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Shop ’til You Drop: Shopping Around Water Mill’s Finest

Next time you’re in Water Mill, whether for a visit to Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center performance lab or to brush up on local history at the Water Mill Museum, consider making a day of it—with lunch at Hampton Coffee Company’s café and a little shopping in between.

My excitement over farmstand fruits and veggie shopping hit a record high last week at The Green Thumb. Water Mill’s organic, local farm stand had the most delicious blueberries imaginable. Inside the market, stock up on your raw chia seeds, organic greenhouse-grown herbs, cheese from Mecox Bay Dairy and Catapano Dairy Farm, honey, coffee roasted on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation and baked goods to bring to the next summer BBQ. Stop by 829 Montauk Highway, Water Mill and visit to learn more.

Having guests later tonight? Pick up a few bottles from Southampton Wines at Water Mill. Call ahead and Southampton Wines will have your order ready for pickup! Save this in your phone: 631-726-2712,

Save Khaki United, also located in the shops at 760 Montauk Highway, is a men’s lifestyle brand. Laid-back, S.K.U. products speak to the minimalist man. Fabrics are washed and dyed to the point of broken-in comfort and everything is manufactured in the continental U.S.A., supporting family-owned factories like Fall River Knitting.

Surf Panda. You’ve driven past, seen the sign, but have you been inside? The eco-conscious shop has ultra-comfy men’s and women’s tees, “après surf” hoodies and loungewear, and surf gear like boardshorts and rashguards. Most everything is red, black and white so you mix and match with ease. Kids’ clothes, hats and accessories are embellished with the simple and sleek panda logo—their symbol of goodwill, sportsmanship and environmental awareness. Pick up a bamboo longboard for some fun back at home. 760 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Call 631-726-0606 or visit

Fans of SoulCycle will attest to their calorie-torching and endorphin-revving spin classes. One SoulCycle session will leave your legs and glutes ready for the beach without a further ounce of exercise for the rest of the weekend. Ok, you might want to go for yoga and walking, but you get the idea. SoulCycle is located at 760 Montauk Highway. Call 631-324-6610 or visit for class schedules, pricing and more.

No doubt you’ll feel good after a visit to SoulCycle, but if you want to look good too, Helmut Lang has the solution. With clothes for men and women—and shoes to die for—end the Hamptons season looking like a million bucks. The chic leather may be a fall staple, but if the weather continues to be as prematurely cool as it has been, it’ll be en vogue before you know it.

After all that shopping and exercise, unwind and pamper yourself at Serenity Nails, located at 670 Montauk Highway. Call 631-726-4696 to schedule an appointment or just walk right in. In between manicures, revive those hands with a rich, hydrating crème like Dermelect Cosmeceuticals “Timeless Anti-Aging Daily Hand Treatment.” Made with ProSina TM Protein Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid, GABA, Emblica, collagen and papaya extract, the lotion locks in moisture. Available online at

Nice Laundry just sent us a fabu box o’ colorful men’s socks—their “Trailblazer Sock Pack” of six pairs is a rainbow of wear-it-proud sockness—enough for a week (if you stay in bed all day one day of the week). Get this, they recycle your old socks and provide you with brand new ones (each package comes with a prepaid shipping label) and give you 15–20% discounts on future pairs of socks for recycling your old socks. They provide you with stylish socks, in season-appropriate colors, for just $6/pair.

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