Lord and Taylor’s cashmere cardigan for $10 and a cowl neck sweater for $5.
Maria Luisa – Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa
Location: 77 South Broadway, Nyack, NY
Maria Luisa has two shops in Nyack, Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa. Maria Luisa sells clothing, footwear, accessories, gifts, and home décor. The shops offer high quality items and a welcoming atmosphere. Maria Luisa is comparable to Anthropology. I bought a black shift dress on sale for half off. I can dress it up or dress it down and wear it during any season. I invest in quality pieces that I know that I will wear frequently and are versatile.
Saffron Trading Company
Location: 14 South Broadway, Nyack, NY
Saffron Trading Company shows a cultural side of Nyack through its high quality crafts, gifts, clothing and home furnishings with Asian influences. Saffron’s merchandise is both unique and beautiful. The shop offers an array of items that reflect style and versatility. I love Saffron’s clothing, especially the dresses. They are both classic and bohemian, comparable to Free People in style and price.