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Wampum

2487 Main St. Bridgehampton, NY 631-537-6007

Lennon Ficalora, a co-owner of his skate shop

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

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Montauk-bred skateboarder Lennon Ficalora, 26, and his brother Marley, 24, sons of jeweler to the stars Helen Ficalora, jumped on the opportunity to open a store dedicated to the skater/surfer lifestyle when the space behind their moms hotpinkBridgehamptonboutique became available in 2011.

We started out stocking the store with brands we grew up liking fromAustralia, California, Washington . . . small companies nobody knew about on Long island, Marley says. But in the last year weve focused on our own brand, making Wampum T-shirts, hats, board shorts, sweatshirts and jackets. Were working on shoes and sunglasses next.

They even make their own skateboards ($160-180) and screen print T-shirts designed by artist Charles Ly ($30) in-store. A selection of skateboards shows off the work of other local artists, and they stockAdidasskate shoes ($65-75) and a collection of tanks ($30-40) and printed hats ($20-40) for women.

Avid skater Bart Schwarz, 30, ofMontauk, says its the skateboard selection (he currently owns eight) and the graphic Tees that draw him into Wampum. They do cool artist collaborations and theyll make anything you want custom on the spot, he says. Theres nowhere else like it in our area.

The store now calls TV hostJimmy Fallon, model and former Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Bensimon and record exec L.A. Reid loyal customers. They opened a second location in Manhattans SoHo neighborhood at the end of 2011 and will open their first summer pop-up shop May 24 in Coney Island.

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11am-7pm ​Sunday: 12pm-6pm

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