Shopping For Good Causes on the East End

The past few weeks have really been eventful to say the least—between the election and Superstorm Sandy—shopping may have been the last thing on many peoples’ minds—with the exception of hardware stores and home repair, of course. Hopefully everyone has finally gotten some relief and those who are still in need are getting the support and assistance they need. It’s heartwarming to know just how many people are willing to help on a second’s notice and hats off to all the local shops, restaurants and organizations that have donated a percentage of their proceeds or organized a collection for victims of Sandy. Bravo! Now, let’s shop and support our local business starting with Main Beach Surf & Sport Shop in Wainscott, offering a wide selection of surf and sports gear for summer and winter. It’s time to get ready for your next snowboarding adventure and gear up with a new board, snow gloves, hats, scarves and accessories. Main Beach volunteered last weekend to support victims of Sandy in the Rockaways by organizing a volunteer event to help victims with assistance, as well as donating non-perishable food items, blankets and warm clothing. Main Beach Surf & Sport is located at 352 Montauk Highway in Wainscott. 631-537-2716 After 20 years in business, Jill’s Boutique in Sag Harbor will be closing. Jill’s is known for carrying a wide assortment of well-known women’s fashions. Despite having a loyal clientele, the retail business has been evolving and changing and Jill is ready to move on to a new venture. In the meantime, if anyone would like to get a little more shopping in at one of the East End’s favorite women’s clothing stores, check out all the great sales they’re offering. Jill’s, 26 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-5742. The first ever Black Friday Stitch Super Sale will take place on Friday, November 23, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. For those early birds, the first 25 people to shop will receive a $25 gift card to use in the boutique’s holiday gift corner. Choose from an array of signature styles including skirts, dresses, blouses, scarves, hats and lots of accessories and fabrics. Every sale item is $25, $50 or $75 – check it out! Stitch, 22 Nugent Street, Southampton, 631-377-3993.

Reminder: Small Business Saturday is coming on Saturday, November 24. Yet another opportunity to show your support for those who “bring it home” to us all.

New Kid on the Block:

Charles Schwab has opened a branch in Southampton. Charles Schwab is one of the leading financial full-service brokerage firms in the U.S. This new branch will be offering investing workshops offered to the public at no charge. Stop by for their December 6 workshop entitled “Make the Most out of Schwab” at noon or “Market Snapshot with Liz Ann Sonders” at 6 p.m. on December 13. Charles Schwab is located at 16 Hill Street, #16 in Southampton.

Sea Green Designs, formerly at 27 Hampton Road, Southampton, has relocated to the brick courtyard at 40A Jobs Lane, Southampton. In their beautiful new location, you can find their signature coastal furnishings and accessories most of which are both sustainable and customizable. You can also achieve the look you’ve always wanted for your home with their new interior design services. Currently they are also offering 30% off the suggested retail price on any item with a donation to the Red Cross now through Thanksgiving. Don’t forget they also participate in Small Business Saturday. 631-259-3612


Please send us any special holiday sales, events or special inventory that you think our readers should know about. Local businesses, be sure to let us know how you’re celebrating Small Business Saturday. Send info to [email protected]

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