Shop ‘Til You Drop: Back-to-School and Late Summer Fashions

Well, here it is mid-August, and it’s time to start thinking about and shopping for back-to-school and late summer/early fall fashions. Let’s do some serious shopping!

Accents by J. Tortorella, 296 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, is having their “Summer Clearance Sale,” August 18-21. Everything in the store will be 15% to 50% off, and, in addition, Accents will be giving up to $1,000 off on acrylic spas. They carry a full line of pool and spa chemicals, maintenance equipment, patio umbrellas and stands, gravity chairs, hammocks and stands, auto cleaners, Polaris and Aquabot parts and goggles, plus pool, backyard and beach games, inflatables and toys! There is still a large selection of floats and beach chairs to choose from…and if you mention you read this sale in my column, “Shop ‘til You Drop,” you will get an extra 5% off on everything except the spas.

Alice+Olivia, by Stacey Bendet, 58 Jobs Lane, Southampton, is featuring a preview of “The Kelly,” by Kelly Killoren Bensimon Jewelry Collection, Saturday, August 20, from 4-7 p.m. Kelly will be there so join them for cupcakes, cocktails and Sno-Cones!

Just in time for a jump start for holiday shopping, stop in at Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry Collection Boutique, 27 Main Street, Southampton, on Sunday and Monday, August 21 and 22, for the debut of her new catalogue, Book VI.

Hildreth’s Home Goods, 51 Main Street and 15 West Main Street, Southampton, and 109 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, is featuring their “Hamptons Essentials Sale” on down blend slipcovered chairs, loveseats, sofas, Queen sleepers and sectionals…all ready to be delivered at substantial savings. The holidays are coming, go for it! Call 1-800-inc-1842.www.hildreths.com

The Fine Art Auction Gallery, 16 Hill Street, Southampton, is having a “Divorce Auction” featuring private fine art collection, original paintings, master graphics, drawings and estate carpets. The auction starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 21 at the gallery, with a preview at 1 p.m. Prominent Properties Sotheby’s is offering the real estate. For information call 1-866-781-8154.

At Banana Republic, Bridgehampton Commons, look for an exclusive for card members only, 25% off your entire purchase when you use your Banana Republic, Gap or Old Navy credit card…online and in-store. This deal ends on August 21. While you are there look for the limited edition of their Mad Men Collection.

London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton, and ARF are gearing up for a memorable event on Friday, August 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come out to support The Pet Project, stop in have a cocktail and leave with a best friend….This exclusive evening includes special guest Dr. Rhonda Parker, State Chair of AVRAL (Alabama Voters For Responsible Animal Legislation). There will be raffle prizes, a silent auction, vendors with pet portraits, books and, most important, an Adoptathon with ARF animals! My good friend Ellen Silverberg, of Pet Portraits will be there to say hi!

Get shopping at Kate Solomon of Babo Botanicals and Steven Alan’s event in support of Edible Schoolyard NYC at a private sale with summer inspired treats at the Steven Alan Store, 75 Main Street, East Hampton, Thursday, August 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. Edible Schoolyard NYC builds urban gardens in public schools across New York. Steven Alan and Babo Botanicals products will be sold at 50% off just for this event with 100% of the Babo proceeds going directly to the charity. There will be signed Alice Waters cookbooks, Edible Schoolyard NYC totes and so much more. Get out there to support this great event….

Are you ready for this one? Put this one on your back-to-school shopping calendar because it’s an up-to-70% off “Blow Out Sale” on Roberta Freymann and Roberta Roller Rabbit items, plus warehouse specials, at the Southampton store only, 53d Jobs Lane, starting August 25. A third Roberta location is included in this sale at Ro’s Market, 764 Montauk Highway, Montauk (yes Montauk!). The shop is open seven days a week…for information call 631-259-2566 or visit www.robertafreymann.com and www.robertarollerrabbit.com.

Hot Off The Press: The stylish owner of Gold Bar and Surf Lodge, Jayma Cordoso, will host the first ever trunk show with the iconic shop New York Vintage out east at the Jarlath Mellett interior design shop, 255 Main Street, Amagansett. Jarlath and New York Vintage owner Shannon Hoey will team up to curate a collection that will be available and open to the public for purchase, Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, Sunday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New York Vintage has dressed such well-known style icons as Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker and carries classic designers such as YSL, Chanel and Valentino, alongside beautiful fully crafted antique furniture and more. Sponsored by Veuve Cliquot, the sale will kick off with a private cocktail party on Friday, August 19, and a portion of all the proceeds from the weekend sale will go to the Red Cross to support their relief efforts in Somalia.

If you have been hearing the song by Bonnie Lee Sanders on WLNG called “Under the Montauk Moon,” from her new CD album “Old Montauk,” you will find the new CD package in shops and motels throughout the Hamptons and Montauk as of August 19. Bonnie will be signing her CDs…look for locations and more details in the Montauk Pioneer.

Until next week. Ciao and Happy Shopping!

If you have any questions or your shop is having a sale, new inventory, a re-opening or you are opening a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at Shoptil@danspapers.com or NewKids@danspapers.com I will be happy to get the word out!

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