As temperatures dip, shopping needs—and wants—change. Here are 10 things that are probably already on your mind this fall, and where to find them.
The Farmer’s Almanac says we’re in for a chilly winter. Embrace the cool-weather necessities you’ll need for mucking around the yard with the Wolverine 1000 Mile boots for men and the Acne Pistol boots for women. Both available at Tenet, 91 Main Street in Southampton. Call 631-377-3981 or visit tenetshop.com.
Ahh, there’s no time like autumn for curling up with a cup of tea and a good read. New to shelves this month is Design in the Hamptons (Monacelli Press), a beautiful coffee table book by Anthony Iannacci with photographs offering glimpses of 19 private houses in the Hamptons and the architects and interior designers behind them. Available at BookHampton in Southampton and East Hampton and at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach.
Nothing says fall like the glorious return of New York gallery openings, major museum exhibitions and important contemporary art auctions. Out on the East End, there’s never a shortage. Through October 14, Harper’s Books, at 87 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, is showing Enoc Perez, one of the hottest contemporary artists on the scene. Perez’s 2013 monograph is also available at Harper’s. More drawn to black and white photography? Tripoli Gallery in Southampton has an exhibition of beautiful seascapes by master photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, through October 21, at 30a Jobs Lane in Southampton.
And new vinyl, for that matter. Innersleeve Records has Jack White’s latest album, Lazaretto, which has all kinds of special vinyl-only features—like one side playing from the outside in and the other side playing from inside out; a spinning hologram; and the first track having two starting points which come together at the middle of the song. Another local favorite is the Black Keys’ Turn Blue and, in the vintage milieu, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, is always a fave. Innersleeve Records has two locations: 199 Main Street in Amagansett (open 7 days) and 5 Wharf Street in Sag Harbor (open Fri–Sun). Call 631-604-6248 or visit innersleeverecords.com.
Fall weekends aren’t just for home time—shopping and mini-vacations are a must. Whether heading upstate to see the foliage or for a day of apple picking on the North or South Fork, Hamptonites travel in style. GiGi New York, the family-owned leather handbag and accessories boutique, brings us the Hamptons Travel Tote Collection in a variety of fun colors with separate insert bags for your laptop, phone and keys. GiGi New York is located at 28 Jobs Lane in Southampton. Visit giginewyork.com.
Custom Metal Work
Springs-based artist James DeMartis will create anything your home could need out of metal. All pieces are handmade on the East End. Consider a curtain rod, staircase, tables, outdoor furniture, fences and more. View his work at jamesdemartis.com.
After three months in the sun, you may notice your skin looking a little lackluster—and your home can instantly be transformed into a personal day spa! Rehydrate and rejuvenate with a luxurious facial from Geomare Wellness Center, located at 80 White Street in Southampton. Visit geomarewellnesscenter.com or call 631-287-9352 to find out which facial is best suited for your skin’s needs. Bonus: you’ll regain your serenity, too! Keep that glow going with a fabulous at-home mask like Dr. Hauschka’s Hydrating Mask, available at Second Nature Markets, 70 Main Street in Southampton and 41 Newtown Lane in East Hampton; as well as at Provisions, 7 Main Street in Sag Harbor.
The classic outdoor look isn’t just for summertime decór any longer—the golden wood takes on a particularly warm glow in the light of East End autumn. Combining quality craftsmanship with exceptional style and durability, a Kingsley-Bate teak bench and chairs surrounding a matching table offer both a focal point for your fall garden and an inviting sitting area on a crisp afternoon or night. Visit Dodds & Eder at 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-1175 or visit doddsandederhome.com.
Sleep soundly with organic bedding from Bliss Sleep Center in Water Mill. Consider an organic mattress, mattress pad or blanket. Kids’ products are also available. The mattresses are 100% organic wool or 100% pure virgin lambs wool from New Zealand. Visit Bliss Sleep Center at 103 Hayground Road in Water Mill. Call 631-885-0075 or visit blisssleepcenter.com.
Wine & Cheese
Home entertaining during the fall often focuses on serving our local bounty, and wine and cheese make the perfect pair to offer. For the cheese, try the local farmstead cheeses from Mecox Bay Dairy—right in Bridgehampton. With a small herd of Jersey cows, Mecox makes the delicious Shawondasee—a semi-hard cheese that’s mild with a subtle nutty flavor—as well as the rich and creamy Atlantic Mist. Available at The Green Thumb in Water Mill, North Sea Farms, Schiavoni’s IGA in Sag Harbor, the Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck and Eataly (for the Manhattanites in need of a fix). For more retailers, visit mecoxdairy.com. As for the wine, there’s no one perfect choice from Long Island ]Wine Country, but a stand-out for any occasion is Macari Merlot, from the New York Wine & Food Classic 2014 Winery of the Year. Visit Macari at 150 Bergen Avenue in Mattituck. Call 631-298-0100 or visit macariwines.com.