For those of us seeking to get a jump start on our holiday shopping, thankfully, Long Island is home to many different shopping centers. So rally up your friends and family or fly solo to these spots for some deals this holiday season.
Designed by world renowned architect Peter Marino, the simple elegance of The Americana Manhasset rivals the boutique storefronts of Paris and Milan. With a personal shopping service and over 60 luxury stores, including Gucci, Burberry, and Cartier, a day at the Americana is a day well spent. Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd, Manhasset. americanamanhasset.com 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thurs-Fri, 12 p.m – 6 p.m. Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Wed
Broadway Commons in Hicksville used to be an open-air shopping center that now hosts 85 shops in its enclosed layout. Fun fact about the Broadway Commons? It was the location of a campaign speech delivered by former president Richard Nixon in 1960. Some popular shops at this mall include an IKEA, Target, Macy’s, GNC, Forever 21 and Francesca’s. Broadway Commons, 358 N Broadway, Hicksville. atbroadwaycommons.com 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.
Green Acres Mall
The ideal place to spend a rainy day, this enclosed shopping mall has over 150 stores as well as numerous eateries. After shopping at trending stores like H&M and PINK, don’t forget to stop by at Starbucks on your way out for a cup of peppermint hot cocoa to get you in the holiday spirit! Green Acres Mall, 034 Green Acres Mall, Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream greenacresmallonline.com Mon-Sat 10 a.m.- 9:30 p.m., Sun 11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Roosevelt Field Mall
Located in Garden City, Roosevelt Field Mall is the second largest full price shopping mall in New York state and the tenth largest in the entire country. Not only does it have department stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, JCPenny and Nordstrom and sport outlets like Dick’s, but it also has smaller, trendier stores which include Urban Outfitters, Free People and LUSH as well as designer stores like Fossil and Guess. This mall offers an incentive for foodies too with its recently updated food court, and if you bring the kids you can take a photo with Santa. Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd, Garden City. simon.com/mall/roosevelt-field. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.-7p.m. Sun, 6 a.m.-10p.m. Black Friday.
Practical and charming, this mall is the optimal place to find presents and stocking stuffers for sports enthusiasts and outdoor aficionados alike. WIth stores including Field and Stream and Dicks Sporting Goods, Mellville Mall has all the latest gear. Melville Mall, 834 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville federalrealty.com Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Walt Whitman Shops
A great place to find the high end shops you love, like Saks Fifth Avenue, is Walt Whitman Shops. This mall was the first enclosed mall on Long Island and is known for its beautiful architecture that provides a luxury shopping experience. Major department stores such as Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Bloomingdales can be found here plus smaller shops like Anthropolgie, making it a great place to purchase presents for everyone on your list. Walt Whitman Shops, 160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station.simon.com/mall/walt-whitman-shops. Mon-Thur 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.- 7p.m. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Black Friday.
Tanger Outlets Deer Park
A breath of fresh air and the sunshine warming your face as you peruse the over 60 storefronts at Tanger Outlets Deer Park is all you need to make holiday shopping feel like a breeze. Featuring staple brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Columbia, and Calvin Klein, everyone in the family is sure to find something they will love– and at an unbeatable price. Tanger Outlets Deer Park 152 The Arches Cir, Deer Park tangeroutlet.com Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Tanger Outlets Riverhead
A premiere shopping location on the way to the Hamptons, this preeminent open air outlet offers exclusive designer brands at a fraction of the cost. The sprawling complex is reminiscent of a small village with its homey architecture, well tended flowers, and characteristic fountains! Walk from Theory to Armani exchange on the immaculate grounds, maybe even stopping for a snack at one of their thirteen dining options. Tanger Outlets Riverhead 200 Tanger Mall Dr, Riverhead www.tangeroutlet.com Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
The Gallery at Westbury Plaza
Sleek glass windows frame the ultramodern entrances of this convenient and stylish open air mall. With Saks, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales discount stores as well as Trader Joe’s, The Container Store, and Home Goods, amongst others, The Gallery effortlessly combines practicality with a delightful shopping experience. The Gallery at Westbury Plaza 900 Old Country Rd, Garden City, NY 11530 galleryatwestburyplaza.com Mon-Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Compiled by Jess Winans and Karly Eberly