By Faith Hope Consolo
The summer is upon us, and now is the time to escape the heat by heading for the beach! Of course, those in the fashionable know head straight to the playgrounds at the Hamptons, which boast a number of new stores and restaurants to serve seasonal visitors.
In East Hampton, Christopher Kaufmann’s jewels brighten 37B Main Street. Haute Hippie has opened its first permanent area shop at 20 Newtown Lane. Alice & Olivia has opened at 48 Main Street (Newtown Lane). Sam Edelman returns to 46 Main Street. Those needing a second – or fifth – swimsuit can visit Everything But Water at 66 Newtown Lane. Dylan Lauren’s Dylan’s Candy Bar returns to satisfy your sweet tooth at 52 Main Street. Women’s apparel designer Nili Lotan has signed for a permanent shop at 38 Main Street. Intermix debuted at 87 Main Street. Magaschoni offers designers including Missoni, Chloe and Givenchy at 2 Newtown Lane. Sneakerology relocated from Bridgehampton Commons to serve runners at 2 Main Street. The Retreat of East Hampton has opened a second thrift shop, Retreat Boutique Too, at 30 Park Place in East Hampton Village. Earlier this year, Nancy & Co.’s high-end women’s clothing and accessories opened at 62 The Circle. Theodora & Callum’s first area shop is at 55 Main Street. Fine home furnishings from Sweden debut at Lexington, 73 Main Street. Linde Gallery (art and fashion) is now permanent at 25A & B Newtown Lane. Spa and beauty services can be found at The Beauty Bar, 66 Newtown Lane, and M Salon, 64 Park Place.
Amazing baked goods will be available beginning July 4 at Mary’s Marvelous, 107 Newtown Lane. Dolce Nirvana sells desserts out of the Dreesen’s Catering location at Lumber Lane. The Mediterranean-themed Andrra restaurant has taken the former Boathouse space at 39 Gann Road. MePa highlight Brasserie Beaumarchais comes east to 44 Three Mile Harbor Road. An equestrian theme and fresh cuisine can be found at The Hamptons Players Club, 103 Montauk Highway. Barbecue, naturally, is the specialty at The Millers BBQ, 282 Pantigo Road. Smokin’ Wolf, 221 Pantigo Road, brings back the barbecue from the much-missed Turtle Crossing. The former Claws-on-Wheels is now Hampton Seafood Company in East Hampton Village.
In Southampton, C. Wonder has taken 5 Main Street. Haute Hippie returns with its pop-up at 66 Jobs Lane. Local legend Stevenson's Toy Shop has moved to 69 Jobs Lane. Bespoke Global’s first brick-and-mortar shop is at 46 Jobs Lane for the summer. In addition to its East Hampton Store, Nancy & Co. has a second unit at 89 Jobs Lane. Helmut Lang has come to 100 Main Street for the season.Intermix opened its seasonal shop early at 64 Main Street. Biba Southampton, 40 Hill Street, returns for the summer with unique clothing and accessories. James Fairchild (yes, of the publishing family) has created a stunning concept shop at 619 Hampton Road. Ruby & Jenna’s latest shop is at 60 Jobs Lane.
Crave Greek food? Find it at Nammos Estiatorio, 136 Main Street. Another option is Greek Bites Grill, 1746 County Road 39. The 30-room Capri Hotel has reopened, and features Nobu, and Cynthia Rowley, The Shop at Capri, at 281 County Road 39A.
In Sag Harbor, Marie Eiffel opens a second boutique (the first is on Shelter Island) at 78 Main Street. Pepalajefa will offer gourmet takeout at 7 Main Street. The Bell & Anchor is the latest from David Loewenberg and Sam McCleland at 3253 Noyac Road. Muse relocates from Water Mill to Muse in the Harbor, 16 Main Street. Monc XIII offers furniture and home decor at 40 Madison Street.
In Montauk, Cashmere queen Minnie Rose is opening its first store, a summer pop-up, at The Montauk Beach House. Small plates of American cuisine can be found at Swallow East, 474 West Lake Drive. Sammys is the newest from Sam Joyce at 448 West Lake Drive. Beer and seafood are the highlights at Zum Schneider MTK, 4 South Elmwood Avenue. Byron at the Surf Lodge features grilled items and pasta from Australian chef Chris Rendell at 183 Edgemere Street. Momofuku Milk Bar adjoins Cynthia Rowley’s shop at 696 Montauk Highway. The Coast is the latest seafood restaurant at 41 South Euclid Avenue. The Montauk Beach House (55 South Elmwood Avenue) will open to the public on June 22.
In Bridgehampton, Michelle Farmer Collaborate offers unique gifts and resortwear at 2491 Montauk Highway. After more than 17 years on Main Street in Sag Harbor, Java Nation has moved to 112 Maple Lane. Tom Colicchio’s hotel/restaurant Topping Rose House will open late this summer at 1 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Osteria Salina’s Sicilian cuisine is at 95 School Street.
In Riverhead, Coming soon to Tanger Factory Outlets are Columbia Sportwear Company and H&M. The long-shuttered Suffolk Theater could reopen by the end of the year.
In Wainscott, Upscale grocer Whole Foods Market will open a season market on Montauk Highway, not far from where Wainscott Hardware has debuted to serve area owners and renters. The East Hampton Studio (77 Industrial Road) has opened offering media space for television and film production, art shows, and private events.
Elsewhere, Gourmet treats are available again at The Sagg General Store at 542 Sagg Main Street in Sagaponack.Sotto Sopra offers exceptional northern Italian fare at 231 Main Street, Amagansett. Cowfish has grilled fare at 258 East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. General store Good Westhampton, 141 Main Street in, yes, Westhampton, features clothing, toys, kitchen items and candy. The former Chowder Pot Pub in Greenport has a new owner (Terry Harwood of the Vine Street Café on Shelter Island) and a new name, Blue Canoe Oyster Bar.
Happy Summer and Happy Shopping!