Been there. Seen that. As summer winds down, that’s the feeling you get out east. But there is still some serious retail joy to be garnered in the Hamptons.
For vacationers, this could be an opportunity for a last look before you return to the grind. Some of the most fabulous new stores will shutter come Labor Day while others are slated to stay open through the fall and there are a few that plan on calling the Hamptons home permanently.
Here are some pop-ups, pop-ins, store-in-stores, new shops and more to sate your shopping lust, even though it sort of seems like the season’s shopping party is over. (P.S. It’s not.)
IN SAG HARBOR
This little charmer is the vision of Camille Zarsky who sells one-of-a-kind jewelry that she encourages customers to “pick up, touch and interact with. You don’t have to ask someone to open a glass case, it’s very tangible,” she says.
Indeed, exploration of the shop, the name of which is an homage her mother, a jewelry designer who came from a family that included seven sisters, is like getting to play in the most stylish and cool woman’s jewelry box. The very pink space includes a vintage vanity with drawers padded in suede that visitors are encouraged to open and explore. Oh, what fun!
Of course, it’s the baubles, many exclusive here, that star in this scene. “It’s like heirloom pieces that will be passed on to generations.”
Throughout the season, Zarsky has engaged the community with trunk shows and even all-around town scavenger hunt. While she’ll be closing here on Sept. 13, she’s planning on opening up a permanent space in the West Village soon after.
INFO 8 Main St., open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily,, thesevenwestvillage.com
Great fit is the calling card of this cult swimwear brand, with sizes that go from 0-26 and well-designed suits known for sustainability, comfort and cool (the Malibu, Tulum, Mykonos and Amalfi are popular styles) along with loungewear and cover-ups. Besides Andie’s own gear find hats, canteens, flip-flops from brands such as Corkcicle, Hat Attack and TKEES. Summer’s far from the end of the story here. The welcoming, vine-covered pop-up space done up in a shabby chic mode will host customers through Dec. 31.
INFO 117 Main St., open Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 631-899-4640, andieswim.com
This is the second store for owner Cara Polites Ferro (the first in Palm Beach). It's housed in a charming building that dates from the 1890s boasting a beautiful brick facade. It's just the setting Ferro sought to create a retail environment that pays homage to the heritage shops of the Mediterranean — a sunlit canvas for her eclectic collection that includes housewarming and hostess gifts, kitchen and home accessories, along with vintage pieces, fine and bespoke jewelry, caftans, beach bags and a complete apothecary of artisanal soaps, candles and olive oils.
Standouts include exclusive Canfora Sandals, the Ortigia apothecary line from Sicily, housewares from Greek lifestyle brand Themis Z and Egyptian line Malaika Linens and Pottery. Among the jewelry collections sold here, Lalaounis, a Greek brand has been coveted by many.
Haven’t had a chance to get to this shop? Not to worry, they’re staying put and will be open all year long.
INFO 26 Madison St., open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 631-500-5920, viacoquina.com
IN EAST HAMPTON
A crisp, coastal vibe meets Parisian chic at the Chanel pop-up, among the dreamiest entrants to the out east scene this season. Set in a historic shingle-style Hamptons building, it is surrounded by a glorious garden used for entertaining and events this summer. The elegant space, which spans two floors, is done up in rich, yet restrained black, white and gold — a stunning, light-filled backdrop for the goods and a peaceful respite from the hubbub outside. Find coveted handbags, small leather goods, shoes, watches and fine jewelry, sunglasses and clothing on the first floor.
The curated selection includes swimwear and colorful cover-ups from the Coco Beach collection, loose summery denim, gilded tweeds, embellished suitings and sleek evening options.
The elegant second floor is reserved for private appointments. If you’re in the market for a major splurge, or just want to get a beautiful eyeful, this is a must-see and hurry. It closes after Labor Day.
INFO 26 Newtown Road, open Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m., 212-588-5255, chanel.com
Tenet owner Jesse Warren spices up the end of the season at his well-established fashion emporium with a store-in-store concept by women’s fashion brand The Great that will take over 2,500 square feet of the place through Thanksgiving.
“Our customers like newness and I like to keep things active, exciting and fresh,” says Warren. The brand’s DNA he says, straddles the divide between LA and the Hamptons — playful and imaginative with vintage-inspired elements and a touch of irreverence.
For guys, cult Paris-meets-Tokyo brand Maison Kitsuné will pop up for one week starting Aug. 29, highlighting the line’s core collection with simple, hip, easy wearing pieces many emblazoned with the collection’s signature logo, a fox. (Maison Kitsuné pop-up is happening in Tenet’s Southampton store as well, at 95 Main St.)
INFO 21 Newton Lane, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 631-527-5848
Homenature X Tina Frey Summer Shop
For years, the home furnishings store known for selling exclusively neutral hues has carried the modern, tableware and accessories from San Francisco designer Tina Frey … in white. But for the first time, this season, the store has brought in, gasp, luscious color via the brand’s seasonal pop up shop.
Frey’s hand-sculpted resin pieces are equal parts artful and functional, come in interesting shapes and sizes, and though they may look fragile, are shatterproof and dishwasher safe.
“Our stores have always embraced a natural palette so it has been very exciting for our customer to encounter color in the store,” says creative director Meghan Angliss. The pop-up is slated to stay open through September.
INFO 6 Main St., open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 631-287-6277, homenature.com