The Hamptons Guide
There’s always an influx of great new stores and restaurants in the Hamptons every summer—and this year is no different. We’ve tried many of these—and have heard that others are great. Below, what’s new (and a few things that are just new to us), along with all the classics.
Harper’s Books87 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.324.1131
The art scene in the Hamptons only gets bigger every year, so it’s fitting that the collectors and artists that migrate here every summer would have a New York City-quality art bookstore. Harper’s hosts exhibitions of emerging artists year-round, and they have an original, yet thorough, selection of books on rare photography, art, and literature available. It’s also a great stop if you need a last-minute hostess gift.
Harbor Books20 Main St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3401
Even though Harbor Books is pretty new to town (this is their first summer), it already feels like an old mainstay—the cozy space is the perfect retreat on a rainy afternoon, and littles can find hours of entertainment in the kids section. Owner Taylor Berry’s stocks shelves with a nice balance of old classics and new releases, and she's packed out the schedule with readings and book signings throughout the summer, bringing in everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Kate Betts to goop pal Ali Wentworth.
L’Objet à la Plage9 Main St., Southampton | 631.259.2644
This is the first stand-alone shop for home brand, L'Objet. And while luxe, globally sourced décor and objets d'art are founder-slash-curator Elad Yifrach's specialty, there's plenty on offer that's unique to the Hamptons—think, one-of-a-kind Fortuny surfboards, Martone Cycling bikes, and a home fragrance collab with Obeah NYC.
LURKshop28 W. Water St., Sag Harbor | 631.919.5000
Not only is this the only beauty-centric, luxury boutique in Sag Harbor (if not all of Long Island), it also happens to focus strictly on all-natural, USA-made product. In addition to Lurk, the house line of organic perfumes, the brand roster isn't particularly deep—just a few dozen standbys like May Lindstrom,True Nature Botanicals, and Aster & Bay—but all are thoroughly vetted by owner/perfumer, Anne Nelson Sanford. Dry goods-wise, there's shirting by California Tailor, Shawn Burke bags, and Takara jewelry.
Housefolk10 Main St., East Hampton | 631.604.6088
For those who are familiar, one look inside at the thoughtful displays of French Stoneware bowls, recycled paper stationery, and Adina Mills rings and you can tell this gem of a shop is curated by the same husband-and-wife team that brought us Brook Farm General Store. Since shuttering their Williamsburg shop a few years back, they've been hard at work on their own homewares line, Tourne, which is also well represented here.
Austere At C/O Maidstone207 Main St., East Hampton | 844.287.8373
Quite possibly the most thrilling of this season's happenings is Austere's pop-up at C/O The Maidstone hotel. If you think about it, the partnership between the Nordic-themed inn and the Scandi-centric retail operation makes perfect sense, as the for-sale selection of Artek chairs, Skultuna brass accessories, and Alexander Lervik light fixtures all feel like an extension of the rooms.
3×1 Denim44A Main St., Southampton | 631.377.3771
We've been pretty vocal about our love for 3x1 denim, so much so that we stocked the goop shop with some of our favorite pieces. That said, we wholeheartedly encourage an in-person visit to the Southampton boutique. It's one of two brick-and-mortar locations for the brand and offers the same made-to-order denim services as the Soho shop. The process goes something like this: get fitted, choose a denim from the 35-strong fabric wall (they source the finest raw and selvedge denim from all over the world), pick your stitch, thread, pocket lining, etc., then wait three weeks for your custom pair to be produced at the Mercer Street workshop.
Copious Row27 Washington St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3600
Complete with its own little garden and plenty of history (the space dates all the way back to the 1800s), there's something for everyone at Copious Row's inaugural brick-and-mortar shop. The largely exclusive assortment skews kind of masculine, ranging from Tom Dixon kitchen tools, to Finlay and Co. sunglasses, to antique-inspired Kent pocket combs.
Love, Adorned156 Main St., Amagansett | 631.267.5513
This spinoff from the flagship in Nolita (with one opening soon in LA) has a cool, beachy, vintage vibe. You'll find all the things you've come to expect from this impeccably curated spot: Exquisite and edgy jewelry, beautiful ceramics for the kitchen, and subtly exotic home goods.
Turpan55 Main St. #3, East Hampton | 631.324.2444
Turpan houses an impressive edit of eclectic, luxurious must haves: There's charcoal-spiked apothecary products from Bonchotan, leather goods from Comme des Garçons, and beautiful, minimalist serving pieces, jewelry, and more. (This is the companion shop to the one in Los Angeles.)
Gail Rothwell66 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.324.6666
Since 2007, Gail Rothwell has been stocking pretty much all of the important designers (Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, etc.). It's a great place to know about in East Hampton, where high-end, multi-label boutiques are harder to come by than you may think.
Ruby Beets Old & New25 Washington St., Sag Harbor | 631.899.327
This long-standing antiques store recently relocated to a space that used to house a silent movie theater in Sag Harbor, though its selection of pre-loved furniture and décor and art is just as good. The "new" in Old & New refers to Domestic Science, Ruby Beets own line of customizable furniture and textiles.
Oliver Peoples Pop-Up Shop53 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.329.4318
Consider Oliver Peoples' Hamptons pop-up the East Coast counterpart to their Malibu optical boutique. Save for the SoCal-themed wall projections, the space was kept minimal so the focus is exclusively on the frames. This is also where you'll find OP's limited edition perfume and fragrance collaboration with Stockholm-based fragrance maker, Byredo.
What Goes Around Comes Around48 Main St., East Hampton | 631.324.0874
WGACA is a vintage store for people who hate vintage shopping, meaning everything on offer is a bona fide treasure so there's never a need to rummage for the good stuff. For its first summer in the Hamptons, founders Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser stocked the small but mighty shop with Hermès, Chanel, Missoni, and stacks on stacks of vintage Levi's.
The Surf Bazaar183 S. Edgemere St., Montauk | 631.668.8131
Come to the boutique at the Surf Lodge Hotel for bikinis, coverups and all your beachy essentials.
The Pink Chicken156 Main St., Amagansett | 631.267.6494
Stacey Fraser’s shop in Amagansett features her prints and designs for cute and comfy play clothes for kids.
Rube156 Main St., Amagansett | 631.267.6117
Rube carries a small and strictly curated selection of goods for men and women. Brands include James Colarusso, Loup Charmant, Chimala, and R13 among other finds.
The Monogram Shop7 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.329.3379
An old favorite, here’s where to get anything and everything monogrammed for your home – towels, linens, cushions, anything.
Monc XIII40 Madison St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3333
Monc 13 is an interior design store stocking eclectic, extremely livable and elegant antique and vintage furniture plus smaller accessories for the home.
While there’s no bricks-and-mortar location, NAP is offering same day delivery to the Hamptons. Place your order by 10am, and you’ll have it by dinner.
Zimmerman East Hampton27 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.604.6291
Though this Australian label may take most of its inspiration from Bondi Beach, the aesthetic works perfectly out in the Hamptons: At this summer-only pop-up, you can shop a full expression of the brand, from its floral patterned bikinis to ethereal, floor-skimming gowns.
Tiina The Store216 Main St., Amagansett | 631.267.6200
While Tiina has been in the Hamptons since 2012, we never realized it was there, until Michael Kors tipped us off to the treasures inside. It’s owned by a former stylist, who deftly mixes pieces from Crippen, The Elder Statesman, and Dosa, in a primarily black, white, and navy palette. There are tons of great gifts here, including Comme des Garçons polka-dot wallets, baby vests from Makie, and simple Iittala glasses.
Bandier44B Main St., Southampton | 631.488.4304
No matter what NYC fitness cult you subscribe to, exercise is a daily fixture out in the Hamptons and this new shop is dedicated to outfitting the endeavor. Owner Jennifer Bandier gathers luxe brands like Live The Process, Lucas Hugh, and Adidas by Stella McCartney along with the requisite Beats headphones and Nikes to finish off the outfit.
Lullanest78 Main St., East Hampton | 631.604.6563
From gifts for newborns to all the basics, like bottles, strollers, and diapers, this is a one-stop shop for all things baby. It being the Hamptons and all, the selection is definitely of the luxe variety with brands like Bugaboo, Stokke, Ergo, and Uppababy, all hand-picked for their looks as well as their durability.
Orlebar Brown23 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.604.5656
This British brand of tailored swimwear has made its first foray onto American soil with their summer pop-up in East Hampton. You’ll find mix and match swimwear for women, classic boardshorts for guys, along with bright preppy basics for casual beach days. They also have a few Martone bicycles for rent.
Pilgrim Surf Supply4 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett | 631.267.3598
The surfboards at this new shop are hands-down stunning—i.e., they could almost double as art. There’s also plenty of surf-inspired, beach basics for men and women, like cools Vans, bikinis, and shorts. (It’s all stuff you’d want your significant other to wear at the beach.)
Peloton53 Main St., East Hampton
The concept here is really cool: Splurge on a high-tech Peloton stationary bike (under $2,000), and then tune into their indoor cycling classes (TA, cover your eyes!) anytime you want (you can stream a live class, or watch one that’s been pre-recorded at their Chelsea studio) for $39/month. Whether you’re a spin fan or not, the attached boutique has great luxury sports gear from brands like Beyond Yoga, Pret-a-Surf, VPL, and the Hamptons-based Pheel.
Wyeth3654 Montauk Hwy, Sagaponack | 631.604.2103
Wyeth is a definite go-to for interior designers, both pros and wannabes. Though they’re known for unbelievable, museum-quality antiques—their specialty is mid-century—they also carry own-branded furniture and fixtures. The Sagaponack location is housed in a store that used to belong to local hero Ted Meyers, who collected antiques and sold his own wicker furniture out of the space for years.