She may no longer have a storefront in downtown Dobbs Ferry, but SoHo East owner Stacey Higgins has found a temporary home for her business just in time for the holidays.
SoHo East, a “contemporary tabletop and jewelry retail company,” has set up shop at the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, located at 12 Elm Street. Its display will remain there through Jan. 4, 2014.
“It’s not worth it for me to have my own store anymore, but I still have a large enough clientele to continue my business,” Higgins said.
“Especially for the holidays, I still pride my business on having really great prices for really beautiful stuff. You can walk in here and not be scared,” she added.
After closing up her shop in 2011, Higgins has continued her business at a variety of “pop up” locations, including every weekend at 63 Main St. This is the second consecutive year she has rented out the Historical Society for SoHo East during the holiday season. She knows her loyal Rivertowns customers have come to lean on her from everything to special gifts to stocking stuffers – and she’s more than happy to oblige.
From decorative bowls painted by a Turkish artist to pieces hailing from India, Higgins said she takes “a global” approach to creating her inventory.
“I do try to find things that you can’t find – I won’t say anywhere – but that are truly unique,” she said. “And while you can find just about anything these days on the internet, this place [Dobbs Ferry Historical Society] is an experience. I always have some good music on with complimentary refreshments. It’s a good place to do some holiday shopping and relax at the same time.”
SoHo East at the Historical Society is open for business on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 5:30 p.m., Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is closed on Tuesdays.
For more information on SoHo East and its products, visit its website here.