Shop ’til You Drop: Marching into Spring Shopping on the East End

Stitch Southampton, Nugent Street.
Stitch Southampton, Nugent Street. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

Who’s ready for a little spring cleaning? March is the perfect time to go through your closets and get rid of things—making space for the new season’s must-haves. We make the most of the ongoing cold weather to do this sort of thing. Pretty soon, we’ll be outside basking in the warmth of the sunlight.

Stitch Southampton is pleased to announce that it will host a Clothing Swap Night on March 12 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. to celebrate its 5th anniversary. Guests are invited to bring in their gently used clothing, accessories and fur coats to swap with others attending the Swap Night. The evening will feature makeup (bring your own) and hair styling and advice by Vera Barron, a personal styling session with wardrobe expert and style coach Carmen Adriana, a silent auction, and refreshments. Stitch specializes in chic feminine resort wear for women and offers made-in-New York clothing of specialty fabrics, unique wraps, jewelry and hats, as well as tailoring and alterations. Custom clothing design and restyling of furs are also performed on premises. Rush services available. For more info, call Stitch at 631-377-3993 or visit Stitch, 22 Nugent Street, Southampton.

Have you heard? Collette’s Basement is here to stay! The remodeling sale entitles shoppers to 65% off during the entire month of March. Stop by Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or Sunday, noon–5 p.m. and browse the collection of fabulous vintage and designer finds. Collette’s Basement, 10 Main Street, Southampton. 631-283-1867.

Southampton Inn celebrates the Town of Southampton’s 375th Anniversary Year with special offers and events in 2015. Set within several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. For more info visit

For folks in the city, on Monday, March 16 the Madoo in Manhattan second annual Robert Dash garden design lecture will take place at 6 p.m. at 564 Park Avenue. Belgium-based landscape architect Peter Wirtz, CEO of Wirtz International, will speak about the importance of horticulture knowledge in garden design. His day-to-day connection with plants and soil is a key source of inspiration and knowledge. According to Madison Cox’s book The Gardener’s Garden, “Wirtz’s use of clipped hedges to define spaces and focus views recalls great landscape designers such as André LeNôtre. It has become widely recognized as his trademark and is made more contemporary by being combined with perfectly proportioned, mown lawns, reflective pools, gravel paths and borders full of massed plantings. Wirtz Gardens are constant: they work as well in winter months as they do in summer.” A cocktail reception will follow. Be sure to RSVP at or by calling 631-537-8200. The event is sponsored by Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House.


Halsey Farm & Nursery Inc. Beth Halsey reports that her family’s farmstand on Deerfield Road (near the intersection with Head of Pond Road) in Water Mill is currently under reconstruction to double its retail space in order to allow shoppers more room to navigate and to be able to offer even more of their our own produce. She says, “The original building was built in 1992 and we just outgrew it. Every year we add a few new veggies and we rarely drop any!” Re-opening in June. Halsey Farm & Nursery, Inc., 513 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, 631-726-4843,

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