Shopping & Style

Shop ‘Til You Drop: Getting Spruced Up, Hamptons-style

Coming soon to a town near you: limited time shopping events, handmade home goods and new boutiques to spruce up Main Street. The summer is at its peak, and the Hampton’s shopping scene shows no sign of cooling down.

On Friday, August 5, East Hampton’s finest retailers will remain open until 6 p.m. on Main Street with special sales, gifts, trunk shows, music and drinks, for the 6th Annual Shop at SunsetCheck out the exclusive merchandise, and feel great about your purchases: a portion of the evening proceeds will benefit The Retreat, the East End’s only domestic violence services agency.

La Maisonette in Sag Harbor is now selling Melissa Bamber Home pillows. Melissa Bamber is a textile designer whose designs fit beautifully with any Hamptons home. All pillow designs are hand drawn by Bamber, then scanned and silkscreened. Her designs range from Victorian vintage to modern graphic, each pillow a work of art on its own. Her handmade “Sailor’s Ruin” pillows are inspired by vintage tattoos, and are a perfect touch for any room nautical, edgy or eclectic. All textile production is done in New York City. View more Melissa Bamber home designs at, or stop by La Maisonette at 133 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

On Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guild Hall will host their annual Clothesline Art Sale. Nearly 400 East End artists will be showing their work, and selling them for affordable prices. Prices will range from $75to $2,200. Proceeds are split 50/50 between artists and Guild Hall. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Visit to find out more.

Estée Lauder sent a generous sample of their new Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss Parfum in a cool spray bottle. It’s a heady scent mix with spicy notes that make it feel tasteful and timeless. One could easily wear it to office or ocean. Find it at Macy’s in the Hampton Bays Shopping Center, 190 West Montauk Highway, offers it in two sizes.

Hampton Sun sent a bottle of their SPF 30 Lotion. With Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil, it feels more like a body lotion than a sunscreen. The delicate signature scent, Privet Bloom, is subtle and sweet, but not overpowering. Their SPF 55 water resistant sunscreen mist is also a fabulous option, a must for any beach bag. Visit to get yours today.

New Kid on the Block

Taste the East End, a new boutique, has opened at 489 East Main Street in downtown Riverhead. The store features food, home décor, jewelry, art, and more, all from local vendors and artisans. Located adjacent to the Hyatt Place Long Island/East End hotel and part of the resort campus including the Long Island Aquarium and Treasure Cove Resort Marina, the boutique will allow visitors to the area to purchase local items to get that taste of all the east end has to offer. Call 631-727-2686 for more information.

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