Shop ’til You Drop: East End Launches, Parties and Shake Ups

Daniel Hirsch, new co-owner of Southampton Books.
Daniel Hirsch, new co-owner of Southampton Books. Photo credit: Stacy Dermont

Support a local by checking out Van Der Muffin’s Jewels (, a line started by a self-taught, emerging jewelry artisan born and raised in Southampton, which is completely handmade. Jewelry artisan Courtney Andrea Fox creates all of her collection’s pieces with the creative inspiration from her most loyal confidante, a 9-year-old English Labrador Retriever named Feisty Tiger Sloane Van Der Muffin. Her pieces are characterized by their use of semi precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, precious metals and unusual vintage gems.

Crossroads Music in Amagansett, a go-to musical supply store for musicians like Chris Martin and Paul McCartney, announced that it will close early next year.

Suffolk Precast just purchased a new truck for the delivery of concrete precast materials and 5% of every delivery charge the truck makes to the surrounding towns will be donated to benefit cancer research. 631-727-4432

hairbanglez turn your hair elastics into stylish bracelets. Need a place to store your hair elastic? Wrap it around a hairbanglez bracelet and it’s secure and fashion-forward. Wrist glam for hairbands— is available from Their original, skinny black bangle remains their most popular—it is made of glossy Lucite.

Start spreading holiday cheer on November 21, between 3 and 7 p.m., and head to Antiques Center Southampton (245 Country Road 39, Southampton) for their holiday party. Wine, cheese, sweets, and a preview of their 4th annual holiday shopping sale (November 22 through December 31) will all be on deck. On November 27, head to the Southampton Historical Museum (17 Meeting House Lane) for their holiday party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All holiday merchandise will be 20% off and you can shop whilst enjoying warm cider and cookies.

Also new is Dee and Ricky’s e-commerce site ( The design duo behind the brand have collaborated with everyone from Marc Jacobs to Casio on artfully unique pieces, and while they’ve been widely sold in Japan for years, their pieces haven’t been all that easy to get in the States. Now they’ve finally launched an e-commerce site so we can all get a piece of their label. Overflowing with whimsical pins, hats and a few other accessories, most items are priced around $50-$60 and make for great holiday buys.

The 2016 Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) Pet Calendar featuring cover art by North Haven’s April Gornik is now on sale at, at the Adoption Center at 91 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott, the ARF Thrift Shop at 17 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, as well as other shops throughout the Hamptons. This desk calendar makes a great gift for the holidays while supporting the cats and dogs at ARF.

Southampton Books has taken over the former BookHampton store on Hampton Road in Southampton! 631-283-0270.

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