Shop ‘Til You Drop: Independence Day Weekend Shopping

The Milk Pail in Water Mill
The Milk Pail in Water Mill. Photo credit: Jarno Huttunen

Our American forefathers fought the tyranny of taxation without representation with muskets, swords and pitchforks. And wouldn’t any of those items look great over your Hamptons stone fireplace?

It’s about shopping, people! Celebrating your American heritage with every dollar and piece of plastic you have! Charge!

Looking for hostess gift ideas that will keep getting you invited back to the East End? Check these out: The Butter from Tan-Luxe landed in the Dan’s Papers editorial offices last week with a pleasant thud. This “illuminating tanning butter” is no doubt moisturizing, but we fell in love with its scent—it smells so money! Then there’s Tan-Luxe’s The Gloss which is truly a rich bronzer, as in lots of metallic shimmering bits to enrich your skin’s shine—in the form of a giant crayon. Color us happy.

Want your outfit to sparkle like a roman candle in the night sky? Check out philanthropist and art collector Clarissa Bronfman’s signature jewelry line at her exclusive POP UP Collective in Southampton. This shopping experience has all you need to live the full Hamptons lifestyle. For its third year, the collective will include a blend of lifestyle and beauty brands such as Ala von Auersperg, ALT for Living, By Terry Makeup and Skincare and FashionHaus. The shop will be open through Labor Day, so make sure to stop by while you still can.

The popular Milk Pail Fresh Market in Water Mill is out of apples—until the Zestars come back in mid-August. But they have plenty of other produce and foodstuffs including their famous apple cider, donuts, local meat and finely aged cheeses and gifts like handmade woolen cat toys, potted flowers and beach glass art. 1346 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 631-537-2565,


North Fork Craft Gallery at The Shoppes at Eastwind is proud to provide a creative retail display space for Long Island craft artists to showcase their work. The gallery is currently home to over 70 local artisans, featuring items from all media, including  jewelry, pottery, wood, sculpture, textiles, photography, dolls, art and stained glass, metal work and more. The Gallery also includes a specially curated section of fair trade and vintage crafts and beads. Visitors are sure to find a unique gift for themselves or someone special with prices starting at just $5.  Meet a different craft artist every Saturday in July & August from 12–2 p.m. 5768 Route 25A, Suite P2, Wading River, 631-886-2888,

A Brazilian boutique is making waves in the Hamptons. Say olá to popular swimwear brand Agua de Coco. The swimwear brand by Liana Thomaz will open its first international location with a pop-up shop in East Hampton. Not only can you shop for exotic swimwear, but fellow Brazilian brand Tidelli Outdoor Living will also have its products for sale at the popup. This is a great way to see Tidelli contemporary design accessories and outdoor furniture. You’ll also have a chance to experience the award winning Painho High Back chair. The popup will run through September, but head there now to enjoy the luxury lifestyle looks all summer long. 20 Main Street, East Hampton.

Sugarfina is the candy store you’ve always dreamed of: A chic boutique filled with delicious, gourmet sweets that are just as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. And now you can find Sugarfina and their new Rosé All Day and 24K Gold Rosé All Day candy at their very first Hamptons pop-up at 68 Main Street in Southampton.

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