Shopping & Style

Shop ‘Til You Drop: Jewelry Fever, Puppy Fashions

The season is in full swing; the shops are filled with visitors and locals alike. The push this season is jewelry, the chunkier the better, and I am finding such beautiful collections available at affordable prices, especially in the trunk shows. Let’s shop!

On Thursday, July 21, 4 to 6 p.m., there is a Ramy Brook “Trunk Show” happening at Edit, 28 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Ramy Brook is a luxurious lifestyle brand defined by sexy, wearable pieces that can take women from daytime to evening. She offers sleek, stylish and high-quality designs that are as chic by themselves as they are when combined with other pieces. Look for glam silk tops and ultra-feminine crepe dresses to charmeuse jumpsuits (remember them?) and flirty rompers. Each design is effortlessly chic with a 70s-inspired twist. 20% of the proceeds are donated to WIZO. Look for Ramy Brook at Super Saturday Designer Market on Millstone Road, July 30. Stay tuned for more information on my very favorite shopping experience, Super Duper Saturday.

Let’s wish Judith Leiber a “Happy 90th Birthday” with a showing of a great collection of her bags in the garden at Collette Designer Boutique, 22 Main Street, Southampton, Sunday, July 24, 1 to 3 p.m. There will be a great collection of Judith Leiber bags as well as a book signing with Jeffrey Sussman, author of the designer’s memoir, No Mere Bagatelles, making it a true celebration of her birthday. Do stop in and enjoy some refreshments and light fare with Ava and her staff. [expand]

Looking for the infamous Ms. Tracy Tooker? Well I just found out, after an extensive search for her as requested by some of my readers, that she is gearing up for Polo, Hampton Classic and major events by showing her hats at Stitch located on Nugent Street, Southampton. Stitch is a great source for handmade women’s clothing and accessories. Top that with a Tooker hat, and you’re all set to go.

Even your very own celebrity pooch can strut their stuff while shopping in the villages on the East End, wearing their Douglas Paquette’s designer dog collars and leashes that are now available at the Olde Town Animal Hospital, 380 County Road 39A, Southampton. There is a unique collection of pieces in all sizes and colors that are just perfect for any event, even the Hamptons Dog benefits. Mix and match your best friend with what you are wearing, the newest fad that is becoming more popular every day. For information, call the hospital Pooch Boutique at 631-283-0611.

Here is something I want all my readers to know about, as it is a very special sale: a giant multi-estate warehouse yard sale is in progress right now at Waterstone Landscape Design and Installation, 76A Mariner Drive, Southampton. All items must go to make room for new inventory…home furnishings, antiques, high-end modern Italian furniture, glassware, pottery, office equipment, pool furniture and so much more. There are so many wonderful items, all ready to fly out the door, so tell your friends about this grand sale. Open on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Another surprise for everyone…in my travels I found a fabulous summer collection: “MADE IN THE UNITED STATES,” created by Joelle Nicole, a resident of Southampton Village. This is a limited edition, one-of-a-kind with unique designs, 100% silk scarf collection available right now, selling for $200 (reg. $399). Look for this outstanding selection that is carried by Jill Lynn, 81 Jobs Lane, Southampton, or log on to

I have some great news! Once available only at VIP functions and for celebrities, “Make Your Own Havaianas” is now coming to Blue and Cream, 60 On The Circle, East Hampton, for a limited time only. Already in progress since July 15, the event is taking place again this upcoming weekend, July 23, 24 and 25, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Consumers will be able to customize their own color combinations with a choice of 10 different flip-flop straps and bottoms to mix and match with over 20 different pin styles. “Make Your Own Havaianas” is a celebrity favorite, with fans such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Ivanka Trump, Nicole Richie, Natalie Portman, Kourtney Kardashian, Maria Menounos, Ke$ha, and me! For information, call Blue and Cream at 631-329-1392 or visit

Ciao and Happy Shopping!


If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening, or you are a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at or I will be happy to get the word out. [/expand]

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