Shop ’til You Drop: Spring into East End Seasonal Savings

Hildreth's Department Store
Hildreth's Department Store. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

I arrived at my grandmother’s house this week with a bag of things I was getting rid of…only to find she had done the exact same thing!

As we exchanged bags I pondered the cosmic urge to refresh our homes this time of year. Is it because we’ve been indoors so much, looking at all of our stuff that would normally be ignored? Or is it because as spring approaches we really do want to clear out the cobwebs of winter, making space for new energy? In harmony with all things “cleansing,” it’s also the time of year for detoxifying in many traditions, not excluding Lent. It seems as though the best detox is the all-encompassing type—where not only are you opting for lighter foods, but you’re de-cluttering and making space for new wonderful things to flow into your life. After you’ve managed to donate your extra home goods, ignite your creativity with inspiration from some of the East End’s fabulous home décor, furniture and restoration businesses.

At the risk of sounding trite, there really couldn’t be a better time.

Outdoors in East Hampton is having a going-out-of-business sale and everything is 30% off and 50% off with club membership. Outdoors is located at 30 Park Place, East Hampton. Call 631-267-3620.

Hildreth’s Home Goods is having a sale, too. Check out savings of up to 35% on outdoor and indoor furniture. Just looking at that teak table and chairs reminds me that summer is not too far away. When it comes to that quintessential beach-meets-chic Hamptons home style, Hildreth’s has you covered. Hildreth’s Home Goods is located at 51 Main Street and 15 W Main Street in Southampton and at 109 Pantigo Road in East Hampton. Call 631-283-2300 for Southampton, 631-329-8800 for East Hampton, and visit

Elegant John, the linen and down comforter store in East Hampton, is having a sale on the select down comforters. Get ready for the sleep of your dreams! They have the best quality in goose down and alternative down comforters in case you’re allergic, as well as an array of featherbeds, mattress pads, pillows, linens and even towels and robes. New bedding, like the Siberian goose down comforter, can make you feel like you’ve just checked in to the Four Seasons. Elegant John is located at 74 Montauk Highway (near the Red Horse Market), East Hampton. Call 631-324-2636 or visit

I’m a big procrastinator when it comes to fixing things in the home—like the antique chairs I got at a yard sale and the ceramic plate that chipped five years ago—but I’ve come to realize it’s actually because I had no idea where to begin! Luckily, I’ve been tuned in to Restoration and Refinishing ( Started by and Englishman who relocated to the North Fork of Long Island six years ago, the artist by training has brought Old World craftsmanship and museum level skills to many areas of furniture and decorative item conservation and restoration. The business covers a wide variety of services including furniture refinishing, veneer repair, re-touching services, decorative and faux painting, chair re-gluing and repair, teak furniture restoration and oiling, metal sand and soda blasting, upholstery and restoration of items damaged in fire/flood. The list goes on! The best part is they’ll take care of your projects on-site or in our workshop, depending on the nature of the job. Free pick up and delivery is included for Long Island and New York City. Call 631-477-6665 or visit

Stock up on all your outdoor needs at Flying Point Surf and Sport in Southampton, Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. They’ve having a huge sale right now— 20% off all Patagonia north face; 60% off all kids, women’s and men’s swimwear; 15% off headphones; up to 30% off all eyewear; 25% off snowboarding pants; 50% off all sandals, 200 dollars off all paddle boards plus free paddle, 100 dollars off surfboards, up to 70% off T-shirts. All new merchandise ships March 1, so all this stuff has to go!

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