Shop ’til You Drop: End of Summer Must-Haves on the East End

Sachi Insulated Fashion Handbag

Make your last weekend of the official summer season a good one with a trip out to The End. The lifestyle driven, eco-fashion brand Amour Vert will be hosting a pop-up shop at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk through Labor Day, September 1. Stock up on smart fashion before you head back to school or work. For every Amour Vert tee purchased, a tree is planted in partnership with American Forests. Ruschmeyer’s is located at 161 Second House Road in Montauk.

Blame it on years of going by the academic calendar, but to me, the start of September always feels like the start of a new year. For East Enders, the whirlwind of summer insanity begins to slowly settle, and with less traffic on my morning commute that means I have time in the morning to pack a lunch. With my new Sachi Insulated Fashion Handbag (aka lunch box), my lunch and snacks are effectively kept hot or cold, as desired, and I don’t have to risk compromising my look by carrying something like a plastic bag. Check out the many stylish and fun options at

Always a fan of trying new makeup products, I was thrilled with Eyeko’s “wedding season must-haves,” which included Eyeko’s Hydrogel Eye Patches (de-puffing, brightening, firming), Brow Liner, Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner and Sport Mascara. I especially loved the brow liner’s super-thin waterproof precision brush and the curved shape of the mascara wand. As it turns out, it was my sister’s wedding this past weekend and thanks to Eyeko, my eye makeup stayed in place even as tears of joy ran down my cheeks. Find yours at

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Started by two prep school pals, The Mallard offers classic, timeless menswear that fuses the best quality with comfort. Griffin and Wyatt say, “Our philosophy is simple:  Men don’t need lots of options; they just need good ones. The simple designs and style of The Mallard ensure that no one needs to worry if what they’re buying is stylish or of top quality; all they need to do is make their choice and pick the right size.” What began as an accessories collection now also includes shirts, pants ties and more to come. Call 631-729-0179 or visit

Just for fun, Townline BBQ is now selling special 16-ounce plastic cups. The cups are sold as a set of four and are great for the beach, lounging by the pool, on the boat and even make the perfect hostess gift from the Hamptons. Call 631-537-2271 or visit Townline BBQ is located at 3593 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack.

Mark your calendar! 

Have your pets been running roughshod all over the beach this summer? This weekend, ARF is offering training classes for your pooch. Saturday, August 30, begins ARF’s Recreational Dog Agility Classes. Build the bond of trust between you and your dog while getting great exercise! Classes are Saturday afternoons from 3:30–4:30 p.m. for beginners and 4:30-–5:30 p.m. for intermediate. Class size is limited. Five classes for $175.

Or, on Saturday and Sunday, August 3031, take part in ARF’s Dog Obedience Classes. Classes are held at the ARF Adoption Center Saturdays or Sunday mornings at 9 (Basic) and 10 (Intermediate) with Instructor Matthew Posnick. Five classes for $150. Register online at The ARF Adoption Center is located at 90 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott. Call 631-537-0400.

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