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Word on the street is Innersleeve Records in Amagansett is now selling guitar stuff. They’ve picked up a bit of Crossroads Music’s inventory, and are jumping at the chance to bring more music options to their customers. (Crossroads Music is now closed, but Sagaponack resident Jimmy Fallon was the store’s last customer!) Within the next week they’ll be finalizing their guitar stock. So far they’ve put out strings, cases, cables, picks, straps, your usual guitar accessory spread. They’ve also got some stick guitars and a couple of crowd-pleasing ukuleles, for a bit of extra fun. Of course, Innersleeve still has their stellar collection of new and used vinyl ready for you to peruse, as well as music memorabilia, so stop by in the next few weeks and show their new inventory some love. Innersleeve Records is located at 199 Main Street in Amagansett. Call 631-604-6248 for more information.
Mid-January is always a lull in the retail market, and the big businesses are holding sales to compensate and to clear out their winter stock. Now is the perfect time to head to stores like Eddie Bauer, Levi and Loft. Seasonal markdowns are at a peak, and with the winter only halfway done you’ll be able to score some cozy new apparel at a fraction of the price. Drive over to Tanger Outlets in Riverhead to hit all these stores, and get great seasonal deals on top of the already low outlet prices. (200 Tanger Mall Drive, Riverhead)
Grace Coddington signed copies of her newly reissued 2002 book Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue at the Antique Shop on Main Street in Bridgehampton recently. Coddington spent most of the afternoon in conversation with fans and members of the art community. You never know who you’ll run into on
Keep an eye out for the Harmony Café, a new community project underway in Patchogue. The pay-what-you-can Café has earned the support of Hamptons Coffee Company, which will provide free training and supplies to the Café for the first few months of operation. Those behind Harmony hope that the location will become a space for the entire community to share ideas. If you want to support the effort, visit harmonycafeli.org.
The Friends of Rogers Memorial Library Bookshop is open Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Stop by with the family to pick up some of your favorite titles, for as little as $1. The bookshop offers a wide selection, from cookbooks to bestsellers. They also have a great variety of children’s books. All sales benefit the Rogers Memorial Library. The bookshop is in the lower level of Cooper Hall, 91 Coopers Farm Road.
The dry winter air can do a number on your hair, and with all of the post-holiday running around it can be hard to look your best. Luckily, the folks down at John Dillon Salon have you covered. Not only are they offering $35 blowouts on weekdays, but, this month only, they are providing a complimentary conditioning treatment with their highlight service. Now your hair will stay silky smooth all winter long. Find John Dillon Salon on 16 Hill Street in Southampton.
And a word to the wise: Jessica at Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor gives a fabulous head massage as she shampoos. If you’re in the area, take the time to treat yourself. Salon Xavier, 1A Bay St, Sag Harbor 631-725-6400.
Over on the North Fork, you’ll now be able to get your Hampton Coffee fix! Already a favorite in Water Mill, Southampton and Westhampton Beach, the coffee shop opens its new Aquebogue location this weekend. Like its other locations, the Aquebogue storefront once serviced cars, but has been fully transformed into a café and coffee shop. The new location is at 272 Main Road, Aquebogue. For more information, visit hamptoncoffeecompany.com or call 631-779-2862.
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