Tate’s Bake Shop
43 N. Sea Rd., Southhampton
The story behind Tate's has become the stuff of legend: Kathleen King started baking cookies to sell at her family's farm stand when she was just eleven-years-old, opened her first bake shop at twenty, then rebranded to Tate's (her father's nickname) at forty; today, you'll find her baked goods in stores throughout the country. But the only Tate's Bake Shop is in King's hometown of Southhampton, and it is the real deal. Cookies are the obligatory purchase, but Tate's also does brownies, blondies, even gluten-free goodies. You can order cakes, too.
26 Ardsley Rd., Southampton
The young surfer-turned-gallerist Tripoli Patterson grew up in the Hamptons, so he's just as well-networked here as many of the area's longtime gallerists. He also seems to bring in bigger and bigger names with each show: This year, his big group show includes Yevgeniya Baras, Katherine Bradford, Quentin Curry, Jonathan Rajewski, and Claude Viallat.
6 Main St., Southampton
This natural-materials-focused furniture and décor shop has two beautifully appointed shops (the second location is on Pond Lane), 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.
Heidi Klein (Closed)
76B Jobs Ln., Southampton
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.
53 Jobs Ln., Southampton
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.
19 Pond ln., Southampton
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.
91 Main St., Southampton
This shop is housed in the former BookHampton building, in a reimagined 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. There's a solid assortment for littles, too. Check out their new location in East Hampton as well.
Jenni Kayne (Closed)
2 Main St., Southampton
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.)
Jue Lan Club (Closed)
268 Elm St., Southampton
The Hamptons isn't exactly known for its Chinese food, which made the opening of Jue Lan Club in Southampton—the original location is in NYC’s Flatiron district—especially noteworthy. The food here is upscale-Chinese, both classic and modern, which translates to spare ribs and pork fried rice or “drunken” black bass with chiles and braised oxtail with bao buns. Jue Lan Club also brought its night scene to Southampton: It’s open until 4am on the weekends, as the club-ish attachment of the restaurant, known as The Barn (which also serves as an art space), gets going sometime after 11pm.
10A Jobs Ln., Southampton
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.