Springs husband and wife team Monte Farber and Amy Zerner will be opening their new metaphysical books, tools and fashion store, Enchanted World Emporium, in East Hampton for Memorial Day weekend.
Some 15 years after they first met, “Hamptons Multi-Mediums” Farber and Zerner began creating spiritual books and tools in 1988. They have since garnered worldwide acclaim for their self-help and self-discovery books, tarot cards, kits and tools, featuring her award-winning fabric collage and his words and wisdom. The couple has published dozens of products, and Zerner has applied her artistic and design talents to mystically-inspired fashion and jewelry. For the first time, Enchanted World Emporium is putting all of their creations in one location.
“Amy’s bespoke couture jackets, caftans and jewelry are sold by Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, and my series of Law of Attraction, astrology, tarot and self-help books and meditation kits are sold by Barnes & Noble stores, in fact we have our own Enchanted World shelves there,” Farber says, adding, “We have something for every taste and pocketbook, from $10 up to $10,000.”
Zerner has been making her one-of-a-kind designs, including jackets, caftans and separates, for 12 years, and she counts some of the world’s most fashionable and influential women among her clientele. Much like her fabric collage tapestries—which earned her an award from the National Endowment for the Arts—Zerner’s designs feature rich combinations of elegant, exotic fabrics, patterns and trims, tastefully embellishing each luxurious piece. Her goal is to adorn the wearer in “timeless glamour and serene beauty,” Zerner explains.
When it comes to fashion jewelry, Zerner turns to an inspired combination of potent symbols and magical details, and her popular designs have been flying out the doors of Bergdorf’s Fifth Floor for the past five years, adorning the young, smart set, including pop superstar Rihanna, who recently wore Zerner’s jewelry throughout her 777 Tour, both on and offstage.
“All of my Amy Zerner pieces are simply divine!” music legend Patti Labelle says. “None of my words can adequately describe their beauty and uniqueness! It’s as if they speak to your soul!” Labelle adds, noting, “They are definitely healing garments, every time I wear one it is an uplifting experience.”
After nearly 30 years of creating, designing and publishing, Enchanted World Emporium marks the first time Farber and Zerner have opened a retail space. “It’s no secret that people are turning within, seeking a new level of inner peace, and it’s beginning to show up in their lifestyle choices,” the couple says in their announcement, pointing out that each of their creations will help customers to de-stress, sleep better and “experience their own enchanted world of beauty, harmony and positive thinking.”
The Enchanted World Emporium promises to be a “one-of-a-kind feast for the senses,” a store full of unique items designed to appeal to casual shoppers as well as lovers of mysticism, spirituality and romance. The store will also serve as a place to custom order special fashion pieces and commission tapestries and wall art.
To celebrate the Memorial Day weekend opening of their Enchanted World Emporium, Zerner and Farber will host “An Enchanted Evening” open house from 6–9 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, with a book signing of their new title Sun Sign Secrets (Weiser Books, 2014), and special gift and prize giveaways. “Prepare to be reminded of those lovely days when boutiques owned by local entrepreneurs lined Main Street and Newtown Lane,” the couple says.
As summer gets underway, the store will also offer “Tea & Tarot Sundays,” as well as astrology and ESP readings with Farber, a practicing psychic. Both Zerner and Farber write weekly blogs—”Fashion Sense” and “Psychic Thoughts,” respectively—right here on DansPapers.com.
Enchanted World Emporium is located at 8 Main Street (adjacent to Rowdy Hall in the Parish Mews) in East Hampton. Call 631-324-7695, email [email protected] or visit theenchantedworld.com for more info.