Abbey Solomon and Marcy Berman-Goldstein don't care if you come to their shop just to chat or window shop. What they want, is for you to feel good.
I Am More Scarsdale , their new Scarsdale boutique, is all about female empowerment and knowledge. It's also, of course, about enjoying fabulous clothes and accessories.
The store, which opened in mid-October 2017, is built around the concept of "I am more." To that end, the two women -- the "am" comes from their first initials -- do more than offer great merchandise. They also offer in-store events; their first was on breast cancer in October, with proceeds going towards The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The second, on fostering positive image, was in January with proceeds going to the Food Bank of Westchester.
The plan is to have one a month -- February's topic and date are still up in the air. The other goal is to raise money for local organizations.
Look closely at their logo and you'll see the words "strong,” “fierce,” “capable,” “sexy,” “smart” and “loved" etched behind the counter. Berman-Goldstein is a board-certified radiologist specializing in women’s imaging and so creating something that helps women was important to her. Solomon, who has a long career in retail and holds a master’s degree in early education, felt the same.
The local residents also feel just as strongly about supporting up-and-coming and established women-owned businesses and designers.
As for what you'll find, expect something for everyone in a range of prices (think from $30 to $200); everything from makeup bags and jewelry to jeans, leather jackets, shoes, athleisurewear and T-shirts.
Many items have inspirational messages. All, said the two, are trendy and highly curated.
The Eden Presley brand, for example, features bracelets and necklaces with quotes such as “Count your blessings, “To thine own self be true,” and “Take me as I am,” with the option to customize.
Other brands in the store include 3x1 Jeans, 27 Miles, Cami NYC and Ultracor.
"We want to offer what other retailers are not," said Berman-Goldstein.
The two, both mothers of three, also wanted to bring life and vitality to the village they live in and love. And "more" is definitely on the horizon.
I Am More Scarsdale is at 6 Spencer Pl, 914-723-6673, www.iammorescarsdale.com/ .
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