Hamptons design fiends are in luck. This summer, half a dozen home design shops are opening -- some just for the season -- and bringing high style to the beach. While there's certainly no shortage of slick shopping options on Long Island, these stores want to offer some truly unusual ideas, from eye-popping colors to one-stop mini boutiques.
50 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-353-3700
This is the first time Missoni will be bringing its wild, cheerful style to the Hamptons, and according to the store's co-owner Roxane Mosleh, it's a perfect match. "When you think of the Hamptons, it's summer parties and entertaining, and this entire brand is screaming that," she says. This vibrantly colored store, which will be open year-round, offers all of the iconic zig-zag prints you'd expect, plus a wide range of splashy patterns and fun colors on everything from furniture and candles to towels and cushions. Prices range from $29 for hand towels to upwards of $1,000 for throws.
BALTIMORE DESIGN GROUP POPUP
The Baltimore Design Group pop-up shop, open through late September, is about 1,500 square feet of antiques, decorative items and accessories, as well as a few high-end reproductions and internationally sourced one-of-a-kind items from proprietor Keith Baltimore's extensive travels. Because of the location, the designer is leaning toward a beach theme for most of the items, with lots of driftwood and beachwood. "I bought all these antiques from Europe, and some cool Mexican tables, so we're doing fine antiques, interesting pieces, travel pieces and summer accessories," says Baltimore. Prices range from $300 to $1,000 for accessories to $5,000 to $15,000 for furniture.
BLACK SWAN/CUSTOM COOL
The Black Swan Antiques and Custom Cool store is still filled with a collection of folk art, primitive decorative pieces and Americana that has made Randy Kolhoff's Bridgehampton Black Swan location a can't-miss destination for anyone seeking one-of-a-kind antiques. This new store adds Custom Cool's colorful (and custom-made) fabrics to the mix. "Our Sag Harbor shop has a softness to it, with the rugs and the pashminas and the pillows from Custom Cool combined with the iron and the hardwoods from Black Swan," says Kolhoff. Having Custom Cool's exclusive fabrics in the same location as Kolhoff's antiques means customers will be able to have their purchases upholstered on-site. Prices range from about $35 for a small Custom Cool candle to more than $30,000 for a large vintage piece.
332 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott, 631-537-5544, serenaandlily.com
This is lifestyle and home decor brand Serena & Lily's first-ever brick and mortar location. The new store's 3,200 square feet features furniture and home accessories. A separate design area for customers and interior designers will have a trained staff on hand to help with individual projects. Prices range from less than $20 for a towel to upwards of $3,500 for a sofa.
C. Wonder Southampton, 5 Main St., Southampton, 631-287-2645; C. Wonder East Hampton, 48 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-8513, cwonder.com
This summer, two C. Wonder pop-ups will open in the Hamptons, carrying seasonal products for summer, such as picnic baskets, to the line's color-splashed signature and gift items including Ikat dinnerware and lacquer boxes. Average prices for C. Wonder products are less than $50. They are open through October in East Hampton and December in Southampton.
POTTERY BARN AND POTTERY BARN KIDS
1 Hampton Rd., Southampton, 631-283-0141, potterybarn.com
Opening Saturday, the location for both stores -- originally the Southampton Town Hall and more recently a Saks Fifth Avenue -- will be the company's first U.S. store with a pass-through between both stores. The location will feature seasonal pieces as well as furniture, tableware, lighting and accessories. The upper level also will feature Pottery Barn's Design Studio, which will offer upholstery swatches and a consultation space. The Pottery Barn Kids store will have areas for boys, girls and nursery, as well as a Design Studio and an in-store monogramming machine. Prices range from less than $20 for smaller items such as candles to upwards of $3,000 for larger furniture pieces.