There was a concern in the Hamptons before Memorial Day that crowds of people who ordinarily would have gone to the Jersey Shore would come here instead, because there is no Jersey Shore since Sandy. Fortunately, that did not happen.
Our spotters counted no increase in people carrying Snooki beach bags, wearing Asbury Park sweatshirts, Point Pleasant caps or Belmar wife-beater shirts. We did find an increase in monogrammed beachwear from Argentina, however, also Cap Antibes, Portofino, Vail and Dubrovnik. There was also an increase in the number of people wearing Brooklyn outerwear, but we couldn’t decide if that was a good thing or a bad thing. We’ll be doing another survey next week.