An easy drive from Manhattan, the Hamptons—a string of beaches on Long Island—is a favorite summer getaway for New Yorkers looking to escape the city. And it’s easy to see why, with its beautiful beaches, buzzy restaurants, beach-chic hotels and a shopping scene that celebrates old standbys while welcoming of-the-minute pop-ups. Here are a few of our favorite places to go shopping in the Hamptons and pick up anything you may need during your stay, whether it’s a beach read, a bottle of wine or even monogrammed towels.
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Lazy Point (71 Main Street; 631-604-1268): This small boutique carries a diverse mix of fashion and accessories, both new and vintage, including 1970s Navajo turquoise jewelry, beach hats and crocheted clothing.
Love Adorned (156 Main Street; 631-267-7720): This outpost of the beloved Nolita boutique is a go-to for both dainty and statement-making jewelry, apothecary products and home design items like ceramics and throw pillows.
Communitie (156 Main Street; 631-267-5411): After finding success with a shop in Marfa, Texas, fashion designer John Patrick of the label Organic set down roots in the Hamptons in 2017. The well-edited boutique carries hand-woven palm straw hats, cashmere and linen shawls and designs from a range of labels, including Jil Sander, Rick Owens and newcomer Wales Bonner.
Ulla Johnson (4 Amagansett Square; 631-259-7123): This 2019 Amagansett addition is the second brick-and-mortar shop from designer Ulla Johnson (the first is in Manhattan). Shoppers can expect the billowy boho dresses they know and love.
East Hampton Shopping
AERIN (7 Newtown Lane; 631-527-5517): Aerin Lauder’s shop stocks perfect gifts—raffia key chains and pouches, plus candles and picture frames—all displayed alongside pretty caftans, beachwear and home accessories.
Bonne Nuit (55 Main Street; 631-324-7273): Women’s sleepwear (think soft robes and cotton pajamas) come together with super-chic children’s clothes sourced from Europe. Whether you’re shopping for a boy or girl, baby or pre-teen, you’ll find it here.
Bookhampton (41 Main Street; 631-324-4939): New ownership and a renovation have breathed new life into this beloved indie bookshop, filled with a great selection of non-fiction, classic and contemporary literature, as well as children’s and young adult titles. It also hosts a number of author discussions and readings.
Clic (60 Newton Lane; 631-527-7102): Calypso St. Barth’s owner Christiane Celle originally opened this bookstore and gallery as a place to sell art house titles from publishers like Te Neues, Taschen and Aperture, in addition to original artwork and prints. Now, it’s home to much more, including pillows, dishware and other home designs, plus fine jewelry, beachy sandals and flowy dresses.
Loro Piana (45 Main Street; 631-527-2013): This upscale Italian clothing brand is known for its cashmere and wool pieces for men, women and children. It also offers made-to-measure services should you want something extra special.
The Monogram Shop (7 Newtown Lane; 631-329-3379): Valerie Smith owns this long-standing favorite, where you can get anything you want monogrammed—towels, linens, cushions, bathrobes, stationery, you name it.
Sag Harbor Shopping
Canio’s Books (290 Main Street; 631-725-4929): This iconic shop, owned by a photographer and a writer/editor, has kept the Hamptons well-stocked with used and collectible books for the last four decades. Check the calendar for author readings from the likes of Colson Whitehead and poet Grace Schulman.
Cavaniola’s Gourmet (89B Division Street; 631-725-0095): Whether you’re throwing a party or in need of a hostess gift, a stop at this tiny shop is a must. It carries all manner of delicious cheese, plus charcuterie, olive oil and honey. Owners Michael and Tracey Cavaniola also have an adjacent wine store that focuses on small, family-owned producers.
Matta (82 Main Street; 631-899-4219): Look no further than this Main Street boutique for lightweight and beautifully patterned caftans and tunics, as well as accessories like handwoven leather bags.
Onda Beauty (42 Main Street; 631-899-3656): Fans of natural beauty products rejoiced in 2018 when Tribeca’s Onda Beauty opened its doors in the Hamptons. The ahh-inducing shop is stocked with products like de Mamiel facial oil, Salt & Stone natural deodorant and True Botanicals cleanser. You can also book massages and facials.
Ruby Beets (25 Washington Street; 631-899-3275): An old silent movie theater was converted into this beloved home design shop, where you can browse antique and vintage furniture, lighting and other decorative items. The owners also craft their own line of woven rugs and Moroccan pottery.
Urban Zen (16 Main Street; 631-725-6176): All the designs you see in Donna Karan’s boutique were inspired by her regular trips to Africa, Bali, India and beyond. There’s fashion—everything from suede vests to draped jersey pants—as well as home goods like hand-woven baskets from Colombia and Rwanda and carved wooden bowls from Haiti.
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Carleen Ligozio (16 Jobs Lane; 631-204-0104): Ligozio, a former buyer for Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue, stocks her boutique with Allegra Hicks wrap dresses, Susan van der Linde appliqué hats and jewelry by Elizabeth Brady.
Cremieux (14 Jobs Lane; 631-259-3812): Men will look their preppiest after a spree at this elegant boutique, which carries all manner of crisp, button-down shirts, cotton chinos and colorful polo shirts.
HomeNature (6 Main Street; 631-287-6277): This furniture company began more than two decades ago in nearby Amagansett, with the goal of creating designs with natural materials, such as wool rugs that are handwoven in Nepal and one-of-a-kind coffee tables made from teak.
Mecox Gardens (257 County Road 39A, Southampton, 631-287-5015): Mecox’s super stylish collection of antique and reproduction furniture makes it a popular stop for those looking to spruce up their Hamptons home. The brand has locations across the country, but none can top the company’s flagship in Southampton, where the beautiful garden displays spread out over three acres.
Michelle Farmer Collaborate (10A Jobs Lane; 631-604-1850): Michelle Farmer made a name for herself in 2007, with her by-appointment jewelry boutique in East Hampton. Now, her Southampton store, a joint venture with her husband Peter, offers bespoke and ready-to-wear fashion, accessories and jewelry.
One Kings Lane (11 Jobs Lane; 631-283-0590): The furniture and design brand’s latest shop is set inside a 19th-century former library. Inside, furniture, tableware, gifts and bedding are on display—and you can take advantage of a complimentary design consultation with an expert.
Tenet (91 Main Street; 631-377-3981): Big Sur meets the Hamptons at this edgy store that stocks stylish clothes for both men and women. Vintage surfboards line the walls, complementing the superbly sourced collection with standouts from Isabel Marant, Golden Goose and Acne.
Bluestone Lane Beach Collective (786 Montauk Highway; 718-374-6858): Most people think of Bluestone Lane as just an Aussie coffeeshop, but its Montauk location doubles as a retail boutique that aims to introduce visitors to Australian brands like Matteau Swim (swimwear), Mara & Mine (women’s shoes) and State of Escape (totes and bags).
Cynthia Rowley (696 Montauk Highway; 631-668-8077): Rowley—a longtime Montauk resident—celebrates her love for surfing at her beloved boutique, which carries her colorful wetsuits, cover-ups, rash guards and bathing suits.
Share With (764 Montauk Highway #A; 631-668-2205): A former Calypso designer owns this cozy shop that focuses on sustainable and ethical fashion. Head here for wrap dresses, ikat-patterned pants and other beach-ready styles.
R09M (533 West Lake Drive; 631-668-7000): Pronounced Room 9, this concept shop is located in a guest room of Haven Montauk and features an in-house collection of cool tee-shirts and hoodies, plus more luxury picks, designer vintage and finds from around the world.
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— Kyle Kucharski and Brooke Porter Katz