It’s not that common to sell women’s lingerie in a children’s clothing store but Bonne Nuit, which specializes in European children’s wear, pulls it off well.
Ligozio, a former buyer for Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue, has a good eye for fashion. Her Southampton store stocks Allegra Hicks wrap dresses, Susan van der Linde appliqué hats, jewelry by Elizabeth Brady and other wardrobe essentials for the chic Hamptons women.
Clic by Christiane Celle
Calypso’s Christiane Celle opened this bookstore-cum-gallery right next to East Hampton’s Calypso large boutique, in a slender, all-white space. The art house book publishers on sale include a well-edited mix of Te Neues, Taschen and Aperture, among others. There are several book signings and events scheduled for every summer. Clic also has locations in New York City (255 Centre St, Nolita) and St. Barth's (Rue de la République, Gustavia).
Rowley famously sold her four-bedroom East Hampton house in favor of a smaller, more rustic Montauk cottage, where she carries playful and sophisticated (as well as playfully sophisticated) designs.
Beach goers adore this French swim line known for its sleek look and luxurious quality. The brand’s boutique in East Hamptons stocks elegant and contemporary styles.
This tiny boutique, located just off of East Hampton’s Main Street, is filled to the brim with bohemian clothing from all over the world. Stop by to shop the well-curated collection of pom-pom fringed kaftans, embellished military jackets and embroidered leather slippers.
Ganeaux is a small clothing, accessories and cosmetics boutique that feels like it would fit in in New York City’s Soho. The store’s airy interior is filled with unique finds ranging from minimalist clothing to under-the-radar beauty products. Don’t miss Ganeaux’s sweet-smelling candles.
A jean-lover’s paradise, Henry Lehr carries all the hot denim brands, including Rogan, Chip and Pepper, True Religion, AG, Seven for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity.
Kevin and Jay McLaughlin’s madras and seersucker shorts and colorful ribbon belts and khakis are perfect for a day at Maidstones or any of the other elite Hampton country clubs. Preppy-chic women also love the quilted jackets, linen pants and modest yet colorful skirts and dresses. There’s also a Bridgehampton location (121 Main Street) and in Southampton, the men’s boutique is just down the road (12 Jobs Lane).
Life’style is a contemporary fashion boutique located in Sag Harbor. Since Debbie Rudoy, owner and resident style guru, opened Life’style in 2007 it has become a town favorite. The shop offers a mix of luxury basics, denim, accessories, designer finds, day-to-evening wear and unusual pieces, all with style, versatility and comfort in mind.
Love Adorned is a fine jewelry and lifestyle boutique that boasts an eclectic inventory accumulated during owner Lori Leven’s travels. The store focuses mainly on vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces and artisanal goods that come from collections with limited global distribution. Love Adorned emphasizes artistry over commerciality, and by doing so stays true to Leven’s mission: to introduce original and distinguished jewelry, art and objects to the world.
At Malia Mills, swimwear “fit specialists” help women of all shapes and sizes find the perfect suit. Mixing and matching is encouraged and cotton cover-ups, tunics, dresses and chrysal monogramming (for “one of a kind behinds”) are also available.
Israeli-American designer Nili Lotan brings a fresh style to East Hampton with her airy silhouettes and chic basics. She also stocks a selection of exquisite fine jewelry, vintage records and eclectic coffee table books.
Visiting Roberta Freymann’s Manhattan boutique was a prerequisite for many fashionable upper Eastsiders en route to the Hamptons: it makes sense then that a store would finally open out east. Freymann is a true global nomad who speaks five language and stocks her store with exotic (yet reasonably priced) clothes and jewelry she picks up while traveling. Gorgeous tunics, caftans and skirts; sequined belts and sandals and handcrafted bags and jewelry are some of the things you can expect.
Big Sur meets the Hamptons at this edgy Southampton store that stocks stylish clothes for both men and women. Vintage surfboards line the walls, complementing the superbly sourced collection that includes standouts such as Isabel Marant, Golden Goose and Acne.
Tiina the Store
During a fashion career that included being a model for Karl Lagerfeld and an editor for British Vogue, Tiina Laakkonen honed her Finnish roots and good taste. The result is this well-curated store of clothing, jewelry and home goods. The inventory supplied by Scandinavian artists and international designers shares a bespoke design and penchant for quality. It’s the kind of shop where you might stop in for a tank dress, and leave with a pair of high tops and a mohair throw.
Greg Turpan, the aesthete behind the Calvin Klein Home collection, opened Turpan, a cool design shop tucked off of East Hampton’s main street. Stylish shoppers flock to the boutique to peruse a wide variety of contemporary wares, from kitchen basics and luxury cashmere to stationary and pencils.
After Donna Karan’s husband died of cancer, the designer and East Hampton homeowner founded the Urban Zen Foundation, a philanthropic organization that, among many other things, aims to bring Eastern-based practices like yoga into the Western medical paradigm. She also opened Urban Zen, a lifestyle boutique that carries clothing from a variety of designers (including herself) as well as Balinese furniture, antique jewelry and a collection of books on wellness and healing, in NYC’s West Village. Karan also opened an outpost in Sag Harbor, already home to a number of yoga and health studios, that does double-duty as a space for rotating art exhibits. Like the one in NYC, the Sag Harbor boutique gives a portion of all sales to the Urban Zen Foundation.
This women's clothing boutique is a one-stop shop for summer wardrobe staples, stocking everything from cozy cashmere sweaters and jeans to airy dresses and swimwear. The store carries a nice selection of brands including Equipment, J Brand, Nili Lotan, Autumn Cashmere and Marysia Swimwear.