Every year, and this is the 36th annual Hampton Classic, this event gets bigger and better than the year before, offering patrons and fans more than ever, especially the shopping. At the beautiful Boutique Garden, the Hampton Classic features more than 70 boutiques from all over the country, even Europe, selling everything from tack and equestrian goods to clothing, jewelry, furniture and gift items. The shops offer an unusual range of articles from a unique adult sized rocking horse by Pucci Manuli, to designer shoes by Sam Edelman and fun sports equipment by Khanh Sports, East Hampton. The Hampton Classic’s Souvenirs booth always offers an extensive variety of items from T-shirts and sweatshirts to jackets, the annual poster, cups, mugs, notepads and more. Automobile display tents in the Boutique Garden include Jaguar and Land Rover. (I’ll take one of each!) Get your groove on and let’s shop the Boutiques in the Garden at the Hampton Classic. [expand]
Here are just a few of the many vendors that will be available during the entire Hampton Classic and happy to help you choose a gift for yourself, or for that perfect person in your life…
For starters, check out the Cashmere Outlet’s booth, whose East Hampton and Southampton shops are always stocked with fine Scottish and Italian cashmeres for men and women, as well as items for the home at discount prices. www.thecashmereoutlet.com
For a very nice collection of equestrian jewelry designed in the spirit of the sport, stop at Catherine Canino Jewelry. Also visit: www.caninojewelry.com
Every year Der Dau Custom Boots & Shoes has a larger selection of custom-made boots and shoes.
Imagine all the way from Ireland, come Dubarry of Ireland, for stylish waterproof, breathable leather boots and shoes along with a fall clothing collection for ladies and gentlemen.
AEON New York, from Melville, boasts a combination of products and styles not duplicated by any other company in the world. “That may be why we possess a mix of retail customers as unorthodox as they are traditional, and as practical as they are luxurious.” www.graphicimage.com
Alessandro Albanese Inc., Via La Loggia, 43, 10048 Vinouo – TORNO Italy – Equestrian apparel at its best!
Marders, Bridgehampton, for a world too full of sameness. Landscaping, retail garden shop and 100% organic property care. www.marders.com
Koochi Ku, Brookline, Massachusetts. One of a kind women’s boiled wool jackets, coats, and vests and wool and vegetable tanned leather handbags, totes, and purses along with children’s reversible boiled wool coats; wool scarves and blankets.
Mikelle Design, New York offers medium to high-end jewelry that is elegant but earthy, sterling, 18K, tribal, Indian, antique and more. www.mikelledesign.com
mygofer.com is a source to buy groceries, household essentials, TVs, grills and much more right from www.mygofer.com. Then get your purchases exactly how you want them the same day through curbside pick-up or home delivery. www.mygofer.com
Outback Survival Gear & Saratoga Saddlery, Saratoga Springs, features Equestrian lifestyle products from around the world. www.saratogasaddlery.com
Sam Edelman, New York. Season after season, Sam Edelman creates trend-on and imaginative must-have shoes that are seen everywhere from the hottest fashion magazines to the soles of celebrities, capturing the attention of women worldwide. A must-shop-stop.
Sonia O’Mara Design, New York. Inspired designs from original art toile handbags, and home accessories featuring original drawings of local scenes. The Hampton Toile and the New York City Toile, all products are handmade, in the U.S. www.soniaomara.com
The Lily Home, a Division of Fresh Design Group, Inc., Long Island. This collection combines fine and rare antique French and German textiles with today’s fabrics to create one-of-a-kind pieces. All of The Lily Home collection designs are hand sewn in the U.S., most in Northport, Long Island. Their collections appear in the finest homes in the Hamptons, Manhattan and Long Island’s North Shore, Nantucket, Boston, Texas and California. Also offering design services for individual pieces and larger projects. www.TheLilyHome.com
Unlimited Earthcare, Bridgehampton. Look for books, vases, stools, torches, candles, seats, and sculptures. The Unlimited Earthcare Concept Store is filled with fabulous unique designer garden accents. www.unlimitedearthcare.com
vineyard vines, Southampton, offers lots of preppy clothing for men, women and children. A perfect place to find back-to-school attire and accessories. www.vineyardvines.com
Walpole Woodworkers, Water Mill, has offered high-end custom services, featuring elegant outdoor pergolas, fencing, play systems and sheds for more than 75 years. www.walpolewoodworkers.com
Dragonfly Landscape Design Ltd. is your one point of contact for all things outdoors, a full-service landscape design, implementation and project management firm that is based in Westhampton Beach serving eastern Long Island. www.dragonflyltd.com
72 Express, Inc. Lantana, Florida, specializes in clothing, and is the main supplier of printed and embroidered Hampton Classic logo souvenirs, which can be found in the Hampton Classic souvenir shop in the Boutique Garden. www.72ExpressInc.com
Stable Row Vendors:
Companion Dogs Ltd., East Hampton. A source for dog training with the company’s trained German Shepherds. www.companiondogs.com
Briar Hill Signworks, New London, New Hampshire is a good source for custom carved wooden signs. www.briarhillsignworks.com
Calamuso Enterprises, Inc., Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, offers horse and canine portraits and prints. 631-588-0116.
Visit The Elf and Ewe, Kennett Square for hand painted, needlepoint and antiques. 610-444-0235.
Equus Entries Inc., Huntington, New York produces equestrian jewelry designs by R. Joseph Caggiano in gold and sterling silver. www.equusentries.com
At HedgeRow Limited, Rumson, New Jersey, 908-601-3877, look for custom-made horse clothing, personalized jewelry, interior accessories, custom pillows and more
InkStables LLC, Allentown, New Jersey Ladies nylon/spandex printed socks; footless and full fashion printed tights and lots more.
Laszlo Accessories from Norwalk, Connecticut, 203-840-0360, offers fine fashion and great hair accessories.
The Styliner, “on the move” women’s jewelry, accessories, and apparel. www.thestyliner.com
Turner & Company, Wilmington, 302-584-0041 a great source for women’s designer clothing and accessories.
Wild Horses, Brookline, Massachusetts, 617-734-0408. Joules of England clothing with an extensive collection for ladies and children.
Note: Each year the Hampton Classic selects an artist to create an official Hampton Classic Poster. The poster store allows you to view any of the posters from past years and to purchase any of those still available. Some posters sold out the year they were printed, while others are still available signed or unsigned. For information log onto the Hampton Classic Online Store: www.classicboutique.stores.yahoonet/ or call The Hampton Classic Horse Show at 631-537-3177. Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next year, Ciao and Happy Boutique Garden Shopping at the Hampton Classic…