Where do Hamptonites go for back-to-school (and back to work) essentials? Riverhead, of course. Between Tanger Outlets and places like DSW, conveniently located near The Home Depot, Michaels and Best Buy, you can find everything you could possibly need in one afternoon. Current DSW “Fall Faves” include over-the-knee boots, leopard print pumps, “shortie” boots, slip-on sneakers and wedge heels—all on offer from a variety of designers. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse is located at 1500 Old Country Road. Call 631-830-4568 or visit dsw.com.
Make it a day and enjoy lunch or dinner at Turkuaz Grill—quite possibly the best (and only) Turkish cuisine on the East End. Turkuaz is located at 40 McDermott Avenue in Riverhead, right near the Riverhead Aquarium, another must-see during your Riverhead excursion, especially if you’re with kids. The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center is located at 431 E Main Street. Call 631-208-9200 and be sure to visit longislandaquarium.com for daily events, hours and special features.
Tweed’s Restaurant & Buffalo Bar, located at 17 East Main Street in the John J. Sullivan Hotel, is another great option, offering mouth-watering bison specialties, local seafood and historic charm. No time for a sit-down meal? Enjoy a specialty cocktail or glass of North Fork wine at the bar with the Long Island Cheese Board. Call 631-237-8120 or visit tweedsrestaurantriverhead.com.
Dining options are endless, and now with Crooked Ladder’s tasting room and Vines & Hops Café and Tavern, the chill bar scene is thriving. But back to shopping! For the modern, professional woman, Worth New York at Tanger is the perfect place to pick-up key pieces for your work and day-to-night wardrobe. Modern, luxurious and alluring, Worth’s luxury apparel and accessories are well-suited for the discerning woman who always wants to look and feel her best. Right now, all new fall and winter collection items are 50 percent off original prices. Visit Worth New York at Tanger Outlet Center, 1770 West Main Street, Riverhead.
Once you’re at Tanger Outlets, just kick back and enjoy having places like Barneys New York Warehouse, American Eagle, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Gap Outlet, Victoria’s Secret Outlet, Lacoste Outlet, Oakley Vault, Rag and Bone and so, so much more, all in one place. Refuel at Starbucks when necessary. The Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn outlet shops are always a great place for gifts and home items.
Everyone needs back-to-school kicks. This month, look no further than Sneaker Aquarium in Riverhead. With a wide selection of shoes, perfect for gym class or walking down Riverhead’s Main Street. Check out their Facebook page for posts on what’s in stock. Sneaker Aquarium is located at 41 East Main Street. For more info, visit facebook.com/sneaker.aquariumny or call 631-591-3427.
As fall gets underway, the height of hurricane season looms. Protect your home with rolling shutters from Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc. Whether you’re installing new ones or new existing ones serviced, Shade and Shutter Systems is your go-to to keep your home safe. For more information, call 1-800-522-1599 or visit shadeandshutter.com.