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The Hamptons Shops

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A Wild Dove
90 2nd House Rd., Montauk
A Wild Dove is one of those rare-gem boutiques that truly reflects how we live right now. In other words, a store that marries lifestyle and fashion with ritual and wellness. A trip to A Wild Dove’s summer residency space might involve trying multiple pairs of Linda Farrow x The Attico aviators, replenishing your Moon Juice Sex Dust stock, splurging on a Live the Process playsuit, or buying a Caroline Robert’s sculpture. Moreover, store founder Lynn Levoy hosts a series of activations and panels like crystal workshops and meditation sessions for kids.
Gucci
17 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
We don’t call out every luxury retail outpost in the Hamptons—there are many—but the new Gucci store merits a mention. After several pop-ups and collaborations in the area over the last few years, the born-in-Florence brand has committed to a permanent space on Newtown Lane. Like any Gucci outpost, the interior is wildly cool. Ocean-blue moiré walls, plush velvet armchairs, and gorgeous brass fixtures frame the merchandise, which happens to be a Hamptons-specific capsule: coastal blue leather trims and Hamptons emblems cover the range of bucket bags and totes you’ll find inside, plus the usual edit of clothing and accessories.
Ulla Johnson
4 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett
Retail throughout the Hamptons has always been on point, but every summer, a bigger, better assortment has us swiping our cards with regrettable frequency. Ulla Johnson—queen of the chic ruffle and billowing sleeve—has opened her second brick-and-mortar store in Amagansett Square. The store has the same warm, treasure-chest feel as the Bleecker Street location, complete with Moroccan rugs, plenty of leather poufs, and jugs of wildflowers complementing the main event: those dresses. Prepare to leave laden with Johnson’s signature tied-with-a-ribbon blush bags.
Bluestone Lane Beach Collective
786 Montauk Hwy., Montauk
COVID-19 update: Temporarily closed for the season. 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.
goop Sag Harbor
4 Bay St., Sag Harbor
COVID-19 update: Open from February 3rd. 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.