Considering it is a relatively small a landmass, Long Island has a decent selection when it comes to picking a mall to shop at. Since mall-goers have a variety of motivations—the window shopper versus the teenager heading for the arcade, for example—a lot of considerations go into judging the Best Mall. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Mall on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Tanger Outlets- The Arches At Deer Park Best Mall on Long Island!
1. Tanger Outlets-The Arches At Deer Park
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park. 631-667-0600. www.tangeroutlet.com/deerpark
The Arches boasts one of Long Island’s most upscale shopping experiences, featuring a total of 95 businesses, including a Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Kate Spade, Guess, Starbucks and Red Mango. So, not only can you shop here, you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here and catch a movie. Oh, and let’s not forget the weekend farmer’s market in the summer months and the ice skating rink around the big tree in winter. And if you can’t make it down to Boca this year, the ambiance of Tanger’s outdoor mall and beautiful Venetian-style architecture will make you feel like you’re there.
2. The Americana
2060 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. 516-627-2277. www.americanamanhasset.com
Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, you can find all those at The Americana in Manhasset, where only the best take up shop. Walking around Long Island’s version of Fifth Avenue shoppers feel like they’re in a scene of Sex And The City.
3. Bellport Outlets
10 Farber Dr., Bellport. 631-286-3872. www.bellportoutlets.net
There is nothing like a great outlet shopping center that gets you looking dapper for minimal dollars. Bellport Outlets gets you all the steals and deals you need to look like a million bucks without spending it.
NATIONAL. Roosevelt Field Mall
630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. 516-742-8000. www.simon.com
Shop till you drop never held so true until you have been to the Roosevelt Field Mall. The mega mall has so many stores you can spend a week just window-shopping. There’s a lot to choose from- Caution: this mall is not for the indecisive.