Shop ’Til You Drop: Labor Day Weekend

Here it is Labor Day Weekend in the Hamptons, the summer has almost officially ended. Jump into fall with some good sales that are in progress…Let’s shop!

Starting out in Westhampton Beach, Jimmy’s, 167 Main Street, where “fashion changes, style remains the same”, will be featuring their brand new Fall 2011 Collection, that has been arriving daily. 631-288-7000.

Look for a special “Labor Day Clearance Sale” through September 11 offering 75% off at Accents by Tortorella, 296 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. The space is filled with lots of pool and spa chemicals and supplies, hammocks, stands and patio umbrellas, inflatables, beach, backyard and pool toys and games, and even propane tanks…Look for a nice selection of in-stock sunrise spas, offered (with the coupon in Dan’s Papers) at $400 to $1000 off…no kidding! Open 7 days, 631-728-8600. [expand]

vineyard vines, 35 Main Street, Southampton, is ready just in time for back-to-school, back-to-basic fashions with their Fall 2011 collection of apparel and accessories for boys and girls. Known for their whimsical colors and bright accessories, with argyle sweaters, dresses and embroidered skirts, to down vests and polos on the menu, vineyard vines has you covered for heading back to school. Call 631-283-4602 or log onto [email protected]

Don’t miss the Labor Day Weekend (through Monday) “Giant Multi-Estate Warehouse Yard Sale” sale at Waterstone, 76A Mariner Drive, Southampton. This Landscape design company’s building is filled to the rafters with great merchandise of all kinds, indoor, outdoor and even home furnishings, modern Italian glassware, pottery, office equipment, pool furniture and even antiques. Everything must go out the door, so put your shopping shoes on and get going…this is a goodie. Hours are Fri, Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 631-283-5747.

Happy days – The Retreat Thrift Shop, in the Bridgehampton Commons, (next to Hudson City Bank), is having a “Big Blowout Sale” for the Labor Day weekend, September 3 to September 5. Everything in the shop is 50% off including furniture, housewares and new designer clothing and accessories. I am there!!! Hugs are free! I love this shop, everything that is sold benefits The Retreat in East Hampton.

Starting with the ending of this year’s Hampton Classic, stop by the Mikelle Design’s booth at the Boutique Garden to see her new “Happy Elephant” necklaces, to benefit “Mik-elephant Sanctuary Fund”, which will be helping elephants this fall. Mikelle will make a donation for each Happy Elephant purchased to the fund and the purchasers name will go into a drawing for a special edition 18k Diamond Happy Elephant necklace. The new designs are also available at WellNest, 125 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

Jarlath Mellett, 255 Main Street, Amagansett is hosting a “Trunk Show and Sale” on Labor Day Weekend, September 2 thru 5, offering 30% off. Unique items created by Jarlath Mellett include wallpaper, lighting fixtures, bedding and furniture. His boutique shop houses a collection of these ideas and influences. Among these treasures, you’ll also find JM93, a resort fashion collection designed by Mellett and sold exclusively at his Amagansett store. Stop in, say your summer goodbyes and get a glimpse into fall and stock up on all your last minute summer shopping.

Hot off the press: Inspired by a sailing trip from Montauk, “Longitude & Gratitude” (for another day on the wave) Surf Bracelets are new from Laura Lobdell Jewelry. Hand printed with the map coordinates of favorite surf spots, including Montauk, each of the colorful silk bracelets is clasped with a lucky cowrie shell. Connecting to summer’s best pastimes, surfing, sailing and the beach, Longitude & Gratitude Surf Bracelets are great friendship bracelets and summer memories, affordably priced at $12.50 each. They are now available at The Montauk Yacht Club, Lazy Point, 303 Main Street, Amagansett, Wellnest, 125 Main Street, Sag Harbor and at


Silver Spoon, 141 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-2972, Owned by two sisters whose first location is in Brooklyn, has recently opened their doors here on the East End. Selling designer tabletop collections, including Michael Aram, L’Objet, Annieglass, Marchesa by Lenox, Donna Karan, Juliska, Kim Seybert, Ralph Lauren, the list goes on forever…The shop is having a Marchesa event, Labor Day weekend, free gift with every Marchesa purchase, and every bride that registers, gets a free gift as well.

Excellence Automotive East, 114 Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, 631-801-6005, is their new location. They also have a location in Eastport at 394 Montauk Highway 631-325-8301. From classics to exotics, daily drivers to custom cars, they offer military/emergency service as well as personnel discounts. Visit them on the web at:

Correction: In my shopping column two weeks ago,  “Moon Over Montauk” is the correct title for the song that was composed and performed by Bonnie Lee Sanders, not “Under The Montauk Moon”, which is composed by Joe Delia. We are sorry for the error…

Until next week. Ciao and Happy Shopping!

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