There are so many great new shops on the East End this summer! I can barely get to them all. On Sunday I took a respite and just went to the Southampton Farmers Market and the Southampton Antiques Fair. The fair benefits the Southampton Historical Society and is in its fourth year at Captain White House located at 159 Main Street. It runs every other Sunday, so the next one is Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. I didn’t buy a lot of antiques and designer accessories while I was there, but I sure could have…back to the present…Father’s Day is this weekend! The perfect opportunity to spend quality time with the No. 1 man in your life and show him how much you care about him! If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, head to one of these great Hamptons locations with dad in mind…
J. Crew has a reputation for carrying the best and most affordable casual clothing. Whether it’s a day at the beach or a night out on the town, J. Crew offers the latest and most hip designs, colors and patterns. A few powerful summer selections for dad: The Stanton Short (available in 17 amazing colors) can be dressed up with a button down shirt (like the Indian Cotton Plaid) or matched with a casual soft tee. A few other great Father’s Day gift ideas include Thompson lace front driving Moccasins priced at $148 or the Abingdon Duffle Weekender, offered in khaki and olive for $188. J. Crew is located on Main Street in East Hampton and Southampton. Visit www.jcrew.com for more information.
Hildreth’s Department Store in Southampton has been a mainstay of the village since 1842. Homegoods, bed & bath, indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, fabric, wallpaper, custom window treatments and reupolstery in addition to a children’s department, housewares and more. Check out Hildreth’s selection of beach chairs, grilling tools and gourmet spices to make your Father’s Day shopping complete. A few other great ideas include knife sets, small charcoal grills, OUTCAST portable wireless speaker, Hampton Handmade silk ties, cards and great Father-to-be-books. Call 1-800-inc-1842 or visit www.hildreths.com.
Ralph Lauren is the hottest name in fashion and a leading designer of menswear. Raise the bar this Father’s Day and check out this year’s line. 41 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 31-33 Main Street, East Hampton. Visit www.ralphlauren.com.
Kailani of Montauk is the perfect boutique to find great gifts for dad. Kailani is currently running a Father’s Day sale through June 17, buy one item and get the second 50% off on all men’s clothing. Located at 12 South Etna Avenue, Montauk. Call 631-668-1518. After a day of shopping, it’s always nice to end it with something sweet. If you’re in the Westhampton Beach area, stop by Sweets/Ben & Jerry’s for their first day of summer party on Wednesday, June 20 from 4-8 p.m. Treat yourself to a FREE scoop of ice cream (3 oz) and don’t forget to try the new Greek frozen yogurt. 121 Main Street in Westhampton Beach. Don’t miss Collette’s Trunk Show, featuring Comelli Designs on Saturday, June 15 & 16 from 11-5. Designs include: hand embroidered Kaftans, cashmere tunics, silk chiffon blouses and more. Collette’s, 22 Main Street, Southampton. For more information, please call 631-287-5100 for store information or 917-359-8767 for details about the trunk show. For dads who love fishing, book a trip on The Hampton Lady and Captain James Foley will take him to the perfect fishing destination on Eastern Long Island. Leaves from Shinnecock. Call 631-521-3366 or www.thehamptonlady.com. When in Montauk, the Elizabeth II Charters with Captain Bruno is the perfect choice for Dad. 631-817-1939 or www.elizabethiicharters.com.
H&M comes to Tanger! On Thursday, June 14 H&M (located in Tanger, Riverhead) will open its doors for the first time. Be part of this spectacular shopping grand opening and join in a day of festivities. Great finds for dad! The international retailer is branching out to the East End and will be offering the latest in fashions for men, women and children. Visit www.hm.com to view more fashions. Worth New York opened its doors this spring at the Tanger Outlets as well and has been singing praises ever since. Worth is a Manhattan-based women’s apparel and accessories manufacturer. Known for contemporary styled clothing, they also offer a wide selection of luxury designs. Whether it’s a day at the office or a night out on the town, Worth New York offers many options. 200 Tanger Mall Drive. Call 631-369-8400.
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