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Store Highlight: East Hampton

  • The summer season at our East Hampton store has kicked off, with sidewalks, restaurants, and beaches starting to fill up again. Store Manager Philip, who grew up in town, talks about what’s going on at the shop:

    What do you love about the shop and neighborhood?
    I like the beachy vibe of the shop and being out of the city full time, expecially off season, can be pretty amazing. It’s a beautiful place to visit, with gorgeous beaches, great restaurants, local farmers markets and boutiques.  People always comment that the shop feels particularly warm and inviting. We’re lucky to have such a great team working here.

    What are some items that customers love?
    There seems to be something that appeals to everyone at this shop – we have a lot of variety. Etoile by Isabel Marant is a favorite here, and guys love the suede N.D.C. espadrilles. Our signature shirts are always popular.  Clients also love our SA beach blankets which have been in high demand, especially since Memorial Day weekend. It’s a great item to grab and go before cruising down to the beach.

    Other popular vendors here include Wings + Horns, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, and Engineered Garments for the guys. On the ladies side, Whit, Ace & Jig, and our jewelry selection is quite popular.

    What are you really excited about this season?
    I’m excited that the season has begun! It’s been a long winter out here and it’s nice to see both new and familiar faces. In terms of clothing, I’m really excited about our Oliver Short. It’s great to wear with a simple tee or dress up with a blazer (the Oliver Suit Jacket) and a pair of loafers. We just received the standless collar shirts in an array of colors – I might be boring but I love the white. It’s very light and breathable for hot Summer nights and you can’t go wrong with a classic white button-down. I’m also really enjoying the bumble bee print, which is fun. It’s also available in the women’s collection.

    Another line that’s looking really good right now is Wings + Horns. The Five Pocket Cord Pant fits very well since it’s a bit of a tapered cut, but not too tapered that it’s uncomfortable like a skinny fit. They also do the softest T-shirts, great classic sweaters, and hoodies. Levi’s Vintage also came out with a great fitting pant, the 519 Bedford which is also a straight leg fit and available in an ivory and brownish color. They look like mini-cords from afar but they are actually a jean-like material.

    What are some of your favorite spots in the neighborhood?
    I grew up out here so I’m used to the beaches – I’m pretty much a beach bum come summertime so if I’m not at work, that’s where I’ll be. Main Beach is pretty popular to the tourists that come out here, mainly because they have a deck area where they serve food and ice cream, and have bathrooms. I’m happy wherever I go just as long as there’s sand, sun and the ocean. There are some pretty amazing restaurants out on the East End. I had a birthday dinner at East Hampton Point one year and it was phenomenal. It’s on 3 Mile Harbor Road and the ambiance is just so relaxing and peaceful. It’s right on the marina where you can sit on the back deck for dinner and enjoy the gorgeous view. They have great seafood and the steak is amazing. The décor also captures the feel of the surroundings with a huge steering wheel for a boat by the bar. You can also drive out to the Fish Farm or The Dock in Montauk for some of the best steamers, clam chowder, etc., etc. Or, you can go fishing for your own dinner.

    Thanks to Philip for sharing his picks. If you’re in town, come by and say hello at 75 Main Street.

    This entry was posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 5:34 pm and is filed under In the Neighborhood, Photos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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