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.
Coffee + Flowers
696 Montauk Hwy., Montauk
This summer, Elk owner Claire Chan is bringing her velvety brews way, way out east to Montauk and making our morning wake-up even sweeter by pairing up with Popup Florist to open up shop right outside the Cynthia Rowley store.
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.
696 Montauk Hwy., Montauk
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.
Boo-Hooray Summer Rental
805 Montauk Hwy., Montauk
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.
The Surf Bazaar
183 S. Edgemere St., Montauk
Come to the boutique at the Surf Lodge Hotel for bikinis, coverups, and all other beachy essentials.
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