The Hamptons Guide
There’s an influx of great new stores and restaurants in the Hamptons every summer, and this year is no different. Many of these we’ve tried ourselves—the rest, we’ve heard, are just as great. Here’s what’s new (and a few things that are just new to us), along with all the classics.
Aquazzura20 Main St., East Hampton | 631.527.0007
Considering how very Hamptons-appropriate their shoes are (colorful pom-pom flats, neutral stilettos, espadrilles, etc.), it's pretty surprising that Aquazzura hasn't had a pop-up shop in the Hamptons until now. In addition to the shoes, the interior is every bit the summery shop—dark wood floors, bright white furniture, and hot-pink floral wallpaper.
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.
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.
Botanica Bazaar14 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett | 631.267.5660
This clean, minimalist beauty shop in Amagansett square (you'll know it by the pink neon pharmacy cross—a nod to French pharmacies) stocks its light pine shelves with all the best luxury clean beauty lines—RMS Beauty, Tata Harper, Shiva Rose, and more. An added bonus is that the owners, model Leilani Bishop and Bethany Mayer (of Surf Bazaar), are year-round residents—so there's a permanence to the shop that you won't find in summer-only pop-ups.
BookHampton41 Main St., East Hampton | 631.324.4939
The epitome of the neighborhood bookstore, BookHampton has been a presence in East Hampton in various incarnations for the past 40 years. Now, thanks to a new owner and a top-to-bottom renovation, it’s introducing even more titles and space for special literary events and guest speakers. The generous teen-lit section is a gold mine for keeping the 12-to-18 set occupied.
Bridgehampton Florist2400 Main St., Bridgehampton | 631.537.7766
For most, florals are a deeply personal matter of taste, and it takes a thorough, skilled florist to nail it every time. Luckily, this beloved flower-and-gifts shop has two: owners Michael Grim and Jim Osburn. While they’ll gladly put together a beautiful monotone bouquet, their specialty is color—think violet and fuchsia orchids, magenta roses, and ombre hydrangeas—which they deftly apply to arrangements and centerpieces of every size and style.
Cabana Southampton53 Jobs Ln., Southampton | 631.353.3234
For the second summer in a row, Cabana Southampton is returning with an East End pop-up. The clean, minimalist store is known for their great luxury clothing pieces and home décor geared toward summer, with brands like Matt Bernson, Sandoval, Anine Bing, and Assembly lining the shelves.
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.
Bluemercury67 Main St., East Hampton | 631.324.0330
While they have are outposts around the country, Bluemercury's new shop in East Hampton also offers Chantecaille and La Mer facials. You can also find some of our favorite clean brands here, including Tata Harper and RMS Beauty.
Figue55 Main St., East Hampton | 631-527-5111
Stephanie von Watzdorf founded her travel-inspired, “gypsy-meets-jet-set” lifestyle brand, Figue—named for the fig, her favorite fruit from her native Italy—after graduating from Parsons The New School for Design and working with fashion powerhouses like Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. The result: a full range of separates and accessories tinged with various cultural references that somehow manage to form a totally cohesive collection. The East Hampton location is actually Figue's only brick-and-mortar outside NYC—and while it's easy to find them online, it's worth popping into the shop, too, as they usually reserve a few exclusive pieces for in-person customers.
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.
Harbor Books20 Main St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3401
Even though Harbor Books is new to town (this summer is their first), 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 stocks the shelves with a fine 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.
Harper’s Books87 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.324.1131
The art scene in the Hamptons gets bigger every year, so it’s only fitting that the collectors and artists that migrate here each summer should 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.
Heidi Klein76B Jobs Ln., Southampton | 631.353.3422
Started by two women (Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein) in Notting Hill in 2002, this British-based resort-wear brand and shop now has a handful of locations around the globe, but this is the only Stateside spot. Come here for your weekend wardrobe: halter one-piece suits, kaftans, beach bags, and jumpsuits.
Homenature19 Pond Ln., Southampton | 631.259.2272
This natural-materials-focused furniture and décor shop has two beautifully appointed shops (the second location is on Main Street), rife with everything from plush couches to elegant hostess gifts (with a bit of vintage sprinkled in for good measure). While Homenature’s roots are firmly planted in Southampton, the Manhattan store is a great option for city dwellers.
Jayson Home3 Madison St., Sag Harbor | 631.899.4994
Chicago-based furniture/décor/botany institution Jayson Home has stayed put in its home town for the entirety of its existence, which is why its summer pop-up shop in Sag Harbor is a really big deal. The historic 18th-century building which houses the jewel-toned tufted couches, beechwood coffee tables, stacks of candles, and piles of plush pillows, used to be the town liquor store, and a whaling supply shop before that. We especially like the club room in the back—with its midnight-blue walls and gilded accents, it feels refreshingly un-Hamptons (in the best possible way).
Jenni Kayne2 Main St., Southampton | 631.268.2144
This summer store—a pop-up in Southampton—is classic Jenni Kayne: housed in an airy, open space with neutral and white decor, it offers a tight edit of classic apparel and the latest summer collection, plus apothecary and ceramic pieces for the home. (Her permanent locations include the Brentwood Country Mart and West Hollywood in LA, as well as Santa Barbara.)
Knockout Beauty2400 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton
Cayli Cavaco Reck’s background may be in fashion and interiors (her resumé includes stints at Elle Décor and House and Garden) but her understanding of the importance of beauty—beauty products, to be exact—goes beyond skin-deep. It started with her over-forty-and-loving-it Instagram account, Knocking on Forty, and manifested into a free-standing pop-up shop right in the heart of Bridgehampton. The whitewashed space is neatly stocked with R and Co., Earth tu Face, and Smith and Cult, plus #goodcleangoop favorites like Pursoma, Vintner’s Daughter, Moon Juice, and Odacite.
The Line154 Main St., Amagansett | 631.528.7236
We're big fans of Vanessa Traina Snow’s permanent brick-and-mortar shops in NYC and LA, so we were excited to hear that she picked the Hamptons for her first seasonal store. Similar to the other two retail locations, the pop-up space is designed like an apartment you can shop in real life, from the rugs, to the shelving, to the beauty products in the bathroom.
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.
Love Adorned156 Main St., Amagansett | 631.267.7720
This spinoff from the flagship in Nolita (there's also one in Los Angeles) 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.
Lullanest78 Main St., East Hampton | 631.604.6563
From gifts for newborns to supreme everyday basics (bottles, strollers, and diapers), this is a one-stop shop for all things baby. This being the Hamptons and all, the selection is definitely of the luxe variety, featuring brands like Bugaboo, Stokke, Ergo, and Uppababy, all hand-picked for their looks as well as their durability.
LURKshop28 W. Water St., Sag Harbor | 631.919.5000
Not only is this the sole beauty-centric luxury boutique in Sag Harbor (if not all of Long Island), it also happens to focus strictly on all-natural, USA-made products. In addition to Lurk, their house line of organic perfumes, the brand roster isn't particularly deep, with just a few dozen standbys—like May Lindstrom, True Nature Botanicals, and Aster & Bay—but each has been thoroughly vetted by owner/perfumer Anne Nelson Sanford. Dry goods-wise, there's shirting by California Tailor, Shawn Burke bags, and Takara jewelry.
Monc XIII40 Madison St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3333
Monc 13 is an interior design store stocking eclectic, elegant, and extremely livable antique and vintage furniture, plus smaller accessories for the home.
The Monogram Shop7 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.329.3379
This long-standing favorite is the place to get any and every home good monogrammed: towels, linens, cushions, you name it, they'll monogram it.
While there’s no brick-and-mortar location, NAP is offering same-day delivery to the Hamptons. Place your order by 10am, and you’ll have it by dinner.
Oliver Peoples53 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.329.4318
Consider Oliver Peoples' Hamptons store the East Coast counterpart to their Malibu optical boutique. After a successful first year as a popup, it's now here to stay, in a space that was intentionally kept minimal so the focus is exclusively on the frames. Window installations by emerging artist Rosha Yaghmai are a subtle nod to their Californian heritage.
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, and all sorts of bright, preppy basics for casual beach days. They also have a few Martone bicycles for rent.
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 (Tracy Anderson, 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.
Pilgrim Surf Supply4 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett | 631.267.3598
The surfboards at this new shop are hands-down stunning—they could almost double as art. There’s also plenty of surf-inspired beach basics for men and women, including Vans, bikinis, and shorts. (Basically, it’s all stuff you’d want your significant other to wear at the beach.)
The Pink Chicken14 Amagansett Square, Amagansett | 631.267.5340
Stacey Fraser’s Amagansett shop is full of her designs for cute and comfy play clothes for kids, featuring her very own custom-made prints.
Rube156 Main St., Amagansett | 631.267.6117
Rube carries a small, carefully curated selection of goods for men and women—mainstay brands include James Colarusso, Loup Charmant, Chimala, and R13, among their other excellent finds.
Ruby Beets Old & New25 Washington St., Sag Harbor | 631.899.327
This long-standing antiques store recently relocated to a space that once housed 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.
The Surf Bazaar183 S. Edgemere St., Montauk | 631.668.8131
Come to the boutique at the Surf Lodge Hotel for bikinis, coverups, and all other beachy essentials.
Tenet91 Main St., Southampton | 631.377.3981
This shop is housed in the former BookHampton building, in a re-imagined space with exposed brick walls, lived-in wood flooring, and a pressed-tin ceiling. Clothes from brands like A.P.C. and Helmut Lang hang from industrial copper pipes, alongside a tight selection of art pieces, books, and furniture.
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.
Tory Sport47 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.907.9150
Tory Burch has been in the Hamptons for years, but this year, she's converted the traditional store in East Hampton to a Tory Sport. Much like the core line, Burch's athletic wear is colorful, a bit preppy, and supremely wearable, especially in the casual Hamptons. Come here to stock up on tennis whites, practical swimsuits, and loungewear that's totally okay to wear to dinner.
Turpan55 Main St. #3, East Hampton | 631.324.2444
Turpan houses an impressive edit of eclectic, luxurious must-haves: There's charcoal-infused apothecary products from Bonchotan, leather goods from Comme des Garçons, beautifully minimalist serving pieces, jewelry, and more. (This is the companion shop to the one in Los Angeles.)
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.
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.
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.
KES NYC10A Jobs Ln., Southampton | 631.353.3235
Lia Kes grew up in a kibbutz in Northern Israel, learning to sew at an early age in the community's shared workshop. While she's very into luxurious fabrics (silks, leather, etc.), her shapes are inspired by her simple upbringing—comfortable, easy, and minimalist. In short, just the kind of breezy beachwear that's perfect for the Hamptons; this is her only shop outside the city.