Shop ’til You Drop: Outfitting Your House and Yourself for Spring

The leaves are budding at last. To homeowners and renters alike, this means it’s time to get your home in gear for the new season.

We’ve all had plenty of time for spring-cleaning, so let’s get to the fun part—spring shopping. When it comes to sprucing up the home, it’s nice to mix and match high-end items with some good bargains. Kind of like clothes shopping, come to think of it. Interior designers often suggest mixing old and new. Antique furniture in a modern home—and vice-versa—lends a welcoming warmth and reflects your personal style. It’s a lot of fun mixing up your finds from local tag sales, basics from the outlets and special items from our fine home goods stores.

A trip to the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead is a good first step. Pottery Barn Outlet has fantastic home items—bedding, outdoor and indoor furniture, rugs, window treatments and more—at a steal of a price. Located at 1770 West Main Street, Riverhead. Call 631-369-7699 or visit potterybarn.com.

For exquisite outdoor furniture, pay a visit to Todd Hase Furniture, on 848 North Sea Road in Southampton. The new French patio line is made by Madeleine Castaing and is exclusive to Todd Hase in the United States. Todd Hase also offers interior design, upholstery, antiques and elegant home furnishings. Call 631-488-4800 or visit toddhase.com.

If you’re expecting guests this summer (who isn’t?) stop by Restoration Hardware in East Hampton for a lovely selection of Turkish bath towels, located on the second floor, along with bedding, sinks and mirrors. While you’re there, get swept away into a world of elegant brown leather couches, crystal-clear lighting, enlarged antique maps of Paris and Rome and breathable, high ceilings—grand yet comfortable. Restoration Hardware is located at 69 Main St., East Hampton. Call 631-907-1300 or visit restorationhardware.com.

To brighten things up, C. Wonder has a great selection of home accessories in colors that pop—from vivid oranges to Caribbean turquoises. Just make your way past the clothing and head to the back of the store to see pillows, glasses, serving trays and more. If you’re looking for a host or hostess gift, you may just find the perfect thing here. C. Wonder is located at 5 Main Street, Southampton. Call 631-287-2645 or visit cwonder.com.

The Joe Fresh Southampton shop re-opened for the summer season, with a great selection of beachy, seasonal women’s and men’s clothing and accessories—printed shorts, bright T-shirts, sandals, sundresses and more. 66 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Call 631-287-7982.

Wyse Organics celebrates the first of the new season’s local crops with a pop-up sale at Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton. Stop by and stock up on your Wyse Organics Meals! If you live in the Hamptons, you can order meals ahead of time through their webshop. Hand prepared meals, by acclaimed private chef Allan Wyse, are hand-delivered every Wednesday morning to your address. Every dish is seasonal, organic and local—prepared using ingredients sourced from Long Island and the Hudson Valley. Visit wyseorganics.com.

Don’t forget Southampton Shop Hop on Friday, May 2! Participating Southampton merchants will be staying open from 6–8 p.m., giving 5–10% of proceeds to a local charity. There will also be discounts and specials at restaurants and accommodations with a receipt from purchases made during the Shop Hop. Look for the Shop Hop logo in windows on Main Street, Jobs Lane, and Hill Street and check out Southampton Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

Also on Friday, May 2, the Round Swamp Farm market will reopen for the season, at 184 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. They’re also opening up a second location for their country market, which will officially open on May 16 at 97 School Street in Bridgehampton. Call 631-324-4438.

Save the date! Antique Treasures Appraisal Day will take place on Saturday, June 14 at St. Ann’s Church on Main Street in Bridgehampton, from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The Antiques Roadshow-style event will be with appraisers Marsha Malinowski and Kevin Tierney. Admission is $30, and all proceeds benefit Maureen’s Haven, Dominican Sisters and East End Hospice. For more information, visit AntiqueTreasuresDay.com, and for tickets, call 631-353-1489.

Send your shopping news—sales, new stock and special events—to shoptil@danspapers.com.

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