The Hamptons Guide
NYC’s playground seems to change almost as much as the city itself. Every summer brings a brand-new group of shops, restaurants, and workout studios to the crowds that descend on this bucolic strip of coast. We spent the winter and spring combing through all the new outposts to find the places we’re most excited about—whether it’s SoulAnnex classes in a converted barn in Bridgehampton or the lobster rolls and wood-fired pizzas at the reinvented East Hampton favorite Moby’s. We’re also happy to be back this year with another goop pop-up, this time in Sag Harbor, where we’ve filled a classic bayside cottage with a summer-themed range of fashion, home, and beauty items to try—though we’d love you to come by just to hang out in the backyard garden. Summer is finally here, and it’s brought with it all the places we spent the winter dreaming about.
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.
Harbor Books20 Main St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3401
The Harbor Books cozy space—they say the interior is all custom made/antique/scavenged—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 the shop also serves tea, and has two resident cats.
L’Objet à la Plage9 Main St., Southampton | 631.259.2644
This was 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. The store is currently hosting a special selection of Mara Hoffman pieces, including an exclusive tote bag, swim, and a anklet collaboration between Mara and Love Adorned's Lori Leven. .
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.)
Ruby Beets Old & New25 Washington St., Sag Harbor | 631.899.3275
This long-standing antiques store relocated to a space that once housed a silent movie theater in Sag Harbor; its selection of pre-loved furniture and décor and art remained just as good. The "new" in Old & New refers to Domestic Science: Ruby Beets' own line of customizable furniture and textiles.
Oliver Peoples53 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.329.4318
Consider Oliver Peoples' Hamptons store the East Coast counterpart to their Malibu optical boutique. After beginning in the Hamptons as a popup, it's 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.
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 their Hamptons location, 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 | 631.668.1035
Come to the boutique at the Surf Lodge Hotel for bikinis, coverups, and all other beachy essentials.
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.
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.
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.
While there’s no brick-and-mortar location, NAP is still offering same-day delivery to the Hamptons through Labor Day. Place your order by 10am, and you’ll have it by dinner.
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 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.
Orlebar Brown55 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.324.3960
This British brand of tailored swimwear made its first foray onto American soil with a summer pop-up in East Hampton, later landing in a permanent spot here. You’ll find mix-and-match swimwear for women, classic boardshorts for guys, and all sorts of bright, preppy basics for casual beach days.
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.)
Cabana Southampton53 Jobs Ln., Southampton | 631.353.3234
For the third 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.
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. From now through November 2018, beloved LA label, The GREAT. is popping into the shop with a mix of the brand's greatest hits—vintage-inspired denim, slouchy, embroidered sweaters, and supersoft tees, for which they're best known. There's a solid assortment for littles, too.
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.
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.
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 more than 40 years. Now, thanks to a new owner and a top-to-bottom renovation last summer, 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.
Tory Sport47 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.907.9150
Tory Burch has been in the Hamptons for years, but last year she 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.
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.
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.
Bluemercury67 Main St., East Hampton | 631.324.0330
While they have outposts around the country, Bluemercury's shop in East Hampton also offers Chantecaille and La Mer facials. You can find some of our favorite clean brands here, including Tata Harper and RMS Beauty.
Boo-Hooray Summer Rental805 Montauk Hwy., Montauk | 212.641.0692
Husband-and-wife team Johan Kugelberg and Dr. Lila Wolfe, owners of the NYC archiving company Boo-Hooray, have brought their love of counter-culture to the East End this summer with this combined art boutique-gallery. The duo is showcasing some of their featured books and posters that preserve rare 20th and 21st century art and cultural movements, in tandem with hosting weekly art exhibits and events. Their inaugural exhibit, "Vintage Surf Posters & Ephemera," offers a dose of history with a side of nostalgia.
Reformation Beach House45 Main St., East Hampton | 631.210.6697
If you're looking for a little white dress or bohemian summery blouse, look no further. Reformation, the LA-based sustainable brand that speaks to the urban cool girl, has set up its first beach-side location in East Hampton. The collection is made with efficient, eco-friendly technologies and practices, yet each piece is feminine and unique–with an appealing price point.
One Kings Lane11 Jobs Ln., Southampton | 631.283.0590
We've long been admirers of One Kings Lane, often referencing the site for design inspiration and luxury steals. Now the coveted home décor and furniture retailer has an official brick-and-mortar presence in Southampton. True to OKL style of mixing old with new, the store is housed in the former Rogers Memorial Library, a historic 19th century Hamptons landmark, and features a mix of goods for the home including its exclusive collection. Studio designers are on hand to offer complimentary design advice.
Copious Row Beach28C Jobs Lane, Southampton | 631.488.4555
A staple for women's accessories, fine jewelry and ready-to-wear in Greenwich, CT, Copious Row brings its well-curated mix to Southampton with its second location, Copious Row Beach. With interiors exuding a modern beach vibe, the boutique features pieces by varied designers such as Lisa Marie Fernandez, Sonia Rykiel, and Rosetta Getty.
ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo20 Newtown Lane, East Hampton | 631.527.7271
Anthony Thomas Melillo's eponymous line is the result of his original quest to create the perfect t-shirt. His loungewear collection exudes a simple, easy-to-wear aesthetic that offers ideal basics and weekend wear with sophisticated lines and quality fabrics. The East Hampton boutique stays true to the brand's DNA, with its sleek decor and neutral palette.
AYR Beach House25 Madison St., Sag Harbor
True to its name (AYR is short for All Year Round), this versatile collection offers clean-lined pieces perfect for any season. Founders Jac Cameron and Maggie Winter created the line to bring a mix of high-quality and affordability to the market. We're partial to the easy linen dresses, structured wrap coats, and (we must say) some of the best-fitting, perfectly broken-in jeans around.
Share With764 Montauk Hwy., #4, Montauk | 631.668.2205
Former Calypso designer Joelle Klein applies her laid-back Parisienne aesthetic to this jewel-box-sized boutique just off Montauk Highway. Inside, she stocks everything from breezy linen dresses from French label Mes Demoiselles, the entire range of Tata Harper (a goop Clean Beauty shop favorite), handmade nautical-inspired knot bracelets from the Knot House, dip-dyed marinière shirts, plus a small selection of straw bags that Klein has picked up on her various travels.
Cynthia Rowley696 Montauk Hwy., Montauk | 631.668.8077
Cynthia Rowley is something of a Montauk OG (she's been surfing out here with her family for years), and the same could be said for her boutique, which opened up back in 2010. Her collection of beach-ready pieces includes everything from graphic, color-blocked rash guards, to sporty swimsuits, to cover-ups, and even one downright chic-patterned soft-top surfboard. For the 2017 season, Rowley is hosting an edited selection of the her favorite oils, sunscreen, and potions from CAP Beauty. A bonus: Sagtown Coffee will be on hand to brew iced coffee on the go.
St. Frank78 Main Street, East Hampton | 631.527.7281
With its well-curated mix of art, home goods (we love the eclectic textiles), and accessories, this bright, bohemian boutique is one of our favorites places to gift shop. We especially love how many of the items are sourced across the globe, each one embodying an authentic cultural heritage.
Kirna Zabête66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton | 631.527.5794
It’s obvious why last summer’s pop-up of this shopping destination (a Manhattan fashion landmark, in our minds) was so popular: Owner Beth Buccini stocks the absolute best from the world’s most coveted high-end brands. Now its back to stay on East Hampton, infusing the shopping scene with its excellent, colorful selection.
goop Sag Harbor4 Bay St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3930
We’re back in town—Sag Harbor, to be exact. It’s our second Hamptons pop-up, and we’ve made over a traditional cottage with the help of designers Kate McCollough and Max Zinser. The result is goop’s version of the world’s chicest general store—a bright and beautiful place where you can find Prada bags, summer shoes (specifically selected by our team for the Hamptons), a freestanding Kohler bathtub full of G.Soak bath remedies, a goop-exclusive Cynthia Rowley collection of swimwear, and anything else you could possibly need for a perfect Hamptons summer. There’s more than just fashion and beauty, too: The store's garden will be stocked with freshly baked baguettes from Eli Zabar, plus potted herbs and ripe tomatoes, in case a sudden urge to have a picnic at the beach should strike.
Bluestone Lane Beach Collective786 Montauk Hwy, Montauk | 718.374.6858
In New York City, Australians have become the new MVPs of coffee, and this summer, one of our favorite Aussie cafés is bringing a bit of Melbourne to Montauk, which means more flat whites than cappuccinos, plus weird-but-good drinks, like beet lattes—and you can’t go wrong with the reliably satisfying avocado smash. Bluestone Lane is also a full retail store with Australian fashion brands, like neoprene totes from Chuchka, bikinis from Matteau Swim, and sunglasses from Pared Eyewear.