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The Hamptons shops

When people are in the Hamptons, they're up with the birds and barefoot all day.
– Barbara Costikyan

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Look beyond the name brand boutiques. There are lots of local shops that reflect the artsy, sporty, antique-loving, design-concscious community at large.

Cavaniola's

  • Sag Harbor, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 89B Division St.
  • Sag Harbor, 11963
  • +1-631-725-0095

A charming, tucked-away country store with a fine assortment of cheese, boutique wine, savory baked goods, and snacks for the perfect sunset patio party.

Melet Mercantile

  • Montauk, Vintage, $$$$ $$$
  • 102 Industrial Rd
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-631-668-9080
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The East End outpost of the NYC collectibles shop is a large and wonderfully overwhelming warehouse for unusual and forgotten objects with a nautical vibe (vintage surfboards, frayed tees, ship lights, etc).

Share With ... Montauk

  • Montauk, Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • 764 Montauk Hwy.
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-631-668-2205
  • | Email

Former Calypso Christianne Celle designer Joelle Klein's chic colletion of fair trade, sustainable, reclaimed, recycled clothing, pottery, and art work in a chameleon-like space (part-time gallery, sometime boutique, collaborative workshop).

Surf Bazaar

  • Montauk, Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • 183 South Edgemere St.
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-631-668-1035
  • | Email

The Surf Lodge boutique may be tiny, but it really packs a big punch with its roster of indie brands (Alexandra Cassaniti, Suno, Jill Platner) that capture surfer vibe. 

Sylvester & Co. Modern General

  • Sag Harbor, Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • 103 Main St.
  • Sag Harbor, 11963
  • +1-631-725-5012

Pick up a cuppa of Red Thread Good coffee as you browse through thoughtfully curated home furnishings, accessories, and apparel.

Wampum Skate Shop

  • Bridgehampton, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 2487 Main St.
  • Bridgehampton, NY, 11932
  • +1-631-537-6007
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Two Montauk brothers create a mini temple to local skateboard culture (their mom is jewelery design Helen Ficalora).

Wellnest

  • Sag Harbor, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 125 Main St.
  • Sag Harbor, NY, 11963
  • +1-631-899-4600
  • | Email

An old sea captain's house has been turned into a zen boutique for gorgeous sustainable homewares, hard-to-find beauty products, apothecary, detox tinctures, and fresh juices. Pick up a schedule for classes at their yoga studio and healing arts center.

Yard Sales

  • Sag Harbor, Market

The Hamptons are full of them, and they're a weekend ritual for many (called "sale-ing" in these parts). Because of old money and old habits, there's tons of unusual stuff to discover: nautical gear, retro bicycles, estate jewelry, vintage board games. Scout them out in the and the local PennySaver.

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