Everyone—well, almost everyone—loves a love story.
But even if you failed to shed a tear while watching The Notebook, you’re going to love this love story. It’s about a mid-sized city that fell in love with its small businesses. The businesses fell for the city because of its idyllic downtown, vibrant social scene and unapologetically glam summer crowds. The city, awestruck with its good luck, spent every day thenceforth supporting, rooting for, shopping at and, yes, loving, its small businesses. The end.
OK, this story may be a bit out there, but you must admit, Saratoga hit the local business jackpot with its abundance of locally owned salons, realty companies, shops, markets and boutiques. And Saratoga’s local businesses couldn’t ask for a better city to open their doors to each and every morning. But, like any relationship, this Saratoga/local business marriage isn’t always easy, and in order to keep the love growing, it requires constant care and attention. In other words, Saratogians, it’s time to fully dedicate yourself to supporting local. There’s so much love in our town. This fall, commit to falling in love with local all over again.
Tailgate and Party
Tailgate and Party’s tagline “The Party Starts in the Store” is spot on—the shop’s new Phila St. location houses about as much hoopla as you could imagine. The party theme store is jam-packed with clever gifts, high-end paper products, holiday decorations, birthday balloons and drinking games. Obsessed with football or married to a superfan? This downtown gem is newly stocked for fall with everything you need, including the popular tailgate game QB54—plus a unique selection of Halloween items and decorations.
33 Phila St. 518.886.9015 tailgateandparty.com
Posh Brows and Beauty
At Saratoga’s Posh Brows and Beauty, eyebrow and eyelash treatments come first—they’re not just an add-on service like at a regular salon. Posh Brows and Beauty is Saratoga’s premier brow and lash salon located in the heart of downtown and specializing in brow waxing, brow shaping and tinting, microblading, henna brow and brow lamination. The salon also specializes in lash extensions, lash lift and tint, full face and body waxing, and customized facials to meet your specific needs. Visit vagaro.com/poshbrowsandbeauty to book your appointment at Posh Brows and Beauty today.
443 Broadway, Suite #6 518.992.9298 poshbrowsandbeauty.com
Unique and beautiful: That’s the shopping experience you’ll get at this wonderful little boutique store in the Saratoga Marketplace. Into Mischief has great gift options, including home décor items, handbags, accessories and a bunch more: Every time you visit there’s something new to see. Not sure what you’re looking for? It’s a pleasure to browse in this pretty boutique, which is rapidly becoming known as the place to find that special gift or perfect handbag you’ve been looking for. Into Mischief: It’s vibrant, it’s elegant and it’s unique!
454 Broadway (Saratoga Marketplace) 845.866.0658 intomischiefboutique.com
The Scott Varley Team at Keller Williams
Thirty-year real estate veteran Scott Varley and his mega-team of 12 agents and four full-time staffers, one of the top-grossing teams at No. 1 Keller Williams, have recently opened a brand-new, centrally located office across from The Adelphi Hotel. The group sold $66 million on 198 closed units in 2020, and this year is on pace to double that threshold during this current dynamic market. Varley and his team promise to return every client message almost immediately, and Varley will personally travel within a two-hour radius to help service clients.
382 Broadway 518.281.6808 scottvarley.com
Run by Executive Chef Danny Petrosino and his wife, Patti, Osteria Danny specializes in Italian-American cuisine with an emphasis on simplicity and creative development. As such, the menu is updated frequently to encompass new culinary concepts and locally sourced ingredients whenever they are available. Although the menu is continuously evolving with the creative will of Chef Danny, original recipes remain a pivotal influence in the dishes that Osteria Danny produces.
26 Henry St. 518.423.7022 osteriadanny.com
Moby Rick’s Seafood
Just because Saratoga is 200 miles from the nearest ocean doesn’t mean you can’t still get fresh seafood in the Spa City. In 2012, Captain Rick Lofstad founded Moby Rick’s Seafood, which now serves Long Island- and Boston-caught fish, plus frozen seafood from all over the world and cooked seafood entrees, in its two new retail locations in Saratoga and Clifton Park. Fresh seafood is brought in daily, so you can expect only the freshest products from Moby Rick’s.
26 Congress St. 518.584.8584 mobyricks.com
Collective 131’s beautiful gallery boasts original artwork in a variety of mediums, all from top local and regional women artists. (Think affordable prints, paintings and works on paper.) Shop for your own home art collection, or to curate the perfect gift: Collective 131 also carries small-batch and unique items such as ceramics, candles, soaps, greeting cards and jewelry. For fall, owner Cassie Fiorenza is most excited about a new collection of seasonal table linens from a Rochester-based artist.
74 Beekman St. 302.643.9369 collective131.com
There’s nothing quite like pulling on a pair of jeans and a flannel on that first brisk fall day…so make sure you’re stocked and ready for it! Look no further than Lucia Boutique in the Saratoga Marketplace on Broadway, which carries every item of clothing you’ll need for apple-picking, brewery-going or leaf-peeping, plus back-to-college essentials and cocktail dresses for any fall wedding. Stop in today to browse Lucia’s selection of distressed denim, graphic tees, sweaters and accessories. Shop online and in store!
454 Broadway #8 518.587.7890 luciaboutique.com