Shop ‘Til You Drop: Get a Jump On Valentine’s Day


This week the chill of winter has really set in with temperatures in the low 20s and even colder, considering the wind. With that in mind, it’s time to bundle up, stay warm and perhaps go on a “shopping marathon.” Well, it sounds like a good idea at least. So let’s shop!

Antiques & Old Lace in Cutchogue is having a half-off sale in one of their locations. The building is being emptied to make way for a new wine tasting room—so everything must go! Antiques & Old Lace, 31935 Route 25, Cutchogue, 631-734-6462,

Messina Jewelry is the answer to all your Valentine’s Day needs—fine jewelry, diamonds, gem stones and much, much more. Whether you’re looking for something for that special man or lady in your life, this notable jeweler has it all—high quality, elegance and artistry. Messina in Westhampton Beach is open year-round and has a reputation for excellence. Messina Jewelry, 103 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-2967.

Sunrise to Sunset in Southampton carries an array of amazing outerwear and accessories that will definitely keep you warm this winter. Since 1978, this popular surf and sport boutique has been providing East Enders with quality products and top notch service. With brands including Billabong, Quicksilver, Element and many more—surf, snow boards, skateboards, apparel and accessories are just a few highlights. Sunrise to Sunset Surf & Sport, 36 Hill Street, Southampton, 631-283-2929,

Gap located in the Bridgehampton Commons is offering up some of the most trendy and stylish fashions this season. Don’t miss their fabulous winter savings and special sales. In addition, check out the latest trends and a few standouts like the striped mariner tunic, super skinny zipper twill pants and fluid printed shirtdress for the ladies; and cotton parker jacket, 1969 skinny fit jeans and textured shawl cardigan for men. These styles will surely help shoppers get a jump start on spring. Gap, Bridgehampton Commons (Montauk Highway and Snake Hollow Road), Bridgehampton, 631-537-2762,

Also located in the Bridgehampton Commons is Salty Home—a shopper’s dream for all things home at affordable prices. Unique gifts, home accents, furniture, lighting, wall décor, tableware, women’s accessories, children’s treasures and much more. Salty Home, 2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 631-237-1250.

J. Crew, a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, has made quite an impact on today’s fashions with their comfortable styles and trendy looks. One of the most important things to remember in fashion is to mix and match. J. Crew allows fashionistas to pair high end couture with moderately priced designs. Michelle Obama sported an elegant flare coat designed by Thom Browne and shoes by J. Crew at her husband’s inauguration. As for the bangs—apparently, the jury is out, but I like them! J. Crew is located on Main Street in Southampton, 631-287-2869 and in East Hampton, 631-324-5034.

London Jewelers, East Hampton, 2 Main Street, 631-329-3939, Southampton, 47 Main Street, 631-287-4499 and Manhasset, 2046 Northern Blvd., 516-627-7475 carries some of the most exclusive and elegant fine jewelry, time pieces and amazing treasures. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to find that special gift for a loved one. Choose from an extensive collection of beautiful items designed by David Yurman, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Harry Winston and H. Stern, to name only a few. In addition, London Jewelers is well-known for providing superior service and is the source for finding that perfect engagement ring or wedding band. Visit their website and browse, learn and make your dreams come true!

Also in the local retail news for 2013, veterinarian Dr. Mark Davis of South Fork Animal Hospital will be opening a premium pet food and supply store in Wainscott. This will be a wonderful addition and a great source for all your pet needs. Stay tuned as we get closer to the anticipated opening date in the next few weeks.

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