Shop ‘Til You Drop: Independence Day Shopping

Well, I certainly have a lot of shopping to do for my Independence Day celebrations. I’d just washed virtually all of my red, white and blue clothing to freshen it up. When I went to take it out of the washer I discovered – quelle catastrophe – that a well-meaning houseguest had put it all through the dryer! My flag minidress, my stripy sweaters, scarves, the works! Luckily I have two weekends to celebrate our nation’s birth – and shopping – this year! (And wearing that minidress out late at night might just score me some free drinks.) Let’s put some fireworks in our shopping out there!

Impulse is your destination for fabulous and affordable fashion. The boutique, which carries beautiful women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories, is on trend this summer with bright colors and dresses, dresses and more dresses! Impulse offers personalized service and a welcoming atmosphere. Open 7 days per week. 423 Main Street, Greenport, 631-477-2181, 94 Main Street, Southampton, 631-676-4773 and 29 Main Street, Port Washington, 516-840-1413.

Unlimited Earthcare has a reputation for the best service and expertise in landscape design, hedge care, lawn care, transplanting, environmental fertilization programs and more. Ask about their newest products! Let Unlimited Earthcare make your outdoor living space even more beautiful. 2249 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton, 631-725-7551,

The Ivy Ladder in Shelter Island carries an assortment of beachy and island décor for your home or cottage by the sea. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday (with additional hours after July 4). Located at 2 Grand Avenue, Shelter Island. Call 631-749-0568 or visit

Little Lucy’s has everything you need for your favorite little furry friend. Check out the new doggie shades (available in all sizes from tiny to extra large). These cool shades offer 100% UV protection. In addition Little Lucy’s has an assortment of great new squeaky dog toys like Skinnydog marggritta, Chewy Vuitton and Alexander Muttqueen. If you want to dress your dog in style, stop by 91 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Call 631-287-2352.

InStore @ LongHouse is a vibrant and exotic museum store located at the entrance of LongHouse featuring design apparel and gardening items by Jack Larsen. The unique pieces offer interesting gift items like Larsen’s favorites from around the globe, including tableware, garden tools, fashion, fragrance and jewelry. Shop online as well. LongHouse Reserve is open through October 6, Wednesday and Saturday 2-5 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 2-5, July and August. 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton. Call 631-329-3568 or visit and shop at

G. Willikers has delighted children and adults alike with its unique collection of toys, gifts and other fine products. Their newest collaboration includes a partnership with Cornilleau, the largest European tennis table equipment manufacturer and leading seller of premium table tennis products worldwide. Located in the heart of Locust Valley at 22 Forest Avenue, or call 516-671-3335.

Nancy & Co. has two new locations with all your fabulous favorites including Cambio, Peace of Cloth, Fabrizio Gianni, Luna Luz, Duna, Crea and much more. The New York store is now closed, but come visit Nancy & Co. at 62 The Circle (behind Chase Bank) in East Hampton and 89 Jobs Lane in Southampton. Nancy & Co. has been dressing their customers for 45 years and still going strong! Call 631-324-5097 in East Hampton or 631-353-3161 in Southampton.

Espo’s Surf & Sport is home to all your action sport needs. Choose from an assortment of paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, bicycles, wetsuits, boogie boards, chairs and umbrellas (also available for rentals.) In addition, Espo’s offers surf, paddleboard and swim lessons and a new Kid’s Waterman Camp offered 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come ride the wave and check out our new look! 2101 Montauk Hwy, Napeague Stretch, Amagansett or call 267-SURF.


Designer Rebecca Minkoff will open a pop-up shop at Montauk’s Sole East Resort on June 30. The boutique will offer cocktail dresses, jackets, handbags and more. Located at 90 Second House Road, Montauk. Call 631-668-2105. Stricoff Fine Arts Opens in Southampton. Jeffrey Stricoff will open on June 15 with his new business partner, Dennis Minieri. The gallery will be showing works from artists including: Paul Beliveau, Aileen Chong, Jeff Cohen, Debra Goertz, Kevin Kearns, David Kessler, Catherine Mackey, Michael Madgan and Emma Rodgers, to name a few. Located at 83 Main Street, Southampton, or visit for more information and hours. Curve comes to Sag Harbor. Women’s luxurious fashion boutique offering contemporary fashions by Isabel Marant, Carven, Pierre Balmain and more. Owner Nevena Borissova opened her first Curve boutique in 1997 in L.A. and now brings her fabulous line of fashions to the East End. Located on the corner of Main Street and West Water Street, Sag Harbor.

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