Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Shopping Destinations


The holiday season is upon us, which means there is little time left to buy gifts for our loved ones, but Long Island is full of places to score a last-minute present.

Press readers narrowed it down for us when they voted Tanger Outlets at The Arches the Best Mall on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. In addition, A&S Sports won Best Hobby Store on Long Island, From Italy With Love was named Best Jewelry Store on Long Island and Fun Stuff Toys took the title of Best Toy Store on Long Island.

With more than 100 stores, Tanger Outlets at the Arches is the one-stop shop for everything you need, and offers a shopping experience unlike any other. From clothes and shoes to accessories, makeup, and so much more, this extraordinary mall is also known for its fantastic prices! The National Winner in the Best Mall category was Smith Haven Mall.

Whether it’s rare sports cards you need or autographed memorabilia, A&S Sports has been satiating Long Islanders’ hobby interests for more than three decades, also offering unique, one-of-a-kind gifts and collectible toys and games, including McFarlanes, Magic, Pokemon, Star Wars, Walking Dead and much, much more!

If you’re ready to pop the question, celebrate an anniversary, surprise that special someone, or treat your special someone to a precious gift, From Italy With Love has it all! This family owned gem of a jewelry store has been serving Long Island for more than three decades and is staffed with a friendly and knowledgeable team of experts who can help customers locate the perfect piece of jewelry, for any occasion.

And for more than 30 years, Fun Stuff Toys has been providing Long Island with the very best toys around! Not only is this go-to toy shop home to an abundance of pretty much every toy or game you could ever imagine, for all ages, but also an extremely friendly, enthusiastic and helpful staff. Whether you’re looking for something for newborns, teenagers, or adults who are young-at-heart, Fun Stuff Toys has it, guaranteed!

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote now through Dec. 15 for your favorite businesses and people in the 2018 Best of Long Island program.

Tanger Outlets at The Arches is located at 152 The Arches Circle in Deer Park. They can be reached at 631-667-0600. tangeroutlet.com/deerpark

A&S Sports is located at 825 Carman Ave. in Westbury. They can be reached at 516-414-4323 or stores.ebay.com/nyseymour

From Italy With Love is located at 473 Old Country Rd. in Westbury. They can be reached at 516-333-3702. fromitalywithlovejewelers.com

Fun Stuff Toys is located at 3639 Merrick Rd. in Seaford. They can be reached at 516-409-8697 or fstoys.com

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