I got in a good bit of shopping this weekend at Sag Harborfest – who can resist a sidewalk sale? I can’t wait for this weekend when I’ll check out all of Greenport’s street vendors at the 2012 Maritime Festival. You better believe that I’ll be taking the Peconic Water Jitney over there. My friend took it from Greenport to Sag Harbor to join me for the festivities last weekend, and she just raved about the awesome service and warm sun on the upper deck. Then it’s Southampton Septemberfest the weekend of the 28th! Until then…Let’s shop!
When in Southampton, Jill Lynn and Co. offers some of the most unique jewelry designs in the Hamptons. Her gemstone collections and one-of-a-kind designs include pave set diamond hoop earrings, vintage inspired diamond and Bali gemstone bracelets and elegant custom-designed engagement rings, to name a few standouts. Stop in at Jill Lynn and Co. and select from an array of unique hand-crafted and designed jewelry favorites, 81 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Call 631-287-1001 or visit www.jilllynnandco.com.
Take a short trip on the ferry to Shelter Island and check out Ivy Ladder boutique. New to the area this year, this eclectic home and gift boutique carries an assortment of Hampton-stylish décor for your home or cottage by the sea. Wicker and hand-painted furniture, vintage items, gardening tools and décor and beautiful gift items. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located at 2 Grand Avenue, Shelter Island. Call 631-749-0568 or visit www.the-ivy-ladder.com.
This week, Dan’s Papers Riverhead special edition offers an abundance of new and exciting things happening around town. Whether visiting the downtown area or popping over to the Tanger Outlets, there is something for every fashionista and shopping enthusiast. Starting downtown, 73 MAIN (new to the town, opened this past June) in Riverhead is a lifestyle fashion boutique. Owner Danielle Gisiger has managed to bring a European flare for fashion to downtown Riverhead. This eclectic boutique offers one-of-a-kind clothing options in addition to a selection of art. 73 Main is located at, of course, 73 Main Street in Riverhead. Call 631-591-1967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riverhead’s Long Island Aquarium City Treasures Gift Shop is a great little fun shop offering unique items for kids and the entire family. Peruse their wide selection of aquatic souvenirs, apparel, books, toys, plush stuffed animals and jewelry. In addition, the Aquarium offers great gift ideas for any occasion – gift certificates, birthday parties and aquatic adventures like the interactive salt marsh, Penguin Encounter, Pirate Snorkel Adventure, Scientist for a Day, Sea Lion Kiss, Shark Dive, Sleep with the Fishes and much more. The LI Aquarium is also a fabulous location for a wedding or special event. Visit www.longislandaquarium.com or call 631-208-9200, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead.
H&M has announced its Make Strides to End Breast Cancer campaign starting this October. Giving is always in fashion and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month H&M has chosen the perfect pink products to purchase, with 25% of the proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society to support its important work in areas of breast cancer research, awareness and patient services. Products are available October 1 nationwide. The new H&M store is located in the Tanger Outlets. Visit www.tangeroutlet.com. Also at Tanger, Columbia Sportswear Company has a wide selection of men’s and women’s outdoor apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories at great sale/outlet prices. If you have a passion for the outdoors, don’t miss this opportunity to check out the newest shop in Tanger. Visit www.columbia.com.
Opening soon, Blue Duck Bakery is coming to downtown Riverhead. With two other locations in Southampton and Southold, the bakery has been delivering the finest quality baked goods since 1999. Named one of America’s best bread bakeries by Saveur Magazine, Blue Duck offers artisan breads, cakes, pies, pastries and cookies as well as delicious soups, salads and sandwiches. Blue Duck Bakery is located at 309 East Main Street in Riverhead. Visit www.blueduckbakery.com, Southold, 631-629-4123, Southampton, 631-204-1701.
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