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Maternity boutiques are scarce on LI, but finding stylish options isn't impossible

Pregnant moms are on the hunt for fashionable maternity clothes and it isn't always easy ... we helped.

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Lemons, rainbows and more: 7 on-trend baby gift ideas

"Fun patterns like lemons and rainbows are big right now," says Carissa Cillis, whose store What a Girl Wants features a baby section where you can splurge.

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Shop the latest maternity styles at LI boutique 

The boutique caters to fashion forward women looking for both professional and dressy clothing.

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'Bridgerton' & 'Euphoria'-inspired photo-ops pop up at LI venue

Smile, you're on a TV show ... kind of.

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Retro photo buses that'll pull up to your next party 

It's a photo booth, a backdrop and an experience in one.

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Creative ways Long Islanders preserve their sentimental items

"No matter how far those days go back for you, you can create something special on your timeline of life." 

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Former Dior publicist opens vintage boutique on LI

The shop has an eclectic mix of vintage jewelry, accessories and an assortment of indie beauty brands. 

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Greenport boutique boasts North Fork pride with apparel, hats and more 

The shop also has an assortment of hand painted signs, hoodies and soy candles made with local seasonal herbs.

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#Shelfies: Long Island designers reveal the art of the shelf

Hail the "#shelfie," which refers to the public flaunting of artfully done-up shelves, cubbies and cabinets. 

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Beyond the books: Indie bookstores selling LI-made art, games and more

Bookstores are neighborhood mainstays.

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Elevate your garden with plants the East End loves

The East End shop offers garden design, installation, gifts and is frequented by celebrities visiting the Hamptons. 

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Planning or going to a wedding? 7 chic ideas from LI shops

Our top finds, including gifts from guests and special touches the couple may want to incorporate.

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Bridal shops are seeing pent-up demand. 'We have a waitlist'

Call it another sort of long engagement.

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Female barbers on LI are making creative waves in styling

At the Barber and Beauty Institute of New York in Hempstead, 35% of the students enrolled in barbering classes are women.

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Is it worth $1 or $200,000? Find out what your old toys might sell for

Collectibles or collecting dust? Dig out your Pokémon cards and Beanie Babies; rare ones are worth big bucks, local collectors say.   

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Come in and step back into the past at these LI stores

Find thousands of nostalgic candies, toys, merchandising signs and collectibles at these 10 retro retail spots.

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Get autographed and rare memorabilia, collectibles at RVC shop 

Find unique sports, entertainment and political relics at Living Legends in Rockville Centre. 

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College friends launch clothing line at Roosevelt Field mall

Their brand has also been picked up by Dick's Sporting Goods.

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Guys are amping up the style factor ... with accessories

These four Long Island companies are selling creative men's accessories such as cuff links and boutonnieres.

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Rose & Boom opens 3rd boutique, in Babylon 

The shop specializes in women's clothing and trendy accessories.

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LI crafters are fired up about handmade candles: How to make your own

Hand-poured candles offer ways to express creativity for DIYers. 

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Find handcrafted, locally made products at LI mall shop

"Creators with Compassion" reflects their ethos of selling locally made, cruelty-free items.

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New classes at LI antique shop let you upcycle your own furniture

The intimate class includes a one-on-one session with a specialist, and maxes out at two crafters.

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New boutique, launched on Instagram, opens in Northport

What started as an Instagram-based store two years ago has turned into a fashion haven of sorts in Northport Village

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We asked 5 LIers to try on low-rise jeans. Here's what they really think of the trend.

Low-rise jeans are back ... and not necessarily welcome.

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Shop, see a trunk show, get beauty treatments and more at The Wellground

The recently expanded Port Washington boutique also offers private appointments. 

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Promise rings are more popular than you think, LI jewelers say

New pandemic relationships and long-term older couples are among those driving the interest in promise rings.

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A vintage Valentine's: Declarations of love, with some history

One Long Islander has a collection of nearly 100 vintage Valentine decorations.

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4 LI coffee, tea shops with wild flavors for a morning pick-me-up 

On these cold winter days, you can't go wrong with a comforting, steamy hot cup of tea or coffee.

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Maker's market, workshop space opens in Oyster Bay

One half of the space is stocked with items by local artisans and the other half is devoted to workshops, spearheaded by the owners and other crafters.

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Wardrobe Bar in Roslyn caters to men's fashion needs

The new boutique is a standout in the neighborhood, which is peppered with all sorts of shopping opportunities for women but virtually none for men.

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Blue Jean Baby offers monogrammed clothing, more for kids 

The shop specializes in monogramming clothes, towels, blankets and more. 

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7 spots on LI that offer crocheting, knitting classes

Craft your own one-of-a-kind creations during a workshop at a local specialty shop.

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Crocheting finds a younger crowd, hooks LI crafters

Local crafters are showing that crochet isn't for grannies — and really never was. 

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What is #CleanTok and how can it help us organize this year

Welcome to #CleanTok, a specialty area of TikTok where content about household chores is vacuuming up attention faster and more efficiently than a deluxe Dyson upright. 

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Knitwear keeps Long Islanders warm and trendy with winter 

It's the comfiest, coziest trend of the year.

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The perm is back — and some Long Island salons are doing 10 a week

The return of the perm ... for dudes.

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Long Island shops with items that inspire and motivate for 2022

Some local business owners can help you out with products meant to motivate and inspire, from comforting crystals to energizing juices.

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Bellport shop is three stores in one: Boutique, bookstore and gallery

Find items by local artists, authors and brands. 

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Popular online luxury consignment shop opens storefront in Manhasset

The premier luxury consignment business opened its first Long Island brick-and-mortar store.

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It may be 2022, but '90s and Y2K fashion is back, local retailers say

Brace your cozy self. After two years of comfy, covered up clothes, a slew of Long Island retailers and designers assert that 2022 is all about the big reveal.

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Spiritual shop in Oyster Bay offers tarot readings, crystals and more 

Lovestoned sells a large variety of crystals, jewelry, bath and body oils and hard-to-find antiques. 

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Find trendy children's clothing for winter at these LI boutiques 

Shopping for children's clothes isn't a one-store-fits-all deal.

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These Long Islanders go over-the-top on indoor holiday décor, and admit it

Why do people do it? "I think a lot of holiday decorating is born of nostalgia."

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Family-owned vintage shop opens new spot in Mattituck

The retail space is stocked with vintage finds, from furniture for every room in the house, to wall décor

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How some of LI's oldest stores stand the test of time 

For many, family roots help keep these stores grounded. 

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Christmas tree collars are the new skirts and they're selling out

A lot of well-dressed Christmas trees are going for a new look this year.

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Local, Black-owned or big box? Here's where Long Islanders are shopping this holiday

It's the "little boutiques" where you find "unique gifts," one shopper says.

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New thrift shop selling jewelry, furniture and more opens in LI village

Lovers of nice things at reasonable prices, might want to make a beeline to the new Leonza's Treasure Box thrift shop in Farmingdale.  

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Repurposed home décor shop hosts holiday pop-up 

Browse one-of-a-kind pieces and refined architectural salvages.

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