Shop ’Til You Drop on the East End

Wow, the holidays are right on our doorstep in the Hamptons. Thanksgiving officially opens the holiday shopping season, keeping us busy until the new year, when everyone just S-T-O-P-S, like a clock! But for now, let’s start shopping!

Check out our exclusive Holiday Shopping Guide every day to keep up with offers from local shops and restaurants.

Get your holiday shopping started at Impulse for Men, 85 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. The sale will save you 50% off, so shop early for a great selection of clothing and accessories for men. For more information and holiday hours call 631-288-5406.

For starters, and in anticipation of the New Year, how about a new hairdo! Gayle’s Beauty Salon, 6 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, has recently welcomed Donna-Ree Rodriguez, who has joined the shops team of professional hair stylists. Her talent and experience is in creating sophisticated colors, cuts and styles. DonnaRee is offering new customers a one-time 20% off discount on selected services. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with evening hours available. Call for appointment at 631-728-1888.

There is an exciting weekend coming up at Aunt Suzie’s Clothes for Kids, 59 Hampton Road, Southampton. Saturday, November 26, is “Make a Wish” day, when 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Suffolk County Make a Wish Foundation. There are also sales throughout the store, from 20-50% off to help with your holiday shopping. Wine and cheese and special goodies for the children will be served and Aunt Suzie’s elves will gift wrap all your purchases, FREE! Start your holiday shopping and help Make a Wish come true for a special child! Store hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 631-287-4645.

For a fun holiday shopping day from now through November 27, Home Consignment, 25 Hampton Road, Southampton, is featuring their early holiday “Black Friday Sale,” giving you the best deals yet! All black clothing is 30% off. For information call 631-204-9500. Get going for the best deals!

Since the holiday season is swiftly approaching and calendars are starting to fill up with festive events, it’s time to start planning for fabulous hostess gifts. At The Gallery At East Hampton’s Restoration Hardware, 69 Main Street, gracious gift giving is easy. Whether you’re attending a party with clients and colleagues, a luncheon with the ladies, dinner at the in-laws, or anything in between, be a guest in style with some favorite selections. The shop is filled with amazing and unique merchandise for year-round gift giving, as well as holiday and special occasion gifts for that special person on your list…this is a must-see-store with grande decor and amazing, affordable, high-quality merchandise such as vintage bookshelf games $69. Choose from Scrabble, Monopoly and Clue. Their heirloom quality vintage bookshelf games are cased in a cloth-bound box to mimic a book. Preserved boxwood tree topiaries cost $45-$65, European Signature Scent Collection are priced $35-$59, just to name a few. Log onto for a complete list of their inventory. For holiday store hours call 631-907-1300.

Santa is on his way to Sag Harbor! At Salon Xavier, 1A Bay Street, everything is coming up poinsettias…the town will be lighting its trees, the shop is buzzing and the staff is getting everyone ready for the upcoming holidays. Their services include haircuts and color packages, facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, healing, bodywork, body treatments, eyelash extensions along with a full line of fabulous hair and body products. Say hi to Jeanette, formally of The Style Bar Day Spa. Give a call for information and appointments: 631-725-6400. Visit

Cavaniola’s Wine Cellar, 89 Division Street, Sag Harbor, is all ready with their Thanksgiving red wine pairings. There are wines from all over the world that are perfectly paired for your turkey and holiday dinner or hostess and gift giving. Wines from Milan and Florence, Italy and Portugal are just a few in their large collection. Call 631-725-2930. Log onto

On The North Fork

Located just outside the business district within walking distance of the village, The SirensSong Gallery, 516 Main Street, Greenport, offers collectibles and gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Look for a selection of exclusive treasures. There are paintings, prints, sculpture, and book arts for that very special someone, created by established international and local artists, available nowhere else on land or sea. There are unique and eclectic stocking stuffers, usable art items such as coffee mugs and T-shirts designed for the gallery that are unique and affordable. Start your own holiday tradition collection with signed, hand-painted ornaments. There are also holiday note cards by the artist-in-residence/director Caroline Waloski. Visit online at Call 631-477-1021 for information.

Knotted Dreams ­– Rug Gallery, 471 Main Street, Greenport, is kicking of the holiday by participating in “Small Business Saturday,” on November 26, offering $50 off $250 or more! With new shipments arriving daily, look for rugs, handicrafts and much more. Check them out on Facebook or call 631-477-6686 for information.

In New York City: if you are in the city doing some sight seeing for the holiday season, step into a special exclusive holiday shopping event at the Rock Center location of  Ann Taylor from midnight until 6 a.m. on Friday, November 25. This Black Friday, shop for yourself and for all the chic women on your list. The offers are endless, win a $1,000 shopping spree, raffles every hour, live DJ, Mimosas, sweet treats and more.

Until next week. Ciao and Happy Holiday Shopping!

If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening, or a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. Send me an e-mail at: [email protected] or [email protected]. I will be happy to get the word out!

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