By Faith Hope Consolo
In the exclusive enclave that is East Hampton, Main Street and environs continue to evolve. Jackie Rogers is primed for a popup in East Hampton this summer. Track & Field, the Brazilian workout clothing (apparel in tubes!) retailer now on Madison Avenue, plans an East Hampton store and at last report was still searching for the right location. Gucci will be sure to take space.
AT&T has opened on Main Street to make sure we’re all connected. Magaschoni has relocated from Main to 2 Newtown Lane. Juicy Couture has come to 17 Newtown Lane, joining Entre Nous at 37 Newtown, Scoop Men's at the beach (expanding at 51 Newtown) and Vanita Rosa’s chic beach wear at 60 Newtown Lane. 66 Newtown Lane’s lineup includes Michael Stars, La Perla, and Pucci.
Other newcomers are: Hugo Boss to 46 Main; Balenciaga to 54 Main Street and Mailia Mills now at 55 Main Street. Hermes is back in a big way, 63 Main Street. Chico’s sporty separates can be found at 75 Main Street. Trina Turk (her second) has opened at 79 Main Street between the Circle and Hunting Lane.
In savvy Southampton, Peter Elliott is opening a co-branded store with Atlantis Weather Gear at 50 Jobs Lane, in the former Jackie Rogers space. We will see a Stubbs & Wootton at 48 Jobs Lane, down the road from CJ Laing, 42 Jobs Lane. Michael Kors has opened at 30 Main Street and is also at 48 Main Street East Hampton. Collette’s high-end consignment shop has moved from Jobs Lane to 22 Main Street. Malia Mills is on 53 Jobs Lane.
Beautiful Bridgehampton also is practical: Staples is opening in Bridgehampton at Bridgehampton Commons this summer. 25 Park offers women’s and children’s clothing and accessories at 2415 Main Street.
Westhampton Beach is part of the transformation. Look for new and vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories at Lil Bit of This-n-That at 1 Sunset Avenue. Shibori at 135 Main Street offers apparel and accessories, and Gloria Jewel takes the former ABS space at 125 Main Street.
Around the Island: Bridgehampton’s fun fashion emporium Maison 24 will open at Fire Island Pines. Joey Wolffer and Trish Carroll are opening an accessories boutique on wheels in June. World Village Fair Trade helps shoppers and developing countries at 101 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. MATTA offers summer essentials at 78 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Sean carries some exclusive men’s wear at 76 Main Street. B.b. Balsam will open in late June or July at 83 Main Street. Another Collette has debuted at 80 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Gloria Jewel also has expanded to 136 Main Street in Amagansett.
Jack Rogers will do pop-ups to sell his Palm Beach footwear this year. And the big news in Riverhead is the major renovation of the Saks Off Fifth at the Tanger Outlet Center. The new “luxury in a loft environment” look also offers more space for the jewelry, shoes, sunglasses and skincare departments. Also new to the mega-outlet are Aerie and Naartjie Kids. Cynthia Rowley has a store at 696 Montauk Highway. Want to think you’re in Hawaii? Head to Kailani at 12 S. Etna Avenue in Montauk. Souvenirs and memorabilia can be found at Whoa! Nellie!, at 770 Montauk Highway.
After a multimillion-dollar renovation last year, the Montauk Yacht Club, Resort and Marina (32 Star Island Road) continues to debut new restaurants and lounges. Take note of the luxurious suites and bungalows, private beach, full service spa, multiple pools and tennis courts.
In East Hampton, Serafina is opening at the former Matto location at 104 North Main Street, while. Food & Co. will open a bakery and retail cake shop at 283 Pantigo Road. The Lodge at 31 Race Lane is being replaced with a new concept--Race Lane, boasting American/Continental cuisine. Wei Fun (203 Pantigo Road) in East Hampton has become The Grill at Pantigo. Nobu will open a pop-up. The former Fiddler’s space, 3 Mile Harbor Road, will become Harbor Grill, a year-round eatery, this fall. On the nightclub side, the East Hampton Point space is being changed to a “Day & Night” destination by Derek and Daniel Koch. Bostwick’s in Springs has reopened as The Boathouse, even as Bostwick’s owners are creating Bostwick’s Chowder House at the former Cherrystones (277 Pantigo Road). Food & Co. has a bakery and retail cake shop at 283 Pantigo Road in East Hampton.
In Southampton, rumor has it that Tavern Southampton has signed a multi-year lease. Dune also has made a multiple year commitment to the former Jet East location. New York nightlife mainstay Avenue/Marquee has found a venue at Dune, while SL/Tenjune will locate in Georgica. Lily Pond will host Provocateur, and Goldbar has found a home in Surf Lodge. Four Seasons Caterer has become a full-service restaurant at 15 Prospect St. in Southampton.
Montauk is seeing an unprecedented influx of the trendy and chic,particularly in dining. Navy Beach will open a family-friendly concept at 16 Navy Road (the old Sunset Saloon location). Jimmy Muir, owner of Clemente’s Maryland Crab House in Sheepshead Bay, will open a unit at the former Havana Beach Club at 448 West Lake Drive. Joe Bastianich may be considering a popup. Gulf Coast Kitchen brings seasonal New American cuisine to 32 Star Island at the Montauk Yacht Club.
Elsewhere, D’Canela is bringing the flavors of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador to 195 Main Street in Amagansett (formerly Café on Main). Also in Amagansett, Mezzaluna’s spot at 231 Main Street is now Exile Bar and Grill. Love Lane Café will replace the Fairway restaurant at 3556 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack. Cilantro’s has replaced Agave’s South of the Border at 138 Division Street in Sag Harbor. Bostwick’s in Springs has reopened as The Boathouse, even as Bostwick’s owners are creating Bostwick’s Chowder House at Cherrystones. Restaurant blogger Bruce Buschel is opening Southfork Kitchen in Bridgehampton. Rumba offers island cuisine at 43 Canoe Place Road in Hampton Bays. Missing pizza? Look to Pizzeteria Brunetti (103 Main Street) in Westhampton Beach. Between the sun, the shopping and the dining, there’s no chicer place to be.
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