Brilliant boutiques in The Hamptons – the smartest set’s personal recommendations

Where luxury luminaries go for their tennis whites, French reds and everything in between

Fashion designer Tory Burch, who seeks out Scandinavian glassware and retro ice cream in The Hamptons
Fashion designer Tory Burch, who seeks out Scandinavian glassware and retro ice cream in The Hamptons | Image: Dorothy Hong

Tory Burch, fashion designer I’m always looking for things to inspire me creatively, so I love Mecox for beautiful objets for the home and garden, Melet Mercantile in Montauk for incredible vintage clothing and furniture, and Tiina the Store in Amagansett for great Scandinavian glassware and clothing. And no shopping trip is complete without an ice cream from the retro Candy Kitchen. Candy Kitchen, 2391 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton (+1631-537 9885). Mecox, 257 County Road 39A, Southampton (+1631-287-5015; mecox.com). Melet Mercantile, 102 Industrial Road, Montauk (+1631-668 9080; meletmercantile.com). Tiina the Store, 145 Main Street, Amagansett (+1631-267 6200; tiinathestore.com).

The Mecox store in Southampton
The Mecox store in Southampton
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Peter Marino, architect and designer As a rule, I don’t like to shop very much, but there are exceptions here, including Tennis East – to get my rackets restrung and buy my tennis whites – and Domaine Franey, a first-class wine shop in East Hampton that specialises in French reds. Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits, 459 Pantigo Road, East Hampton (+1631-324 0906; domainefraney.com). Tennis East, 73 Main Street, Southampton (+1631-283 9535; tenniseast.com).

Tiina the Store in Amagansett
Tiina the Store in Amagansett
Interior designer Katharine Pooley bought six mohair/cashmere cushions for her living room at Home Nature
Interior designer Katharine Pooley bought six mohair/cashmere cushions for her living room at Home Nature | Image: Trent McMinn

Katharine Pooley, interior designer There are so many fun and quirky shops here. My favourites include Home Nature for contemporary home accessories, where I bought six wonderful mohair/cashmere cushions for my living room; lifestyle store Sylvester & Co, which has a very calming ambience and sells Scandi-influenced furniture and accessories; Hildreth’s Home Goods, a long-established, family-run place that’s perfect for finding accessories and tableware for outdoor areas; and Aerin in Southampton, which always has temptations such as shagreen boxes, wonderful clothes, perfumes and fragrant candles. Aerin, 83 Main Street, Southampton (+1631-353 3773; aerin.com). Hildreth’s Home Goods, 51 Main Street, Southampton (+1631-283 2300; hildreths.com). Home Nature, 6 Main Street, Southampton (+1631-287 6277; homenature.com). Sylvester & Co, 103 Main Street, Sag Harbor (+1631-725 5012; sylvesterandco.com).

The Aerin store in Southampton
The Aerin store in Southampton
Polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras at Sagg Main Beach
Polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras at Sagg Main Beach | Image: Dudley Reed

Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, polo player There’s a great old-fashioned bookstore in Sag Harbor that stays open late, and I love Ralph Lauren – my favourite is the RRL store as it’s more cowboy, a little cooler. Book Hampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton (+1631-324 4939; bookhampton.com). RRL Store, 57 Main Street, East Hampton (+1631-907 9201).

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Lucia Silvestri, creative director of Bulgari I adore the concept stores in particular, with their great mix of fashion and accessories. I’d single out Henry Lehr for great sports gear. Henry Lehr Womens Sportswear, 16 Newtown Lane, East Hampton (+1631-329 5424).

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