New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond
It's summer—time to kick back and relax on seating pieces so attractive, it's hard to tell they're made especially for the outdoors. See what summer loungers we've got our eye on.
written and produced by Miranda Agee
Shop: Serena & Lily, 332 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott
Specialty: The online vendor’s first bricks-and-mortar store will carry its signature bedding and furniture, plus fabric swatches, rug patterns, and paints for serious decorators.
Top Draw: “Our pareos and women’s accessories are going to be major hits,” says co-founder Lily Kanter (at left, with partner Serena Dugan). A special beach market section will feature limited-edition surfboards and board shorts.
gatfield: rowena clarke
Shop: Custom Cool Rugs, 26 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-996-2971
Specialty: Hand-woven, custom-designed rugs in vibrant colors and patterns.
Top Draw: “Amazing bags and totes made by a women’s co-op in Mexico,” says proprietor Eliza Gatfield, who’s also stocking table linens, bath mats, and table runners.
Shop: Anthony Baratta, 1 Glovers Ln., Westhampton Beach, 631-998-3944
Specialty: New and vintage home accessories with “a somewhat nautical bent and a summery, American feel,” says Baratta.
Top Draw: Whimsical, unique items, including porcelain boxes, lamps, and upholstery pieces. “It’s not really a gift shop, but more like cool stuff for the rest of your house.”
Shop: MissoniHome, 50 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 631-353-3700
Specialty: Brightly colored accessories including throws, towels, rugs, and bedding.
Top Draw: Fun outdoor furniture in the company’s trademark bold patterns. “Everyone is always looking for great pieces for the patio, especially in the Hamptons,” says Roxane Mosleh, who co-owns the store with partner Bobby Ginsburg. “It screams party!”
eiffel: jason penney
Shop: Marie Eiffel, 13 Grand St., Shelter Island, 212-945-8492
Specialty: Known for her Hamptons fashion boutiques, Marie Eiffel has opened a new decor shop (while simultaneously taking over the nearby food market Reddings). Look for pottery from London, hats sourced from Africa, and small toys and towels handmade in India.
Top Draw: Works by Hamptons-based artists. “I wanted to create a space where everything has a soul,” Eiffel says.
Shop: Aesop, 55 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-1985
Specialty: Environmentally friendly, plant-based body-care products made in Australia.
Top Draw: “Our Sage & Zinc SPF 15 all-in-one hydrator will be flying off the shelves,” says Giovanni Lepori, president and general manager of the Americas. “And our prepackaged kits make the perfect hostess gift.”
Shop: Andrianna Shamaris, 9 Main St., Southampton, 631-524-5638
Specialty: One-of-a-kind finds from all over the world, including furniture, accessories, jewelry, and handmade clothing.
Top Draw: Exclusive to the Southampton outpost is the private-label Good in Bed line of fine cotton loungewear from India. “You can wear it to the beach or to bed,” says Shamaris, the store’s owner and namesake.